Thursday, September 15, 2011

7 Things to Do This Weekend for $10 or Less

Buffalo, NY

1. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Time: Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person, $7 seniors and students, $5 for ages 6-18, Free for ages 5 and under
More Information: Website

See where Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office and interact with exhibits at the Wilcox Mansion on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

2. Music is Art Festival

Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free
More Information: Website

This outdoor event organized by Goo Goo Doll's guitarist Robby Takac features over 50 bands on 5 stages. You'll also see 50 displaying artists & organizations and over a dozen dance troupes. Music is Art takes place in Delaware Park across the street from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

3. Astronomy Program at the Penn Dixie Site

Time: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person
More Information: Website

View sunspots and solar flares and after dark using filtered telescopes at the Penn Dixie site in Hamburg.

4. Delaware Sidestep Tour

Time: Sunday: 10 a.m.
Cost: $10 per person
More Information: Website

This two-hour walking tour discusses the history and significance of Delaware Avenue's architecture. You'll see the oldest house in Buffalo and the remnants of the Rumsey estate, among other things. The tour begins at 414 Virgina Street.

If you prefer to get a later start, check out the Hamburg tour on Sunday at 2 p.m.

5. Twin Village Art Society's Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show

Time: Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
More Information: Website

Browse arts and crafts for sale while enjoying entertainment provided in the Lancaster Band Shell at Oxford Place.

6. Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $15 on Saturday, $10 on Sunday
More Information: Website

At the festival's Town Commons, you can ride ponies, feed farm animals, learn about swordfighting and prepare for a battle against the British. Other activities include a free trolley tour to Olcott and a car show of automobiles produced in the UK.

7. Quaker Arts Festival

Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More Information: Website

The Quaker Arts Festival at the Orchard Park Middle School features the work of over 400 artists and craftspeople from throughout WNY.

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