OneNIAGARA puts the spotlight on Tall Ships Challenge: Great Lakes 2019

Majestic sailing ships from a bygone era will race through the Great Lakes this summer making port appearances in cities throughout the US and Canada.

For the first time in the 40 year history of Tall Ships America, the fleet will shelter in the Buffalo Harbor. From July 4th through July 7th the Buffalo-Niagara region will have the largest maritime celebration in the city's history to welcome the Tall Sailing Ships to the Buffalo waterfront for the first time.

Basil Port of Call:Buffalo will kick-off in dramatic fashion with the Parade of Sail presented by OneNIAGARA. Twelve magnificent Tall Ships will muster in Lake Erie in the early afternoon of Thursday, July 4th and move under full sail bast the landmark Buffalo Lighthouse and tie up at their docking stations in Canalside, Riverwalk and Erie Basin Marina. The next afternoon begins three days of family activities, live entertainment, historic exhibits, artisan foods and beverages. All the vessels will be available for boarding and inspection with the purchase of a Basil Port of Ball:Buffalo Passport.

  • Basil Port of Call : Buffalo
  • Parade of Sail presented by OneNIAGARA
  • Thursday, July 4th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • on Lake Erie sailing from Port Colborne, Ontario
    to Buffalo, New York


  • Basil Port of Call : Buffalo
  • Festival of Tall Ships
  • Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7
    from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • at the Buffalo Waterfront at Canalside, Riverwalk
    and Erie Basin Marina
  • Free admittance to Festival Area
  • Tour of Tall Ships require purchase ot Pass