Discover Salamanca Day!

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Event Date(s): Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am - 8:00pm
Discover Salamanca Day

Locals, neighbors and visitors to other area attractions all have the opportunity to “Discover Salamanca” with a community day downtown in the city scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19.

From River to Atlantic streets, a section of Main Street will be blocked off from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a day of both Native American and non-native music, food, crafts and more.

The mayor said after talking with the Seneca Nation of Indians, the city has permission to use the Allegheny River to promote tourism on Discover Salamanca Day with free boating on the river.  There will be 10 canoes with lifejackets and paddles for the public to try out. From the launching point, groups can go down about a mile of the river, which would take about 15 minutes, until they reach the launch point on Front Avenue near the school, the mayor said. Vehicles will be waiting to pick up groups and canoes and take them back to Main Street.

There will be a "mini powwow" with Native dancers from the Dar Dowdy ceremonial program and Faithkeeper School, as well as Native drumming and social dancing. 

Starting at 5 p.m., a hired band will start their gig with square dance lessons and then a performance until 8 p.m. The entire event will be a family-safe environment with no drugs or alcohol, the mayor said.

Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our 7th Annual Beach Party!

The fun will begin at 6pm at the Red House Beach area. Allegany's own Artist in Residence and Buffalo musician, Kevin McCarthy, will kick off the live music performances. McCarthy has twice been voted top solo artist and was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

McCarthy will be followed by Lancaster High School's Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. This unique, award-winning orchestra was established in 1974 and is the third oldest continuing steel drum program in the US. They perform locally, nationally and internationally, making up to 30 appearances each year. In addition to winning multiple awards, the group has released 3 popular CDs!

The evening will also feature Mark Baker of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center with his live birds of prey, activities for the kids, and a "Craziest Hawaiian Shirt" contest for all ages. We may even break out the limbo stick! There will be a chicken barbeque dinner available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own luau picnic supper. A spectacular fireworks display will light the skies over Red House Lake in the evening.

New this year, event attendees can check out a local vendor area sponsored by the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce.


Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236

- See more at: http://www.nysparks.com/events/event.aspx?e=73-13578.0#sthash.tsfCXfFN.dpuf

Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our 7th Annual Beach Party!

The fun will begin at 6pm at the Red House Beach area. Allegany's own Artist in Residence and Buffalo musician, Kevin McCarthy, will kick off the live music performances. McCarthy has twice been voted top solo artist and was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

McCarthy will be followed by Lancaster High School's Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. This unique, award-winning orchestra was established in 1974 and is the third oldest continuing steel drum program in the US. They perform locally, nationally and internationally, making up to 30 appearances each year. In addition to winning multiple awards, the group has released 3 popular CDs!

The evening will also feature Mark Baker of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center with his live birds of prey, activities for the kids, and a "Craziest Hawaiian Shirt" contest for all ages. We may even break out the limbo stick! There will be a chicken barbeque dinner available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own luau picnic supper. A spectacular fireworks display will light the skies over Red House Lake in the evening.

New this year, event attendees can check out a local vendor area sponsored by the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce.


Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236

- See more at: http://www.nysparks.com/events/event.aspx?e=73-13578.0#sthash.tsfCXfFN.dpuf

For more information on this event please visit https://www.salamancachamber.org/

This event will be held at:

Salamanca
River, Main and Atlantic Streets
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
42° 6' 12.6144" N, 78° 44' 58.92" W
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