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This week around Buffalo: July 14th through 20th, 2014

It's the season for food and beverage festivals - check out some this week
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Canal Fest of the Tonawandas – now through Sunday, July 20th on both sides of the canal in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Features food and beverages, midway rides, demonstrations, live entertainment and more. Events include the Canal Fest parade (Tuesday, July 15th), Car Cruise (Wednesday, July 16th), Bike Cruise (Friday, July 18th) and the Arts & Crafts Show (Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th). Find a complete schedule at www.canalfest.org.

Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival – Thursday through Sunday, July 17th through 20th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily along Hertel Ave. in Buffalo. The annual festival features live entertainment, contests, cooking demonstrations and plenty of delicious Italian food. Find out more about the festival and get daily schedules at www.buffaloitalianfestival.com.

Rock the Barn – Friday and Saturday, July 18th and 19th at The Big Yellow Barn, 9015 Main St. in Clarence. Two days of blues music and great food to benefit the Clarence Newstead Meals on Wheels Task Force. Tickets are $15 in advance for both days – free for kids under 10; tickets will be $20 at the door. Find out more about the event at rockthebarn.com.

Buffalo Brewers Festival – Saturday, July 19th from 3 to 10 p.m. at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Event will feature a “Meet the Brewers” tent, beer and food tasting sessions presented by Premier Gourmet, live music, food trucks and more. A concert featuring JJ Grey & Mofro takes place 7 to 10 p.m. with $5 pints of local beers presented by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association. Find out more about the festival at buffalobrewersfestival.com.

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