BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW ) – Organizers say no snow is no problem for any of the wintry events going on this weekend in downtown Buffalo.
First, the Winterfest and Powder Keg Festival are taking place in Niagara Square. They may not be able to have sledding and snow maze building like they did in previous years, but there are many exciting events planned. They will have ice-skating, a petting zoo, ice and wood carving demonstrations, and KanJam. The SPCA will also be on site with their furry friends.
The kids can also build "crowmen" or "snowcrows" instead of snowmen. They will be making scarecrows dressed in winter attire. People can also head to Statler City for musical entertainment and warmth if that is something they desire.
One of the biggest events of the weekend will take place at Winterfest, and organizers will be making snow for this exciting competition.
“Our signature event is the Red Bull Buttercup Snow Boarding Exhibition right in front of City Hall,” Winterfest Organizer Drew Cerza said.
At the Erie Basin Marin, the Labatt Blue Street Hockey Tournament will also be taking place. There is no ice on the lake, so organizers made a modification from ice to street hockey. While watching the games, you can also enjoy food, drinks and entertainment.
“To get back at Mother Nature, we are still having the tournament and we will give the full $250 deposit for the teams that participates,” Brett Carlsen with Labatt Blue said.
Although there is not enough snow to go sledding, it will be a wintry weekend. Cold temps and some flurries are on the way just in time to give a seasonal feel to the events.
Now, if you want to stay out of the cold altogether, the Buffalo Auto Show is also going on until Sunday at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center. They have everything from shiny sports cars to family friendly vehicles. It’s also fun for the entire family with games, entertainment and special appearances.