Charitable events and revelry for a cause in July
Taste of Buffalo
Every month, Spree lists special events at Western New York’s many cultural and nonprofit organizations, fundraisers for area charities, and other happenings for good causes, including those we organize or co-organize. Do you have an event that should be included here? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The listing deadline for the September issue is July 15.
Taste of Buffalo
11 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, July 8–9, Delaware Avenue from Chippewa to Niagara Square
Enjoy the best that more than fifty-five restaurants and wineries have to offer at the largest two-day food festival in the US (presented by Tops Friendly Markets).
Visit tasteofbuffalo.com for more information.
Wines in the Wild
Benefits: The Buffalo Zoo
6–9 p.m., July 19, 300 Parkside Avenue
This popular annual event offers attendees a wide variety of food and dessert items, wines and beers, as well as live music, visits from some of your favorite animal ambassadors, and basket and silent auctions.
Visit the Buffalo Zoo website for more information and tickets.
Spree’s 50th Anniversary Party
Celebrating the Best Of WNY
6–7 p.m. (VIP), 7–10:30 p.m., July 21, Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center, 444 Forest Avenue (Richardson Olmsted Complex)
This ticketed event celebrates fifty years of Spree and introduces the 2017 “Best of WNY” winners. Expect dozens of food stations, wine and beer tastings, cash bar, entertainment, giveaways, a silent auction, and much more, all in the beautifully restored Hotel Henry (formerly part of H. R. Richardson’s Buffalo State Hospital). VIP ticket holders receive complimentary extras.
The Stables at Knox Memorial Cup and Champagne Brunch
July 22, 4:30 p.m.(sunset polo); July 23, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (champagne brunch), at Chur Equestrian Center Knox Road, East Aurora
Guests receive VIP parking and front row seats for two exciting days of polo. The polo matches include a barbecue in between matches on Saturday and a gourmet brunch on Sunday. Last year, tickets for the brunch sold out two weeks before the event. Grab a fancy derby hat and dress to impress for two full days of exciting polo, brunch catered by Oliver’s, a traditional Champagne divot stomp, and more. The designated charity is the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
To purchase tickets, visit stablesatknox.org.
Hospice Summer Affair: Hot Night in the City
Benefits: Hospice Buffalo
5:30–10:30 p.m., July 27, Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street
Enjoy summer revelry including cocktails, dinner, auction, raffles, photo booth, and live music. Last year, more than 500 guests enjoyed this spectacular party on the waterfront.
Visit hospicebuffalo.com/events for more information and tickets.
To see our full calendar of events, entertainment listings, and more, visit our Events page.