Thursday, July 17, 2008

International festivals and more this weekend, July 17-20

There’s plenty to do this weekend, including several international festivals. See below for all the details.

Scandinavian Folk Festival
A celebration of Nordic heritage with folk music and dance, workshops, foods, crafts, ethnic costumes, genealogy and history lectures, children's activities, fiddle and accordion music. July 18-20. Friday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am- 4:00pm. Campus of Jamestown Community College Jamestown, NY

Italian Heritage Festival
Italian cultural exhibits, dancers, singers and groups from Italy, food, entertainment, bocce tournament and more. July 17-20, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Hertel Avenue between Colvin & Delaware Buffalo, NY

Polish-American Arts Festival
Live entertainment, Polish music and dancing, food, folk art, arts and crafts vendors.July 18-20 Cheektowaga Town Park 2600 Harlem Rd.,Cheektowaga, NY

Grease Pole Festival
The area's oldest Puerto Rican heritage festival featuring live bands, games, Latino cuisine and youth talent show.July 18-20 Pucho Inc. Community Center 261 Swan St.Buffalo, NY 716-852-1648.

Pirate Festival
Ahrr…Come to Olcott Beach for rides, fun, music and lots of pirate entertainment at their annual Pirate Festival weekend held in Krull Park on Lake Ontario. Friday July 18 6pm-12am, Saturday July 19 12-12 and Sunday July 20 12-6pm. For 716-778-8531

Christmas in July!
Liberty Vineyards will be hosting Christmas in July, Saturday July 19th 10-6 and Sunday 20th 11-5, for wine, Christmas treats, giveaways, and other surprises! Each customer will receive a Liberty Vineyards collectible ornament with purchase while supplies last. Liberty Vineyards, 2861 Rt. 20, Sheridan, NY 716-672-4520,,

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