Weekly Feature



2016-06-16 / Entertainment

Festivals

fri. 17

BBQ and Blues Bash — Featured bands include the Tommy Z Band, Hayden Fogle Band, and the CDR Trio, 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 17, on Mississippi Street in the Cobblestone District, Buffalo; $. 823-3256, www.bbqbluesbash.com

fri. 17-sun. 19

Buffalo River Festival — This 16th annual event includes the Rigidized Metals River Fest Regatta (Saturday, June 18), a waterfront photo and memorabilia display, bingo, food, a kids area, vendors, walking tours, live music (Only Frank and Heard of Buffalo, on Friday; Bleeding Hearts and Hit N Run on Saturday; and Only Humen on Sunday), a Father’s Day fishing contest and more, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 17; 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, June 18; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo; Free. 823-4707, ext. 2, www.thevalleycenter.com

Niagara Falls Music and Art Festival — This free community event includes artists, live music, vendors, food and beverages and other activities, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 17; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Seneca Square, in front of the Seneca Niagara Casino, 310 4th St., Niagara Falls; free. 534-9960, www.festivalatthefalls.com

sat. 18

Discover Amherst Street Festival — Parade, entertainment, food, arts, crafts activities and games, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Amherst Street, between Elmwood Avenue and Tonawanda Street, Buffalo; Free. 957-0909

Dragon Boat Festival — This family-friendly event put on by the Hope Chest Dragon Boat team will include dragon boat races, vendors, raffles, refreshments and entertainment. All proceeds benefit breast cancer survivors, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo; $. www.hopechestbuffalo.org

CrossRoads Bluesfest — Basket raffle, entertainment, food and beverages, 3-9 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Chicken Coop Grove, VFW Post 8113, 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca; $.

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