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May 18

Buffalo Museum of Science SpaceFEST

photo courtesy of science museum


Join the museum of science for its inaugural celebration of space, including Earth’s solar system and beyond. A full day of family-friendly programming is planned, as well as a display of Space Age design pieces from the sixties and seventies.


10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Parkway)

sciencebuff.org, 896-5200



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May 3

Lewiston Smelt Festival

Enjoy free smelt samples, and beverages for purchase, and live music at this beloved annual event.

5–10 p.m. at Academy Park

(890 Center Street, Lewiston)



May 3–5

Yankee Reining Horse Show

This Western horse show features the sport of reining; it includes exciting sliding stops, full circles, and speedy turnarounds.

10 a.m.–8 p.m. at the Hamburg Fairgrounds

(5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg)

the-fairgrounds.com, 649-3900


May 4–5

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Walk under a blizzard of cherry blossom and enjoy special programs at the Buffalo History Museum, live music, food trucks, and more.

At the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park



Taste of the Trail

Enjoy three wine samples, snacks, and a commemorative glass from each of the eleven participating wineries. Visit the website for info and tickets.



May 7, 14, 21, 28

Food Truck


Enjoy offerings from dozens of food trucks, live music, and beverages every Tuesday in Larkin Square.



May 10–11

World’s Largest

Yard Sale

This event is a bonanza for buyers and sellers; expect close to 300 vendors.

11 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday; 8:30–4 p.m., Saturday; at Hamburg Fairgrounds

(5600 McKinley Parkway., Hamburg)

the-fairgrounds.com, 649-3900


May 18

Buffalo Porchfest

This grassroots festival turns porches into stages for local musicians. It’s organized by volunteers and the Elmwood Village Association; check the website for a downloadable map of locations/performances.

1–6 p.m. in the Elmwood Village



May 31–June 1

Girls Getaway Weekend

Get together with friends and meet new ones during this fun weekend of food and drink tastings, yoga, crafts, shopping, and more.



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