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2015 Buffalo Poker Run

There are two amazing aspects of the annual Buffalo Poker Run. The first, is seeing all of the incredible boats on display in the harbor at Templeton Landing before the race. It’s ridiculous eye candy. Then there’s the actual race, which can be more heard than seen. By the time these racers leave the Erie Basin Marina, they are fast approaching speeds of 100+ miles per hour.


Last year there was an uptick in registrants, with 118 boats competing for bragging rights and top prizes. It’s an exciting time to be at the Buffalo waterfront. Rarely will you get a chance to see a bunch of boats like this all in one setting.

The speed boats head out along the Niagara River, picking up cards (like a deck of cards) before circling back to the party bars on Lake Erie.

Location: Templeton Landing | 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202 | (716) 852-2260


Friday, August 7 – Evening preview

Saturday, August 8 – Race day

(See times)

Western New York Offshore Powerboat Association presents the Buffalo Poker Run for Charity.

Photo: Buffalo Poke Run website and Facebook – Images – Sharkey Images


Written by 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.

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