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2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival

It might be a month off, but it’s time to put the 2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival on your calendar. Last year’s inaugural festival was such a success, that the Buffalo Maritime Center has decided to do it all over again. Not only will festival-goers learn about Buffalo’s rich maritime history, they will also get a chance to see what’s in store for the waterfront when it comes to rebuilding our maritime image.

For years, this city’s waterfront was in flux, stuck somewhere between its industrial past and the passionate calls from residents to reclaim our waterways. Finally, that call has been heard, and today the waterfront is once again a point of pride, instead of a thorn in our collective side. On the day of the festival, people can look forward to two significant interactive feature stations:

  • OUTSIDE THE PUMPING STATION, throughout the weekend, see aluminum pours courtesy of the Buffalo Maritime Center’s Foundry, enjoy food trucks, a beer tent with local brews, antique and classic boats, along with activities for kids. This is all free to the public.
  • INSIDE THE PUMPING STATION, there will be a “Creators & Makers Market” with vendors selling arts and antiques along the balcony surrounding the largest collection of vertical, triple expansion, steam pump engines in the world! Expect spectacular up-close views of these industrial steam pumps towering nearly five stories high!

To get a better glimpse into this fascinating maritime festival production, click here.

2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival

Hosted by Buffalo Maritime Center

Saturday, September 14, 10:00 AM

Sunday, September 15, 10:00 AM

Colonel Ward Pumping Station | 2 Porter Ave, Buffalo, New York 14201

COST: All outside events are free and open to the public. Tours and the Creators & Makers Market inside the Col. Ward Pumping Station will have a $10 registration fee. All proceeds will benefit programming at the Buffalo Maritime Center – a nonprofit organization.

*Pre-registration not required. See Facebook event.

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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