ECHDC Announces Summer 2013 Programming Schedule

May 10, 2013 Updated May 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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May 10, 2013 Updated May 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation launched it's 2013 season of summer programming at Canalside today.

Canalside is expected to host more than 800 events presented by 108 local individuals and organizations. It is expected the programming will attract over 800,000 visitors Buffalo's waterfront.

In conjunction with the launch, the ECHDC debuted www.canalsidebuffalo.com, an events calender website for your computer and mobile devices.

The site includes a calender of events, directions, parking information, site amenities, and a link to the Erie Canal Harbor website.

Highlights of the 2013 Programming include:

-Pride Festival - June 2nd
-Pop Up Park Playground - June 15th
-Independence Day Celebration - July 4th
-Arrival of the Schooner Lois McClure - July 5th
-Celebration of Music with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - July 13-14
-The Color Run - August 17th
-Clutch Artists Autorama - August 18th
-Squeaky Wheel's Outdoor Animation Festival - August 21st
-Buffalo Irish Festival - August 23-25
-Tall Ships Festival - September 13-15.