Summer Festivals Calendar

JULY 1–4

FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL
Mather Arch, Fort Erie, ON, Canada, and Riverside Park. Binational festival celebrating Canadian and American relations with concerts, crafts, and children’s activities.
905-871-6454 / www.friendshipfestival.com


JULY 2–4

SUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Ellicottville. Country and rock concerts, a BPO performance, and more.
800-349-9099 / www.ellicottvilleny.com

GREAT BLUE HERON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sherman. Three-day celebration of folk music and dance on 300 acres.
487-1781 / www.greatblueheron.com

ELLICOTTVILLE CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
Sommerville Riding Stables, Ellicottville. Featuring more than 300 rodeo stars.
Fr., 7 p.m.; Sa., 1 and 7 p.m.; Su., 2 p.m. 699-4839 / www.ellicottvillerodeo.com


JULY 9–11

ANTIQUE BOAT SHOW
Village Park, Lakeside Dr., Bemus Point. Annual classic and antique boat show on Chautauqua Lake.
412-831-6437 / www.cltt-acbs.org

QUEEN OF HEAVEN CARNIVAL
Queen of Heaven Church and Mill St., West Seneca. Free carnival with rides, midway, food, and live entertainment.
Fr., 6 p.m.–midnight; Sa., noon–midnight; Su., noon–10 p.m. 674-3468 / www.qofhchurch.org

FESTIVALS 2010 CRAFT ALLIANCE
Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua. Thirtieth annual festival with craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, fiber, leather, wood, painting, metal, and more.
753-0240 / www.chautauquacraftalliance.org


JULY 10–11

TASTE OF BUFFALO
Delaware Ave., downtown Buffalo. One of the nation’s largest food events, featuring fare from area restaurants and wineries. More than 450,000 guests are anticipated.
Sa., 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Su., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. 656-1214 / www.tasteofbuffalo.com

OLDE SANBORN DAYS
Sanborn Fire Co. grounds, Rte. 429, Sanborn. Old-fashioned country fair featuring chainsaw art, a petting zoo, car show, music, and more.
693-1946 / www.niagarariverregion.com


JULY 11–12

ANNUAL POLISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL
The Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Annual celebration of Polish music, cuisine, customs, and more with this year’s theme of “Polish History, Culture, and Traditions.”
998-2501 / www.wnypolonia.com


JULY 11–AUG. 15

SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK
Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park. Much Ado About Nothing runs through July 11; an all-female cast performance of Macbeth will follow from July 22 to Aug. 15.
Tu.–Su., 7:30 p.m. 856-4533 / www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org


JULY 13–17

OLD HOME DAYS
Main St., Village of Williamsville. Rides, food, and entertainment.
11 a.m.–11 p.m. www.oldhomedays.org


JULY 15–18

ITALIAN FESTIVAL
Delaware District, Hertel Ave. Food, local entertainment, bocce tournament, Miss Italian Festival, “Italian Idol” contest, and arts and crafts in Buffalo’s very own “Little Italy.”
877-1776 / www.buffaloitalianfestival.com


JULY 16

SUMMER OF ’69
Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th and Center St., Lewiston. Rock musicians from Lewiston’s past reunite for a night favorites from the fifties, sixties, and beyond.
6 p.m. 754-0166 / www.artcouncil.org


JULY 16–17

THE OLD FALLS STREET RIBFEST 2010
Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The competition will bring in the best teams in the area in attempt to win first prize ribs and $500 in cash.
695-3755 / www.sebbq.com

VICTORIAN DAZZLE FESTIVAL
Fredonia. Enjoy Victorian recreation with a ghost tour, antiques vendors fair, ice cream social, raffles, and more.
679-0891 / www.festivalsfredonia.com


JULY 16–18

FINGER LAKES WINE FESTIVAL
Watkins Glen International Track, 2790 City Rte. 16, Watkins Glen. Arts and crafts vendors, gourmet food, wine seminars, cooking demos, and live entertainment.
866-461-7223 / www.flwinefest.com

SCANDINAVIAN FOLK FESTIVAL OF JAMESTOWN
Rte. 60, Gerry. Listen to folk music, see ethnic costumes, and attend history lectures at the ninth annual fest.
665-3203 / www.scandinavianjamestown.org


JULY 17–18

AMERICANA FOLK ART AND MUSIC FAIR
Sa., Ellicottville Town Square; Su., Holiday Valley Resort. This year’s fair will have even more hands-on activities to capture the artistic spirit in Ellicottville.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. 800-349-9099 / www.ellicottvilleny.com

ART IN THE WOODS
Jamestown Audubon Society, Jamestown. An outdoor art show and sale that will take place rain or shine.
Sa., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Su., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 569-2345 / www.jamestownaudubon.org


JULY 17–18, 24–25

WILDLIFE AND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, 655 Luther Rd., East Aurora. This fundraiser features flying bird shows, reenactments, refreshments, and an art auction.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. 652-8646 / www.hawkcreek.org


JULY 18

WALDFEST
This “festival in the woods” is the largest German-American festival in WNY. With food and beer, and music by the Frankfurters and the Ausländers.
Noon–9 p.m. www.springarden.com


JULY 18–25

CANAL FESTIVAL
Erie Canal Banks, Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. The summer event of the Tonawandas, with rides, games, entertainment, and model boat races.
692-3292 / www.canalfest.org


JULY 22–AUG. 1

BUFFALO INFRINGEMENT FESTIVAL
Various locations throughout Allentown. Several hundred productions of theater, drama, dance, music, and multimedia presentations over eleven days.
883-0856 / www.infringebuffalo.org


JULY 24–25

PIRATE FESTIVAL
Evangola State Park, Shaw Rd. (Rte. 5 and Old Lake Shore Rd. at Evangola Pkwy.), Irving. Treasure hunts, music, and more.
549-1802 / www.evangolastatepark.com


JULY 24, 31

SQUEAKY WHEEL’S SEVENTH OUTDOOR ANIMATION FESTIVAL: “THE GREAT DISASTER” AND “STOP & GO”
Days Park in Allentown; in case of rain, at Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St. Humans, machines, robots, and nature celebrate life cycles through a range of eclectic low-tech and hi-tech animations by established and emerging artists from around the world in “The Great Disaster” on July 24. Meanwhile, “Stop & Go” features magazine cutouts, homemade drawings, everyday objects, and even the body itself in a collection of short videos curated by San Francisco area artist and animator Sarah Klein.
8 p.m. 884-7172 / www.squeaky.org


JULY 30–AUG. 1

ELLICOTTVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Village of Ellicottville. Wander through the village and choose from performances at local restaurants, bars, nightclubs, street-side, and in the Village Square.
800-349-9099 / www.ellicottvilleny.com


JULY 31–AUG. 1

WINE & CULINARY FESTIVAL AT ARTPARK
Niagara River Region, Lewiston. Listen to music on the gorge in Artpark while sampling wine and food from local wineries and restaurants.
Sa., noon–8 p.m.; Su., noon–6 p.m. 754-4375 / www.artpark.net

LITTLE ITALY NIAGARA ITALIAN FESTIVAL
Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Food, activities, and more in this historic neighborhood.
Sa., 10 a.m.–11 p.m.; Su., 10 a.m.–9 p.m. www.pineavenue.org


AUG. 1

SUMMER FEST ’10
Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville. Community festival celebrating culture, food, family, and friendship.
633-8877 / www.bethambuffalo.org

SPRINGVILLE STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL
Franklin, Mechanic, and Chapel Streets in Springville. Third annual family art fest featuring musical acts such as Heard of Buffalo, Alison Pipitone Band, Lindsay Burgio, and Springville All Star Marching Band.
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 913-1404 / www.springvillestreetpaintingfestival.com


AUG. 1–4

KINGDOM BOUND
Darien Lake, 9993 Alleghany Rd., Darien Center. Annual gathering of Christian youth and families, with music, church services, seminars, and entertainment.
800-461-4485 / www.kingdombound.org


AUG. 5–8

EDEN CORN FESTIVAL
Eden Legion Grounds, Rte. 62, Eden. As always, the star of the festival will be the piping hot, buttery corn on the cob, but you can also enjoy rides, games, art, cars, and more food.
992-9141 / www.edencornfest.com


AUG. 5, 13

SQUEAKY WHEEL’S SILENT/SOUND OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL: THE UNKNOWN AND SHERLOCK JR.
The Unknown: Aug. 5 on the terrace of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.; Sherlock Jr.: Aug. 13 on the lawn of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. The fourth year of the Silent/Sound Outdoor Film Festival pairs two classic actors from the silent era—Lon Chaney and Buster Keaton—with new musical compositions composed and performed by local musicians, curated by Brian Milbrand. The Unknown features a live score by Bill Sack and Todd Whitman, while Sherlock Jr. will feature Kyle Price and T. Andrew Trump.
8 p.m. 884-7172 / www.squeaky.org


AUG. 6–8

LUCILLE BALL’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, 300 N. Main St., Jamestown. Guest speakers, screenings, memorabilia, and more to highlight the legendary Lucille Ball.
877-582-9326 / www.lucy-desi.com


AUG. 7

MID-SUMMER’S NIGHT ADVENTURE
Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center, Blasdell. Adventurers can collect fossils by lantern and view the sunset around 8:30 p.m. Program starts at 5 p.m.
627-4571 / www.penndixie.org


AUG. 7–8

TASTE OF ELLICOTTVILLE
Various locations throughout the Village of Ellicottville. Sample local restaurant offerings.
Noon–4 p.m. 800-349-9099 / www.ellicottvilleny.com

WNY LEBANESE FESTIVAL
2040 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville. Twelfth annual festival including traditional food including falafel, hummus, shish kebob, and more.
Sa., noon–11 p.m.; Su., noon–5 p.m. 634-0669 / www.stjohnmaron.org


AUG. 8

TASTE OF WILLIAMSVILLE
Island Park, Williamsville. A Williamsville tradition featuring food from neighborhood restaurants, music, contests, and more.
11 a.m.–9 p.m. 632-2741 / www.willvill.com


AUG. 11–14

IBO WORLD BOW HUNTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville. Thousands of competitive archers to shoot for the world title and $200,000 in cash and prizes. Enjoy a tradeshow and contests for everyone.
800-349-9099 / www.ellicottvilleny.com


AUG. 11–22

ERIE COUNTY FAIR
Hamburg Fairgrounds, McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg. It’s not summer without the Fair. Featuring free entertainment, midway rides and attractions, agricultural displays, food, and more than 700 vendors.
649-3900 / www.ecfair.org


AUG. 14

CHILDREN FIRST FESTIVAL
Village of Ellicottville. A full day of circus-themed fun for kids including a fashion show, hands-on activities, a parade, and more.
800-349-9099 / www.ellicottvilleny.com


AUG. 14–15

LEWISTON OUTDOOR FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Center Street, Lewiston. At this forty-fourth annual show, work from 170 artists will be showcased and compete for awards.
Sa., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Su., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 745-0166 / www.artcouncil.org

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
Martin Luther King Jr. Park, between Fillmore and Best. Twenty-second annual international crusade rally weekend including music, food, bounce houses, pony rides, free back-to-school items, health and job fair, and more.
891-4760 or 507-1931 / www.takingittothestreets.ning.com

AMERICA’S GRAPE COUNTRY WINE FESTIVAL
Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Dunkirk. The largest statewide wine festival in WNY.
800-965-4834 / www.agcwinefestival.com


AUG. 20

THUNDER IN THE STREETS
Jamestown. Sixth annual motorcycle rally, entertainment, bike blessing, and food.
664-2477 / www.discoverjamestown.com


AUG. 21

AUGUST FEST
Main St. (Rte. 78), Newfane. Art show and sale, Niagara wine tasting, car cruise, farmer’s market, live entertainment, parade, and food.
11 a.m.–6 p.m.; parade at 3 p.m. www.newfanebusiness.com

SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst. The twenty-sixth annual festival celebrating Scottish and Celtic heritage with traditional music, food, pipers, drums, dancers, vendors, clans, and more.
9 a.m.–5 p.m. 689-1440 / www.amherstmuseum.org


AUG. 22

PESTO FESTO
Barlow’s Mill, 369 W. Main St., Fredonia. Fourth annual festival celebrates basil with garden tours, live music, and an afternoon on the farm.
673-9020 / www.barlowsmill.com


AUG. 25, SEPT. 1, 8

UB ON THE GREEN
UB South Campus, Main St. Free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance, and fun, celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood.
www.buffalo.edu/YourUB


AUG. 27–28

HISTORIC LEWISTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Main St., Lewiston. Free concerts, food, and more at one of WNY’s top jazz fests.
754-7030 / www.lewistonjazz.com


AUG. 27–29

BUFFALO IRISH FESTIVAL
Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg. Cuisine, crafts, exhibits, music, and dancing.
www.buffaloirish.com

EVANGOLA TOMATO FESTIVAL
Evangola State Park, Shaw Rd. (Rte. 5 and Old Lake Shore Rd. at Evangola Pkwy.), Irving. Dawn-to-dusk festival featuring games, food, drinks, auction, and tomato-centric contests.
549-1802 / www.evangolastatepark.com


AUG. 28

JAMESTOWN REGIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL
Rte. 394, Mayville. Fifth annual Gathering of the Clans with Scottish and Irish culture, dancers, pipe bands, and Scottish heavy athletic competition.
www.96thhighlanders.com


AUG. 28–29

ELMWOOD AVENUE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Elmwood Ave., between W. Ferry and Lafayette Ave. The annual festival features local art, musical performances on three stages, environmental demonstrations, and a “kidsfest.”
Sa., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Su., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 881-0707 / www.elmwoodartfest.org


Garden Walks Calendar

JULY 10

ORCHARD PARKWAY
Orchard Parkway and Main, Niagara Falls. Over sixty gardens on view throughout the neighborhood.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. www.orchardparkway.com


JULY 10–11

HAMBURG GARDEN WALK
Memorial Park Bandstand, corner of Lake and Union St., Hamburg. Hamburg’s sixth annual self-guided tour through some of the village’s prettiest gardens.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 648-7544 / www.hamburggardenwalk.com

LOCKPORT IN BLOOM
433 Locust St., Lockport. Tour of Lockport gardens.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 433-2617 / www.kenancenter.org


JULY 11

AKRON IN BLOOM
Rich-Twinn Octagon House, Akron. This fundraiser features seven to nine gardens on its tour as well as around the Rich-Twinn Octagon House.
Noon–4 p.m. 542-6110 / www.newsteadhistoricalsociety.org

SNYDER-CLEVE HILL
Over 20 gardens, including the historic Audubon Terrace area. Pick up maps at Trillium Flower Shop, 2195 Kensington Ave.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.hkccommunity.com


JULY 17

SAMUEL B. CAPEN GARDEN WALK
Neighborhoods around UB South Campus. Various homes in the University Heights district, Eggertsville, and Amherst are featured.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. www.ourheights.org/gardenwalk.html

CLARENCE HOLLOW IN BLOOM
Clarence Hollow Farmers Market, Main St. Drive or walk in a tour that showcases twenty-two gardens.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 984-5164 / www.clarencehollow.org

GRAND ISLAND GARDEN TOUR
Trinity United Methodist Church. Self-guided tour with a provided Grand Island map and free refreshments.
11 a.m.–5 p.m. 773-4946 / www.gitumc.org

AMHERST GARDEN WALK
Amherst Town Hall, Main St. Walk recognizing the many Amherst residents who work tirelessly on their gardens.
9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.amherst.ny.us


JULY 17–18

LANCASTER GARDEN WALK
5423 Broadway, Lancaster. Free self-guided walking tour of Lancaster gardens.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 683-7026 / www.lancastergardenwalk.com


JULY 18

SOUTH BUFFALO GARDEN WALK
Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden, South Park Ave. View front yards, side yards, backyards, and more in this walk held in memory of Tim Russert.
9 a.m.–3 p.m. www.southbuffaloalive.com


JULY 24–25

GARDEN WALK BUFFALO
The largest event of its kind in the nation with over 300 Buffalo gardens.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 879-0123 / www.gardenwalkbuffalo.com


JULY 31–AUG. 1

EAST AURORA POETRY AND POSIES FLOWER SHOW
Stonegate Mansion, 270 Buffalo Rd., East Aurora. The East Aurora Garden Club’s annual free show.
Sa., noon–6 p.m.; Su., noon-4 p.m. 655-1482


AUG. 7

BLACK ROCK AND RIVERSIDE TOUR OF GARDENS / STARRY NIGHT GARDEN TOUR
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 311 Ontario St. The annual tour of gardens will feature ninety during the day and twenty-five well-lit gardens in the evening.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. / 8 p.m.–10 p.m. 875-6024 / www.brrgardenwalk.com


AUG. 7–8

KEN-TON GARDEN TOUR
Tour the gardens of Kenmore and Tonawanda; a summer tradition since 2002.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 877-8800 / www.tonawanda.ny.us




ARCHITECTURAL TOURS

Buffalo Tours
Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s tours of WNY. Call 852-3300 or visit www.buffalotours.org. There are fees for all tours.

Queen City Downtown
Sat. & Sun. (2 p.m., Visitor Center, 617 Main St.)
City Hall
Weekdays (noon, 65 Niagara Sq.)
River Boat Tours on the Miss Buffalo II
July 3 (“War of 1812,” 10 a.m.), Aug. 1 (“Buffalo River,” 10 a.m.) (Miss Buffalo Cruise Boats, Marine Dr.)
The Hydraulics at the Larkin at Exchange Building
July 4, Aug. 22 (10 a.m., 193 Elk St.)
Williamsville Ramble—Falls at Ellicott Creek
July 7 (2 p.m., 5565 Main St.)
Splendors in Stained Glass Series
July 7 (50 Franklin St.), 21 (1080 Main St.); Aug. 4 (780 Main St.), 18 (724 Delaware Ave.) (1 p.m.)
“Buffalo Tails” Dog Walk of Queen City Downtown
July 9 (431 Ellicott St., 6:30 p.m.)
Parkside Neighborhood
July 10, Aug. 14 (10 a.m., Jewett Pkwy. and Summit Ave.)
The West Village
July 10, Aug. 14 (2 p.m., Johnson Pk. and S. Elmwood Ave.)
Inside the Central Terminal
July 11, Aug. 8 (11 a.m., 495 Paderewski Dr.)
Lewiston’s Marble Orchard
July 11 (2 p.m., 476 Center St., Lewiston)
Legendary Lincoln Parkway
July 11, July 25, Aug 15 (5 p.m., Delaware Park Rose Garden)
The Chippewa Strip—Happy Hour Tour
July 16 (6 p.m., 200 Delaware Ave.)
Massachusetts Makeover—West Side Neighborhood
July 17, Aug. 28 (2 p.m., Normal and Massachusetts Aves.)
Inside the Homes of Prospect Hill
July 17 (10 a.m.–1 p.m., Columbus Pkwy. and Columbus Park W.)
Richardson-Olmsted Complex
July 18, Aug. 28 (10 a.m., Forest and Richmond)
Gold Medal Grain Elevators
July 24, Aug. 8 (10 a.m.)
Crime & Scandal
July 25 (10 a.m., Spot Coffee, Delaware and Chippewa)
Park Place Preservation
July 25 (2 p.m., 639 Main St., Niagara Falls)
Southern Exposure—South Buffalo
July 31 (10 a.m., Buffum and Fields)
Humboldt Parade
July 31 (2 p.m., 1020 Humboldt Pkwy.)
Black Rock
Aug. 7 (10 a.m., Amherst and Niagara Sts.)
Porter Avenue
Aug. 7 (2 p.m., 3 Symphony Circle)
Tona-Wander—Tonawanda Castle Tour
Aug. 8 (2 p.m., 69 Delaware St., Tonawanda)
Buffalo’s Bungalows
Aug. 14 (2 p.m., Nottingham Terrace and Lincoln Pkwy.)
Elmwood Museum District
Aug. 15 (10 a.m., Delaware Park Rose Garden)
The Canal District—Happy Hour Tour
Aug. 20 (6 p.m., Pearl and Seneca Sts.)
Delaware Neighborhood Tour of Homes
Aug. 21 (10 a.m.–3 p.m., 641 Delaware Ave.)
Village of Kenmore
Aug. 22 (2 p.m., Delaware Ave. and Delaware Rd.)

Open-air autobus of Buffalo
Run by Campaign for Greater Buffalo. Call 854-3749 or visit www.greaterbuffalo.blogs.com/openairbuffalo for info.

Historic Neighborhoods: The Allentown, Delaware, and Linwood Historic Districts
July 15, Aug. 19 (6 p.m. Elmwood and Bidwell)
Historic Neighborhoods: People and Places
July 4 (2 p.m.), July 29 (6 p.m.) (Commercial Slip)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo
July 1, 22, Aug. 12 (6 p.m. Elmwood and Bidwell)
Bungalows and Foursquares: The Arts & Crafts Century
July 8, Aug. 5, 26 (6 p.m. Elmwood and Bidwell)
Buffalo: The Whirlwind Tour
Through Sept. 3 (Fri. at 6 p.m., Bidwell and Elmwood)
Through Sept. 18 (Sat. at 10 a.m., Bidwell and Elmwood)
Through Sept. 19 (Sun. at 11 a.m., Bidwell and Elmwood)


Darwin D. Martin House
Behind the Scenes Tours
Reservations: www.darwinmartinhouse.org or 856-3858. 
July 7, 21, Aug. 11, 25


Graycliff Tours
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff estate is open for tours seven days a week, but reservations are necessary. Call 947-9217 or visit graycliff.bfn.org.

One-hour tours of Graycliff highlights:
Through Oct. 24.: Mon., Wed., Thurs. at 11 a.m.; Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., at 2 p.m.; Sat. at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sun. at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Two-hour “in-depth” tours:
July 10, 24, Aug. 7, 21: 1:15 p.m.; Tues. through Nov. 23 at 11 a.m.; Fri. through Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.; Sun. at 11 a.m.
Three-hour master architectural tours:
July 3, 17, 31, Aug. 14, 28: 1:15 p.m.
Sunday in the Country
July 24, 30, Aug. 6, 13 from 6:30–8 p.m.
Summer Twilights at Graycliff
Leisurely guided tours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff.
July 24, 31, Aug. 7: 6–8:30 p.m.


Buffalo & Erie Co. Hist. Society Pan-Am Tour
Call 873-9644 or visit www.bechs.org for info.
July 11, Aug. 1: 12:30 p.m.


Hull Family Home & Farmstead
5976 Genesee Street, Lancaster. Federal-style house restored into an educational interpretive center. Call 681-6451 or visit www.hullfamilyhome.org.
Sundays through Sept. 12: 1–4 p.m.





OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES

Mondays
Blue Mondays
Free. Hennepin Park Gazebo (4th and Center St.), Lewiston. 7–9 p.m. 754-0166 / www.artcouncil.org
July 12: Harmonica Dean and the Blue Lights
July 19: Sonny Mayo Band
July 26: Soul Committee
Aug. 2: Old School B-Boys
Aug. 9: Jelly Jar
Aug. 16: Double Take Blues Band
Aug. 23: Steve Burnside & the Original Marquis

Tuesdays
Artpark’s Tuesday in the Park
Free. Niagara Gorge, Lewiston. 6:30 p.m. 754-4375 / www.artpark.net
July 6: The Guess Who
July 13: Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
July 20: Creedence Clearwater Revisited
July 27: George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Aug. 3: Little Feat
Aug. 10: Doobie Brothers
Aug. 17: Foreigner
Aug. 24: Sara Evans
Aug. 31: The Machine performs Pink Floyd

Elmwood Village Picnic in the Parkway Free Summer Concert Series
Free. Bidwell Pkwy., Elmwood Ave. 7–9 p.m. 881-0707 / www.elmwoodvillage.org
July 6: Crittenden
July 13: Buffalo Shuffle
July 20: N’Dias
July 27: The Steam Donkeys
Aug. 3: Latin Jazz Project
Aug. 10: Gretchen Schulz

Wednesdays
Coors Light Wednesdays at Artpark
Free. Niagara Gorge, Lewiston. 6:30–9:30 p.m. 754-4375 / www.artpark.net
July 14: Katharine McPhee
July 21: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
July 28: John Brown’s Body
Aug. 4: The Sadies
Aug. 11: Willie Nile Band
Aug. 18: Sloan
Aug. 25: The Trews

Wednesday Nights at the Gazebo
Free. Main St. (Rte. 789), Newfane. 7–9 p.m. 778-5273 / www.olcott-newfane.com
July 7: Hot Country Line Dancers
July 14: Moorefield Five
July 21: Red House Band
July 28: Sophisticated Swing, featuring Jessica Naylor and Jim Sansone
Aug. 4: Tom Stahl
Aug. 11: Red House Music Studio Guitar Recital
Aug. 18: Nacho Mama
Aug. 25: Lakeside Duo

Wednesdays, Fridays
Gateway Harbor Concerts
Free. Gateway Harbor, North Tonawanda, and Gateway Park, Tonawanda. 6 and 8 p.m. 692-5120 / www.northtonawanda.org / www.the-tonawandas.com
July 2: Backbeat 64
July 7: Wanted Dead or Alive and Beatle Magic
July 9: Shadows Motown Review with Barbara St. Clair and Billy McEwan
July 14: Soul Barons and the Diva Show
July 28: Wide Right and the Boogie Monsters
July 30: Widow Maker
Aug. 4: Mick Hayes & the Reinhardts and Joyryde
Aug. 6: Urban Renewal
Aug. 11: Fat Brat and Weekend
Aug. 13: Naughty Dawg
Aug. 18: Dreamland and That ’80s Hair Band
Aug. 20: Bleeding Hearts
Aug. 25: No Excuses and Hit N Run

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
First Niagara Presents: BPO Summer in the Parks
Free. 7 p.m. 885-0331 / www.bpo.org
July 7: Delaware Park
July 9: Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park
July 15: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls
July 21: Cheektowaga Town Park, Cheektowaga

Thursdays
Lewiston Jazz Project
Free. Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th and Center St., Lewiston. 7–9 p.m. 754-0166 / www.artcouncil.org
Thursdays, July 8–Aug. 26: New Upstate Express Jazz Ensemble

Thursday at the Square
Free. Lafayette Square, downtown Buffalo. 5–9 p.m. 856-3150 / www.buffaloplace.com
July 1: Ed Kowalczyk of Live
July 8: Ozomatli with Rebelution
July 15: Umphrey’s McGee with Tea Leaf Green
July 22: G. Love & Special Sauce with Rogue Wave
July 29: Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Aug. 5: Los Lobos
Aug. 12: The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Hit N Run

Thursdays, Fridays
Ellicottville Gazebo Series
Free. Ellicottville Village Gazebo, Ellicottville. 7–9 p.m. 800-349-9099 / www.ellicottvilleny.com
July 2: Creek Bend (only Friday date)
July 8: Stone Row
July 15:The Lake Effect
July 22: The Roadrunners
July 29: Theresa Quinn
Aug. 5: Horseshoe Lounge Playboys

Fridays
Party on the Portico
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court. 5–8 p.m. Happy hour featuring refreshments and live music. 873-9644 / www.bechs.org
July 16: Outer Circle Orchestra
Aug. 20: Skiffle Mintrels

International Fridays
Free. Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th and Center St., Lewiston. 7–9 p.m. 754-0166 / www.artcouncil.org
July 23: Stone Row
July 30: Bergholtz German Band
Aug. 6: Singh Brothers
Aug. 13: Darryl Tonemah

Molson Canal Concert Series
Free. Main St., Lockport. www.canalconcerts.com
July 2: Our Lady Peace
July 9: Gretchen Wilson
July 16: Three Dog Night
July 23: Blues Traveler
July 30: Rik Emmett
Aug. 6: Kansas
Aug. 13: Tears for Fears
Aug. 20: Big Sugar

Saturdays
Hard Rock at the Falls Concert Series
Free. Falls St. adjacent to the Hard Rock Café. 6 p.m., rain or shine. www.hardrock.com/niagarafalls
July 3: Gord Downie
July 10: The English Beat
July 17: The BPO Plays the Music of Pink Floyd
July 24: Soul Asylum
July 31: Lou Gramm
Aug. 7: Tonic

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor
Erie Canal Harbor. 5 p.m. 856-3150 / www.buffaloplace.com
July 16: Crowded House
July 17: Gaelic Storm with Leahy
July 31: O.A.R. with Citizen Cope
Aug. 1: Slightly Stoopid with Cypress Hill
Aug. 6: Herbie Hancock with Jonny Lang
Aug. 7: Gov’t Mule with Jackie Greene

Sundays
Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series
Free. Back steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. Rain date is Aug. 8. 882-8700 / www.albrightknox.org
July 11–Aug. 1 (Sundays): TBA

Heron Hill Winery: Music on the Café Terrace Series
9301 County Rte. 76, Hammondsport, 12:30–4:30 p.m. 800-441-4241 / www.heronhill.com
July 4, 25, Aug. 1: PJ Elliott
July 11, Aug. 8: Bruce Holler
July 18, Aug. 15: Brett Beardslee
Aug. 22: Matt Cross
Aug. 29: Misfit Karma


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