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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.
2018: August 18th 9 am - 3:30 pm
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.
2018: June 22nd & June 23rd
2019: 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!
2018: Sunday, June 10th - Sunday, June 17th
Wednesday, June 13th
- Carnival begins-goes through to Sunday, Sturges Park, ADVANCE TICKET SALES: Cub Foods, 10 rides for $20
Thursday, June 14th
- 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 "Sing", 8:45 pm, Sturges Park Band Shell (rain location: Civic Center)
Friday, June 15th
- Buffalo Days Beer Garden, 6 pm, Sturges Park
- Chopper, World's Nuttiest DJ, 7 pm Sturges Park Band Shell
- Fireworks, 10 pm, Sturges Park
Saturday, June 16th
Sunday, June 17th
- Royalty Coronation, 6 pm, BHS Performing Arts Center
GOLD: BUFFALO AMERICAN LEGION POST 270. For over 20 years the Legion has faithfully supported the amazing fireworks display
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 Buttons at the following locations.
American Family Insurance-Chris Chapman, Buff N Glo, Buffalo Books & Coffee, Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Chiropractic Center, Buffalo Floral & Landscaping, Cub Foods, Culvers, Insurance Center of Buffalo, Evelyn's Wine Bar, First Minnesota Bank, Hayes Public House Tap Room & Brewery, Kids Haven of Buffalo, KleinBank, Lake Ridge Care Center, Lakeview Antiques and Collectibles, MidCountry Bank/Insurance, Sportsmen Dream Wealth Management, State Farm-Mark Olson, Sterling Drug, The Travel Gallery, What's the Scoop?, Wise Penny Thrift Shoppe, & Wright County Journal Press & Drummer.
2019: June 9th - June 16th
1st Sun in June
2018: No race in 2018
2019: June 1st
You can get physical in Buffalo as well, as it is host to the second largest triathlon in the state! Every June, over 1,000 athletes participate in the event right in the heart of the city on Buffalo Lake.
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.
2018: July 20th & July 21st
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
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
Pink Street Party
2018: September 13
Seeing the downtown street lights, trees and lake-walk rail all lit up in pink is a sight to see! Join Buffalo in honoring those who have been touched by cancer. Live music, street vendors and a whole lot of fun happens each October with the Pink Street Party.
Go to www.pinkstreetparty.org for further information.
Trick or Treat
Last Sat of October.
2018: October 27th
2019: October 26th
* = Chamber Event