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S U M M E R Allentown Art Festival/Allentown West Every summer, more than half-a-million visitors flock to this multifaceted arts festival that takes place over two days in early June. Juneteenth Festival This celebration of Buffalo’s African American heritage brings thousands of visitors to MLK, Jr. Park for a weekend of fantastic food, music, crafts, and dance. Taste of Buffalo One of the largest food festivals of its kind in the country, this is a great way to try signature foods from dozens of local restaurants and food trucks. Garden Walk Buffalo The largest free public garden walk in the country, this incredible event enables hundreds of thousands of visitors to view hundreds of private gardens throughout the City of Buffalo. Burmese Water Festival This beautiful and fun celebration of the Burmese New Year is one of Buffalo Niagara’s newest festivals, organized by our region’s growing core of Burmese immigrants. Tonawanda Canal Fest As the Erie Canal has experienced revitalization, so has this week-long event, which attracts thousands of people. Erie County Fair The third-largest county fair in America — and one of the longest running — “The Fair” is one of the most popular and fun family-centered events in the region. Elmwood Festival of the Arts Showcasing local artists, this much-loved event includes visual and performing arts, porch parties, music, special events, and programs for kids, and much more. National Buffalo Wing Festival Every Labor Day weekend, tens of thousands converge on Buffalo to celebrate one of America’s favorite bar and game day foods. The festival features 40 tons and 100 varieties of chicken wings. Harvest Festivals, including Eden Corn Fest & Lewiston Peach Festival With our region’s diverse and plentiful agricultural heritage, there are reasons to celebrate throughout the summer, beginning with June’s strawberry festivals. Artpark A picturesque New York State Park, high atop the Niagara River Gorge, offers a full spectrum of engaging entertainment; from productions of Broadway musicals and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performances in the Mainstage Theater to concerts in the newly renovated Outdoor Amphitheater. Created especially with the family in mind, Artpark also offers art, theater, and rock camps for youth, and a variety of weekend family programs. The park also includes numerous hiking trails, nature sites, fishing docks, and picnic areas. © THE PRIDE CENTER OF WNY PRIDE WEEK This week long celebration expresses the region’s support of our LGTBQ community. Over 30,000 people join in a number of events that make up the week including the Pride Festival, parade, 5K, and more. © THE PRIDE CENTER OF WNY FALL Oktoberfest Weekend in Ellicottville Head to the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County and the Village of Ellicottville for one of the most popular fall music and arts festivals in the region. The Great Pumpkin Farm/Pumpkinville/ Great American Pumpkin Festival/ Oinktoberfest These events are favorites for kids of all ages celebrating everything from Halloween favorites to barbecue contests. Niagara Wine Trail Great to visit all year, the Niagara Wine Trail really comes alive in the fall, when harvesting is completed and it’s time to uncork the previous years’ vintages. D EL AWA R E PA R K © BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY buffaloniagara.org 53