Buffalo does not have any of these coming to town, but they're so cool and unique that we had to pass them along. If you're looking for a weekend getaway or just a fun night and don't mind a drive, these are some of the cool festivals that we've seen (and need to get to Buffalo ASAP)

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    The Lantern Fest

    Erie, PA -- September 23

    The Lights Fest is an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on food trucks and light up life by sharing personal wishes, dreams and goals. At the perfect moment everyone ignites their personalized sky lanterns with Tiki torches and lets them take flight. It creates a surreal ambiance, where time slows down and your single flame rises and joins with thousands of others to light up your life.

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    AFP/Getty Images

    Festival of Balloons

    Dansville, New York--September, 1 2017

    This one is sweet! It's tons of hot air balloons floating over the valley. The goal of the festival is to provide entertainment and enjoyment to our spectators, bring visitors to our community, and share our profits with local charities. Over the years an average of 35,000 spectators per year visit our valley to enjoy the festival.
    The success of prior festivals made it possible to share profits with local charities and organizations. Check out the website! 

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    Lilac Fest

    Rochester, NY--May 2018

    Imagine live music in thousands of lilac bushes. That's what the Rochester Lilac Fest is--ten days and nights of festivities all next to the main fest Art in the Park.

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