Come Join the Fun

Want to get involved in the Buffalo Waterfront? This area, including Canalside and the Outer Harbor, is booming and is the premier entertainment and leisure district in Erie County. We're looking for vendors for food, entertainment, transportation, tours and more! Our existing vendors are world-class, providing services and entertainment for Buffalo Waterfront visitors.


Buffalo Waterfront is now a four-season destination with more than 21 acres of space and more than a million visitors throughout the year. If you’re a small-business owner interested in opportunities at Canalside or the Outer Harbor, please email us or find additional details below.

Suggest an Event
Have an idea for a great activity or event that’s not offered at Buffalo Waterfront, but should be? Tell us about it now.

Become a Sponsor
Interested in reaching Buffalo Waterfront's 1 million+ visitors? Contact us about the many opportunities to get involved by sponsoring events, activities and more. Sponsorship and marketing opportunities exist on every level, and we invite you to find creative ways to get involved.

Buffalo Waterfront is committed to providing opportunities to small, local businesses, as well as minority and women-owned businesses. In addition, as a New York State agency, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) requires contractors to award a portion of their contacts to certified minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBE). As an organization that’s leading the development momentum in downtown Buffalo, ECHDC takes that requirement seriously and is committed to positioning Buffalo as an emerging and innovative city that embraces diversity and inclusion in all aspects of Buffalo Waterfront's operations.

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