LifestyleTaste and See

Actions

7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: May 17 - May 19

Posted: 11:11 AM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 11:11:53-04
Celebrating spring at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — We're finally seeing some seasonable weather this weekend, so let's check out some ways you can get out and enjoy it!

SkyRide
Sunday morning, you can ride your bike on the Skyway, Scajaquada Expressway (198) and Kensington Expressway (33). Cyclists will depart on a city-wide tour at 9am, starting at LaSalle Park. Cyclists will return to the park after the ride for an after party hosted by 7 Eyewitness News anchor Katie Morse.

The Great Plant Sale
Celebrate the warm weather by picking up container and garden plants at the Botanical Gardens! The sale is on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find out more here.

SPCA Vets & Pets adoption event
Starting Saturday, the SPCA Serving Erie County is offering to waive the adoption fees for active duty military, reservists, and veterans. The offer also applies to all off-site adoption locations. If you're interested in the offer but need to make sure a pet is right for you right now, you have some time-- Vets & Pets runs through May 27.

Thomas the Tank Engine
This weekend, Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into Medina! The "Day Out with Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019" makes a stop at the Medina Railroad Museum Friday through Sunday. Visitors can take a 25-minute ride with Thomas throughout the day. Tickets are $23.

SpaceFEST at Buffalo Museum of Science
Visitors to the Buffalo Museum of Science can use solar telescopes all day Saturday on the roof deck, see shows in the planetarium and more. IN addition, the museum is hosting a special Science After Hours: SpaceFEST event on Friday night for adults only.

Buffalo History Museum commemorates the Pan-American Exposition
The museum is celebrating the 118th anniversary of the 1901 World's Fair all weekend long. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can check out tours at the museum, kid-friendly activities, and more. Admission is free.

Bandits in NLL Championship Round Game One
If you think Buffalo's sports teams have a playoff problem, you need to be watching more lacrosse! The Buffalo Bandits take on the Calgary Roughnecks in Game One of the NLL Championships at KeyBank Center Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a three-game series. The Bandits are hosting a Party in the Plaza before the game, starting at 5 p.m.