Buffalo Waterfront’s 2024 Summer Season Schedule for Canalside and Outer Harbor

The 2024 summer event season for Canalside and Outer Harbor will feature more than 100 events and programs, including a live music lineup featuring artists such as Chappell Roan (sold-out show), Counting Crows, Primus and moe.

“We have great opportunities for Western New Yorkers and visitors to come and enjoy our city’s beautiful waterfront this summer,” said Lauren Ford, executive director of Buffalo Waterfront. “We look forward to an exciting concert lineup in the all-new Terminal B venue, as well as new food and beverage options at Canalside and the return of fitness classes and family programs.”

By the canal

In addition to numerous seasonal boating opportunities, Canalside guests will also find:

  • A new “Resurgence at Canalside” at the old Clinton’s Dish
  • Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream Opens at Former Clinton’s Dish
  • An ice cream stand along the promenade
  • The Buffalo Heritage Carousel will be open for $1 rides

*The weekends of May 10-12 and May 17-19 will mark “soft” openings for Canalside, with regular operating hours beginning Friday, May 24 (through Labor Day weekend ). Buffalo Boat Tours, BFLO Harbor Kayak, Water Bikes of Buffalo, Canalside Caricatures and Buffalo Bike Tours are all reopening Memorial Day weekend.

Other recurring events and updates:

  • The replica of the Erie Canal liner, the Seneca Chief, will be officially opened on May 25 at 11 a.m. The canalside Longshed will undergo renovations for the new “Waterway of Change” visitor experience, which will debut next spring and mark the start of the Erie Canal Bicentennial Commemoration in 2025.
  • Canalside Beach, next to the carousel, will feature a fleet of wooden sandbox boats, courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Additionally, the Great Lawn and Promenade will now host permanent games, including corn, shuffleboard, and chess, checkers, and backgammon tables.
  • Family Friday! returns Friday, June 28, with Free Play Friday featuring the Explore & More children’s museum and a children’s activity zone sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Family Friday! will take place every week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the summer.
  • EPIC’s annual summer literacy program on the Pierce Lawn at Canalside will also return on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting in early June.
  • Touch a Truck by Explore & More (July 28), The Pride Festival (June 2), Asian Food & Culture Festival (August 11) and Festival of India (August 17), all return to Canalside this year, with the first ever Festival children’s book by the canal, June 29.
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will also once again sponsor specialty fitness classes at Canalside, including Zumba, yoga and salsa classes.

“Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is excited to launch our 13th summer as Canalside’s official health plan,” said Michael Ball, vice president of community affairs for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. “Our community is fortunate to have this vibrant space on our beautiful waterfront where families and friends can come together to enjoy the outdoors, be healthy and create lasting memories. We look forward to another great summer at Canalside.

Outer port
The Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series kicks off May 24 with a sold-out Chappell Roan at the new Outer Harbor Terminal B.

Other announced shows include:

  • Osborne Brothers
  • A day to remember
  • Count the crows
  • The Tea Party and tombstones
  • moe.
  • Brett Young
  • Lil Yachty
  • Sad Summer Festival
  • Ice Nine kills and right now
  • Primus & Coheed and Cambria
  • Diving into the lake street
Plus, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will return to the Outer Harbor for two free shows – the BPO & The Magical Music on Harry Potter on July 19 and the BPO featuring The Strictly Hip on Aug. 1. Reservations are required for both shows. All concert information and tickets are available at

“Independent Health has a long-standing commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community by providing Western New Yorkers with free and fun ways to get fit and active while exploring beauty in our region,” said Kathy Glieco, vice president of marketing. , Independent Health. “Independent Health is proud to be the official health and wellness partner of Outer Harbor Buffalo. Not only is it the jewel of our waterfront, but it is a great place for individuals and families to enjoy breathtaking views while strolling or jogging along the independent trail 3-mile wellness tour, cycling at Lakeside Bike Park or take a free outdoor fitness class at Terminal B.”

Terminal B

  • Fitness in the Parks, sponsored by Independent Health, is temporarily moving from Wilkeson Pointe (currently under construction) to Terminal B and will debut June 3.
  • In addition to concerts and fitness classes, Terminal B will serve as a new venue for several special events. On July 21, GObike’s annual SkyRide, presented by Independent Health, returns, followed by the Buffalo Irish Festival July 26-28.

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