Buffalo Irish Festival – Friday through Sunday, August 23rd through 25th at Canalside Buffalo. Celebrate everything Irish with live entertainment, food and beverage, raffles, the Parade of the 32 County Flags of Ireland (Friday at 5:30 p.m.) and more. Entertainment will include Enter the Haggis, The Glengarry Bhoys, Seamus Kennedy, Pat Shea and Penny Whiskey. Hours are Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m. – find out more at www.buffaloirish.com.
KIA Memorial Road March – Saturday, August 24th at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park beginning at 11 a.m. (check-in starts at 9 a.m. – not on-site registration). Participants carry rucksacks full of canned goods (which will later be donated to help local Veterans in need) on a 10K walk through the park. Individuals and teams can enter – cost is $55 for military personnel (eligible military ID card holders, including active duty, reserves, National Guard and retirees) and $60 for non-military; registration closes at midnight Wednesday, August 21st. Get all the information at www.kiamemorialmarch.com.
Beer and Bacon Festival – Saturday, August 31st at Island Park on Main St. in the Village of Williamsville from noon to 6 p.m. The second annual festival benefits the Breast Cancer Network of WNY Inc. and features foods made with bacon. General admission is $5; tickets for craft beer tasting are $30, and VIP beer tasting tickets are $49 – get more information at the event’s website.
National Buffalo Wing Festival – Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st at Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. The annual celebration of Buffalo’s gift to the food world will feature live music, eating contests, a kids’ zone and, of course, lots of chicken wings. Tickets are $5, free for kids 8 and under – food tickets are $1 each. Hours are Saturday noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. – get all the details at buffalowing.com.
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