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Charitable events and revelry for a cause in July

At the Taste of Buffalo’s culinary tent in 2011

Photos by Cheryl Jackson


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 elicata@buffalospree.com. The listing deadline for the September issue is July 15.



Taste Of Buffalo

July 7, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; July 8, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Delaware Avenue, from Chippewa to just south of Niagara Square

More than fifty-five restaurants and at least five wineries are on hand at this massive food festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S. Many cuisines are featured, with a healthy option at every stand or truck. There’s also a culinary stage featuring top local chefs, live music, and a kid zone.

Visit tasteofbuffalo.com for more information.



Wines in the Wild 

Benefits: The Buffalo Zoo 

July 18, 5:30–9 p.m.

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 favorite animal ambassadors, and basket and silent auctions.

Visit buffalozoo.org/events.html for more information and tickets.


Buffalo Spree Best of WNY Party

Benefits: Food Bank of WNY

July 20, 5:30–7 p.m. (VIP), 7–10 p.m. (General Admission)

Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street

This ticketed event celebrates Spree’s 2018 “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 one of Buffalo’s most popular destinations. VIP tickets include treats from the Filling Station, live entertainment, and top-shelf cocktails.

Get more info and purchase tickets HERE.


The Stables at Knox Memorial Cup and Champagne Brunch

July 21, 11 a.m., Knox Field

Knox Farm State Park

Guests enjoy a gourmet buffet brunch and an exciting polo match. The event benefits therapeutic riding programs for John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Call 901-1587 or visit knoxstables.org for complete information.



Kevin Guest House Anniversary Celebration

July 26, 5–8 p.m.

Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott Street

Join the friends of KGH in the facility’s Healing Garden for a forty-sixth birthday celebration. A special toast to the Garvey family is planned, among other activities.

Call 882-1818 or visit kevinguesthouse.org for tickets and information.


Hospice Summer Affair: Hot Night in the City

Benefits: Hospice Buffalo

July 26, 5:30–10:30 p.m.

Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street

Join in summer revelry that includes cocktails, dinner, auction, raffles, photo booth, and live music. Last year, more than 600 guests enjoyed this spectacular party on the waterfront. Live entertainment includes Hitmen Horns and Joyryde.

Visit hospicebuffalo.com/events/ for more information and tickets.

To see our full calendar of events, entertainment listings, and more, visit our Events page.


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