The Buffalo River appears to be on everyone’s radar these days. From developers to kayakers, the river that was once considered “dead”, is alive and kicking once more.
As a way to pay tribute to the Buffalo River, and all that it stands for, each year people are drawn to its shores to celebrate the river’s industrial past, as well as its green future. The celebration is know as River Fest, an event that features a regatta, live music, family friendly games, a fishing contest, food, and of course… beer.
Last year River Fest attracted over 8000 people, who showed up to play “I Got It” Bingo and Softball, attend historic walking tours, and simply explore a part of the city that is undergoing a symbolic renaissance.
If you have not been down to the Buffalo River to witness all of the newfound activity, Buffalo River Fest is an excellent way to experience it all – the new parks, bike trails, kayak launches, etc. You can even see some of the new developments unfolding along the river, such as the River Fest Park Lodge (lead image), which is directly cross the river from RiverWorks (see below).
Don’t miss any of the action. River Fest kicks off on Friday, June 19, and wraps up on Sunday June 21, 2015. There’s a ton of fun to be had, whether you choose to jump on one of the fire boat tours, stroll through the Waterfront Memories & More Heritage Tent… or simply sit on the lawn listening to the sounds of Buffalo Niagara’s Concert Band.
Buffalo River Fest 2015
Location: Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 19th – 21st, 2015
Stay tuned to River Fest Park on Facebook for list of bands, schedules, etc.