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See Doug Rougeux perform an extremely unique program combining high-energy entertainment with artistic achievement! BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. Doug's creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble art forms to "trapping" people inside bubbles! Some of the things you may see include: giant floating spheres up to 6-feet wide, bubbles that bounce, a bubble cube (a cube bubble? yep!), a bubble “volcano” and much more!
A Buffalo favorite back with an all-new show! Nels is an acclaimed performer, speaker, and oddball who entertains in the United States, Canada and abroad. His variety shows blend comedy, incredible juggling, hilarious audience participation, edge-of-your-seat stunts, and extraordinary yet useless skills. It’s knock-your-socks-off fun for all ages!
The Red Trouser Show
This act is a never-before-seen combination of precision acrobatics with high-skill knife and fire juggling! It is finely honed by hundreds of performances each year. Without a single dull moment and non-stop action you will laugh while your heart is pounding with excitement. It ends with a stunt performed over 20 ft. in the air! Don’t miss the chance to be astounded!
Skyhunters Birds of Prey Show
From majestic hawks and eagles, to wise owls and some fun surprises in between, see these birds swooping overhead and get an up-close look! Which bird has silent flight? What is the fastest animal on earth? Join us to find out! No matter the age group, this is truly a sight to be seen!
Terry Buchwald as Elvis
A little bit of country, a little bit of rock ‘n roll, come see Terry Buchwald’s tribute to the King. Terry has earned the distinction of being named one of the top tribute artists in the United States by the LA Times. Audiences across the nation are astonished by his dynamic voice and striking resemblance to Elvis. He has opened for national acts including the Charlie Daniels Band, Montgomery Gentry and many more.
Wacky Chad's engaging blend of comedy, stunts and improv has impressed thousands of people all over the world. Watch as he performs amazing stunts and comedy using pogo sticks, unicycles, juggling torches, a skateboard, cigar boxes, break dancing skills and a shopping cart! His must-see show got him on television programs like “America’s Got Talent,” and “Live with Regis & Kelly.” This wildly appealing show will keep you smiling long after he has left the building!
Wade Live does not look like your typical magician. Wade is one of the most sought after mystifiers in the country. At only 28 years of age, Wade has toured across the world performing his unique blend of magic and illusion. Enjoy a dynamite show that will leave you talking long after the show is over! Using a combination of music, live animals, comedy and theatrics that will leave you breathless, Wade Live is second to none! DO NOT miss this super entertaining show!
Take a ride on the musical swings, climb the rock wall, or spin around in the Octopus. Thrill rides for kids of all ages!
Art & Poetry Gallery
Come see the art and poetry gallery featuring work from local students. Brought to you by Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, sponsored by Evans Bank. Click here to see the winning artwork.
Be good to your body in the new year by checking your blood pressure, cholesterol and percentage of body fat to see how you can be healthier in 2013! Smokers can also have a special lung test performed and receive information on how to quit.
Cruise through an obstacle course or jump around in a bounce house!
An event favorite, laser tag is back with a bigger playing field and more obstacles! This fast-paced game is for ages 6 and up – team up with other players for a fun filled game of high tech hide and seek!
Be a detective! Use the Scavenger Hunt in the Event Guide to navigate through First Night. Learn some interesting facts as you go. Bring your completed scavenger hunt to the Information Table on the Main Exhibit Level (upstairs) for a prize!
Bring your little ones (ages 6 and under) to explore their favorite play houses, mini bounce houses and much more! Learn some fun dance moves and visit with much loved storybook characters Skippyjon Jones, Wild Thing and Franny K. Stein. Bring your art skills and take part in a community art project. Stop by to learn more!
Hosted by Wacky Chad, don’t miss the balloon and confetti drop!