Festivals this weekend include the Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Celebration and the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival.
BUFFALO, NY – We still have a weekend until Labor Day weekend, so why not get out and enjoy!
Many festivals are happening this weekend in Western New York.
After two festivals canceled due to COVID, the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival is back Saturday and Sunday.
About 23 years ago, a group of artists from the village of Elmwood, along with small business owners and community activists, decided to organize an eco-friendly event showcasing the best of the western New York. So they started the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival.
It takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with concerts until 8:30 p.m. Sunday is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
So there is Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival Sunday at Central Terminal. It starts at 2 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.
The South Buffalo Irish Festival is already underway and will run until midnight Friday. Saturday is from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the evening.
The Lewiston Jazz Festival begins Friday at 5 p.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. On Saturdays, it operates from noon to 10:30 p.m.
The End of Summer Festival takes place on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm at the Ecole du Parc.
And the celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day also takes place on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Center Dnipro.
After COVID canceled the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts in 2020 and last year, the festival president is happy to be back.
“What we have is free for everyone, we welcome everyone from Western New York to come and stop by Saturday or Sunday. We have 170 world-class artists representing every medium imaginable. most of them are from western New York We have a children’s party in the Lexington Co-op parking lot that has six activity tents that aren’t your average activity tent. homemade drill presses that the kids are going to make spinning tops with, wooden spinning tops,” said Joe DiPasquale, President of the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival.
They will also have sixty local performances on four stages and food from around the world from 24 food vendors.
Plus, all of the shops and restaurants along Elmwood are worth exploring.
Elmwood Avenue closes Saturday morning at 5.30am for the festival between West Ferry and Delavan, so be aware of this if you plan to drive. And the president of the festival said it was better to leave his dogs at home. he says it’s going to be too hot on the sidewalk and he’d rather everyone’s pets stay safe.
The Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Celebration is on Sunday and celebrates artists from Western New York.
“You can expect a lot, so it’s going to be a very experimental and very interactive experience for everyone. You’re going to see everything from the silent disco, to the three music stages, to the art exhibitions, to the installations, to our vendor village, living paintings, living interactions, a bouncy house, a cozy igloo, there’s more than enough for all families and all ages to enjoy,” said Lindsey Taylor , founder of the Beau Fleuve Musical and Artistic Celebration.
Taylor says they really don’t advertise set times ahead of time so people are really immersed in the programming to experience new things.