Larkinville is embracing Buffalo’s winter for the 4th annual Larkinville Ice Festival this Saturday, Jan. 27. Larkin Square, Hydraulic Hearth, Swan Street Diner, The Filling Station, Larkin Center of Commerce, Buffalo Distilling Company and Flying Bison Brewing Company will be hosting programming throughout the day for visitors to enjoy. Activities kick off at Larkin Square at 11 a.m., with a local vendor market, sledding hill, children’s activities and more winter fun until 3 p.m. The Filling Station will be open in Larkin Square for lunch and beverage service. Live music, food and beverage specials continue down Seneca Street throughout the afternoon and evening.
“Ice Festival is such a fun, unique event and it really showcases Larkin Square as more than a summer venue,” said Director of Fun at Larkin Square, Leslie Zemsky. “We’re thrilled to have more businesses join the event this year, while still hosting free programing at Larkin Square thanks to our presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.”
Families are encouraged to bundle up and head to Larkin Square for daytime kid’s activities and games, face painting, sledding, live alpacas, an ice throne sculpture, vendor market and more. Larkin Center of Commerce will be providing horse and carriage rides up and down Seneca Street from noon to 2 p.m. (weather permitting). Adults can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Hydraulic Hearth’s Bavarian Beer Garden, or stay indoors for their popular “Burritos and Brooze” brunch.
Flying Bison Brewing Company will be hosting their annual Groundhog Day Celebration, with drink specials and live music at the neighboring bar and distillery Buffalo Distilling Company. Swan Street Diner will also be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Ice Fest specials. Free parking is available in the parking lots along Exchange Street and the parking ramp behind Larkin Square.
For more information on the Ice Festival schedule, please visit larkinsquare.com/IceFest2018.