Basil Port of Call Buffalo

THE TALL SHIPS ARE COMING!®

Enjoy the festivities and family fun.
Basil Port of Call Buffalo July 4-7, 2019 at Canalside

Presented by the Basil Family Dealerships
Joseph Basil Sr., Honorary Commodore

Witness a spectacular fleet of historic tall ships from throughout the US and Canada racing through the Great Lakes, making their first ever port appearance in Buffalo! Experience a weekend of family fun, filled with live entertainment, historical exhibits, food and beverages, and much more. Watch for our calendar of events. The star attractions are the tall ships themselves. Basil Port of Call Buffalo is a unique opportunity to view, board and explore these magnificent vessels. And don't miss the Parade of Sail, presented by OneNiagara®, with all of the tall ships!

Start Here to purchase your tickets:

On sale now at PortOfCallBuffalo.org and at all Wegmans locations

Passport Vouchers cost $20 for adults, $10 for children 11 and under, and a limited number of VIP Passport Vouchers are available for $125 each

Schedule


Thursday July 4:

  • 2:00pm - 5:00 (estimated) Parade of Sail with best viewing at the Outer Harbor
  • 8:00 pm (estimated) Opening ceremonies on the Canalside stage, Captains welcome
  • All day: Canalside 4th of July celebration, climaxing with an exciting fireworks display

Friday July 5:

  • 10:00am Gates open for group tours (by reservation)
  • 10:00am Dockside presentations for handicapped, hearing and visually impaired
  • 10:00 am Scheduled Sailaway excursions begin
  • 11:00 am Gates open to public
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Public ship visitations (Passport ticket purchase required)
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Festival activities, exhibits, music, food, merchandise vendors
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Wegmans VIP Hospitality deck aboard Empire Sandy (VIP Passport required)

Saturday July 6:

  • 10:00am Gates open for group tours (by reservation)
  • 10:00am Dockside presentations for handicapped, hearing and visually impaired
  • 10:00 am Scheduled Sailaway excursions begin
  • 11:00 am Gates open to public
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Public ship visitations (Passport ticket purchase required)
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Festival activities, exhibits, music, food, merchandise vendors
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Wegmans VIP Hospitality deck aboard Empire Sandy (VIP Passport required)

Sunday July 7:

  • 10:00am Gates open for group tours (by reservation)
  • 10:00am Dockside presentations for handicapped, hearing and visually impaired
  • 10:00 am Scheduled Sailaway excursions begin
  • 11:00 am Gates open to public
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Public ship visitations (Passport ticket purchase required)
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Festival activities, exhibits, music, food, merchandise vendors
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Wegmans VIP Hospitality deck aboard Empire Sandy (VIP Passport required)

For more information visit:
https://portofcallbuffalo.org/schedule