Wednesday, March 25, 2015

30 Things to do Before Memorial Day

A couple months ago, I posted 50 things to do before spring. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to see what we can knock off the “to-do” list before Memorial Day – some of these are similar to the previous list, but that’s because there are so many year-round things to do in the Queen City!
  • Get your taxes done!
  • Visit Canalside – because there’s so much to do the whole year through!
  • Springtime in the Country – the juried artisan show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds takes place March 27th through 29th.
  • Spring Flower Show at the Botanical Gardens
  • Broadway Market – the place everyone goes at Easter time, but it’s open year-round!
  • Easter egg hunts – check out this round-up of Buffalo-area hunts!
  • Bagels and Booze Brunch at Hydraulic Hearth.
  • Get some ice cream – doesn’t matter that it’s still hovering in the 30s – you know you want some!
  • Try a new restaurant.
  • Find your summer patio – scout out your summer hang out before everyone else finds it.
  • Beerology – April 18th at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
  • Try a new recipe.
  • Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival – taking place May 2nd through 9th at the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park (behind the Buffalo History Museum).
  • Take a spring walk.
  • Take a Buffalo tour – there’s so much you can learn on guided tours, especially about this great city.
  • Take a trip to Rochester.
  • Visit the Lilac Festival in Rochester – taking place May 8th through 17th at Highland Park in Rochester.
  • Visit Forest Lawn Cemetery – check out the remaining weeks of Sundays in the Cemetery.
  • Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site – located at 641 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo, there’s free admission on April 18th and 19th as part of Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.
  • Buffalo Bisons – the Bisons open their 2015 season on April 9th – catch a game at Coca Cola Field.
  • Kick off auto racing season – the Race of Champions Modified Tour opens the season at Lancaster National Speedway on April 19th! Drag racing aficionados can hit the track the day before for their season opener.
  • Watch the NHL Draft Lottery –since when has the entry draft lottery been “must-see TV?” Since the race for McEichel is on!
  • Visit a nearby MLB park – check out the ballparks in Toronto, Cleveland or Pittsburgh.
  • Get the car or bike ready for car shows and cruise nights – check out for an updated list.
  • Spring cleaning – boring, but it has to be done.
  • Yard work – now that we can find our yards…
  • Take a gardening class – even if you’re not a beginner, you can always learn something new in a class.
  • Visit a garden center (or two…or 10) – I’m guilty of the latter…
  • Plan a veggie garden – eat what you grow!
  • Start planning your summer – it’s never too early to start planning vacations, day trips, concert outings – it’s Buffalo, the possibilities are endless!

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