On Friday July 6, 2012 Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be hosting a spectacular War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration in Delaware Park. The event is being touted as one of the premiere Olmsted events mainly due to a unique performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO). That, and an even more extraordinary demonstration that will see four skydivers (Frontier Skydivers) descending right into Delaware Park.
Additionally, there will be a dove release ceremony, a flyover by an Air Force C130, dance performances by Sheldon Sundown and The Haudenosaunee Dancers, a presentation by the binational Color Guard, a Veterans of War and First Responders Parade, food offerings, a beer tent, and a wrap up fireworks spectacular.
The commemoration is being held on the Delaware Park golf course in back of The Zoo. The festivities kick off at 5:30pm with the C130 flyover set for 6:30pm. Frontier Skydivers will descend into the park at 8pm, which is also when the BPO will kick off with a rousing and patriotic program filled with marches and other period music. Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:30pm.
The beer tent is being provided by Magnolia Catering Buffalo and food will be provided by The Tee Cup and Martin Cooks.