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6th Annual Lantern Parade

In August of 1906, the original Scajaquada Canoe Club held a lantern parade on Gala Waters (Hoyt Lake) in Delaware Park. In recent years, the resuscitated Scajaquada Canoe Club has paid tribute to that historic event, by recreating the celebration.

Reliving the magic of the original lantern paddle 112 years ago.

On Saturday, August 11, The Scajaquada Canoe Club, in conjunction with The Buffalo Maritime Center, will host the 6th annual Lantern Parade. People are encouraged to launch their small crafts onto the lake, starting at 8:00pm (sun sets at 8:30pm – there will be a new moon on that day). The crafts should be outfitted with some sort of lantern, whether the light source is derived from lights sticks, running lights, headlights… as long as the craft is properly lit, then everyone will be happy. Rowers and paddlers should also have personal floatation devices on their boats, to ensure that participants are safe and sound.

Find the Scajaquada Canoe Club on Facebook.

Lead image courtesy Scajaquada Canoe Club (2016 Lantern Parade)



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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