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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: May 3rd - May 5th

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival to go on digitally
Posted at 8:50 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 08:50:14-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Finally, we'll have some warmer weather to soak in this weekend.

We've got some outdoor events for you to check out.

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Buffalo History Museum looks beautiful this time of year. A lot of that has to do with the cherry blossoms in the Japanese Gardens. You and the family can take as many selfies as you want this weekend. The best part about the Cherry Blossom Festival is that it is free to attend! You can check out a full list of events that will take place at the Buffalo History Museum here.

Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick exhibit will go out with a big celebration. The Buffalo Museum of Science will open at 10 a.m. Saturday,May 4th and stay open through the night until Sunday, May 5th at 4 p.m. You can find out ticket information on its website.

Six Flags Darien Lake New Attraction

This weekend is going to be a scream at Six Flags Darien Lake. That's because its showing off its newest attraction the Sky Screamer.

The new swing ride is more than 240 feet tall making it the tallest theme park attraction in New York state.

The park opens on a part-time basis this weekend. Six Flags Darien Lake will open seven days a week starting Friday, June 14th. You can find ticket information here.

Fantasy Island

Another Western New York theme park is opening the gates this weekend. Fantasy Island will kick off its 2019 season Saturday and Sunday. You'll get to ride all of your favorite attractions including the Silver Comet. The first 200 visitors to ride the coaster will get a free commemorative Silver Comet button.

You can find tickets here.

Aids Walk Buffalo

Western New Yorkers will head out to Delaware Park on Saturday for this year's AIDS Walk. Last year's walk raised more than $8,000. All that money stayed right here in Western New York. It was announced in March that this year's AIDS Walk would be the last.

The AIDS Walk will take place at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park Saturday. It starts at 10:30. For more information on the walk, head to this website here.

Walk MS Buffalo

Here's another walk for a good cause Saturday. Lots of families, neighbors and friends will gather at Canalside for the MS Walk Buffalo. The walk raises awareness for those who have multiple sclerosis. Proceeds will go towards fighting the disease.

The walk begins at 10 a.m. You can register here.

BPO and Star Wars

Relive the Star Wars films with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The BPO will be performing the music of Star Wars Saturday and Sunday at Kleinhans Music Hall. The Star Wars Day performance is set to be out of this world!

You can purchase tickets for the shows here.