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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: August 9 - August 11

Posted at 9:42 AM, Aug 08, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Are you ready for the best 12 days of summer?

Of course we're talking about the Erie County Fair. But if you can't make it out to the Hamburg Fairgrounds this weekend, no worries. The fair runs through Sunday, August 18. We've got some events for you to check out across Western New York.

Astronomy Nights at the Pointe

This event is for stargazers. Take in the night life at Wilkeson Pointe for Astronomy Nights at the Pointe. Take a trip to the moon, the planets Jupiter and Saturn and cluster of stars from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. This event is free. You can find out more information by clicking here.

Templeton Landing on the Deck Summer Concerts

Soak in the sun, cool down with some brews and enjoy live music on the waterfront Friday and Saturday. You'll have a front row seat to the Erie Basin Marina at Templeton Landing. The concerts run from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Flutterby Festival

This festival is for the butterflies. The Elmwood Village will flutter with activity from Summer Street to the Albright-Knox area. Taste and see the Flutterby beer, walk to the butterfly tent and check out some of the butterfly friendly gardens. The Flutterby Festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Saturday.

Movies in the Meadows

Bring a blanket and watch the classic film 'Casablanca' out in the open at Delaware Park. Movies in the Meadows happen behind the Parkside Lodge every Friday. This movie is free and starts at dusk.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Some of the biggest names in comedy will be in Jamestown this weekend for the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. John Mulaney and Sebastian Maniscalco and more will get up in front of the mic Friday. And while you're there, go visit the National Comedy Museum. You can find a list of names that will be performing in Jamestown and events here.

Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival

This festival is just up the road from Ellicottville. The hills of East Otto will be filled with music for the Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival. If you haven't been to this park, it's filled with giant sculptures that are spread out throughout the forest. The festival takes place Sunday and goes from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rotary Club Duck Derby

Here's a race that may just make you go quackers! Canalside will be filled with rubber ducks for the Buffalo Rotary DUCK DERBY fundraiser. You can adopt a duck for $5. Proceeds will benefit local clubs. The race will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. You can find out where you can buy a duck here.