Greek Heritage Festival – Friday through Sunday, June 1st through 3rd at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 146 W. Utica St. in Buffalo. Featuring Greek food, music, dancing, exhibits and more. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday noon to 9 p.m.; find out more at buffalogreekfest.org.
Polish Heritage Festival – Friday and Saturday, June 8th and 9th at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Grange and Marketplace Buildings, featuring Polish entertainment, food and beverages, crafters and exhibitors, dancing, music and more. Hours are Friday 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday noon to 11 p.m.; admission is $10 for adults, free for kids 16 and under. Find out more at www.polfunfest.com.
Allentown Art Festival – Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days in the historic Allentown Preservation District. 55th annual festival features more than 400 juried exhibitors – visit www.allentownartfestival.com for more information.
Merritt Estate Winery Strawberry Festival – Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th at Merritt Estate Winery, 2264 King Rd. in Forestville. Featuring live music, charity auction, wine tasting and winery tours, Yancey’s Fancy cheese tasting, raffles and more; special appearance (subject to change) by Buffalo Bandit John Tavares from 1 to 4 p.m. both days to benefit the WNY Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Hours are Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Find out more at www.merrittestatewinery.com.
German Festival – Saturday, June 16th from noon to 8 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Center (formerly Amherst Museum), 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. in Amherst. Featuring food and beverages, music, games and more. Visit www.amherstmuseum.org for more information.
National Garden Festival – June 23rd through July 29th throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region. For a list of garden walks, bus tours and more, visit www.nationalgardenfestival.com.
Friendship Festival – Friday, June 29th through Wednesday, July 4th at Riverside Park in Buffalo and the Mather Arch in Ft. Erie, Ontario. For more details as they are released, visit www.4thatriverside.com (US side) and friendshipfestival.com (Canadian side).
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