Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is building a new destination

Our City. Our Waterfront.

Canalside is now a year round destination with over one million visitors throughout the year.

May 2016 Update

Summer is almost here and the Canalside staff is planning for an exciting season with activities for the entire family.

Thursday Concerts at Canalside

Have you heard? This year will offer a diverse music line up. Thursday Free Concerts at Canalside begin June 9, 2016 with R&B and Soul artist Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires.

VIP Tickets - if you want to have a unique concert experience on Thursday night you can pay $55 for a VIP ticket. The ticket gives you access to the

new concert VIP tent lounge where you’ll receive three free beer/wine/soda (followed by discounted beer/wine/soda), appetizers from (716) Food and Sport, private bathrooms, access to the front of the stage, and a souvenir 2016 Canalside Concerts Cup! The VIP tent is 21 years of age and older. VIP tickets can be purchased on Doors open at 5 p.m.

Visit for the complete concert line up and other details.

Music Lovers There is More

Canalside is also a venue for concerts produced by local radio stations and promoters!

The Bad Boy Reunion Concert by Stage One Live hits Canalside on June 17. Interesting Note: This concert was scheduled before the recently announced Bad Boy Family Reunion and will feature a talented line up of Bad Boy artists such as Faith Evans, 112, Carl Thomas and Total. Tickets can be purchased on, where you can also find out more about the Bad Boy Reunion artists.

Not Just Concerts! There is Something for Everyone, Every day.
Activities include:

  • Fun & Games
  • Free Healthy Workouts
  • Daily Rentals, Tours & Ferry Service
  • Food & Drink
  • Public Art
  • Shopping
  • Beautiful waterside view and Canals

Food at Canalside

The Dish is Canalside’s premiere counter-service eatery featuring sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, & more (don’t forget to save room for ice cream!) The Dish is open for lunch and dinner daily and includes seating and a beer & wine garden. Location: Central Wharf Boardwalk, next to the Children’s Beach Open May 20 to September 15: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and September 16 to October 10: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Other Food Choices:

Visit vendors at The Canalside Pavilion located near the Canals and other nearby restaurants.

Are You Ready for Summer? Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Canalside

Enjoy the three-day Boardwalk Carnival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 30.

Hammerl Amusements will bring rides and games for all ages. Enjoy food, a beer tent, live entertainment and more!

Admission is free. However, there is an entertainment cost for the rides.

  • Unlimited ride bracelets: $20 per day per person
  • Individual ride tickets: $1 each or a family pack of 24 tickets for $20

Get Ready to Support Local and Shop for Distinctive Crafts and Gifts

Saturday Artisan Market

The Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market offers a variety of crafts and gifts. The shopping begins Saturday, May 28 and continues on the first and third Saturday of each month (except August when it’s the first and second Saturday) through October 8. Each market features live music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a variety of food trucks.
Visit for a full list of artisans, live music, and food trucks.

Have an Event or Programming Idea?
We’re open to hearing any idea you have and encourage creative use of the space. We can host events of all sizes, from very small to very large. Visit for more information!

There is so much more. Stay updated by visiting for the calendar of events. Follow Canalside on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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