This summer, over 800 events and activities will encompass a wide range of programming including regularly scheduled family programs featuring Explore & More…a children’s museum, Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve, Young Audiences of WNY, as well as 2 appearances of the Pop Up Park Playground. In addition, Story of Buffalo performances, Music at the Ruins, Shakespeare at Canalside, Saturday Artisan Market and the UB Archaeological Dig highlight the myriad of cultures in our region.
The continuous activity blossoms each day with hands-on activities for children, live music and theatrical performances to make Canalside a must see destination. Also, be sure to check the calendar for such great events such as the Buffalo Irish Festival, Annual Pride Festival, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and The Ride for Roswell or simply “rock out” this summer along the waterfront at the 15th Annual “Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor” and “Thursday at Canalside” Concert Series.
Walking, biking, boating and kayaking tours are also available to explore the area with the help of an experienced guide. Learn about Buffalo’s roots and experience a self-guided walking tour of the recently restored Erie Canal area! During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the harbor functioned as the bustling “western terminus” of the Erie Canal. Visitors can experience many original elements including the refurbished “Commercial Slip,” “Central Wharf,” “Whipple Truss” foot bridge, cobblestone “Commercial Street,” and the excavated foundations of several canal era buildings.
There are also two eateries at Canalside, Clinton’s Dish, serves casual fare while offering a great view of the Erie Canal Terminus, and The Liberty Hound at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, which affords a casual-contemporary atmosphere and features seafood and a bar. Site accessible year-round, 24/7.
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Great place for family fun!
We went to Canalside to Ice Bike! It was reasonable at $10 for half hour for helmet and bike. It was fun and easy to do. It would be nice if a rink was set aside just for the ice bikes but not...
Only Getting Better
Canalside has really been gaining steam over the last few years. I've loved going to concerts & festivals here but now I find myself coming here just to enjoy the view and soak up the sun. The more...
I enjoy the summer concerts, great space. It's also a great place for an enjoyable walk and sightseeing. Family friendly, romantic for couples and great just for exercising.
Rebirth of Buffalo
From the restored historic area adjacent to the Buffalo River, to the wide variety of restaurants, to the Naval and Military Park, Canalside is where it's at. And don't forget the concerts in the...
A gem in Buffalo
We have been to this venue for concerts several times, the last was June 2014 for Tedeschi Trucks Band. We always park in the area of Templeton Landing as there is plenty of pretty reasonable...
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