Buffalo’s flexible meeting space, exceptional planning services, accessibility, value and walkable downtown will make your next meeting or convention as popular as our world-famous chicken wings. Browse below for information on attractions to visit when your meeting ends for the day. There has never been a better time to meet in The Queen City. Buffalo has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years with over $1 billion in new investment, including a slate of new and renovated meeting facilities, hotels and restaurants.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
An outstanding center of modern and contemporary art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has a 150-year tradition of collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the art of its time, giving rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. Exhibitions and installations are subject to change. M&T FIRST FRIDAYS is held on the first Friday of each month. Admission to the museum on M&T FIRST FRIDAYS is free, with special programs and events for the whole family, and extended hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (only on the first Friday of each month).
The result of over $300 million in new development, Canalside hosts over 1,000 annual events. Every summer, outdoor yoga, children’s games and Thursday at Canalside concerts take place along the district’s Central Wharf. Each winter, throngs of visitors flock to the Ice at Canalside, a 35,000 square foot rink on the recreated Erie Canal that features, skating, curling, pond hockey and ice bikes. Across the street, HarborCenter attracts hockey players from around the world by hosting amateur and college tournaments at its two NHL sized rinks. And sports and food fanatics are flocking to the two-story (716) Food & Sport that features over 70 televisions, including a 38-foot tall screen for the big games.
Fondly known as Larkinville by the locals, Larkin Square is one of the most compelling neighborhood revivals in Buffalo in recent years. Once the industrial center of town, this southeast Buffalo neighborhood is now one of the city’s most popular gathering spots, complete with alfresco dining, live music, microbrews, outdoor markets and hula hoops . For a fun and slightly funky good time, attend one of the regular events and see what the City of Good Neighbors is all about!
Pickleball. Roller derby. A soon-to-be brewery in a grain elevator. And awesome waterfront views. Buffalo RiverWorks has kicked the redevelopment of Buffalo’s waterfront up yet another notch, bringing thousands in to its new restaurant and bar, frequent concerts and a myriad of other events.
There’s only one place to get the original Buffalo wings: Frank & Teressa’s Anchor Bar. Come see where it all started back in 1964. When you walk into Anchor Bar, you’re essentially walking into Buffalo’s Chicken Wing Museum. This is where the chicken wing reportedly started thanks to a combination of left over chicken, hot sauce and a group of kids who wanted some late night eats. It’s been over 50 years since Teressa Bellissimo created the “Buffalo wing” but this downtown restaurant and bar hasn’t stopped making them since.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Built in 1926 in the style of a European opera house, and one of only four Tiffany-designed theaters still in existence, Shea’s Performing Arts Center continues to entertain audiences today with touring Broadway musicals, concerts, dance programs, historic theatre tours, a Free Family Film Series, educational programs, and family shows.
Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum
Featuring automobiles made in Western New York including Pierce-Arrow and Thomas Flyer. Cars from 1903 to 1960s, muscle cars, etc. The museum offers a unique venue for parties, business meetings and social events. The facility accommodates large groups both indoor and outdoor receptions and has its own chef, great food and liquor license.
Colored Musicians Club
The only remaining African American club of its kind in the United States. In 1999, it was designated a historical preservation site. Currently, the Club is promoting historical research and the preservation of jazz in Buffalo.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House Complex is a memorable and architecturally significant site to host your next event! We have a variety of spaces available depending on the size and needs of your gathering.
Art & Architecture Culture Circuit
Tour architectural masterpieces, view outstanding modern art and see world class museums
Buffalo’s history is surprising and rich, replete with countless historic sites and museum-worthy stories.
Spirit of the City
See the best of Buffalo, from waterfront attractions, live theatre, American historical sites, museums and architectural landmarks.
Spirit of the Season
Enjoy holiday highlights in a true winter wonderland.