The weekend is officially here, and with so much happening around town, who wants to stay inside? Here's a look at some of the events happening in western new york this weekend.
*Annual Cherry Blossom Festival: The event runs April 30th through May 7th, on the Portico of the Buffalo History Museum. Visitors will enjoy music, tea, ceremonies, movies, family activities and more. The 2016 Festival will open with the introduction of a new self-guided mobile audio tour of the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park, presented by Wegmans. For a full schedule of events, click here.
*Walk MS: More than 2,300 people are expected to take part in the walk which is being held Saturday at 9:00am at Buffalo Canalside. Money raised from the event will support MS research and fund programs and services for people living with MS. To register, click here.
*Summit Center's Walk for Autism:"Building hope, one step at a time," that's the motto of the 17th annual Autism Walk happening Saturday morning. Pre-event festivities kick-off at 10am, the walk will begin at 10:50am at the facility on Stahl Road in Getzville. This year's fundraising goal is $350,000. The learn more about tomorrow's walk, click here.
*International Astronomy Day: Here's your chance to spot some real stars. The Buffalo Astronomical Association is hosting International Astronomy Day at the Buffalo Museum of Science. The event is being held Saturday, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Visit the museum's site by clicking here.
*Annual Ride for Bryce: He was a 14-year-old boy, known for his love of BMX bikes, before he was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2012. The 4th Annual Ride for Bryce Buchholz, named in his memory, is being held at the KEYSA Park in Lancaster. Registration for Sunday's ride begins at 9 a.m, the ride begins at 11 a.m. Registration is $10 before and $15 the day of. To pre-register contact William Buchholz at 716-830-8465 or Anne Farmer at 716-684-2406. Check out Rachel Elzufon's story about Bryce, here.
*John Bennett Regatta: The West Side Rowing Club will host its first regatta of the 2016 season on Sunday. Time Trials begin at 9:00a.m. and continue throughout the morning at the club in Buffalo. To learn more about the event, and the West Side Rowing Club check out Matt Bove's story.