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Outer Harbor's summer schedule unveiled

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The summer season at Buffalo's Outer Harbor is underway. Officials gathered at Wilkeson Point Friday afternoon to unveil the schedule of events. Jonathan Dandes of Outer Harbor Management said chief among them is the Italian Heritage Festival.

"The Italian Festival, for many years on Hertel Avenue, will be here in July. We're just thrilled this area will be teeming with people coming from all over Western New York to participate in the Italian Heritage Festival," Dandes said.

Besides the special events, Dandes says there are things to do each and every day at the Outer Harbor. Kayaks and bicycles are available for rent. Plus, regularly scheduled fitness and yoga classes will be held.

Here is the schedule of Outer Harbor summer events:

June 7 -- Fleet Feet Run Club

June 17 -- Chase the Sun Field Day 

June 24 -- BNBA Brewers Festival

July 3-4 -- Independence Day Celebration

July 9 -- Brunch Festival

July 13-16 -- Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival

July 22-23 -- Thunder at the Outer Harbor

July 26 -- Astronomy Night

Aug. 19 --- Jack Craft Fair

Aug. 25-27 -- Buffalo Irish Festival