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Boom Days is Back – Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Boom Days is the official celebration of spring in Buffalo. It’s also the start of the outdoor festival season. Held in and around Silo City each year, the event attracts a wide range of people from all over the region, who come together to celebrate the waters of the Great Lakes and the historic legacy of the waterfront.

The celebration centers around the removal of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom from the mouth of the Niagara River, even though the event doesn’t necessarily coincide with the actual removal thanks to the antics of Mother Nature.

Despite the fluctuations of the boom’s removal from the grips of frozen waters, the party commences without a hitch each and every year. Boom Days offers up the chance for party-goers to explore the wonders of Buffalo’s industrial past, under the watchful eye of the haunting grain elevators and silos.

One of the highlights of Boom Days is the Ice Boom Ball Drop, when organizers and revelers drop two giant orange balls over the side of the E.M. Cotter, the world’s oldest operating fireboat. From there the brilliant spheres float down the Niagara River, signaling to all that party season has begun.

Boom Days | Saturday, April 18, 2015

For those who have never attended Boom Days, the schedule looks something like this:

1:30pm – Gates Open
2:00-7:00pm – Explore Buffalo Niagara Tours
3:30pm – Food Trucks arrive
The Roaming Buffalo
Rolling Joe Cafe
The Black Market
Betty Crockski
4:15-6:30pm Cultural Showcase
JUST BUFFALO
SQUEAKY WHEEL
TORN SPACE
3:30pm – Fireboat Edward M. Cotter arrives
5:00pm – Fireboat Edward M. Cotter Departs and Ball Drop
3:30-9pm – Boom Bash – Live Music
WIT
SILO SESSIONS W/ SONNY AND ALEX
CANAL STREET STRING BAND
MIKE & RANDY
7:30-9:00pm ALLISON PIPETONE with MARY RAMSEY
9:15pm – Fireworks
10:00pm – Gates Close

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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