Discover what to do in Buffalo from the top tourist attractions to the top festivals in Downtown Buffalo.
Right in the heart of downtown Buffalo you can catch a ball game at Coca-Cola Field with the Buffalo Bisons, minor league baseball team to the New York Mets in the spring and summer months. Once the fall and winter hits, what better then to watch the hard hitting action packed Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena. HSBC Arena also hosts concerts, ice shows, sporting events and family shows for all ages. HSBC Arena is also home to the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits.
Downtown Buffalo also offers a wide variety of theatre options from stage shows to concerts and places to listen to music. Shea’s Performing Arts Center located on Main St is used primarily for Broadway musicals. Some of the top shows to take place at Shea's Performing Arts Center include Hairspray, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Rent among many others. Other places of interest include Studio Arena, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre and Irish Classical Theatre all located in Buffalo’s Theatre District. Kleinhans Music Hall, home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is designated a National Historic Landmark. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra features Classics programming, Pop concerts, family concerts and special events.
For sightseeing around downtown Buffalo start off with the Buffalo Zoo, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D Martin House, Buffalo Central Terminal, and Buffalo Erie County Naval and Military Park. The Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the US, features a wide variety of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals. Close by is the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the museum has a collection of modern art and contemporary art. Both the Buffalo Zoo and Albright Knox Art Gallery are located in Delaware Park, enjoy a nice walk between the two attractions while enjoying Hoyt Lake. Also within walking distance from the Buffalo Zoo is the Darwin D Martin House at 125 Jewett Parkway, designed and built from 1903 to 1905 it was considered Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest "Prairie House."
Downtown Buffalo also hosts some great festivals throughout the year, see how hot can you go at the National Buffalo Wing Festival held on Labor Day Weekend at Coca Cola Field. In July, the Taste of Buffalo is the second largest event of its kind with local restaurants and wineries sampling the best they have to offer. Shop for arts and crafts at the Elmwood Ave Festival of the Arts in August or the Allentown Art Festival in June, you’re bound to find something you can buy from pottery, photography, jewelry and more. There are free concerts all summer long from Thursday At The Square, Jazz at the Albright and Music is Art Festival.
Ample parking is available throughout the City. The Main Place Liberty Group complex is serviced by 3 parking structures, the Main Place Mall ramp located underneath the mall, the Fernbach ramp located opposite the mall & Liberty Building on Pearl Street and the Adam ramp located one block from the Main Place Tower. For more information on parking in Downtown Buffalo, visit the Buffalo Civic Auto Ramp website here.
Downtown Buffalo has so much to do and see - that’s what makes it a great place to work, live and play!