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By Mary Friona-Celani » Wednesday, June 29, 2016

One thing that is really cool about summer in Buffalo is the fact that you can have fun without spending a ton of money. In fact, you and your kids can have a blast – without spending a dime. There are free events all summer long.  So don’t go broke savoring the summer – follow our guide to something free every day... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summertime is the season of music festivals. And for those that want to blow off work pre-Independence Day, toss some 30 racks in the Silverado and pitch a tent in the name of new country, then this weekend may have been marked on your Luke Bryan novelty calendar for some time. Yes, it’s time for the three-day... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, June 24, 2016

1) NHL Draft fan fest, 4 to 10 p.m. June 24 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Free to attend. Commentary: The NHL Draft is unquestionably the biggest event in Buffalo this weekend, with hockey luminaries from across the country gathering here to continue to build the future of their respective rosters. Given that the Maple... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Thursday, June 23, 2016

It's another busy weekend on the festival scene so there's no reason to stay home. Here's a very full list of weekend activities. For even more events throughout the summer, check out Gusto's annual Festival Guide. June 23-July 17: Shakespeare in Delaware Park has opened its first production of the season, "The... Read More

By Cresonia Hsieh » Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday kicked off Buffalo’s 41st annual Juneteenth Festival, an event devoted to celebrating African Americans’ liberation from slavery. Festival spokesperson Jerome Williams described this year’s event as the largest Juneteenth in the nation. With 150 concessions, a parade with 1,500 marchers and thousands... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, June 17, 2016

1) BBQ & Blues Bash, 5 to 9 p.m. June 17 on Illinois Street in the Cobblestone District. Tickets are a $20 donation to Gateway-Longview in advance or $25 at the event. Commentary: The electric combination of barbecue and blues comes together on Friday night in the Cobblestone District, as saucy meat from Big Belly... Read More

By » Saturday, June 11, 2016

Figuring out what to see at this weekend’s 59th annual Allentown Art Festival can be quite a feat, given that 400 artists have booths there.But, here’s what you shouldn’t miss:Watch Bruce Odell play with fire: Bruce Odell is fired up on art. The three-time U.S. Pottery Olympics champ heats a vase to 2,000 degrees,... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, June 11, 2016

But is it art? You could ask that question at the Allentown Art Festival, and lots of folks do, between bites of fried dough. It has become a spectator sport on social media, spotting the weirdest items. A broom with Bob Marley’s face carved into the handle. A black velvet painting of a gorilla. Pots adorned with... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, June 10, 2016

1) Taste of Country featuring Billy Currington, doors at 5 p.m., concert at 6:15 on June 10 at Coca-Cola Field (275 Washington St.). Tickets are $34 and can be purchased here or on-site. Commentary: Cowboy hats are the signature sign of country concerts, and while they're usually more plentiful at Darien Lake, WYRK has... Read More

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The four seasons give us a bounty of year-round activities. But there is just something special about how our area blossoms in summertime as we take advantage of the warmer weather to spend as much time as possible outside. Though it’s not officially summer, the weekends are already filled with activities. We can look... Read More

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