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Buffalo Wine Festival – Saturday, April 1, with sessions from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo. Every ticket holder receives a keepsake wine glass, samples, entertainment and more. Tickets are $35 in advance and available at the link above.
Seaster at the Aquarium – Saturday, April 8 at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St. in Niagara Falls. Visit with the Easter Bunny ($5 for photo – noon-12:45 and 1:45-2:30 p.m.) and join in the Jello Egg Toss ($5 per egg – Sea Lions – 11:20 a.m. and 1:20 p.m., Seals – 10:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.).
Food Truck Tuesdays – beginning Tuesday, April 11 and continuing through October 3, visit Larkin Square from 5-8 p.m. every Tuesday (except July 4) and sample from up to 28 food trucks around Larkinville. There will also be live music weekly and more fun at the surrounding breweries and distilleries.
Taste of the Trail – Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 and 29-30, at participating wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail. Tickets include three tastings and food samples at each winery as well as a commemorative wine glass at your first winery. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. – tickets are $25 in advance for one weekend ($30 at the door) or $40 for both weekends ($45 at the door).
Sips, Suds and Sweets – Thursday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Fox Run at Orchard Park, One Fox Run in Orchard Park. The fourth annual event is a beer, wine and dessert tasting with a number of vendors plus live music, silent auctions, basket raffles and more – event supports the Senior Wishes organization. Tickets for the 21-and-over event are $50 presale and $60 the day of the event.