When we think of the city, and its Irish festivities, it’s only recently that we’ve thought about the month of August. While the Buffalo Irish Festival is celebrating its 33rd year, it was only recently that it was moved to the waterfront. Starting Friday, the Irish flags will be a flyin’, and the Irish girls will be a smilin’ at Canalside. Come join the festivities throughout the weekend for a parade, dancing, traditional food, and plenty of beer.
The only weekend-long Festival held on Buffalo’s waterfront is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors from Western New York and Southern Ontario.
Friday August 22: 5 pm -11 pm beginning with the Parade of Irish County Flags on the boardwalk at Canalside.
Saturday, August 23: Noon – 11 pm
Sunday, August 24: Noon – 9 pm
Canalside on Buffalo’s waterfront extending just past the historic bridge.
A kick-off parade featuring flags from the 32 counties in Ireland on the Canalside boardwalk (Friday at 5 pm)
Three stages of entertainment including traditional and contemporary music, folk music, step and set-dancing
An artisan market featuring exclusively Irish goods and crafts from nearly 30 individual vendors
Irish authors and book signings
Traditional Irish foods and beverages
Raffle to win a trip for two Ireland
A gorgeous lakeside setting to enjoy all that Irish culture has to offer!
Admission: $10 adults, $8 children 4-12 and seniors (children under 4 are free).
Admission discount of $1 for Metro riders with valid proof of ridership or Metro rail pass.
Presale tickets will be available until August 22rd at all Wegmans stores, Shannon Pub, Buffalo Brewpub and Tara Gift Shoppe.
While parking is available, due to downtown construction, we encourage use of the NFTA’s Erie Canal Harbor Station of the Metro Rail, just steps away from Canalside!
For more information go to www.BuffaloIrish.com or call 716-743-9348.