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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: May 19 - May 21

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Posted at 2:13 PM, May 19, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're looking for something to do this weekend, there is plenty happening across Western New York.

Gaslight Anthem at Buffalo's Outer Harbor and other events at Canalside
Gaslight Anthem will take the stage at Buffalo's Outer Harbor on Saturday and will be joined by special guests Oso Oso and Emily Wolfe. This concert is part of the Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the concert at the Outer Harbor, there will also be activities at Canalside all weekend. You can grab food from Clinton's Dish, take a ride on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, visit the Longshed, and go on one of the Buffalo Boat Tours. You can find more information here.

Celebrate Spring Carnival with Hammerl Amusements at Eastern Hills Mall
Hammerl Amusements will host its first of two weekends of its Celebrate Spring Carnival from Friday to Sunday. It will take place at the Eastern Hills Mall in front of JCPenney. There will be on-price ride specials, games and food vendors. You can find more information here.

Buffalo Porchfest 2023
Buffalo Porchfest will take place Saturday in the Elmwood Village from noon to 4 p.m. The Elmwood Village Association is partnering with WBFO The Bridge for the event which began in 2013 and is now a WNY favorite. You can find more information here.

Buffalo Bisons wrap up the team's homestand at Sahlen Field
The Buffalo Bisons will wrap up the team's 12-game homestand at Sahlen Field this weekend with games against the Rochester Red Wings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Through the first nine games of the homestand, the Bisons are 7-2. Friday is Marvel's Defenders of the Diamond Night, Saturday is Armed Forces Day and Sunday is Princess Day. You can find more information here.

Boom Days Buffalo
Boom Days Buffalo will take place on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Silo City. It is an annual celebration of spring marking the removal of the ice boom. There will be family-friendly events throughout the day. You can find more information here.

Full Circle Fest at Knox Farm State Park
Full Circle Fest will take place on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Knox Farm State Park. "To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, 42 North will host its 6th installment of Full Circle Festival at the historic Stables at Knox Farm. This festival celebrates the sustainability of the region's craft beverage industry with live music, a pig roast, and, of course, sampling of some of the craft producers' latest creations," its event page says. You can find more information here.

U-Plant Before U-Pick at Greg's U-Pick Farm
A U-Plant Before U-Pick event will take place at Greg's U-Pick Farm on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Join us for a fun-filled family event on the farm! Help us to kick off the season and work side by side with our farmers to learn about planting! Take a hayride, get your hands dirty, visit our animals, and have fun in the Farm Store & Bakery! Don’t forget to ask about our CSA Program and what you can expect to see on the farm all season long," its website says. You can find more information here.