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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: April 15 - April 17

Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 11:40:12-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — From Easter traditions to new family fun to try, there are plenty of events around Western New York this weekend.

Broadway Market Easter weekend hours
Pick up Easter food and more at the Broadway Market, and enjoy the sights of a Buffalo tradition! The market is open on Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's closed on Easter Sunday. Kids can visit the Easter Bunny on Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Off-Broadway Market at Eastern Hills Mall
More than 60 vendors are set up at Eastern Hills Mall with Easter fare. The farmers and artisans market is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Philadelphia Flyers @ Buffalo Sabres
Saturday night is one of the final three chances for Sabres fans to catch a home game this season. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at KeyBank Center. The Flyers travel to Buffalo after losing three straight. Tickets are available on the Sabres website.

Community Beer Works 10th Anniversary
CBW is celebrating ten years in business with a day of events on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. at its taproom at 520 7th Street in Buffalo. The brewery will host guided tours, serve a smoked pork dinner, and offer up a specially-brewed limited edition double IPA. Hatchets & Hops will be on hand for axe throwing. The event also features a cornhole tournament and live music. It is free to enter.

Buffalo's Best Kielbasa Contest
The competition to find Buffalo's Best Kielbasa returns to Flying Bison Brewing Company on Saturday after a two-year absence. The contest is part of Flying Bison's Pils, Pierogi & Polka event. This year, the contest is homemade only, with no commercial competitors. Kielbasa is judged based on categories: fresh traditional, smoked traditional, fresh holiday, smoked holiday and non-traditional. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. at Flying Bison, 840 Seneca Street in Buffalo.

Botanical Gardens Spring Flower Exhibit
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens "Botanical Bunny" will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday to say hello to kids. Purchasing an e-ticket in advance is strongly recommended by the gardens due to capacity limitations. The spring flower exhibit is also underway through April 24.

Lockport Community Farmers Market
Head to 140 Main Street in Lockport on Saturday to enjoy the farmer's market last indoor event before moving outside for the spring and summer months! The Lockport Community Farmers Market is hosting an Easter egg hunt and breaking a pñata at The Whole Empanada's vendor stand. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.