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Drums Along the Waterfront Celebrates WNY Competitors

Drums Along the Waterfront Celebrates WNY Competitors

 

Eight of the top drum corps in the world — who hold 42 combined Drum Corps International World Championship titles — will be visiting Western New York early next month to compete in the annual Drums Along the Waterfront competition.

“This is marching music’s major leagues,” exclaimed Jack Gaylord Jr., president of Drums Along the Waterfront. “The work, the dedication, the talent, the passion … they have made it to the very top.”

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Annual Pow Wow set for Salamanca This Weekend

Annual Pow Wow set for Salamanca This Weekend

Dance, drum competitions highlight celebration of Native culture

One of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture is set for this coming weekend in Salamanca.

The 2015 Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow will take place at Veterans Park from Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19. The annual three-day event will feature a series of exhilarating dance and drum competitions, with competitors coming from across the United States and Canada. More than $50,000 in prize money will be awarded during the Pow Wow.

Scottish Festival Among August Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Scottish Festival Among August Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Four events and a special collaborative effort with several other cultural attractions are planned during the month of August at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

NEW!!! At The Erie County Fair......Little Hands on the Farm

NEW!!!  At The Erie County Fair......Little Hands on the Farm

The Erie County Fair is excited to introduce “Little Hands on the Farm” at this year’s Fair. The new interactive exhibit is another piece of the Fair’s continued efforts to provide educational, yet fun, opportunities for Fair guests to experience the different components of agriculture.

“Little Hands on the Farm” will transform Baker Park into a kid-sized farm, complete with barns, gardens, and animals too!  The hands-on experience will have children participating in various farm chores from milking a cow to driving a tractor. 

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Get Your Erie County Fair Motor Events Tickets Now!!!

Fairgoers....Start Your Engines!!!!  Get ready for the motor events this year at the Erie County Fair!  Tradition reserves the last four nights at The Fair for tons of revving, pulling, and crashing!!  And let me tell you, this year is no different.  You have some fine choices for these events.  Maybe you want to check out the Ultimate Night of Destruction, or maybe The Truck & Tractor Pull, or maybe even the biggest and “best-est” Demolition Derby!  Choose one or choose them all!  They will prove to be the best nights of Fair fun around!!!

This is the Motor Event lineup for this year’s Fair:

Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public

Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public

 

On Tuesday morning, July 7, the Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve cut a ribbon to open the Stella Niagara Preserve to the public and to celebrate the hundreds of supporters who made the creation of the preserve a reality. The Land Conservancy purchased the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve property from the Sisters of St. Francis at the end of May after a successful multi-year campaign that raised more than $3 million for the project. 

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

 

Now that summer is finally here, where you can you escape for an inexpensive but life-affirming getaway on less than a tank of gas? All roads lead to nearby London, Ontario, and TD Sunfest, where for four admission-free days (July 9-12) you can savor the sights, sounds and tastes of Cuba, Scotland, Ukraine and beyond.