Canalside rolls out Fourth of July schedule

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Looking for something to do with your family this Independence Day? You’ll find food, fireworks and fun in full supply at Canalside.

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Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has announced its schedule for Fourth of July activities along the waterfront. The highlight will be a fireworks display at approximately 10:15 p.m. over the Buffalo River. The show, presented by restauranteur Russ Salvatore, will light up the sky to a patriotic musical soundtrack that will be synched on WHTT Classic Hits 104.1.

“I am so proud to once again be involved with city’s fireworks display on the fourth of July,” said Salvatore in a statement. “There is so much action already happening at Canalside I am happy to be a part of it. I cannot wait to push the button and light up the skies for us all to enjoy.”

A full slate of musical acts will warm up the crowd before the fireworks fill the night sky. The George Scott Big Band will take to the stage from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Big City Horns from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Lance Diamond at 7 p.m.

Explore & More Children’s Museum will provide entertainment starting at 11 a.m.

There will also be sponsored activities by Lasertron and Candy Kids Spa. Children will be able to enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and a puppet show.

Local food trucks will be on hand to treat your taste buds. Visitors will be also able to purchase food and beverages from Clinton’s Dish. No outside food or beverage will be allowed. Folding chairs and blankets are welcome. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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