FESTIVALS / SPECIAL EVENTS
photo by kc kratt
St. Patrick’s Day parades on March 16-17
Could the reason WalletHub rates Buffalo as the fourth best city (out of 200) for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have something to do with the fact that we actually have two very different events? It should. The two parades and their associated parties cover different geography, are held on different days, and have different, though equally boisterous, fans. Both should be experienced—the “Old Neighborhood” march on Saturday and the Sunday march down Delaware Avenue. This year, both are held on the same weekend, which makes it easier.
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Peter Pan & Friends on Ice
This voyage to Neverland is made even more thrilling with ice acrobatics.
8 p.m. at Riviera Theatre
(67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda)
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations
The “Old Neighborhood” parade winds through the streets of the historic Buffalo River community.
Noon, Saturday, March 16, from the Valley Community Center
(93 Leddy Street)
Buffalo’s big parade starts at City Halls and proceeds up Delaware Avenue.
Noon, Sunday, March 17, from City Hall
Ellicottville Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade
Check the website to find out more about this fun and festive weekend.
Village of Ellicottville
March 8–10, 15–17
Buffalo Home Show
Western New York’s biggest home and garden event offers dozens of vendors, designer rooms within the display space, and presentations by home design celebrities. This year, a lobby farmhouse garden welcomes visitors to the show.
10 a.m.–9 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.) and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Sun.) at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
(153 Franklin Street)
WNY’s premier landscaping and gardening show includes two buildings of beautiful gardens, vendors, and educational seminars.
10 a.m.–9 p.m. (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Sun.) at the Hamburg Fairgrounds
(5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg)
March 23–24, 30–31
Check the website to learn about Western New York’s maple activities. There are at least a dozen maple farms within easy driving distance that offer tours, samples, and more.
Vino at the Casino
Enjoy wine, mead, and cider tastings at Batavia Downs.
At the Batavia Downs and Hotel
(8315 Park Rd, Batavia)