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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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March 2

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)

rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413


March 16–17

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)

valleycommunityassociation.xyz, 823-4707


Buffalo’s big parade starts at City Halls and proceeds up Delaware Avenue.

Noon, Sunday, March 17, from City Hall

(Niagara Square)



March 8–11

Ellicottville Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade

Check the website to find out more about this fun and festive weekend.

Village of Ellicottville

(Ellicottville, NY)

ellicottvilleny.com, 699-5046


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)

buffalohomeshow.com, 888-248-9751


March 21–24


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)

the-fairgrounds.com, 649-3900


March 23–24, 30–31

Maple Weekends

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.



March 30

Vino at the Casino

Enjoy wine, mead, and cider tastings at Batavia Downs.

At the Batavia Downs and Hotel

(8315 Park Rd, Batavia)




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