Despite being a small village, Depew, New York, offers many annual events for its residents and guests to enjoy. Things begin in February with the Annual Policeman's Ball Fundraiser. This event features live music, dancing, entertainment, food, drinks and the chance to win a few prizes.
Children from the village are invited to celebrate at the annual Easter Egg Hunt known as the HippityHop Egg-Stravaganza. This event divides children into two age groups to ensure that everyone has a splendid time and finds enough eggs.
With its strong Polish heritage, the village celebrates a somewhat unique annual event known as Dyngus Day. This celebration usually happens on the Monday following Easter Sunday and is devoted to eating, drinking and playing tricks. The Polish Falcons Hall located on Columbia Avenue in Depew serves as the host for this fun event.
Every year in August, local residents and their families have a chance to celebrate National Night Out. This event is designed to foster relationships and communication between citizens and local first responders such as police, firemen and paramedics. This annual event encourages people to help protect and preserve their own neighborhood.
As autumn approaches, a fall festival is held at Reinstein Woods. With changing themes each year, this festival offers interactive exhibits, obstacle courses, competitive games, scavenger hunts, crafts, live animals, food and many activities for children. In addition, guests can enjoy music provided by local entertainers.
In November, residents gather to celebrate the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Students from the local high school provide Christmas music while caroling at the gazebo. Santa Claus arrives via a fire truck parade. Free wagon rides and ice skating along with free hot chocolate and cookies are just some of the highlights of this festival.
Finally, beginning in late December and continuing through February, the village's annual public skating and learn to skate sessions get underway. With its snowy and cold winter climate, Depew is the perfect place to enjoy a frozen ice rink with fellow residents.