Can't Miss Events in Buffalo This Summer

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Zoe Frantz

Hi, there! Are you looking for stuff to do this summer in Buffalo? You’ve come to the right place! There are some seriously incredible events happening in and around the city over the summer. From games, bar crawls, festivals, to everything in between, Buffalo has it all!

Check out this list of upcoming events in Buffalo. Grab tickets, mark your calendars, stay in the loop on event details, and start to plan your amazing Buffalo summer!

Taste of Diversity Festival

Date: June 25th

Cost: Free!

Location: Grant Street

The Taste of Diversity Festival is a can’t miss event in the heart of Buffalo’s West Side Market District. This event features delicious food, great vendors, and wonderful live music. You can plan to spend the whole day there! It’s a great, free, family-friendly event.

Independence Night at the Ballpark

Date: July 4th

Cost: $29/ticket

Location: Sahlen Field

The Buffalo Bisons host the Syracuse Mets, with their Independence game starting at 6PM. Get your tickets and stick around for a concert with Maestro Paul Ferington and WNY’s Joshua Vacanti, fresh from The Voice. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Fourth of July celebration without the largest fireworks display of the season!

Buffalo Water Lantern Festival

Date: July 23rd

Cost: $25.99/ticket

Location: Wilkeson Pointe

Buffalo’s Water Lantern Festival is a breathtaking experience to witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water. This is a can’t-miss festival, voted #1 by USA Today. Order your tickets today and mark your calendars for this beautiful event!

Buffalo Irish Festival 2022

Date: July 29th-31st

Cost: $50/ticket, Free for kids under 12!

Location: Outer Harbor Buffalo

Buffalo’s favorite Irish bash is returning to the Outer Harbor, featuring stages of continuous Irish entertainment all weekend long! The festival includes a kick-off parade, traditional Irish music, genealogy experts, Irish vendors, book signings, and traditional Irish food and beverages.  You don’t want to miss out on the festival of the year, so get your tickets now!

The Oddities and Curiosities Expo

Date: August 20th

Cost: $10/ticket

Location: Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

Searching for an eccentric experience right in Buffalo? The Oddities and Curiosities Expo is for you! This event showcases hand selected vendors, dealers, and artists from all over the country. They feature items such as taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/Halloween inspired pieces, antiques, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, and more. There is something weird for everyone at this expo! Get your tickets now for what is guaranteed to be an interesting afternoon.

National Buffalo Wings Festival

Date: September 3rd

Cost: $1.50/food ticket

Location: Highmark Stadium

Finish off your summer with what Buffalo is known for - their wings! The National Buffalo Wings Festival is on Labor Day Weekend and it will be bigger than ever for the 20th Anniversary! Held at Highmark Stadium, the Home of the Bills is now home of the WINGS! Mark your calendars, get your tickets, and plan to stuff yourself and celebrate the end of an incredible summer in Buffalo.


We hope we were able to provide you with a variety of events happening in Buffalo this summer. Summer 2022 will surely be a fun one!

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