Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Everyday Springtime Fun

WHEN: Thursday, April 4: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  WHERE: Canalside (Buffalo, NY)




Take a walk or job along our Boardwalk.  Relax in one of our Buffalo Sunset Chairs and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Buffalo River and Lake Erie!  Enjoy a stroll around the Canals – take in the historic interpretation of the Terminus of the Erie Canal, the Immigrant Steps, and Lloyd Street, Lake Street, and Commercial Street bridges.

Please pardon our dust while we construction is completed on the new Explore and More Children’s Museum, located just south of the Canals & opening in May 2019!

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Food & Drink

The Liberty Hound, located inside the Naval & Military Park next to the Commercial Slip, is open for lunch and dinner. Please visit their website for exact days and hours of operation.

Pizza Plant, located inside the One Canalside/Courtyard Marriott building across Main Street from Canalside, is home to the famous Pizza Pod.

HARBORCENTER offers several restaurants, including (716) Food & Sport, Tim Horton’s Cafe & Bake Shop, and the Healthy Scratch. Please visit their website for hours & details.

Canalside’s own “The Dish”, located on the Boardwalk at the Central Wharf, will open in May. Stay tuned for details!

For information about more than 20 restaurants within walking distance of Canalside, visit our Food and Dining page.

Public Art

Grain Elevator Illumination

  • The Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator Illumination is every night from sundown-11:00 pm and can be viewed from anywhere at Canalside
  • For more information visit our Grain Elevator Illumination page.

Shark Girl

  • A selfie favorite! The darling of Buffalo social media feeds is located at The Canals, by the Commercial Street Bridge
  • Shark Girl was created by artist Casey Riordan-Millard and is here as courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Erie County. Visit for more information.

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park 

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is located next to Canalside’s Commercial Slip.  The museum is open daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and you can view the USS Little Rock, the USS Croaker, and the USS The Sullivans as well as monuments dedicated to the brave men & women of our Military along the Buffalo River. In addition, the Liberty Hound restaurant, located at the Naval & Military Park, is open. Visit Liberty Hound’s website for details.

In addition, check out an event at the KeyBank Center or take in public skating or a hockey game at HARBORCENTER.