August 21–September 18
Decorators' Show House (800 Delaware Avenue)
Junior League and Buffalo News Decorators' Show House
A classic Millionaire's Row mansion is featured as the 2021 Show House. Forty rooms are decorated to the hilt by WNY designers, but the architectural features that frame these designs are showstopping in their own rights. Don't miss it. Check the website for tickets and hours.
Silo City Reading Series
Poetry by Peter Gizzi and Laura Marris, music by Shilpa Ray, art by Adam Zyglis
7 p.m. (doors), Silo City
(85 Silo City Row)
Book Club: Personal Days
Join a virtual discussion with author Ed Park.
6:30–8 p.m., Zoom
Erie County Fair
The beloved Fair is back at full capacity, including all the usual exhibits, the Midway, and the grandstand events. Visit the website to buy tickets and download a free Fairgrounds app.
(5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg)
Mac and Cheese Festival
Buffalo's cheesiest event includes top chefs, food trucks, food vendors, and more than thirty different kinds of mac 'n' cheese. Craft beers, wine and ciders are also available.
11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Buffalo RiverWorks
(359 Ganson Street)
Taste of Ellicottville
Check the website.
Chautauqua Institution 2021 Programming
Lectures, exhibitions, musical performances, theater, and more are planned for Chautauqua this year, with events happening daily and nightly. Check the website for up-to-date information.
Thursdays at Larkin Square
Live music, food, wine, beer, and local vendors are all on tap as this popular summer tradition returns.
5.–8 p.m., Thursdays, Larkin Square
(745 Seneca Street)