Taste of Buffalo – Saturday and Sunday, July 12th and 13th on Delaware Ave. in downtown buffalo, from Niagara Square to Chippewa. The largest two-day food festival in the country will feature over 50 restaurants and food trucks from throughout the area. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – find out more at www.tasteofbuffalo.com.
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas – Sunday, July 13th through Sunday, July 20th on both sides of the canal in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Features food and beverages, midway rides, demonstrations, live entertainment and more. Events include the Canal Fest parade (Tuesday, July 15th), Car Cruise (Wednesday, July 16th), Bike Cruise (Friday, July 18th) and the Arts & Crafts Show (Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th). Find a complete schedule at www.canalfest.org.
Rock the Barn – Friday and Saturday, July 18th and 19th at The Big Yellow Barn, 9015 Main St. in Clarence. Two days of blues music and great food to benefit the Clarence Newstead Meals on Wheels Task Force. Tickets are $15 in advance for both days – free for kids under 10; tickets will be $20 at the door. Find out more about the event at rockthebarn.com.
Hamburg Burgerfest – Saturday, July 19th in the Village of Hamburg (along Main and Buffalo Sts.). Featuring car show (noon to 4 p.m.), burger-eating contest (3 p.m.), craft show (noon to 8 p.m.) and live music throughout the day. Find out more at www.hamburgburgerfest.com.
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