Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival – Friday and Saturday, August 23rd and 24th, at a number of venues throughout Lewiston. In addition to the music, there’s plenty of food and wine available throughout the village from some of the area’s finest restaurants and Niagara Wine Trail wineries, a “jewelry and jazz wearables” show (Friday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.) and a classic car show (Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.). For the complete schedule, visit www.lewistonjazz.com.
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.
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts – Saturday and Sunday, August 24th and 25th on Elmwood Ave. between Lafayette and West Ferry. Featuring more than 170 artists, over 50 live performances, hands-on activities, local organizations, food and more. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – get more information at the festival website.
Check out all of Paula’s Buffalo Examiner columns:
Follow Paula on:
· Facebook – Paula Thompson Freelance
· Twitter - @paulat14
· Website – paulathompsonfreelance.com
· Flickr – PaulaThompsonFreelance
Contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org