Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Buffalo Maritime Festival
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A three-day celebration of Buffalo’s Waterfront and it’s rich maritime history!

The 2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Festival is September 19-21, 2014. Featuring the US Brig NiagaraTug DeWitt Clinton, USCG Response Boat Medium, and our own Spirit of Buffalo! The three-day festival is sure to be fun for all-ages with boat tours, kids’ activities, food & beverage, a beer garden, live music, & much more! Admission is free!

Please check out directions and parking information for Canalside! (**Note that “Canalside 2 hour street parking” will be closed during the Buffalo Maritime Festival). If you have any questions about parking or directions to Canalside, please contact us.

Friday September 19
Festival open 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Time Event Details
3:00 PM* US Brig Niagara is welcomed to Canalside with a boat parade Watch from the Boardwalk as the Niagara sails into Canalside with a boat parade!
3:00PM – 8:00PM Food & Beverage, vendors open, beer tent open  Featuring local food vendors & Clinton’s Dish as well as West Marine and RCR
3:00PM – 6:00PM Imagination Playground with Explore & More Children’s Museum Build n’ Play Fun with Explore & More – FREE
4:00PM – 6:00PM Day sail on the Spirit of Buffalo For more info and tickets visit SpiritofBuffalo.com
5:00PM – 8:00PM Live music on stage Featuring the Pointless Brothers Band and The Canal Street Mariners!

 

Saturday September 20
Festival open 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Time Event Details
10:00AM- 6:00PM Deck tours of the US Brig Niagara Tours are $7 Adults and $5 for Children 12 & under (purchase advance tickets here)
10:00AM– 6:00PM Tours of the Tug DeWitt Clinton & the USCG Response Boat Medium Tours of the DeWitt Clinton and Medium are FREE
10:00AM– 10:00PM Food vendors, Beer garden open  Featuring local food vendors & Clinton’s Dish
10:00AM– 5:00PM Buffalo Saturday Artisan MarketCancelled Cancelled due to high winds- we apologize for the inconvenience!
10:00AM– 6:00PM Rowboat Rentals with the Buffalo Maritime Center $10 for 30 minutes, available in the Historic Ruins/Commercial Slip area!
11:00AM– 5:00PM Kids maritime crafts, activities, & face painting Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting & more on the Dart Lawn for FREE
11:00 AM Boat Building Demonstration Join the Buffalo Maritime Center in the Historic Ruins for free boat building demos!
1:00 PM Children’s Maritime Parade Prizes for best costumes & goodie bags for the first 100 participants! For more details, click here.
2:00PM– 4:00PM Buffalo Maritime Chowder Competition: Red, White, & Other! The public is welcome to participate: either as a contestant or taster- only $2 for a tasting ticket! For more details, click here.
3:30PM– 4:30PM Children’s musical performance: Susie Rozler Susie Rozler performs the “Erie Canal Show” on the Dart Lawn- FREE!
5:30PM– 9:30PM Live music on stage  Featuring Jack Mahone, The Truth, & more
6:00PM– 8:00PM Evening Sunset Sail on the Spirit of Buffalo For more info and tickets visit SpiritofBuffalo.com
8:00 PM Adult Maritime Costume Contest Dress as your favorite Maritime-themed character- pirates, mermaids, sailors, etc. Prizes for best costume. For more details, click here.

 

Sunday September 21
Festival open 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Time Event Details
10:00AM- 6:00PM Tours of the US Brig Niagara Tours are $7 Adults and $5 for Children 12 & under (purchase advance tickets here)
10:00AM– 2:00PM Tours of the Tug DeWitt Clinton & the USCG Response Boat Medium Tours of the DeWitt Clinton and Medium are free
10:00AM– 2:00PM Food & merchandise vendors open Featuring local food vendors, Clinton’s Dish, as well as West Marine and RCR
10:00AM– 6:00PM Clinton’s Dish beer garden open
10:00AM– 2:00PM Kids maritime-themed arts & crafts tent Enjoy free maritime arts & crafts under the tent!
10:00AM– 6:00PM Rowboat Rentals with the Buffalo Maritime Center $10 for 30 minutes, available in the Historic Ruins/Commercial Slip area!
11:00AM– 1:00PM Live Music on stage The Heenan Brothers
12:30PM– 2:30PM Day sail on the Spirit of Buffalo For more info and tickets visit SpiritofBuffalo.com
6:00PM – 8:00PM Evening Sunset Sail on the Spirit of Buffalo For more info and tickets visit SpiritofBuffalo.com

 

Monday September 22
Time Event Details
1:00PM- 7:00PM Public sail on the US Brig Niagara 6 hour immersive educational sail on the Brig Niagara. This is not a luxury cruise! Ages 12 & over only. For more information and tickets visit US Brig Niagara‘s site.
6:00PM – 8:00PM Evening Sunset Sail on the Spirit of Buffalo For more info and tickets visit SpiritofBuffalo.com