Events & Activities in Buffalo

Up to 83% Off Picnic Cruise on Lake Erie

Buffalo

$299 $79

Enjoy a two-hour cruise on Lake Erie and help the captain as you sail with up to 6 guests

50% Off Cooking Class at Go Veggies

Buffalo

$70 $35

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Students learn how to cook vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian meal such as coconut lentil soup, curries, and healthy salads

Up to 60% Off at Western New York Karate Center

Williamsville

$116 $49

Students learn self-defense techniques and study sparring and weapons skills in more advanced classes; uniform included

Up to 46% Off Paint Nite Painting Event

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels learn from an experienced artist as they create their own pieces

%44 Off Fitness Studio

Delaware - West Ferry

$25 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

51% Off One Month of Cross-Training Classes

Buffalo

$100 $49

Jeremy leads three 60-minute cross-training classes per week and modifies moves to tailor workouts for every fitness level in the room

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 65% Off Gym Membership and Boot-Camp Classes

Amherst

$68 $25

Build up health with access to advanced equipment, cardio machines, free weights, and boot-camp classes

Up to 83% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Park Meadow

$168 $29

Women-only fitness classes incorporate heavy bags, training pads, and free weights; personal training focuses on client's individual goals

Up to 74% Off Women's Boxing Membership

Buffalo

$95 $29

Women learn how to jab, block, and dodge in a boxing program that may also incorporate weights and related fitness classes

50% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Personal trainers diligently work one-on-one with clients to help them reach their maximum fitness potential

Up to Half Off Theater Performance

American Repertory Theater of Western New York

$50 $25

2013–2014 season includes tales of irreverent history, a devil-dealing blues legend, a morphine-addicted veteran, and a moonshining family

Up to 55% Off at Alleyway Theatre

Central Business District

$100 $45

Theater company's 34th season features world-premieres by local playwrights

"Build Your Own Adventure" – Up to 55% Off Play

Hamburg

$33.04 $15

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Audiences use remote controls to guide Robert toward or away from true love in a comedy with multiple endings

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Lamborghini or Ferrari Experience

Ralph Wilson Stadium

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Wilson Stadium

Up to 65% Off at Master Chong's Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Tae kwon do students boost their strength, endurance, and flexibility while learning self-defense techniques

Up to 66% Off Yoga at Defensive Arts Dojo

Hamburg

$55 $19

Yoga classes help center the mind, increase flexibility, and relieve stress

Up to Half Off Dinner and a Movie at TJ's Dinner Theatre

Angola

$30 $15

Pizza, burgers, cotton candy, and more served in a movie theater with a big screen and a projector from 1949

50% Off

Eden

$299 $150

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Discover Scuba Class

Lackawanna

$50 $25

Scuba instructors supply all gear & hop into heated swimming pool with students in 1-hour, beginner-level diving class

Up to 56% Off Belly Dance Classes

Kenmore

$50 $24

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches authentic belly dance during one-hour classes for all levels

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Buffalo Athletic Club – Up to 68% at Crossfit BAC Extreme

Crossfit BAC Extreme

$120 $39

Trainees are led through a functional strength and conditioning program that uses ever-changing routines to thwart workout plateaus

Up to 76% Off Zumba or Yoga Classes at Simply Fit of WNY

Cheektowaga

$100 $29

Explore Zumba or yoga at a women's health and fitness center with supervised childcare and a full-service protein-shake and smoothie bar

Up to 55% Off Zumba Classes

Cheektowaga

$50 $25

One-hour Zumba classes send physiques into calorie-melting steps and twirls matched with Latin beats in family-friendly dance studio

Up to 83% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Amherst

$110 $19

Work up a sweat under the guidance of a personal trainer, who tailors activities to help you achieve individual goals

Half Off Martial-Arts Lessons

East Amherst

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four

Amherst

$20 $10

Groups of two or four enjoy popcorn at small tables inside this unique movie house where cult and indie films combine with a café atmosphere

Up to 56% Off Music or Voice Lessons at Boulevard Music Lessons

Located next to The Guitar Center on Niagara Falls Blvd

$124 $62

Guitar, piano or voice lessons or weekly group classes that blend guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals into performances and recordings

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf and Arcade Tokens

Brighton

$35 $17

Three 18-hole miniature-golf courses invite putters to send orbs rolling past waterfalls, tunnels, and Lilliputian mountains

Up to 53% Off Range Balls and Mini Golf

Depew

$32 $16

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350+ yd. range fosters swing practice with covered hitting bays alongside a farm-themed mini-golf course that encircles a barn built in 1932

Up to 57% Off Pool and Pizza at Bison Billiards

Williamsville

$30 $15

Diamond and Gabriels pool tables, professional-quality billiard balls, and pizza with drinks

Up to 53% Off Driving-Range Balls or Golf Lesson

Williamsville

$10 $7

An extra-large bucket brims with 100 golf balls to hit off of natural grass or artificial mats at a range with covered hitting stalls

Up to 72% Off Martial Arts Classes

Williamsville

$96.75 $29

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Up to 56% Off Music or Voice Lessons

Transit near Broadway

$124 $62

Guitar, piano or voice lessons or weekly group classes that blend guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals into performances and recordings

50% Off Go-Karts and Bumper Boats

Wheatfield

$17.99 $9

Whip around a quarter-mile go-kart track, battle your friends in bumper boats, and amass tickets at the arcade

57% Off Fitness and Fat Loss Program

North Tonawanda

$67 $29

Certified personal trainer leads custom workouts and program also includes meal plan and resources to help you achieve your goal

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Roycroft Campus Corporation – Up to 57% Off

East Aurora

$20 $10

Tours explore six National Historic Landmark structures erected as early as 1897, once home to American craftsmen and printing presses

Up to 53% Off Play Time or Meeting-Room Rental

Clarence

$40 $19

Play place entertains with a career center, educationally focused games, and a craft café; new meeting room features on-site child care

Up to 50% Off Golf in Arcade

Arcade

$50 $25.99

Cart helps golfers traverse 9-hole course twice for an 18-hole round

Up to 76% Off Personal-Training and TRX Sessions

Ancaster

C$250 C$59.99

Personal trainers work one-on-one with individuals to read their fitness goals; TRX suspension training builds muscle and tones physiques

Up to 72% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson

Clarence

$80 $35

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Seasoned equestrians teach basic techniques for riding, care, and horsemanship at an expansive farm with three riding rings and two barns

Up to 42% Off Helicopter Tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara On The Lake

C$179.67 C$107

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20-minute flight takes in historical sights and breathtaking scenery of Niagara Falls and surrounding wine country in Ontario

Up to 53% Off Tastings at The Ice House Winery

Niagara on the Lake

C$20 C$10

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Tasting and lesson on ice wines, wines made from grapes that are harvested and pressed while still frozen

Up to 87% Off at Niagara Guitar Lessons

Niagara Falls

C$113 C$19

Master chords and learn to read music during sessions with a 15-year veteran guitarist

40% Off Craft-Beer Festival

The Scotiabank Convention Centre-Niagara Falls

$20 $12

Each attendee receives three $1 beverage tickets with admission

"Bodies Revealed" – Up to 57% Off Exhibit Visits

Niagara Falls

C$35 C$20

Preserved human bodies showcase skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and other systems in a scientific exhibit that explores anatomy and health

Up to 72% Off a Five-Hour Microbrewery and Winery Tour

Multiple Locations

C$89 C$37

Tour buses shuttle guests to three local microbreweries and two wineries for tastings and a tour, with a stop for lunch

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

Up to 55% Off Kids' Art Workshop

Niagara Falls

C$50 C$25

Kids spend the morning or afternoon making a masterpiece using multiple artistic medias

missing id 077d0ba5-b85e-57d0-f245-9e6e8f56c416 Off CrossFit Foundations Classes

Niagara Falls

$150 $60

Work out in small-group classes that introduce the foundational movements of CrossFit

51% Off at Niagara Falls IMAX & Daredevil Exhibit

Niagara Falls

C$41 C$20

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Explore the Falls' 12,000-year history with a larger-than-life IMAX show, then look closer at the daredevils who braved the watery drop

Up to 52% Off Ghost Tour for Two or Four

Niagara Falls

C$30 C$15

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Walking ghost tour through downtown Niagara Falls stops at spooky locales such as Blythewood Manor

Up to 57% Off 18 Holes of Golf

Welland

C$135 C$59

Course lined with deciduous trees and water in play on 14 holes demands strategic club selection to avoid its bunkers and greenside mounds

51% Off Sewing Lesson or Classes

Welland

C$45 C$22

Kids, teens, or adults learn to sew during Try-It lesson; classes offer different sewing projects, which include critter pillows and quilts

Up to 84% Off Paintball at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

C$120 C$19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off Beginners' Rifle-Shooting Package

St. Anns

C$90 C$45

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Instructors teach basic handling and safety, and visitors get hands-on experience in shooting three types of rifles

50% Off at Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

$20 $10

Enjoy a selection of delicious award-winning wine paired with food such as mozzarella pesto and meatball bruschetta

Half Off Skating, Laser Tag, and Games

Lockport

$32 $16

Families partake in roller skating, laser tag, bounce houses, and games

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

55% Off

Lockport

$99 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Classes

South Lockport

$172.95 $29

Kids aged 4 and older don their uniform before learning the skills and moves of martial arts

50% Off CrossFit

South Lockport

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Ridgeway

$60 $29

Guests can try white and red wines alonside cheese, chocolate, and other snacks during each two-hour tasting

Up to 53% Off Golf at The Greens at Brock

Glenridge

C$95 C$49

Golfers enjoy a tropical experience at this 18-hole, par 58 course featuring palms and cacti, or they hone their skills on the driving range

65% Off at Yoga Truly

Grimsby

C$112 C$39

Classes at this small, welcoming studio include Ashtanga yoga, prenatal yoga, and Caregiver & Child yoga for newborns through 4-year-olds

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes

Grantham

C$85 C$38

Certified coaches offer martial-arts classes in an expansive 5,000-sq.-ft. facility

Half Off Lessons at Ontario Conservatory of Music

St. Catharines

C$38 C$19

Students age 4 and up study keyboard instruments, guitar, voice, violin, drums, bass, or music theory at a government-certified school

Up to 71% Off at Yoga Centre of Niagara

Thorold

C$65 C$19

Therapeutic-yoga sessions teach students the history and philosophy of yoga as well as the postures used during meditation

Up to 65% Off at Namaste Yoga Studio

Western Hill

C$70 C$25

Gentle flow, Hatha flow, heated power-flow Vinyasa, and core Vinyasa

Up to 73% Off Bowling at Parkway Lanes

Lakeport

C$89.40 C$25

40 lanes with automatic scoring & bumpers plus an in-house game room with pool tables

Up to 59% Off Jewelry-Making Classes

Vineland

C$120 C$49

More than 125 bead-based art classes

Up to 63% Off Laser Tag

Mount Morris

$40 $19

Laser tag players take aim at adversaries while running through fields featuring barricades and a town setting

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Jacked 24/7 Fitness

$80 $27

30- to 60-minute boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by Marine Corps training techniques

Up to 52% Off Visit to the JELL-O Gallery

Le Roy

$27 $13

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Museum-goers explore the history of the jiggly dessert, including an exhibit that details Bill Cosby’s 30-year relationship with the company

Up to 46% Off Golf for Two or Four in Silver Creek

Hanover

$70 $40

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Clubbers traverse player-friendly course in nimble golf cart, steering orbs past 12 ponds and 100 ft. gorge that runs through course

Up to 57% Off Golf

Dewittville

$60 $28

Clubbers cartpool across a scenic nine-hole golf course built in 1900

Up to 50% Off an Exotic-Car Track Experience or Test Drive

Multiple Locations

C$158 C$79

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Drivers scream around a closed track in a police car or automatic or manual exotic car, or take a spin on the open road

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Since 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Science has culled more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts from around the world. These treasures now reside in the Buffalo Museum of Science which opened its doors in 1929. The museum allows visitors to explore anthropology, paleontology, and zoology, with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara region.

Special exhibits inspire curiousity in guests by exploring the world around them through hands-on education. Nano, for example, explains the basics of nanoscience and the way it impacts our lives. Opened in March 2012, the Explore YOU health science studio teaches visitors about their own bodies as they study recent medical technologies that help keep the human race healthy. Our Marvelous Earth, on the other hand, focuses on geological phenomena, extreme weather, and alternative forms of energy via displays and interactive exhibits where guests will have a chance to experience tornado-force winds. The newest exhibit to explore is In Motion which motivates children to learn how things move by interacting with gravity machines, car races, and a fluid dynamics simulator. Elsewhere, Seymour (a 10-foot tall mastodon) and Stanley (a 16-foot long albertosaurus) give kids a glimpse of some really, really, really old bones. For a more relaxing experience, visitors can check out the National Geographic 3D Cinema presented by M&T Bank for rotating titles. During the next few years, the museum will continue to add new exhibits and improve others with interactive technologies.

1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo,
NY
US

The third-oldest zoo in the United States, the Buffalo Zoo was originally founded in 1875 as a deer park in the northwest corner of Delaware Park. Since then, it has grown into a 23.5-acre home for diverse species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, all under the care of the Zoological Society of Buffalo, an organization dedicated to advancing the conservation of the world’s exotic, endangered, and ordinary animals. Within its habitats, creatures ranging from Asian elephants to poison arrow frogs serve as ambassadors from far-off kingdoms, and at the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm’s 1800s-era barn, a collection of berkshire pigs, southdown sheep, and other farm animals represents the fauna that once commonly lived along the Erie Canal. To carry out its educational mission, the zoo regularly hosts programs such as behind-the-scenes workshops and Zoo Snooze, in which kids can stay over for the night and wake up alongside the lions roaring angrily at their rooster alarm clocks.

300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

Sculpted into the sprawling meadows of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks, the nine-hole South Park Olmsted Golf Course rises and falls across 2,876 yards of immaculate greenery. The fairway chain wreathes South Park lake, which comes into play on four holes, including a forced-carry tee shot on hole four, which could prove perilous for any golf ball without an unrequited love for marine biology. Delaware Park Olmsted Golf Course's 5,359 yards features open fairways and very few hazards throughout the relatively short layout. Medium-size greens await players at the end of each short-grass corridor, challenging golfers with small target areas and tricky breaking putts.

Before each round, players can warm up their short game at the practice green, which facilitates practice for chipping, putting, and Maypole dancing around flagsticks. An onsite pro shop keeps clubbers equipped with the latest in fairway fashions and gear, and a golf house fuels powerful drives with course-side eats and refreshments.

2535 South Park Avenue
Buffalo,
NY
US

Since opening its star-dappled doors in 1964, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium has delighted sky-gazing enthusiasts through effulgent re-creations of the night sky and educational journeys through the solar system with its 24-foot-diameter dome, capable of illuminating 4,000 stars. Celestial explorations have included shows such as Uranus and Neptune: Planets of the Telescope Age, which explores the planets and their improbable journey from drifting stardust to two of the solar system's gas giants. Attractions such as Shorter Nights: Passage Into Spring reveal the dazzling sights visible in the local Buffalo sky in the buildup to the equinox, and Pluto and the Other Dwarfs: Smaller Objects of the Solar System guide sojourners on a quest to view the celestial orb as it hides, weeping over its stripped status as a planet, behind Saturn's rings.

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo,
NY
US

Despite spending most of their 125-plus-year history as a minor-league organization, the Bisons began play as a major-league club from 1879–85. All told, nearly 3,000 players and managers have donned the Bisons uniform, including 20 who have been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, the Bisons compete every summer for an International League title, as well as the Thruway Cup—a regional- and bragging rights–based trophy chased by the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings, and the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons have done half of their competing since 1988 at Coca-Cola Field, which boasts the largest video board in the minors and an infield kept moist by hoses that spray water and not soda as the field’s name would suggest.

1 James D. Griffin Plaza
Buffalo,
NY
US

A massive glass dome reminiscent of the Victorian Crystal Palace and verdant plant life stretching their green leaves toward the sun attract visitors to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. The gardens span 11 acres and include three glass domes and nine greenhouses full of re-created tropical and subtropical climates. In the Fern House and tropical rainforest, banana trees surround a 30-foot waterfall as large dinosaur topiaries roam across a backdrop of hanging ferns.

Called a living museum, the botanical gardens is dedicated to enriching lives with nature and teaching guests to appreciate the natural systems and diverse plant life the earth sustains. Visitors can soak up Mother Nature’s splendor in addition to manmade wonders such as the 67-foot-tall Palm Dome.

2655 S Park Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US