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Crazy Days Crazy Nights

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Kyla Walter, 5, holds tight to her Mike and Ikes

Kyla Walter, 5, holds tight to her Mike and Ikes as she as she excitedly races across the blanket to the freshly delivered popcorn on Friday night showing Kyla said she didn’t remember seeing the movie before but both her mom and her sister knew she had.

Buffalo celebrated it's annual Crazy Days Crazy Nights festival in late July. Regular events like business sales in downtown returned with additional events like a movie in the park. Families and guests wandered through town to find an event of their choosing. 

The Chamber of Commerce hosted a movie in the park

The Chamber of Commerce hosted a movie in the park on Friday night showing “The Goonies” at the amphitheater next to the pool. Families set up camp with blankets, pillows and lawn chairs as they waited for the movie to start.

Everyone spread out on the grass as the movie was clicked on

Everyone spread out on the grass as the movie was clicked on to begin around 7:30 p.m. on Friday night. The kids settled in immediately as the movie started even though it was still a bit light out.

the popcorn popper was the only light

Once the sun went down, the popcorn popper was the only light glowing aside from the movie screen on Friday night. The snacks and drinks were brought for purchase by the Chamber as part of the event.

The popcorn was slow to get started with kids

The popcorn was slow to get started with kids ordering and the popcorn being delivered to them as it was made, but by the end there was a surplus of popcorn they had to give away on Friday night.

Clothes racks and tables of products

Clothes racks and tables of products were set up and on display outside as stores open up for Crazy Days on Saturday in downtown Buffalo. The weekend event brings community members and visitors out to in hopes of spending more money at local businesses.

Horizon Hanson looks at a table of goods outside Silver Sage

Horizon Hanson looks at a table of goods outside Silver Sage during the Crazy Days event on Saturday in downtown Buffalo. Businesses around downtown set up tables with goods and sales on the sidewalks for the annual summer sale day.

The sales table in front of Silver Sage

The sales table in front of Silver Sage was a random collection of sales items ranging from water bottles glasses to soaps on Saturday in downtown Buffalo. Each of the businesses had their own sales set up for the weekend and several had a high schooler out sitting to help sell.

Don Dunbar came down from Story

Don Dunbar came down from Story for the day to look around during the Crazy Days sales in downtown on Saturday. Dunbar was looking through the fishing supplies in front of Sports Lure to see if he could find anything good.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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