Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy – Wednesday through Sunday, August 1st through 5th at various venues throughout Jamestown, including the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center, the Reg Lenna Civic Center Theater, Tracy Plaza at City Hall, the Crown Theater, Lucille Ball Memorial Park and the Chautauqua Institution. Find the complete schedule of events and purchase tickets at www.lucycomedyfest.com.
Eden Corn Festival – Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 5th on Legion Dr. in Eden. Featuring an arts and crafts show (all four days), car show (August 5th), pet show (August 2nd), tractor pull (August 3rd) and a performance by country star Dustin Lynch (August 5th). Find out more at edencornfest.com.
Smokin’ Eagles BBQ Festival – Friday through Sunday, August 10th through 12th at Gateway Harbor Park in Tonawanda. Featuring barbecue teams competing for cash and prizes, plus a spot at the international event in Georgia; events include Open BBQ, Kids BBQ, Back Yard BBQ and Pies. Hours are Friday 4:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; find out more at www.sebbq.com.
Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Saturday, August 18th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (formerly the Amherst Museum), 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. in Amherst. Day-long activities include the Amateur and Professional Highland Games, live music, pipe bands, activities, vendors, food and drink and much more. Find out more at www.amherstmuseum.org.
Buffalo Irish Festival – Friday through Sunday, August 24th through 26th at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Features three stages of Irish entertainment, dancing, vendors, traditional Irish food and beverages, a bi-lingual mass (Sunday at 11 a.m.) and the opening parade of the 32 County Flags of Ireland (Friday at 5:30 p.m.). 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.
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts – Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th along Elmwood Ave. between W. Ferry and Lafayette. Shopping, performances, Kidsfest, Environmental Row, Cultural Row, food and beverages and much more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; find out more at eafa.techriver.net.
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