2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival

Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th, the Buffalo Maritime Center will host the 2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival taking place inside and around the historic Col. Ward Pumping Station located 2 Porter Avenue. The celebration is free and open-to-the-public.

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.

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!

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 and children under the age of 14 are free. For more information, click here.