7 Things to Do in Western New York This Weekend: June 24

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the weather this weekend, there’s plenty going on in Western New York.

Ja Rule performs at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Concert Series
On Friday, American rapper and actor Ja Rule will take the stage at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Concert Series. Doors open at 5 p.m. Ja Rule is known for his hits such as “Holla Holla”, “Always on Time” and “I’m Real”, with Jennifer Lopez. You can find more information and tickets here.

Buffalo River Fest at Buffalo River Fest Park
The Valley Community Association (VCA) will host its annual Buffalo River Fest Friday through Saturday at Buffalo River Fest Park on Ohio Street. Events will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. “The two-day event will include live entertainment, a waterfront photo and memorabilia exhibit, “I Got It” bingo, food and refreshments, art and craft vendors. crafts, and much more,” a statement read. You can find more information here or call (716) 823-4707 ext. 2.

Kenmore and South Buffalo Porchfest
There will be Porchfest events in Kenmore and South Buffalo this weekend. South Buffalo Porchfest kicks off at noon Saturday and You can find more information here. Kenmore Porchfest will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and You can find more information here.

New York State Craft Brewers Festival at Canalside
The New York State Craft Brewers Festival will take place at Canalside on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. “Discover fresh craft beer from over 50 breweries from all over the state and meet the people who make the beer you love. Brewers and owners pour into this festival and are excited to share their beer and knowledge with you! Enjoy local food trucks, artisan vendors, PA Line LIVE MUSIC and a farm-to-table tent,” its website reads. You can find more information here.

Elmwood Summer Festival
The first Elmwood Summerfest will take place Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. in the village of Elmwood. The event will be organized by The Beer Keep, Jack Rabbit and Breezy Burrito Bar. “Elmwood Summerfest is a street festival dedicated to celebrating all things summer in Buffalo – beer, food, community and of course music! The festival will feature over 15 bands and artists on a large outdoor stage located in the middle of ‘Featured Elmwood Ave. will be the 1st Annual Buffalo Eats Hot Dog Eating Contest, a live art installation and a Genesee Brewing beer tent featuring your favorite beers, ciders and seltzers,’ its event page reads. . You can find more information here.

Roycroft Arts and Crafts Summer Festival
The 46th Annual Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at the East Aurora Classic Rink. “This festival showcases the fine arts of Roycroft Artisans in a variety of mediums ranging from wood and metal to fiber, clay, glass, printmaking and book arts, photography and painting,” says its event page. You can find more information here.

DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) at Buffalo RiverWorks
Shaquille O’Neal, commonly known as “Shaq”, one of the most dominant players in NBA history and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will perform as DJ Diesel at Buffalo RiverWorks on Friday. “SHAQ aka DJ Diesel’s dance music debut came at TomorrowWorld 2015, as the Hall of Famer took the stage for the first time in front of tens of thousands of fans blending the best of Trap, EDM and Hip-Hop From there, DJ Diesel’s career was born as he cemented the title of ‘World’s Greatest DJ’,” a statement read. You can find more information here.