7 things to do in Western New York this weekend

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The unofficial start to summer kicks off this weekend. And as you can imagine, there's a lot going on in Western New York. Here's a list of events you and your family can check out in the area. 

 

A Taste of Lewiston

One of Western New York's premiere culinary festivals happens this Saturday. A Taste of Lewiston will feature some of the best food Lewiston vendors have to offer. The festival will go from 12-8 p.m. on Center St.

 

Totally Buffalo Festival

Riverworks will be filled with almost 100 local venders Saturday for the Totally Buffalo Festival. Just like last year, vendors will sell Buffalo-based food and merchandise. 

According to Totally Buffalo, about 5,000 people attended the festival last year. 

 

Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Just down the road, the Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market will be open for business at Canalside. The market will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

Water Lantern Festival

On the other side of Canalside, many of you will go to the Outer Harbor for the Water Lantern Festival Saturday. There'll be food trucks and live music. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Lanterns will be launched into the water at 8:45 p.m.

 

Ruffalo Stampede

Hope you like cute, because you'll see a lot of puppies pawing down Franklin St. and Delaware Ave. Saturday for the Ruffalo Stampede. Event starts at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will go towards sponsoring a dog for the Buffalo Police K9 unit in memory of Office Lehner and his K9 partner.

 

Buffalo Marathon

Even if you're not lacing up for the big race, you can help cheer on runners downtown for the Buffalo Marathon. The race takes place Sunday at 6:30 a.m.

 

New Exhibit at Buffalo Zoo

You and your family can check out the newest exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo. Boomerang Island features more than 300 birds from Australia. 
 

 

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