2016 Summer Food and Drink Festivals in Buffalo, WNY and Canada Guide! [List]
Hungry much? Check out these amazing food and drink festivals in Buffalo, WNY and Canada! Join us for BUFFALO RIBFEST presented by Townsquare Live Events and the People’s Station 93.7 WBLK, and Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare! Friday & Saturday July 29th & 30th at Canalside featuring national rib vendors, including Bad Wolf BBQ, Cowboys BBQ, Fine Smoke, Pork Brothers, and Johnson’s BBQ, as well as local food trucks and rib vendors. Enjoy live music both days, with national headliners and some local acts as well.
The Food Truck Tuesdays, April 19 – October 4th, 2016 (5PM - 8PM)
Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY
Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, music and fun! Enjoy live music on The Boardwalk plus beer, wine and other beverages offered by Larkin Square at locations throughout the Square. Additional Food Trucks and carts are parked at Flying Bison Brewery located a short walk down the street from Larkin Square.
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Saturday, May 21, 2016 (10AM - 3PM)
Pieters Family Life Center, 1025 Commons Way, Rochester, NY
The Expo will host dozens of vendors and small business owners that are committed to holistic wellness. Workshops, demonstrations, and keynote speakers will address all aspects of life impacted by celiac disease and and other chronic illnesses. Family, food, and fun are highlighted as the expo is FREE and open to all.
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Downtown, Niagara Falls, CA
Food & music festival!
Saturday, June 9 (11AM - 9PM) & Sunday, June 10, (11AM - 7PM) 2016
Delaware Avenue, Downtown Buffalo
From Chippewa Street to Niagara Square
Over 50 restaurants, 7 wineries and 450,000 invited guests gathered in downtown Buffalo to enjoy "fun by the forkful." One of the region's signature events, the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is the largest two-day food festival in the United States.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016 (6PM - 10PM)
Business Association of the South Wedge Area, Rochester, NY
Along with a world-class collection of craft beers we will be serving up ciders, locally made cheeses, and locavore eats including Cajun BBQ, fresh pizza, poutine, German & Italian sausage, wraps and sandwiches, hand rolled cigars, and more. All against the backdrop of live local musicians.
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Friday, June 17, 2016 (5PM - 9PM)
Illinois Street in Buffalo’s Historic Cobblestone District, Buffalo, NY
Enjoy live blues, barbecue food, beer, and good company while supporting the children and families served by Gateway Longview! Ticket price includes a star-studded, 4-hour concert, refreshments from Labatt and others, and parking in the First Niagara Center ramp. Food tickets will be sold separately at the event.
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Saturday, June 17 & Sunday June 18, 2016
The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo was started in 1976 by B.U.I.L.D., a community-based organization, as a culturally relevant alternative to the country's Bicentennial Celebration. The group blocked off part of Jefferson Avenue -- the "Main Street" of Buffalo's Black community -- for a weekend celebration. The Juneteenth Food Court is located at either end of Fillmore Avenue around the wading pool. Open from 11:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday June 18th and from 10:00am - 8:00pm on Sunday June 19th.
Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26, 2016
Garrison Common at Fort York, Toronto
Garrison Common at Fort York will be transformed into a foodie wonderland for four days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment. The city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will be dishing up their finest in an alfresco gourmet feast.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Waterfront Park, Buffalo, NY
Gates open at 2pm, Showtime 4pm
Performances: The Ohio Players, Midnight Starr, The Bar Kays, Zapp Band,Slave, Lakeside and the Rick James Stone City Band!
$35 general admission
$45 preferred viewing
$65 vip seating
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
205 Grant St., Buffalo, NY
The mission of the Taste of Diversity is to promote inclusion and to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the West Side by highlighting the people and cultures that make up our community.
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Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 17, 2016 (11AM to 10PM)
1207 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY
The Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage and Food Festival of Buffalo is the nation’s second largest Italian street festival. This year we celebrate our 26th anniversary on Hertel Avenue, in North Buffalo’s Little Italy.
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Join us for BUFFALO RIBFEST presented by Townsquare Live Events and the People’s Station 93.7 WBLK, and Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare! Friday & Saturday July 29th & 30th at Canalside featuring national rib vendors, including Bad Wolf BBQ, Cowboys BBQ, Fine Smoke, Pork Brothers, and Johnson’s BBQ, as well as local food trucks and rib vendors. Enjoy live music both days, with national headliners and some local acts as well.
Thursday, August 4 - Sunday, August 7, 2016
Thursday (3PM - 11PM), Friday & Saturday (12PM - 12AM) & Sunday (12PM - 10PM)
American Legion Post 880 grounds on Legion Drive, Eden, NY
Entertainment of all sorts, amusement rides to games of chance, contests to ball games and much more. To satisfy your hunger there is everything from ice cream to fried green tomatoes, hot dogs to… well you name the food and you will probably find it here. But above all else, save room for the best and sweetest corn on the cob in the world! We recommend that you arrive before lunch and stay until after dinner. That way you will be able to try more then one of your favorites.
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Sunday, August 7, 2016
Riverside Park, Buffalo, NY
WNY Vegfest is a Buffalo food festival featuring vegan speakers, exhibitors, vendors, live music, delicious food, a 5k run/walk and more.
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Dundas Square, Toronto
Saturday, August 27, 2016 (11:30AM - 10:30PM)
Yonge - Dundas Square, Toronto
The 2nd Annual Toronto Cider Festival is bringing over 30 amazing cider offerings to Toronto. Join us as we showcase Cottage in the City. Kick back and relax in our Muskoka chairs, enjoy amazing food offerings, tremendous entertainment, and most importantly the best local and international ciders at this end of summer experience!
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August 6 & 7, 2016 (11AM – 10PM)
Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke (Toronto), ON
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Saturday, Sept. 3 (12PM – 9PM) & Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 (12PM – 7PM)
Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St., Buffalo, NY
The idea for the festival came from a movie called Osmosis Jones. Bill Murray starred as a compulsive eater with a goal of attending the Super Bowl of junk food, The National Buffalo Wing Festival. Ironically, there wasn't one. That is when native Buffalonian Drew Cerza, now affectionately known as the Wing King decided to make it happen back in 2002. This is a case of Real Life knocking off Hollywood!
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