Buffalo, New York is Dreamtown USA!
It's not nearly as bad as you think. In fact, it's generally quite delightful. No, really! Check it out.
Allentown Art Festival, Taste of Buffalo, National Chicken Wing Festival, Sabres, Bills, Bandits, Bisons, Albright Knox, Chippewa, Shakespeare in the Park, Shea's Performing Arts Center. Find a bigger list on the city's "Arts and Culture" page here.