On October 5, 6, and 7th (Columbus Day Weekend), the Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to host the First Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival taking place inside and around the historic Col. Ward Pumping Station located just off the 190 at 2 Porter Avenue. Outside the Pumping Station, throughout the weekend, there will be food trucks, a beer tent with local brews, antique and classic boats and cars on display, as well as music and entertainment for the kids like model boat races. Inside the Pumping Station, there will be vendors selling arts and antiques which celebrate the Maritime Heritage of Western New York all along the balcony which offers spectacular and up-close views of turn of the century industrial steam pumps five stories high!
Friday night will be a VIP evening filled with entertainment and a first look at the vendors and the inside of the Pumping Station. Saturday and Sunday will be open to the public. There is a registration fee of $10 to enter the Col. Ward Pumping Station, but all proceeds will directly go to the Buffalo Maritime Center and our educational programming.
So be sure to save the dates of October 5, 6, and 7th for the First Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival hosted by the Buffalo Maritime Center!