It's my favorite time of year across Western New York... Summer and Festival Season!!!

This weekend kicks off the 55th Annual Allentown Art Festival in downtown Buffalo. An event that began in 1958, the "Buffalo Art Festival" (as it was originally known) started as a small art show to help with the rebirth of a unique part of Buffalo called "Allentown."

The very first "Buffalo Art Festival" was such a success that the city decided to bring it back the following year, and since 1959 the second weekend of June has been known as Art Festival Weekend in Buffalo. The event's name was eventually changed to the "Allentown Art Festival" in 1966, and is often referred to as the "Allentown Outdoor Art Festival."

The 2012 Allentown Festival runs this weekend (June 9th & 10th) from 11:00AM-6:00PM along Delaware Avenue and Allen Street in downtown Buffalo.

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