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The community of Buffalo never rests, providing a calendar of unique events all year round. There is always something to celebrate for all ages!
Art & Craft Festival*
3rd Saturday in August.
2019: August 17th
For more than 30 years, every August, the streets of downtown Buffalo are filled with Artisans as Buffalo hosts their annual Art Fair. You will find over 150 vendors showing their wares and sharing their talents. Enjoy an ice cream or a lemonade while you shop or a full lunch from the various food trucks along the way!
Buffalo Championship Rodeo
Weekend after Father's Day in June.
2019, 65th Anniversary: June 20th, 21st, & June 22nd
2020: June 26th & June 27th
Buffalo is the home of Minnesota’s oldest rodeo held annually every June. Come see cowboys work their magic from roping steer to riding bucking bulls and broncos! Enjoy barrel racing and mutton bustin' activities and so much more for a full weekend of showmanship!
Go to www.BuffaloRodeo.com for further information!
2nd Saturday through Father's Day in June
Buffalo Days, the week-long community celebration hosts a variety of events for everyone to enjoy! Take in carnival rides with the kids, fireworks and grand parade, and be sure to meet our royalty!
The event hosts one of the best parades in the area, boasting quality marching bands that march right through downtown! It’s a showcase of the best of the city and something Buffalo takes pride in every year!
Get there early, as the parade route fills up with spectator chairs days in advance!
2019: Sunday, June 9th - Sunday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 12th
- Carnival begins-goes through to Sunday, Sturges Park
Thursday, June 13th
- Kiddie Parade, 6:30 pm, Library to Sturges Park
- Buffalo Sings, 7 pm, Sturges Park Band Shell
- Schultz Family Band, 7:45 pm, Sturges Park Band Shell
- Movie in the Park, 9 pm, Sturges Park Band Shell
Friday, June 14th
- Buffalo Days Beer Garden, 6 pm, Sturges Park
- DJ, 7 pm Sturges Park Band Shell
- Fireworks, 10 pm, Sturges Park
Saturday, June 15th
- Fishing Klinic For Kids, 9:30 am, Sturges Park
- Grand Parade, 6 pm, Soo Lane through Downtown Buffalo
Sunday, June 16th
- Royalty Coronation, 6 pm, BHS Performing Arts Center
2018: GOLD: BUFFALO AMERICAN LEGION POST 270. For over 20 years the Legion has faithfully supported the amazing fireworks display
2018: Silver: American Family Insurance-Chris Chapman, B & D Plumbing, Heating & A/C, Bolton & Menk, Buff N Glo Car Wash & Detailing, Dahlheimer Beverage, Menards, Morrie's Buffalo Ford, Reliable Medical Supply & Walmart.
BUFFALO DAYS BUTTON: Support our community celebration by purchasing a $3 button. Each button has a chance to win: $50, $100 or $500. Want to sell buttons at your business? Contact 763-682-4902.
Get Your 2019 Buttons at the following locations.
Check back in April 2019
2019: June 9th - June 16th
Classics by the Lake Car Show
First Saturday after Labor Day in September
2018: September 8th
2019: September 14th
Are you a classic car buff? Wheels roll in from all over the state to our Classics by the Lake car show every September. There is no better view than seeing hundreds of beautiful vintage, classic, tricked out cars and trucks on the shores of Buffalo Lake. There are food and beverages available to make it a full day of family fun.
Concerts in the Park
2018: June 28th - August 30th
2019: June 27th - August 29th
For music throughout the summer, go to Sturges Park on any Thursday night July through Labor Day for Concerts in the Park. Musicians from classic to rock to country will entertain you and the family. Bring your lawn chair or sit on the hill and enjoy the sounds from the permanent band shell and the sights from Buffalo Lake. No better way to spend a summer evening!
Learn more about the concerts by clicking on Sturges Park: https://www.ci.buffalo.mn.us/parks-recreation/
3rd Fri/Sat of July.
2019: July 19th & July 20th
Deck the Halls*
First Saturday in December.
2018: December 1st
2019: December 7th
Don’t miss Santa arriving by firetruck! Take a horse drawn wagon ride and enjoy cookies and cocoa the first Saturday of December for Deck the Halls Downtown Buffalo! Sturges Park lights up with the mayor officially lighting up the large tree at the upper shelter.
Festival of Trees - Wright County Historical Society
2018: November 27th - January 3rd
2019: November 26th - January 2nd
Kites on Ice Festival*
2019: Sat. February 9th, 11-3 pm
KITES ON ICE FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Frozen Buffalo Lake - Downtown Buffalo
Having the winter blues? Let us brighten your day!
Come see some incredible displays of giant show kites of every size, shape and color! Stunt kites too - flying synchronized to music!
5 THINGS TO BRING!
- Bring the kids - there will be a kite building workshop
- Bring an appetite - there will be food trucks, beer garden and hot chocolate and treats
- Bring it on - play in the cornhole tournament and win a cash prize
- Bring your sense of adventure - see all the other great things Buffalo has to offer: Shopping, wine bar, tap room, eateries
- Bring your camera - it’s a sight you simply won’t want to miss
Experienced show kite flyers from Minnesota and the Midwest will demonstrate their skills with kites of all colors, shapes and sizes.
There will also be a precision stunt team performing amazing aerial ballet with their kites. It's a sight to behold!
ALL on Buffalo Lake and Sturges Park.
- Fly your own kite (free)
- Build-a-Kite workshop for kids (free)
- Stunt Kite Flyers Shows (free)
- Food trucks
- Beer garden
- Cornhole tournaments (Limited team spots) Click here to register a Cornhole team.
$400 - Cornhole Sponsor:
Logo on custom-made boards (yours to keep), one free team fee, signage, social media, newspaper listing
$300 - Winter Winds
Large signage, extensive social media coverage, targeted email listing, newspaper listing
$200 - Jack Frost
Signage, social media coverage, newspaper listing
$100 - Buffalo Blast
Small signage, social media mentions
$50 - Razor Flag
Place your own razor flag at the event
Ladies Day Out
Be sure to grab your girlfriends and head out to Buffalo’s bi-annual Ladies Day Out! Spend the day in Buffalo and visit the shops. Each one will be celebrating Ladies Day Out in their own way with prizes and drawings. Over 20 Shoppes!
(April and October dates vary each year):
2018: Saturday, April 28 and October 20
Street Party of Hope
2018: September 13
The Street Party of Hope, formerly Pink Street Party, hosted by Buffalo Hospital Foundation, honors those who have experienced cancer, elevates cancer awareness, and raises funds for the Community Cancer Care Fund. Every dollar raised stays in our community!
Visit StreetPartyofHope.org to learn more.
Trick or Treat
Last Sat of October.
Visit the participating businesses, in costume, to receive a free treat. Downtown and throughout Buffalo.
2018: October 27th
2019: October 26th
* = Chamber Event