What Is There To Do In Buffalo?
Whether you want some good food, hear some good music, or just simply spend time outside, our city offers way more to do than I had even really realized. Here’s a little list I put together of some things to do around the area; some maybe you’ve heard of and can mark on your calendar’s, and some hopefully you never knew were around and you now you can check ’em out!
‘Naked Buffalo’ Tours
What many people don’t know about our city is the long line of history tied to all sorts of mob related activities. A company that started out originally as ‘Mob Tours’ gives guided sessions all over historic sites in Buffalo and details the dark history of what used to go on in these streets. Now known as ‘Naked Buffalo’ the company also offers city tours that detail the Erie Canal and the Buffalo brewing history as well. For more information and tour schedules visit http://nakedbuffalo.com/
Buffalo has a ton of historic annual festivals that are quite well known throughout the city. In case you were wondering when some of your favorites were happening this summer here’s a quick list of my fav’s and what dates they fall on…
Juneteenth 2011: June 18th-19th
Just about every Buffalo native has been to this festival at least once and if you haven’t made it out yet this is the year! Its an amazing time full of great food, performances, and the infamous parade. To learn more visit http://www.juneteenthofbuffalo.com/
Taste of Buffalo: July 9th-10th http://www.tasteofbuffalo.com/
One of the biggest and best festivals our city has to offer, greeaaattttt food, good music, entertainment, the whole 9, a must do this summer.
Italian Festival: July 14th-17th http://www.buffaloitalianfestival.com/
Smaller than the Taste but also has rides and some great live music. Located on Hertel Ave. in North Buffalo, Italian Fest has that homey Italian vibe with the incredible food to match…and no, it’s nothing like the Jersey Shore…sorry…
National Buffalo Wing Festival:September 3rd-4th http://www.buffalowing.com/c-17-hall-of-flame.aspx
Ok, so it’s a little late in the summer but hey, we live in Buffalo…how could you not go to the wing festival?
The Buffalo Wing Fest on of the top food festivals in all of New York State.
Friendship Festival: June 30th-July 3rd http://friendshipfestival.com/
The whole Canada and US coming together thing…it’s fun, more like a carnival atmosphere and there’s plenty of stuff for the kids to do.
Maybe your more into the night scene this summer? Maybe a concert and after party more your thing? There’s plenty of that going on this summer too so make sure to ’em out…
Thursday in the Square
Every Thursday around 5pm http://www.buffaloplace.com/thursday-at-the-square
The legendary concert series is back in session and even better? WBLK will be there THIS THURSDAY! come out and join Magic Man on June 9th for Morris Day and the time live!
ArtPark features Wiz Kalifa
If you haven’t been to a concert at ArtPark your missing out on one of our city’s greatest outdoor venues and trust me Wiz Kalifa is the perfect artist for this atmosphere…believe me when I say, a cheap lawn seat may be the best party!
Get out there this summer, no more excuses there’s a ton to do in Buffalo! If you know of any good events or things to do share your ideas with us on wblk.com!