There are plenty of fun events taking place around Western New York for the Easter Holiday; check out our list! We will be adding more events, so check back.
Saturday, April 5
10-11:30am; 12-2pm: Landies Candies Open House & Chocolate Factory Tour. Landies Candies Company, Inc., 2495 Main Street (Tri-Main Bldg.), Suite 350, Buffalo 14214. Chocolate Factory Tour, Face Painting, Games & Prizes. Decorate a Chocolate Rabbit, Ride in Giant Easter Basket, Meet the Easter Bunny. Space is Limited! Tickets available to first 250 people for each session. $5 donation, proceeds to benefit The Buffalo City MIssion.
10am: Celebrate arrival of Easter Bunny at Broadway Market! 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Music and Dance, Easter Bunny Arrives! Dance with Harmonia Folk Ensemble at 11 am. Music with Buffalo Touch Polka at 12pm. Market is open 8 am to 5 pm.
Monday, April 7
8am-5pm: Easter at the Market! Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Dance, music, cooking. Easter Bunny 10am-5pm. Music various times. Cooking Demos, Pieroragi making Monday noon, Apple Strudel Tuesday at 12 and 12:30 Sugar Eggs Wednesday noon, Thursday Latin Jazz Project 11 to 3 pm, Friday Grandfathers Big Band 11 to 2:30 pm. Market open 8am-5pm.
Saturday, April 12
8am-5pm: Easter at the Market! Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Music, Dance, Peep Eating, Lecture, Easter Bunny (10am-5pm), 11:00 Harmonia Folk Ensemble, 12 & 12:30 Apple Strudel Demo, 1 pm Peep Eating Contest; 2 pm Amy Smardz lecture on Polish Customs & Traditions associated with Holy Saturday; 12-3 pm New Directions Band.
9:30am-12pm: 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. City of Niagara Falls Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd. For youth ages :2-10 years. Sign-in begins at 9:30am; the event ends at noon. Arts and crafts, picture with the Easter Bunny and more. All youth are asked to bring basket or bag to hold their treats. For more information call 716-286-4940.
11am-4pm: Little Angels Animal Sanctuary Easter Bunny Photo Shoot. Tractor Supply Co., 201 E. Fairmount, Lakewood 14750. Have your picture taken with the Easter bunny and one of our precious adoptable bunnies! Learn all about our favorite fuzzy buns - maybe even fall in love and take one home! Photos and crafts will be provided for a nominal donation; proceeds benefit Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, a small animal rescue based in Sherman, NY. They take in unwanted rabbits and other small pets; their main focus is saving rabbits from local livestock auctions, & other dangerous/negligent situations. They also have the facilities to foster chickens and guinea pigs.
12pm: Peter Cottontail Express! Arcade & Attica Railroad, 278 Main Street, Arcade. Come ride the train with the Easter Bunny to the Curriers Station for an Easter Egg Hunt! Prizes for all children and a fun time for all. Don't forget the camera. Motive power for this event is our 1945 diesel GE Center Cab Switcher #112. Tickets $16; Reservations suggested. April 12 & 13.
Sunday, April 13
12pm: Peter Cottontail Express! Arcade & Attica Railroad, 278 Main Street, Arcade. Come ride the train with the Easter Bunny to the Curriers Station for an Easter Egg Hunt! Prizes for all children and a fun time for all. Don't forget the camera. Motive power for this event is our 1945 diesel GE Center Cab Switcher #112. Tickets $16; Reservations suggested.
9am-4pm: Easter at the Broadway Market. 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Palm Sunday - Easter Bunny 10am-4pm. Music: Tony Krupski at Accordian 9–11am; Music: Docenko band 12-3pm; Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY 2pm. Market open 9am-4pm.
Monday, April 14
8am-6pm: Easter at the Broadway Market. 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Easter Bunny 10am-6pm. Music: Frankie Z 9-11am. Music: Muhammad School of Music 1-4pm. Market open 8am-6pm.
Tuesday, April 15
6:15pm: Make-It, Take-It Workshop. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo 14218. Create a fresh, beautiful arrangement for your Easter table! Bring clippers and a box to transport your fabulous creation! Garden Members $30; Non-Members $35.
8am-6pm: Easter at the Broadway Market. 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Easter Bunny 10am-6pm. Music: Docenko 12-3pm. Dancers: Richmond Summer Steppers 2:30pm. Market open 8am-6pm.
Wednesday, April 16
8am-6pm: Easter at the Broadway Market. 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Easter Bunny 10am-6pm. Jazzline 12-3pm. Market open 8am-6pm.
Thursday, April 17
6am-7pm: Holy Thursday 2014 at Broadway Market. 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Easter Bunny 8am-7pm; MOUNTED FOR MEALS 10am-1pm; Music: Frankie Z 8-11am; Music: Tony Krupski at Accordion 11am-2pm; Music 1-4pm. Market open 6am-7pm.
Friday, April 18
10am-4pm: Spring Egg-stravaganza! Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo 14203. Join for an egg-stremely fun time at Tifft Nature Preserve and celebrate Earth Day too! Learn about animals that come from eggs, make some spring-themed and recycled crafts, dye eggs using natural dyes (dye provided, please bring your own hard-boiled eggs; 6 eggs per person maximum) and more! Entry will be timed at 10am, 12pm & 2pm. Fun for families! Fees: Non-Members: $7, BMS Members save 10%. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 825-6397.
6am-7pm: Holy Friday. Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Easter Bunny 8am-7pm; Music: Docenko 8-11am; Music: Porcelain Train 11am-2pm. Buffalo Touch Polka 3-6pm. Market open 6am-7pm.
Saturday, April 19
10-11:30am: Special Holiday Movie at Lockport Palace Theatre. The Historic Palace Theater In Lockport, 2 East Ave.Lockport, NY, 14094. Come see the movie, HOP. Following the movie, bring your own camera to have your picture taken with the Easter bunny on stage! Admission is $1 and goes towards Lockport Main St. inc.
10am: 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo 14202. This event is free to the public, and Mayor Brown will once again serve as MC to kick off the event. Prizes were donated by several local businesses. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come down!
11am-2pm: Bunny Hop! Southgate Plaza (located at the intersection of Union and Seneca), West Seneca 14224. A free event. Kids get to meet the Easter Bunny. Free coloring books, free chocolate bunny, free merry-go-round rides and more! Pictures with the Easter Bunny $5, all proceeds go to benefit Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity.
11am-1:30pm: Easter Egg Hunt. Fellowship Wesleyan Church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd., W. Seneca 14224. This free event will take place inside or outside, depending on the weather, with an Easter Egg Hunt for children 3yrs to 4th grade with candy and prizes, followed by games, crafts, and more for the whole family. For questions, contact Fellowship Wesleyan Church at 716-675-9245.
Seaster Egg Hunt! Aquarium of Niagara Falls, Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls. The only underwater egg hunt in WNY, rain or shine! Children search the exhibits for "SEAster" Eggs. Win prizes! Say hi to the SEAster Bunny & Beaker, the Aquarium Penguin Mascot.
6am-5pm: Holy Saturday 2014. Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. Easter Bunny 8am-5pm; Music: Stan Grochowina 9-11am; Music: New Direction Band 12-3pm. Market open 6am-5pm.
Sunday, April 20
11am-4pm: Easter Sunday Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Road, Varysburg 14167. Easter Sunday Brunch will be served at The Lodge April 20 from 11am-4pm. Adults $24, children (ages 4-12) $13, kids age 3 and under eat free. A special Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Visit website for full menu.
Monday, April 21
8am-5pm: Dyngus Day 2014 at Broadway Market. 999 Broadway, Buffalo 14212. DYNGUS DAY CELEBRATION - Music, Food & Beer! Buffalo Kielbasa Contest, Music: Docenko (2-5pm).