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Mardi Gras Weekend in Ellicottville – Friday through Sunday, March 11-13 throughout the village of Ellicottville. Crown the King and Queen, visit Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival, check out the Mardi Gras parade on Saturday and much more! Find out more information here.
Cavalcade of Cars – Friday through Sunday, March 4-6 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Events Center. The 23rd annual show will feature hot rods, classics, custom cars, race cars, motorcycles, vendors and more. The Batmobile and Christine will both be on site, and there will be live music Friday and Saturday. Hours are Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; admission is $13 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids under 6.
St. Patrick’s Day parades – since everyone is Irish for St. Patrick’s Day, take your pick of one of these parades – or hit both! The 23rd annual “Old Neighborhood” parade at noon on Saturday, March 19 at the Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy St. in Buffalo, or the Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Delaware Ave. at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.
Maple Weekends – Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20 and again Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3 at maple producers across New York State. Among the participating area venues: the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. in Amherst), Schumacher Farm (10217 Mill Rd. in Medina), Maple Glen Sugar House (2266 Gowanda Zoar Rd. in Gowanda), and the Genesee Country Village and Museum (1410 Flint Rd. in Mumford). Find more venues and more information here.
Buffalo Home Show – Friday through Sunday, March 4-6 and March 11-13 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo. Get ideas for home improvements, landscaping, building and more, sample brews in the Craft Beer Corner, get tips from HGTV and DIY Network star Matt Blashaw (Yard Crashers), and much more. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; admission is $11 for adults ($8 if purchased online here), $3 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids under 6.