Taste of Buffalo – Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9 on Delaware Ave. in downtown buffalo, from Niagara Square to Chippewa. The largest two-day food festival in the country will feature over 60 restaurants, food trucks and wineries from throughout the area, as well as cooking demonstrations, a beer tent and live music. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (beer tent until 11 p.m.) and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. – find out more at www.tasteofbuffalo.com.
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Old Home Days – Tuesday through Friday, July 11-14 at Island Park, Main St. in the Village of Williamsville. Events include the giant parade (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.), bike rodeo (Wednesday at 11 a.m.), midway rides, live music and performances, food and much more. Find out more at the Old Home Days website.
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas – Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 23 on both sides of the canal in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Features food and beverages, midway rides, demonstrations, live entertainment and more. Events include the Canal Fest parade (Tuesday, July 18), Car Cruise (Wednesday, July 19), Bike Cruise (Friday, July 21) and the Arts & Crafts Show (Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23). Find a complete schedule at www.canalfest.org.
Rock the Barn – Friday and Saturday, July 21-22 at The Big Yellow Barn, 9015 Main St. in Clarence. Two days of music and great food to benefit Meals on Wheels Services in Clarence, Akron and Newstead; Friday features Bon Journey, and Saturday is headlined by Nightrain. Tickets are $20 in advance for both days – free for kids under 10; tickets will be $25 at the door. Find out more about the event at rockthebarn.com.
Glen Park Arts Festival – Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30 at Glen Park in the Village of Williamsville, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. The festival will feature numerous artisans, food, live entertainment and more. Find out more at the Glen Park Arts Festival Facebook Page.