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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: April 5th - April 7th

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 15:52:42-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — We hope you're ready to play ball with these events.

Thawfest
Around 50-breweries, distilleries and vineyards will be celebrating the arrival of spring at Buffalo Riverworks Friday. Sit back and enjoy a beer, cider, or some wine along with some live entertainment. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. It costs $45 to get in. You can buy tickets here.

Taste of Culinary
It's being dubbed as one of the go-to culinary events in Western New York. The 13th annual Taste of Culinary will be held this weekend at the Erie Community College's North Campus. You'll have first-hand-dibs on a wide selection of food and drinks from restaurants across the region. Admission for the event is $35. Taste of Culinary happens Sunday from 12-3 p.m.

Buffalo Wine Festival
Have your pick at a wide variety of wines at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Saturday. Thirty wineries will be on hand at the Buffalo Wine Festival. You'll have four wine tasting sessions to choose from. Did we mention there will be lots of delicious food that you can pair with your wine. It costs $20 to get into the convention center Saturday. The event runs from 12 p.m. to 9p.m. You can find a list of wineries here.

Justin Timberlake
Third time is a charm! Justin Timberlake is in town and he's ready to deliver. The pop-icon postponed his Buffalo stop twice. Tickets for Saturday's performance start at $51. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo Bisons
You can't ask for better weather for the Bison's home stand. The Scranton-Wilkes Barre Railriders are in town. The Bisons will be in town all weekend. You'll get to watch a fireworks display if you decide to attend the game Friday evening. Tickets range from $11 to $14.

Botanical Gardens Spring Exhibit

Spring is in the air inside the Botanical Gardens. Over 22,000 bulbs will be on display at this South Buffalo icon. But this exhibit isn't just about flowers. You can check out all the adorable bunnies and farm animals at the Botanical Gardens. It costs $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9 for students 13-years and older. Children between the ages 3 and 12 will cost $6.

Local Restaurant Week
Save yourself some room for desert. Local Restaurant Week is still going strong through this weekend. Restaurants are dishing out great deals on the cheap. Most restaurants offer at least one dining feature for $20, $30 or $40. Local Restaurant Week ends Sunday. You can find a list of restaurants taking part here.