WNY will be a sea of green this weekend

Grab your green if you’re going out this weekend!

  • St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a day in Buffalo. The festivities start Friday night at Larkin Square! There will be leprechauns, live music, and of course, food trucks, at the 3rd Annual Live at O’Larkin! As always, parking and admission are free.
  • The whole family can clown around at the Hamburg Fairgrounds this weekend. The Shrine Circus is all moved in, with high wire acts, tigers, jugglers, and more. There are three shows today, three tomorrow, and two on Sunday. Proceeds go towards the Shriners in our community.
  • Saturday is March 14th, also known as Pi Day to math fans! Everyone is invited to celebrate at Cheektowaga High School. Their “Super Pi Day” Party goes from 10am to 1pm. There will be a mathlete competition, rock climbing wall, bounce house, and a little pie throwing! The headliner is Arthur Benjamin – the Math-magician. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day with a scavenger hunt at Canalside in support of pediatric Cancer Research. Registration for “Cure Me I’m Irish” starts are 2 on Saturday, and the hunt begins at 3 pm. The course will take you on a tour of Canalside and the Cobblestone District. You might even find a pot of gold! The after party to follow will go until 10 pm.
  • If you didn’t make it to the Buffalo Home Show last weekend, you have another chance starting today! The show is up until Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This week’s special guest is Matt Muenster, of the DIY Network Show Bath Crashers. Go to www.buffalohomeshow.com.
  • It’s a big weekend at the BPO. Saturday night at 8, Megan Hilty from “Smash” will perform with the orchestra at Kleinhan’s Music Hall. Then on Sunday afternoon, bring the family and wear your favorite Disney costumes for the “Magical Music of Disney.” That concert starts at 2:30, but there will be games and crafts before, starting at 1:30. You can find all of this information and get your tickets at www.bpo.org.
  • For Buffalo’s Irish and Irish at heart, this is parade weekend. The Old First Ward parade will be held on Saturday afternoon in South Buffalo. It takes off at noon from the Valley Community Center, and there will be post-parade party immediately to follow.
  • Irish music, dancers, and more will also march their way down Delaware Avenue on Sunday. The parade starts at 2 from Niagara Square, and continues up to North Street. The signature St. Patrick’s Day event in Buffalo is put on each year by the United Irish American Association of Erie County. They’re celebrating their seventy-fifth anniversary this year.

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