Looking for something to do this Father’s Day weekend? We’ve got you covered! Here’s some cool events happening around town this weekend that you might want to check out!
Friday, June 19th
Urban Canvas Project
The Urban Canvas Project invites you to come celebrate the completion of its first major project, called “Erie County Through the Seasons,” from 7-9PM. Held at the Lafayette Tap Room at 391 Washington Street, the event will include free food, art displays and music to help “inspire community.” There will also be a 50-50 raffle to raise some money. Call 716.881.1071 for more information on this party.
Happy Hour Tour
The summer’s first Happy Hour tour is called “Crime & Scandal” and will expose some tawdriness from Buffalo’s past for tour-goers. Happy Hour tours are a new feature of Buffalo Tours, the popular program that takes visitors into the heart of the city’s rich cultural history and architectural brilliance. This particular tour ends at a local pub and will focus on crimes from local history, like the shooting of President William McKinley. Those interested can meet at Spot Coffee on the corner or Chippewa Street and Delaware Avenue. The tour starts at 6PM and costs $10. For more information about this tour, as well as others offered through Buffalo Tours, check out their Web site or read my previous story.
Saturday, June 20
Haunted Pub Crawl
Mason Winfield invites you to join him for a Haunted Pub Crawl this Saturday. He’ll take pub-crawlers through the Allentown District, stopping at haunted locations along the way. There will, of course, be time to partake in a few drinks as well. The tour costs $20 and begins at 7PM. However, feel free to arrive at the start — Cozumel Grill, located at 153 Elmwood Avenue — a little early to begin socializing. Pub crawls will continue throughout the summer in other locations throughout WNY. For more information, check out Winfield’s Web site or call 716.655.6663.
Brush Up Buffalo
This summer, this 12-year-old program heads to the University District to spruce up the neighborhood. Robert Scibilia, president of Brush Up Buffalo, is hoping at least 500 people sign up to participate in this year’s event, which helps to revitalize homes throughout that area. Volunteers work to repaint low income homes, while local businesses supply the materials. While working for about four hours, volunteers are also given free breakfast and lunch. Volunteers should meet at UB’s South Campus at 7:30AM; parking is available in the Diefendorf Lot off Sherman Road at Bailey Avenue. For more information, check our previous story or call their hotline at 716.250.3353.
Rediscover Amherst Street Festival: See story for full updated schedule of events.
Sunday, June 21
Nickel City Chef Competition
Nickel City Chef is WNY’s only live cooking battle and it promises to be a great time for all. During the competition, four local chefs will each face-off against another chef on the second floor of Artistic Kitchens and Bath, located at 200 Amherst Street. The two challengers will be given an hour to wow the judges by creating an original dish that includes a secret ingredient. JJ Richert, an acclaimed chef from Torches, will participate in this first competition, which begins at 3PM. Unfortunately, this weekend’s competition is sold out, but look out for future editions. For more information, check out our story on the competition.
Two Buffalo Tours
On Father’s Day, Buffalo Tours is offering two options if your father likes history: “Legendary Lincoln Parkway” and “Gold Medal Grain Elevators.” The first — which begins at 5PM at the Lincoln Statue by the rose garden in Delaware Park — explores this storied Buffalo neighborhood. It costs $10. The other tour gives visitors an update on the developments happening down by the Commercial Slip and Cobblestone District. The tour will also take participants over the Michigan Bridge for a closer look at the General Mills plant and other grain elevators. Participants even get to snack on General Mills samples throughout the day! It will kick off at 10AM and costs $10.
Friday and Saturday, June 19th and 20th
Riverfest: See story here.
We hope you and your family have a great weekend, and remember to check the BR events tab for more! Happy Father’s Day!!