If you’re looking for a little Bohemian adventure then you need to look no further than the Allentown Art District in Buffalo. Allentown is where the artists are and with its abundance of live music bars and galleries, you won’t be lacking in things to see and do.

You’ll know that you’ve made it to your destination when you see the massive wall murals that grace the area! There’s even someone known as “the bubble man” that can be seen blowing bubbles out of his apartment window above the district on the corner of Elmwood and Allen. The area is laid back yet full of life’s energy.

Visit for First Friday’s when you can experience the Art Walk. The local artists are out in droves and you can rub elbows with elite artists and even discover new ones. The first Friday of every month will show you the district at full bloom!

Some of the best bars in Buffalo can be found in the Allentown Art District. If you love live music then you should check out Nietzsche’s as they have live music every day. Saturday is a special treat because at 4:30 the locals gather ’round for a great Celtic music treat. Grab a pint and kick back for some great music and fun.

From funky nightlife to exquisite Sunday brunch, Allentown has just about everything to offer you for a great weekend. Shopping and dining are steps from one another and the atmosphere is easy and relaxed.

Don’t miss out on this excellent area! Tuck a flower in your lapel or in your hair and take a stroll through this beautiful and friendly area for some truly wonderful memories.
With so much to see and do in the Buffalo area boredom should never befall you.

Check out the Events in Buffalo 2018. When visiting Buffalo, NY you can always expect to find something fun each time that you visit. You can plan your vacation around events or just “wing” it on the Buffalo Wing Trail. This summer’s events are as follows:

1. Buffalo Pride Festival
May 29th – June 3rd
The Pride Festival plays host to many different events that are located throughout the city. There’s a 5k run, art exhibitions, and many cultural events. This event is one of the biggest parties of the year. Show your support and enjoy the many wonderful activities!

2. Buffalo Greek Festival
June 1st – June 3rd
Location: Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
Buffalo has a large Greek population and this event brings that population together for music, dancing, food, shopping, and fun. There is much to enjoy including the truly delicious authentic Greek foods!

3. Allentown Art Festival
June 9th – June 10th
Location: Allen Street, Allentown
The community of Allentown comes together and turns the streets into a living gallery. Hundreds of talented vendors and artists line the streets showing off their talent while live performers and food trucks fill the remaining spaces.

4. Juneteenth
June 16th – June 17th
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Two days of wonderful celebration! This two-day celebration draws many to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation. One of the largest African American celebrations in the nation!

5. Shakespeare In The Park
June 21st – July 15th & July 27th – August 19th
Location: Deleware Park
Experience live summer performances of Shakespeare’s plays! Bring a blanket and a bottle of wine and kick back to enjoy great performances of your most beloved plays. (plays announced closer to date)

6. Taste of Buffalo
July 7th- July 8th
Location: Deleware Ave.
Get ready for a taste of Buffalo! During this celebration, more than 50 local restaurants will be giving out samples of their delicious food. There will be live music and awesome demonstrations of a culinary nature. This is one of the largest food festivals in the U.S.!

7. Galbani Italian Heritage Festival
July 12th – July 15th
Location: Outer Harbor
Come and celebrate Buffalo’s wonderful Italian heritage. This celebration offers food, fun, and music for its second year.

8. Infringement Festival
July 26th – August 5th
Location: All Around Buffalo
For 11 days you will be able to experience music and performances as well as eclectic art during this indoor and outdoor arts festival. Small galleries, as well as large museums all, take part!

9. Cobblestone Live
July 27th – July 28th
Location: Cobblestone District
This is a great event that had over 40 bands playing over 2 days of festivities and music. There are three outdoor stages as well as stages inside of the Lockhouse Distillery and Buffalo Iron Works.

10. Buffalo Irish Festival
August 24th – August 26th
Location: Outer Harbor, Buffalo
Music, dancing, more music, food, and even more dancing as you celebrate with the Irish community of Buffalo! For three days you can celebrate at Wilkeson Pointe and enjoy everything Irish!

The Buffalo Wing Trail beckons when you visit Buffalo.

You can’t visit Buffalo without ordering Buffalo wings. Why? The Buffalo-style chicken wing was created here in 1964! The wings slathered in the sauce that you love so well were brought to life right here in our very own Buffalo, NY.
During your stay, you can stop at any of the 12 famous pubs in Buffalo that make up the “Buffalo Wing Trail”. Each pub has its own secret sauce or recipe that gives their “on the map” wings their magic.
Even the famous Jay Leno can be seen in the city chowing down on Buffalo wings on occasion. His stop at La Nova Pizzeria prompted the owners to create his favorite wing flavor and call it the Jay Leno wing!
You should definitely see what all the fuss is about. Whether you pick one of the wing spots at random or make your way down the entire wing trail, you’re going to discover your favorite spots and want to visit them each and every time you come back.

In Alphabetical Order:

Anchor Bar (Where the first Buffalo wing was created!)
Bar-Bill Tavern
Blackthorn Restaurant
Doc Sullivan’s
Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant
Gabriel’s Gate
Gene McCarthy’s
Glen Park Tavern
Lenox Grill
Mammoser’s Tavern

Don’t forget to visit on the 1st and 2nd of every September! It’s the Wing Festival! This is the 17th year for the National Buffalo Wing Festival! With more than 70,000 people from more than 50 different countries attend each year! Countless flavors of wings, amateur cook-offs, eating competitions, and more can be found here during these two days. It’s a wing-lover’s paradise!

If you’re looking for a great family outing then the Buffalo Zoo is a great day trip to take with the kids! The Buffalo Zoo is the home of over 1,000 animals and more than 500 different species. It’s also our nations 3rd oldest zoo! From polar bears to the animals of the rainforest you and your family can experience animals from all over the globe.

You can watch Luna the polar bear swim and play. She loves to entertain the crowds that come to watch her splash around!

For a smaller form of entertainment, you should visit the river otters. They leap, play, and chase each other around. Fun is the name of the game for these little cuties!

What zoo is complete without a pride of lions to watch? Stopping by to see Lusaka and Tiberius is a must when visiting the zoo. If you’ve never heard a lion roar then you’re going to be in for a real treat because these two can be heard from time to time no matter where you are at the zoo!

For a little bit of history thrown into your zoo adventure; stop by and visit CandyAnne the mule and discover how these great animals were so important to the Erie Canal. Not only will you learn the large role that mules played in delivering cargo on the canal you’ll also be able to see a wonderful recreation of one of the barges used on the river.

If you love the rainforest and all of its brightly colored animals then you’re going to love seeing all of the brightly colored birds and amphibians that live at the zoo. The birds aren’t the only animals in the rainforest that have bright colors. The zoo is also home to Poison Dart Frogs!

Don’t forget to stop by the petting zoo for some hands-on affection too!

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