National Garden Festival – now through Saturday, August 2nd throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region. The six-week garden party will include special events, garden-related bus tours, garden walks, a garden art sale and more. Get the complete schedule for this year’s event at nationalgardenfestival.com.
M&T Third Friday and Party on the Portico – Friday, July 18th at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Ct. in Buffalo. On the third Friday of every month, admission to the Buffalo History Museum, Resource Center, and select events are free for everyone. Once a month during the summer, the Museum hosts happy hour on the portico and steps, featuring music, snacks, cash bar and tours; cost for this 21-and-over event, scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., is $5 for Museum members, $10 for non-members. On the schedule for July: Nelson Starr and The Benjamins. Find out more at buffalohistory.org.
All Wright All Day Trolley Tour –Friday, July 18th – plus other dates throughout the summer and fall – with the trolley leaving from Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. On the tour, visit the Martin House Complex, the Filling Station at the Pierce Arrow Museum, the Fontana Boat House, Graycliff Estate and the Blue Sky Mausoleum at Forest Lawn; also included is a catered lunch at the Boathouse. Cost is $125 for the general public, $115 for members of the Martin House or Graycliff; trolley leaves Forest Lawn at 8:30 a.m. Find out more about the tour at www.darwinmartinhouse.org.
Hamburg Burgerfest – Saturday, July 19th in the Village of Hamburg (along Main and Buffalo Sts.). Featuring car show (noon to 4 p.m.), burger-eating contest (3 p.m.), craft show (noon to 8 p.m.) and live music throughout the day. Find out more at www.hamburgburgerfest.com.
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