Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fun things to do this weekend, August 1-3, 2008

Here's some fun things to do this weekend. I have to admit I've been busy this week, so some of this info is cut and pasted from other sources.

Eden Corn Festival
Jul 31 2008 - Aug 3 2008
Celebrate corn with this festival that includes an arts & crafts show, auto show, parade, pet show and musical entertainment.
American Legion Post 880 Legion Dr., Eden, NY 716-992-9141

Lucille Ball's Birthday Celebration
Aug 1 2008 - Aug 3 2008, 9 am-11pm daily
Lucy's hometown celebrates the queen of comedy's birthday with contests, film fests, memorabilia auction, collectors show, birthday cake bake-off, artists and music.
300 N. Main St. Jamestown, NY 716-484-0800

SKYFEST Hot Air Balloon Festival
Aug 1 2008 - Aug 3 2008
Air show with 20 hot-air balloons, aerobatic performances, fireworks, balloon glow, warplanes and passenger planes. Live stage entertainment, crafts and food, kite flying and a petting zoo. Jamestown Airport Jamestown, NY

Party for the Planet at the Buffalo Zoo
August 2
You're invited to attend this party, presented by Fisher-Price, honoring our dear planet earth! Visitors will have the chance to explore special stations to learn more about conservation and to take part in games and other fun activities. The youngest visitors will also enjoy meeting Fisher-Price friends, the Planet Heroes, as well as viewing the hottest new toys and trying out the Prehistoric Planet Racetrack featuring the new Power Wheels™ A.T. Rex™! The event is free with Zoo admission and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please call (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Drums Along The Waterfront
August 3, 6:30pm
Witness music in motion! See this musical sport as the power and precision of the world's best drum & bugle corps take to the field in competition for the title. Sanctioned by Drum Corps International, the 12th Annual event will feature 6 of the top 12 corps in the world including the Bluecoats (Canton, OH), Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA), and Madison Scouts (Madison, WI) See website for complete line-up
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park

Ellicottville Jazz Festival
August 1-3, at Holiday Valley and at various locations throughout the village. Enjoy live Jazz performances in a picturesque setting. For more information call the Ellicottville chamber of Commerce 800-349-9099 or visit

Blacksmith Hammer-In
August 3, 1:30-4:30
See demonstrations by the New York State Designer Blacksmiths in a historic setting. There will also be a classic Buick car show taking place on the museum grounds the same day.
Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek road, Amherst 716-689-1440

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