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Get out and experience Buffalo this weekend!

Buffalo is an amazing place to live!  We really have some incredible events around WNY that make you realize how fun life is!  This weekend and running till next weekend is the Cherry Blossom Festival.  This festival has everything from a pink tie gala, garden tours, origami kite flying, and even Japanese food and films!  The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at the Japanese Garden of Buffalo located at 25 Nottingham Court right behind the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. 

Another great place to check out is Hidden Valley Animal Adventure.  I definitely plan on going to this place again this year.  I loved how close you got to some amazing animals.  My favorite out of all the llamas, zebras, and even camels has to be the little mini donkeys!  Hidden Valley animal Adventure is a Wild Game Safari Park that offers an up close and person experience with exotic animals.  You’ll have the chance to climb aboard an hour long guided trolley ride and come close to animals like zebras, bisons, camels, and more.  Opening day kicks off on May 2nd.  Hidden Valley Animal Adventure is located in Varysburg, NY off of Route 20A. 

Finally next weekend if you’re a wine lover or just want to get out and enjoy the fresh air then you’ll definitely want to check out Hamburg Wine About Festival.  Happening in the Village of Hamburg on Saturday May 3rd, you’ll get to experience wineries from all over WNY as they pour you some taste of their award winning wines.  Along with that there will be local musicians, artists, and more.  Along with the cost of the ticket you’ll get admission to all hosting venues, complimentary wine and beer tasting at a dozen or more spots throughout the village and complimentary shuttle bus service among venues.  Tickets are only $20 each.  It’s the Hamburg About Wine Festival May 3rd in the village of Hamburg.