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24 Hours in Buffalo: September

The 24 Hours in Buffalo Series is sponsored by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino

24 Hours in Buffalo is a monthly series we’ve launched to give our readers the rundown on places to explore and things to do in the coming month – whether you’re here for a quick visit and are hoping to squeeze in a mini adventure or two, or you’re a local looking for ideas on where to take your out-of-town guests, or you’re simply stumped on what to do with an upcoming free weekend.

Each month will be a little different, but look for features on a variety of urban adventures – from history tours, to arts exhibits, places to grab a bite, festivals, and more. We hope you discover something new to love about the Queen City!

Buffalo Tractor Tours

From the crew that brought us Tiki Boat Tours, now introduces Buffalo Tractor Tours! This party wagon is a true country experience! Enjoy a 3-hour scenic tour where your only leg work is dancing under the disco lights. Travel through the city and stop at your favorite spots all while being pulled by a John Deere tractor. The tour can accommodate groups up to 25. The tractor is covered so it can be enjoyed rain or shine. The three hour tours include unlimited stops. BYOB – they will supply the cooler and ice. Customize your trip or they can suggest one for you! Book now at | | 716.800.7568

2019 WNY Llama Fest

September 8 | 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
360 Park Road, Arcade, New York

‘Alpaca your bags’ and head to Arcade NY this weekend! Buffalo Creek Llamas is hosting demonstrations with llamas on:

  • Packing
  • driving
  • spinning (yarn)
  • needle felting

And more! including “Llama’s Got Talent!” featuring BC JJ’s Hallelujah; Llama in Red Pajamas; Llead-A-Llama – Take a llama for a walk and even try your hand on the obstacle course; Children’s Activities; Yarn and fiber products available for purchase. Hosted by Buffalo Creek Llamas. Refreshments provided by Lake Effect Llamas 4-H group.

Buffalo Beer Week

September 13 – 22
100+ events
Website | Events

Tenth Annual Buffalo Beer Week Brings 100 of Beer Events Over 10 Days! The lineup features hundreds of events, including over a dozen featured events, starting with the Buffalo Beer Week Opening Gala on September 13 at Flying Bison Brewing (5-9pm), which will feature live music, food trucks and beer from all of your favorite local breweries. Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary tasting glass.

The official 10th Annual Buffalo Beer Week Guide is now available online! In addition to a full and comprehensive day-by-day Event Schedule, this year there is a ton of excellent articles and interviews with Buffalo Beer Buzz People you should know. View, flip-though and download your copy today. Printed copies will be hitting all of your favorite beer stops very soon, so be on the lookout!


September 13 – 14
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, New York
For tickets and information, visit

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands bubbly! The Buffalo Museum of Science is inviting families and adults alike to explore the science of bubbles with two separate events this September: Adult BubbleFEST for ages 21 and over on Friday, September 13 and the family-favorite BubbleFEST on Saturday, September 14.

Bubble walls, bubble pools, bubble windows, bubble beards, giant bubbles, tiny bubbles, glow-in-the-dark bubbles, frozen bubbles, bubbles in nature – Bubble activities will take over all four floors of the Museum during this annual Buffalo family tradition. Weather permitting, kids can get foamy outdoors in the kiddy car wash or lather up a firetruck and police car.

Adult BubbleFEST, Friday, September 13, 6 – 9 p.m. This after-hours event provides guests 21 and over with an opportunity to enjoy a child-free night filled with many of the activities offered at the family-friendly Bubblefest, including the glow-in-the-dark techno bubble dance experience. After grabbing a bubbly drink from the bar or making your own bubbles with dry ice swizzle sticks, guests may also explore the Museum’s permanent exhibit spaces, craft their own make-and-take bath bombs for $5 each and treat themselves to a complimentary “bubble braid” hairstyle courtesy of Buffalo Braid Babes. Music will be provided by DJ Mic O and food will be available for purchase from Green Eats.

19th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival

September 14 – September 15
Niagara County Fair Groups
92 Highland Park, Lockport, NY
Website | Facebook
Free Parking | Kid’s 12 & Under Free | Tickets $12-28

You’ve been to the festivals on Elmwood… now it’s time to kick things off on Chandler Street!

Everyone is invited to join in on the fun – guests will find themselves immersed in the wonders and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The weekend of family-friendly fun includes Celtic music, dancers, athletics, clans, living historians, vendors, food, children’s activities and much more!

Chalkfest Buffalo

September 14 – 15
Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street, Buffalo, NY
Website | Facebook

This is a free event for chalk artists and spectators. The theme is Fall/Halloween, and you are encouraged to be as creative as you can – 3D images, favorite films, books, original creations! Let your creativity shine through and let’s see what you got, Buffalo! This year will include new fun areas to chalk, as well as inside the GLF silo and outside under the zip lines. Visit to sign up, get more details, and see photos from last year!

Borderland Music + Arts Festival

Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22, 2019
Knox Farm
437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora, NY

The Borderland Music and Arts Festival returns for year 2 to celebrate the rich history and renaissance of the region with a two-day music, craft beer and cultural festival set in one of the most scenic and storied grounds in all of New York State, Knox Farm State Park. Stay up-to-date with lineup announcement news, festival info & more by signing up for our newsletter on

Shop, Rock n Stroll

September 27
1400 Block of Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY

This event has been so great we just don’t want it to end! The businesses were so excited to extend SRnS for one more month! Join us for the last one of the season on September 27th!! Live music on the Avenue, great shopping in some of the best specialty boutiques in Buffalo and of course the most amazing restaurants and bars!

CLICK HERE to see other upcoming events in Buffalo, NY.

This series is sponsored by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.

1 Fulton St, Buffalo, NY  |  (877) 873-6322  |  Website  |  Facebook

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Written by 24 Hours in Buffalo

24 Hours in Buffalo

This monthly guide introduces and reacquaints our readers with the very special experiences that make life in this city a rich and fascinating tapestry. Every month, we will highlight unique urban adventures including, history and heritage tours, dining and entertainment, arts and culture, along with many other activities that comprise Buffalo’s DNA.

24 Hours in Buffalo is designed to encourage Western New Yorkers to explore the city they Bufflove in a way they may not have previously considered. Help us highlight these adventures by using and following the tag #24hoursBFLO on Instagram.

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