Since this cold doesn’t seem to be going anywhere for awhile, I figured I would write something that will make people think about the warmth and summer. Even though Buffalo doesn’t seem like it has a lot going on in the summer, there are a ton of different activities to do! Here are some of my favorite things to do during the summer that not only make you love Buffalo that much more, but are truly enjoyable!! xoxo
Artpark/ Harbor/ First Niagara Center/ Darien Lake Concerts- Buffalo has so many different concert venues to go and see shows at, it is hard not to spend you’re entire summer going to a ton of different concerts. Some shows down at the Buffalo Harbor are usually free and open to all ages!! Nothing is better than enjoying the sunshine down by the waterfront and listening to music. Darien Lake is a short 20 minute or so drive outside of Buffalo and is my favorite place to watch shows. You get to roam around the venue the entire show and socialize, as well as enjoy the beautiful summer nights outdoors. The First Niagara Center usually holds the more popular concerts because of its large size. Shows at the First Niagara Center are always amazing but sitting for an entire concert can get boring, that is why I love Darien Lake because you’re able to walk around and dance!
Erie County Fair- Ever since i was a little girl, my family has gone to the Erie County Fair every year. Besides the fact that there are a ton of fun rides, the food is so mouth watering good that you can’t help but sample everything! There is nothing quite like walking around on a beautiful summer day with some fried dough and fresh squeezed lemonade in your hands. They also have live concerts, carriage rides, carnival games/rides and a demolition derby! It is a fun filled day for all age groups with so many different activities to do while the fair is in town!
Chicken Wing Festival- Hosted at Dunn Tire Park, it is a two day event where over 30 different restaurants from all over Buffalo get together to compete for the best chicken wings. You get to sample all of the different restaurants recipes for their own specialty chicken wings! This is one of the best events during the summer (normally takes place at the end of August) because who doesn’t love trying free chicken wings all day!? They also have live music, a chicken wing eating contest, and the Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant. Only $5 to get in and children 8 and under are free!
Whirlpool Jet Boats- Probably one of the best things I’ve done in a really long time! You take a Jet Boat down the 7 mile gorge made from the strong currents of Niagara Falls. You go through rapids and get drenched by the waves mixed with the current from the falls! It is an amazing experience where you get to see a different view of the Falls and also the beauty of the Devil’s Hole Rapids. If you have ever walked down by the Devil’s Hole Rapid and seen the intensity of the current, just imagine flying down it in a Jet Boat! If you want to experience the ride without getting soaked from head to toe, they also have a Jet Boat that is completely covered by all glass so you still get to experience the amazing views.