Thursday, September 8, 2011

Free Family Events in Western New York This Weekend

If you're still making your weekend plans, below are five free (or nearly free) things to do in Western New York this weekend.

If you have an event to recommend, tell us about it in the comments!

1. Thunder Niagara Air Show

Held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday and Sunday, The Thunder of Niagara Air Show begins with a ceremonial procession at 11 a.m., followed by the aerial acts at noon. Gates open at 9 a.m.

2. Niagara County Peach Festival

The peach festival at the Academy Park in Lewiston offers a parade, carnival rides, and stage entertainment. Peach shortcake, hot dogs, and hamburgers will be served. The festival will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

3. Central Terminal Toy Train and Railroadiana Expo (Cost for Adults)

A toy train exposition inside the Central Terminal's historic passenger concourse features toy and model trains, railroad antiques, DVDs, books, photographs and other associated ephemera.

The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults with free admission for children under the age of 12. All proceeds from the show benefit the stabilization and restoration of Buffalo Central Terminal.

4. The Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boat Show and Race Boat Reunion

This Saturday, spend an afternoon at the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island and view antique and classic boats, classics cars and boating memorabilia. The boat show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but parking is $5.

5. An Evening in the Village

Walk down Williamsville's Main Street on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and enjoy music, sidewalk events and merchant specials. Click here for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great ideas! We are particularly partial to the Lewiston Peach Festival. Always a great way to spend a Saturday evening. And I may just try out that free yoga class! Love the variety of this blog.

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