Buffalo loves a festival. In mid-May, there’s the Buffalo Greek Fest (Hellenic Orthodox Church Of the Annunciation, 146 West Utica Street, 716/882-7121, www.buffalogreekfestival.org, adults $2, children 12 and under free), featuring Greek food, dance, and music.
In early June the Allentown Art Festival (Allentown Village Society, Inc., 716/881-4269, www.allentownartfestival.com) highlights work by over 400 artists and artisans.
In mid-June the Juneteenth Festival (1517 Genesee St., 716/891-8801, www.juneteenthofbuffalo.com) takes place in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
The Friendship Festival (Riverside Park, Niagara and Vulcan Sts., 888/333-1987, www.friendshipfestival.com)in early July commemorates two centuries of peace between the United States and Canada with fireworks, food, and musical acts.
One of the nation’s largest outdoor food fests is the Taste of Buffalo (www.tasteofbuffalo.com) in mid-July.
For more information on these events, contact the Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau (716/852-2356, www.visitbuffaloniagara.com).
© Avalon Travel and Sascha Zuger from Moon New York State, 5th Edition