Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s annual winter festival is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, in Delaware Park. Called Flurrious! the event is a mix between an adult fun and game driven beer and music festival, and a family-friendly youth inspired playground. Best of all, the Delaware Park setting is the perfect place to combine a range of activities that inspire the kid in all of us.
From an ever-growing (year to year) adult kickball tournament to a beer tent featuring live music throughout the day, attendees set out into the elements to participate in fun-filled games and sports, before being drawn back inside to warm up with hearty Brews and Stews. “Winter is an inherent part of our great community, and nobody embraces and celebrates this season like the people of Western New York,” said Thomas Herrera-Mishler, president and CEO, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “Flurrious! is a chance to explore and enjoy Delaware Park with family and friends in new, unique and fun ways.”
In the spirit of Olmsted, this is a free festival, with plenty of chances to get involved and participate in winter fun. Events include a fun run, the Buffalo Soccer Council’s Winter Cup (new this year), snow tennis, geo-caching (new this year), Kan-Jam, and of course the international Quidditch tournament that draws players from all over the East Coast. “Flurrious! is the perfect way for Western New Yorkers to take advantage of this great Olmsted park in this year’s very wintery season,” said Shelley C. Drake, president, M&T Charitable Foundation. “If you’ve got a little cabin fever, please get out there with your family and friends, and enjoy the activities.”
For the kids there is an igloo building demonstration, along with the Third Annual BlueCross BlueShield Snowman Making Challenge, midway games, a kite-flying demonstration, science demonstrations (inside the Parkside Lodge) and so forth. Adult activities include snow golf, a bike ride, a X-country ski tour of Delaware Park… and don’t forget about the live entertainment performed by Geno McManus, David Kane and Dan Harper throughout the day. Food trucks will also be on-hand to add to the festive atmosphere.