Festivals, festivals, and even more festivals every where you look!  I know there's so many out there that you might have a hard time deciding which one to attend but in reality there's only a few months to those cold months are back to get out and try everything!  Here's a few that will be a fun time for the entire family!

A favorite of mine that kicks off today is Canal Fest.  This festival gives you 8 days of family fun for you to participate in!  Tomorrow for the opening day you’ll definitely need to head out at noon for the 30th Annual Canal Fest Opening Ceremonies on the Renaissance Bridge.  Afterwards stick around for activities like the Canal Fest Kick off which will include water themed activities and crafts or the Chalk it up Street Chalk art contest.  Events run all day each day at Canal Fest.  Later in the evening at Canal Fest tomorrow make sure you stick around and check out some of their great live entertainment.  Starting at 4pm they will have Nighteagle, 50s and 60s with a tribute to Elvis and then starting at 8p is Battery the Masters of Metallica.  Both events will be taking place on the Gateway Stage at the water on Sweeney Street.  Canal Fest is located in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda with events running all week.

This weekend make sure you head over to the Olivencia Community Center in Buffalo for the Grease Pole Festival.  This one is will have something for the entire family!  Running all day today you’ll get the chance to join in on the celebration of all sorts of traditions!  You’ll get to experience traditional music, ethnic food, and even dancing.  This event is a celebration of the community and culture.  It’s the Grease Pole festival today at the Olivencia Community Center on Swan Street in Buffalo.