We're halfway through summer here in Buffalo, and it always goes by way too fast -- mostly because there is so much to do in Western New York, between food festivals, carnivals and heritage events.

Which is the festival that you look most forward to in Buffalo each year? Coming up still, we have Taste of Alden, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, West Seneca Community Days, Taste of Diversity Festival, Strawberry Festival, Friendship Festival, Wurstfest, Summer Jazz at the Albright-Knox, Perry Chalk Art Festival, Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival, Americana Days, Olde Sanborn Days, Wild Renn Fest and Canal Fest of the Tonawanda.

Basically, we still have tons going on before the school buses are in full swing again!

July 17-20: Italian Heritage Festival

July 18-19: Rock the Barn Music Festival

July 18-20: Queen of Heaven Carnival

July 18-20: Annual Grease Pole Festival

July 18-20: St. John the Baptist Annual Lawn Fete

July 19: Burger Fest

July 20-27: Quaker Days Festival

July 21-26: Orleans County Fair

July 21-27: Chautauqua County Fair

July 23. Taste of Orchard Park

July 25-27: Lebanese Festival

July 25-27: St. Martha Parish Lawn Fete

July 26: Queen City Jazz Festival

July 26-27: Wine & Culinary Festival

July 31-Aug. 3: Eden Corn Festival

Aug. 2-3: Down-Home Country Weekend

Aug. 3: CityJam

Aug. 3-6: Kingdom Bound

Aug. 6-17: Erie County Fair

Aug. 9-10: Lewiston Art Festival

Aug. 22-24: Buffalo Irish Festival

Aug. 30-31: National Buffalo Wing Festival

Sept. 13: Oktoberfest