The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, which takes place this Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, will necessitate several street closures beginning at noon Friday to allow for event setup. Streets will reopen late Sunday, once the festival’s footprint has been removed.
The festival footprint has changed from previous years. The two blocks of Delaware Avenue from West Tupper Street to West Huron Street will be open and West Huron will also remain open to through-traffic. These streets are typically closed on Taste of Buffalo weekend.
The following streets will be closed to inbound traffic beginning at noon Friday and will close to outbound traffic at 5 p.m. Friday:
√ Delaware Avenue from south of Huron Street to West Eagle Street.
√ Mohawk Street between South Elmwood Avenue and Franklin Street.
√ Niagara Square and its arterials, which include Niagara East, Niagara West and Perkins Drive.
√ Genesee Street between Franklin Avenue and Niagara Square.
√ Court Street between Franklin Avenue and Niagara Square.
Vehicles parked within the festival footprint, including in any surface lots that let out onto these streets, will have until 5 p.m. Friday to leave. Vehicles parked on any of these streets after 5 p.m. Friday are subject to towing. Additionally, NFTA buses will be rerouted with posted changes at affected stops.
Taste of Buffalo volunteers will also be in the area marking tents beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Streets will be open to traffic, but motorists in the area are asked to use caution.
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival. The 38th annual event will take place in Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo.
Click HERE for a list of vendors and additional information.
The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. Approximately $541,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities, including three scholarships awarded last year to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree.
For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com or @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.