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7 things to do in WNY this weekend: May 24th - May 27th

Posted at 11:36 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 12:20:42-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Fire up those grills.

Memorial Day weekend is finally here. A lot of Western New Yorkers will have three days off from work.

So here are some events and ideas you may want to check out this weekend.

Flow Fest 4

Nothing says kicking off the summer season than a beach party. Neighbors from across the area will gather at Woodlawn Beach for the fourth annual Flow Fest. Enjoy live entertainment and some outside fun at the beach. You must be at least 21 years old to join the party Saturday. It costs $20 per person. The party goes from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can find more information here.

Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kick Off Party

Maybe the beach isn't your thing. Why not head indoors and enjoy a couple of brews at The Draft Room as it kicks off Memorial Day Weekend. There will be live music both Friday and Saturday. There will be a cornhole tournament Sunday.

An American Salute

Join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Friday and Saturday at Kleinhans Music Hall for a patriotic evening. The BPO will be celebrating over 200 years of American music. Tickets are still available for both performances. You can find tickets here.

Totally Buffalo Festival

Bring the family to Buffalo Riverworks Saturday and Sunday for the Totally Buffalo Festival. You will be able to pick up some sweet items downtown. Not to mention there will be carnival games, bounce houses and more. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. It costs $5 to get in. Kids 5-years-old and under will get into the festival for free.

Buffalo Marathon 2019 Weekend

You can say this will be the cutest race you'll see all weekend. We're talking about the Ruffalo Stampede Saturday. Each furry friend will get a custom Ruffalo medal along with a bandanna. It costs $20 for each dog. The race starts on West Huron Street and Franklin Street Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Of course there's the actual Buffalo Marathon as well. You can cheer on thousands of runners as they move through downtown Buffalo Sunday morning. The race ends in front of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The race starts at 6:30. You can find more information about the Buffalo Marathon here.

Humble and Human Art Exhibition

This is the last weekend you'll be able to check out this art exhibition honoring former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson. The exhibition explores the work of impressionist and post-impressionist artists that Wilson was drawn to, including Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet, while celebrating Wilson's life. You can find more information about the exhibit here.

Mike Randall as Mark Twain Live

7 First Alert Meteorologist and reporter Mike Randall will take the stage and perform his one man Mark Twain show. Here all the classics from Mark Twain himself Friday evening. The performance will take place at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 at the door.