Flames Across Niagara: Bonfire

I love bonfires and haven't been to one in forever!  Flames Across Niagara is a unique  event that takes place in the city of Buffalo. Part commemorating the of the War of 1812, part reenactment, part pyro fun, part waterfront celebration, and all Black Rock inspired, for one evening only, Squaw Island plays host to a public gathering that pays tribute to our past, present and future.

FREE. Event takes place "snow or shine".

The Buffalo History Museum has free admission this day from 10am-5pm if you've never been there. 

Directions/Parking: Parking is in designated areas at the site. The park entrance is off Niagara Street just south of where Amherst St. meets Niagara St. and will be lit with torches and signage. Follow the road across the International Bridge, bear right and bonfire will be on the left along the river.

Dress accordingly, this is OUTSIDE.

There is a Christmas tree lighting ceremony  at 5:40 as your reward if you are on time. 

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  • Christopher

    The bonefire should have been bigger

    December 10, 2013

  • Christopher

    The bonefire should have been bigger

    December 10, 2013

  • James D.

    The event was fascinating from the time they placed the homes representing Black Rock on the palette till the time it was lit. The music, especially the Bag Pipes, was wonderful and moving. The people on costume were great. In the end, only one home was spared.

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I made it out but it was so cold I didn't stay long, and also didn't say hi. Sorry! Better luck next time. :-)

    December 7, 2013

  • Rob

    Going to towne restaurant. Elmwood and Allen.

    December 7, 2013

  • Kervin M.

    Went to the wrong place. Finally here for real this tine.

    December 7, 2013

  • Kervin M.

    Its very cold. Just parked now.

    December 7, 2013

  • James D.

    I'm standing next to the fire well to be the fire

    December 7, 2013

    • LaRond

      Where is that?

      December 7, 2013

  • Rob

    The event begins at 6pm and looks like it will last about an hour. Let's try to be parked by 5:30 to avoid possible crowds trying to get over the little bridge. I haven't been to this little park before so not exactly sure where we can meet to find each other. I will be wearing my red santa hat and my red Columbia coat - so look for the color red. If I can get mobile service (without roaming into Canada) I'll post comments about our location.

    The park entrance is off Niagara Street just south of where Amherst St. meets Niagara St. and will be lit with torches and signage. Follow the road across the International Bridge, bear right and bonfire will be on the left along the river.

    Dress appropriately - this isn't Florida!

    1 · December 7, 2013

    • James D.

      I need to put some up on the website in a minute

      December 7, 2013

    • Christopher

      Im here....burrrrrr

      December 7, 2013

  • Rob

    Just parked. Cold!!!!

    December 7, 2013

  • James D.

    Let me tell you something until the light that fire its damn cold out there the wind is blowing. You think you're back in 1812

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Anita B

    Sorry I can't make it, not feeling good. Hope everyone has fun!!!!

    December 7, 2013

  • kathyjo K.

    This sounds like so much fun!Will try to be there!need easy directions from Lockport first!lol

    December 3, 2013

  • Margo D.

    What a unique thing!

    December 1, 2013

  • paulette

    Sounds like an INTERESTING ++++ FUN event ++++it's Buffalo area vs travelling to Lockport which I'm certain would have been a fun interesting event...thus.....min travel for a super a Newexperience

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Mike G.

    Nice!! I'll make myself as going but my not be able to make it on time depending on work...

    December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea, Rob!

    1 · December 1, 2013

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