Larkin Square Events

New Event: Larkin Moves

By Leslie Zemsky  
April 12, 2018

Larkin Square presents Larkin Moves – an urban wellness festival happening morning, noon and night on Wednesday, May 30! We’re thrilled to bring together movers & shakers in the local fitness community and offer a day of workouts and fun. Events and classes all day are FREE thanks to Larkin Square’s presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.

Ready for this packed schedule?! The day begins with November Project – a free workout starting at 6:10am in Larkin Square. Traditionally located at Delaware Park every Wednesday, November Project will be moving their workout to Larkinville for this special event. From 12:00pm – 1:00pm, you can enjoy a free yoga class with Kelly Tripp on the Larkin Square boardwalk (BYOM!). At 4:30pm, the wellness festival will kick into high gear! The square will feature a small vendor market, food trucks, beverages, a lululemon lounge and lawn games. The final free fitness class of the day begins at 5:30pm with Fitness in the Parks instructors from the YMCA, plus teachers from Revolution Buffalo and a sunset yoga session with Love in Motion Yoga. After class, relax and have fun in the square with the Gay 5K after party! One of the most popular Pride Week events, the Gay 5K presented by Evergreen Health & the Pride Center of WNY will be happening in Larkinville on May 30. The race is open to everyone and participants are encouraged to don their gay apparel, with rainbows, drag and more! Not participating in the race? No problem! Everyone is invited to the race after party in Larkin Square at 7:30pm.

Join us for one, two or all of the events happening during Larkin Moves!
Check out the timeline for the day:

6:00am – 6:50am: November Project in Larkin Square
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Free yoga class with Kelly Tripp on the Larkin Square Boardwalk (Bring your own mat!)
4:30pm: Vendor market opens in Larkin Square with food trucks, beverages, lawn games and more!
5:30pm: November Project BOUNCE kicking off the evening class
5:30pm: Free class featuring a Fitness in the Parks instructor from the YMCA, followed by Revolution Buffalo & sunset yoga with Love in Motion Yoga (Bring your own mat and water bottle!)
7:30pm: Gay 5K after party in Larkin Square – Enjoy music, dancing, drag queens and more. Everyone is invited!

Check out the lots along Seneca Street and Exchange Street for free parking! Click here for more info on parking & directions to Larkin Square.


Love in Larkinville Open House

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 27, 2018

Join us on Sunday, March 25 from 1pm to 4pm for The Love in Larkinville Bridal Open House at Hydraulic Hearth! Whether you envision a large wedding or an intimate gathering, Larkinville has a wide range of options for all wedding celebrations. From ceremonies and receptions to showers and happy hours, Larkinville businesses including Larkin Square and the Filling Station, Hydraulic Hearth, Swan Street Diner and Buffalo Distilling all offer unique atmospheres.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments, tour Larkin Square and Hydraulic Hearth, and meet some of our favorite wedding vendors including Fern Croft, Crown, Paula’s Donuts, Rust Belt Love and more. This event is free and open to the public.

6th Annual KeyBank Live at O’Larkin

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 15, 2018

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Larkin Square for the 6th Annual KeyBank Live at O’Larkin on Friday, March 16, 2018! From 5pm – 8pm, catch live music by McCarthyizm, Irish dancers from Clann Na Cara Irish Dance and an appearance by the Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Plus, your favorite food trucks, specialty beverages including Irish coffee and hot chocolate, and Irish fare from The Filling Station. Continue the fun after 8pm at neighboring restaurants and bars on Seneca Street including Hydraulic Hearth, Buffalo Distilling Company and Flying Bison Brewing Company. KeyBank Live at O’Larkin is free and open to the public thanks to our presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health. Limited and free parking will be available in the lot at 111 Hydraulic Street. Ride sharing is encouraged!

Sport your green, bring the family and get ready to dance into St. Patrick’s Day! This event will be outdoors, and will happen rain or shine (or snow!)



4th Annual Larkinville Ice Festival

By Leslie Zemsky  
December 21, 2017

Head to Larkinville on Saturday, January 27 for the 4th Annual Ice Festival! This neighborhood wide celebration includes programming and specials from Larkin Square, The Filling Station, Hydraulic Hearth, Swan Street Diner, Buffalo Distilling Company, Flying Bison Brewing Company and Larkin Center of Commerce. Bring the family to Larkin Square to enjoy a range of activities for kids and a local vendor market on the heated boardwalk. Explore the neighborhood through horse drawn carriage rides and grab a bite to eat at the participating restaurants!

A full list of programming is below, stay tuned for updates. As always, Larkin Square has free event parking and this event is free and open to the public courtesy of presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.

Larkin Square (745 Seneca Street)
Programming from 11am – 3pm

  • Winter vendor market
  • Ice Throne
  • Sledding Hill (weather permitting)
  • Nickel City Novelties spin art and games
  • Coloring Stations
  • Pickleball, Kan-Jam, Cornhole
  • Independent Health, Fitness in the Parks sponsored Snowga (Yoga in the Snow is a winter edition of Fitness in the Parks presented by the YMCA and Independent Health)
  • Outdoor bar on the boardwalk, including a make your own hot chocolate station
  • Filling Station restaurant open for lunch indoors
  • Performers throughout the square from The Bird’s Nest Acro Circus.

The Ice Fest Vendor Market will include:

  • Kitch Studios
  • Freddie’s Doughtnuts
  • Pretty + Grit
  • Dragonfly Jam
  • Wild Crafters Candles
  • West Side Stichery
  • Overwinter Coffee
  • Bflo Distilling
  • Pastry by Camille LLC
  • Witty Gritty Paper Co
  • Earth Alchemy

Larkin Center of Commerce (701 Seneca Street)

  • Horse-drawn sleigh wagon rides up and down Seneca Street from 12pm – 2pm

Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery (716 Swan Street)

  • Burritos and Brooze Brunch with Lomo Lomo: 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • Live music with a Band Named Sue 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • The Bavarian Winterfest in the Beer Garden: noon to 4pm
  • Sarah Myers paintings in (716)GAL-LERY, the phone booth art gallery inside the Hydraulic Hearth

Swan Street Diner (700 Swan Street)

  • Open from 7am – 3pm
  • Ice Fest Specials on the menu including frozen hot chocolate!

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca Street)

Buffalo Distilling Company (860 Seneca Street)

  • Tasting room open 11am – 3pm
  • Buffalo Groundhog Day specialty cocktails beginning at 12pm
  • The distillery will keep the party going into the evening with live music by Aidan McManus

6th Annual Holiday Live at Larkin on December 1

By Leslie Zemsky  
November 01, 2017

Kickoff the holiday season at Larkin Square! On December 1, Larkin Square is back with a special edition of KeyBank Live at Larkin celebrating the upcoming holidays. From 5pm – 8pm, guests will be able to enjoy food trucks, specialty drinks including mulled wine and hot cider, alpacas from Thistle Creek Alpaca Farm and shopping with a few vendors in the square. Robot Holiday will be rocking all night long with their unique spin on holiday music. New this year, Larkin Square will feature a tree lighting in the middle of the square!

Don’t miss this special  family-friendly event. Admission is free thanks to Larkin Square’s presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health. Free parking is located in the event lot at 111 Hydraulic Street. Handicap parking is available in a dedicated lot at Seneca and Emslie Streets. There is additional parking in the lot behind Swan Street Diner at 700 Swan Street. This event will be outdoors, be sure to bundle up!