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Summer 2017 Outer Harbor Programming and Events Schedule

Daily activities, fitness, food and drink are all part of the fun planned for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor

Looking for things to do at the Outer Harbor this summer? If so, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and the Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) have announced the line-up of events and activities that we can all look forward to.

“The Outer Harbor is growing in popularity because it offers the perfect combination of things to do and places to get away from it all,” said ECHDC Chairman Robert Gioia. “Fireworks to light the sky, exercise to make your heart race, activities for all the age groups and food for every appetite- it’s all on the menu this summer at the Outer Harbor.”

“Our mission is to provide family friendly events, entertainment and food and beverage options to all those who explore the Outer Harbor throughout the summer months,” said Jon Dandes, President of OHMG and Be Our Guest, Ltd.  “Our team has put together a variety of fun and unique events and daily programming that will keep visitors coming back to the Outer Harbor.”

This summer offers something to do every day of the summer including these favorite activities:

  • Kayaking and paddle boarding with Longboards Paddle Co.
  • Biking on the Surrey Bike and trike bikes for kids
  • New fitness classes from the YMCA thanks to Independent Health
  • Giant checkers and spike ball are just some of the fun new games to play in our Consumer’s Beverages Beer Garden

Information on all fitness and equipment rentals can also be found on the site or on Outer Harbor’s social media accounts, or @OuterHarborBFLO on Twitter and Instagram. 

Everyone will want to mark their summer calendars with some special dates to make sure they don’t miss the highlights of the 2017 season.

Visit for a complete calendar of events and FAQs.

“Our waterfront continues to transform into a destination for all ages, and this summer’s lineup at the Outer Harbor is full of exciting opportunities for Western New Yorkers looking to take advantage of the outdoors,” said Senator Tim Kennedy. “Thank you to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and the Outer Harbor Management Group for organizing these activities and planning a summer of possibilities.” 

Assemblyman Sean Ryan said “Visitors to Buffalo’s waterfront have another great summer of fun to look forward to. Thanks to the Queen City Bike Ferry, accessing the Outer Harbor is easier than ever. I encourage everyone, whether you are a local resident, or are visiting from out of town, to make a visit to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor this summer to enjoy many family-friendly activities.” 

Mayor Byron Brown said, ““My administration has always believed Buffalo’s Outer Harbor would become a destination for daily recreation, as well as a prime venue for major events. Today’s announcement of a diverse slate of 2017 events promises a fun-filled summer on the Outer Harbor that will draw local residents and regional tourists, alike.”


Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, “The Outer Harbor gets better every year and provides an unequaled natural setting that’s close to downtown but feels worlds away. Summer is a great season to explore, enjoy, relax, and appreciate the beauty of our waterfront and I encourage anyone who hasn’t been to Wilkeson Pointe to come down and see it for yourself.”

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