Admission is free to enjoy the festivities at Canalside this Memorial Day weekend. There will be rides and games for the entire family to enjoy along with great food, a beer tent, live music and and more! Somethings will have you reaching into your wallets. For example...

Buffalo Vibe tells us:

• Unlimited ride bracelets: $20 per day per person

• Individual ride tickets: $1 each or a family pack of 24 tickets for $20

Please note: Each ride will require between 3-4 tickets, or a ride bracelet, to ride. Each ride will also have a height requirement.

Here's the entertainment line-up:

Saturday, May 28th

• 10:00am-5:00pm Artisan Market with Musical Performances

• 11:00am-9:00pm Rides, carnival games, food vendors, face painter, sand art

• 12:00-4:00pm FREE face painting with purchase of RIDE wristband

• 12:00-8:00pm Beer Tent (Pierce Lawn)

• 12:00-4:00pm FREE Hula Hoop workshop

• 2:00-5:00pm FREE Balloon Art with purchase of RIDE wristband

• 2:00-5:00pm Stilt walker, juggler

• 5:00-6:00pm Hoopnosis Rainbow Circus show (by the Bridge)

• 6:00-8:00pm Musical Act “Kickstart Rumble” on Stage

• 8:00-9:00pm Fire Dancer (by the Bridge)

Live music:

• 10:00am: Serendipity Swing

• 11:00am: In and Out of Touch

• 12:00pm: The Lake Effect

• 1:00pm: Owen O’Suilleabhan

• 2:00pm Porcelain Train

• 3:00pm My Rap Name is Alex

• 4:00pm Lance Drake

• 6:00 – 8:00 pm Kickstart Rumble

Sunday, May 29th

• 11:00am-9:00pm Rides, carnival games, food vendors, face painter, sand art

• 12:00-4:00pm FREE face painting with purchase of RIDE wristband

• 12:00-8:00pm Beer Tent (Pierce Lawn)

• 12:00-4:00pm FREE Hula Hoop workshop

• 1:00-4:00pm Musical Act “Tim Britt Band” on Stage

• 1:00-4:00pm FREE Balloon Art with purchase of RIDE wristband

• 2:00-5:00pm Stilt walker, juggler

• 2:00-3:00pm In Jest by Nels Ross (by the Bridge)

• 5:00-6:00pm Hoopnosis Rainbow Circus Show (by the Bridge)

• 6:00-8:00pm Musical Act “Stone Flower” on Stage

• 8:00-9:00pm Fire Dancer (by the Bridge)

Live music:

• 1:00 – 4:00pm Tim Britt Band

• 6:00 – 8:00pm Stone Flower

Monday, May 30th

• 11:00-6:00pm Rides, carnival games, food vendors, face painter, sand art

• 12-4pm FREE face painting with purchase of RIDE wristband

• 12:00-5:00pm Beer Tent (Pierce Lawn)

• 1:00-2:30 Musical Act “Tom Stahl Acoustic” on Stage

• 1:00-4:00pm FREE Balloon Art with purchase of RIDE wristband

• 2:00-5:00pm Stilt walker, juggler

• 3:00-5:00pm Musical Act “Steve Balesteri” on Stage

Live Music:

• 1:00 – 2:30pm Tom Stahl Acoustic

• 3:00 – 5:00pm Steve Balesteri

Hammerl Amusements will provide 16 rides and games for all ages. I'm sure my son Dylan will enjoy those, and your kid will as well.  I'll be digging into the fabulous food, the beer tent and I'm looking forward to catching a couple of bands.

This Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer in Buffalo!