Welcome to “The Town That Friendship Built”! Established in 1812, Hamburg, N.Y. now encompasses over 42 square miles and includes the Villages of Blasdell (14219) and Hamburg (14075).
With our close proximity to the glorious Niagara Falls, the bustling city-life and festivities of Downtown Buffalo and Canalside, to the unique museums and activities like The Chautauqua Institute to the South of us, Hamburg, NY has a reputation for being “the center of it all”. From our beautiful Lake Erie sunsets and beaches to public and private golf courses; quaint village shops to a full service retail corridor; the Fairgrounds, Penn-Dixie Site plus bike paths, parks and everything in between – Hamburg has something for everyone! Click the quick links below to jump to the topic that most interests you & check out the Discover Hamburg Guide for offers, coupons, and things to do!
Lake Erie Beaches
We have two year-round beaches with life guards in the summer months for swimming. The Hamburg Beach and Town Park is a resident-only local get-a-way located on 4420 Lakeshore Rd. With amenities like a snack bar, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating or just long walks along the massive Lake Erie while watching the sunset, our residents can take full advantage of Lake access.
The Woodlawn Beach State Park is open to the public so residents and visitors can explore the fun activities. This park is a State Park maintained by the Town of Hamburg. This fresh water beach is located at 3580 Lakeshore Rd. in the Village of Blasdell; part of the Town of Hamburg. It is the place to be for festivities, swimmers, nature lovers and outdoor activities, and a new Adventure Day Camp for the little ones, Woodlawn Beach is the place to be when the weather gets hot. Woodlawn is the only state park and beach bar in which you can enjoy a tasty beverage with your feet right in the sand. The venue includes three tiki bars, VIP bottle service cabanas, both day bed and lounge chair rentals, three volleyball courts, dozen of beach games and daily specials with onsite promotion from some of your favorite liquor and beer companies. Each night during the summer Woodlawn will have something different to offer. There will be music six nights a week including both local and nationally touring bands and DJ’s. Open mic nights giving performers the chance to entertain at random. Game nights including corn hole, volleyball and soccer leagues. Special food and beverage nights including weekly beer and wine tastings, margarita nights, food trucks and taco nights. Local businesses host a variety of functions and happy hours and many charities to raise money for worthy causes. For more information on Woodlawn State Park click here.
The Hamburg Fairgrounds
Hamburg also hosts the annual Erie County Fair – one of the largest county fairs in the country. This ten-day event is fun for families and features a massive variety of unique foods, rides and attractions for all to enjoy. Besides the Erie County Fair, there are a variety oof shows, festivals, and artisan fairs throughout the entire year on the grounds. Check out their website for more information on all the happenings at the Fairgrounds.
The fairgrounds provide year-round fun with the Hamburg Gaming and the Buffalo Raceway open all year. Managed by the Erie County Agricultural Society, these venues specialize in grandstand entertainment and rides, have over 950 slot machines, regularly host live concerts and shows, feature award-winning restaurants and premier live harness tracks and racing. These spectacular venues are a must-visit!
Annual Festivals, Events, & Things To Do
Hamburg’s community organizations are very active in their aim to make Hamburg a better place for all those who live, work and visit the area. Our many volunteer groups host a variety of unique events that appeal to all age groups. Check our Calendar of Events for all the events happening in and around Hamburg all year long!
- Village of Hamburg self-guided historic walking tours
- Hamburg Tour of Homes (September 23, 2017)
- Village of Hamburg annual Garden Walk (part of the National Garden Festival)
- Hamburg Music Festival
- Jam in the Village
- The Wine About and wine tastings
- Town-wide Clean-up
- Burgerfest, a celebration of the birthplace of the hamburger (3rd Saturday in July)
- Hamburg Farmers’ Market (Saturdays, May – October) Celebrating 40 years in 2017! Visit our webpage at the top of the page!
- Winter festivals and activities with Hamburgh Holidays
- Town of Hamburg Youth, Recreation, and Senior Services have a multitude of amenities, activities, and programs for all ages all year long including golf and ice skating!
- Blast at the Beach! Always the last weekend in July (July 29, 2017)
- The Flavor of Hamburg held early Fall in the Village of Hamburg (September 16, 2017)
- Erie County 18 Mile Creek Park has plenty of areas for Hiking, Biking, Snowshoeing.
- Dock Dogs Canine Aquatics Competition at Cylde’s Feed July 21-23, 2017
- Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve offers an array of activities for people of all ages. From gazing at the planets on astronomy nights to digging for fossils with expert geologists. They hold special vents all throughout the summer months including summer camp!
- Live Concerts and movie nights, entertainment and nightlife
Shopping & Eateries
Whether you’re looking for local, independent shops and boutiques or the hustle and bustle of a commercial retail center, Hamburg has it all! Enjoy a stroll down Main and Buffalo Streets in the Village of Hamburg to discover quaint local shops, or take a trip to the McKinley Mall for premier shopping with National Brands. Join in the annual Green Friday Celebration the Friday after Thanksgiving for amazing deals and give-a-ways while you enjoy a trolley ride throughout the Village of Hamburg.
Are you a foodie? Do you like fine dining or causal? Need a caterer for your next event? Hamburg eateries have everything from traditional cuisine to exotic and specialty dinning. Click here for a list of restaurants or check out the Discover Hamburg Guide at the top of the page for a list with brief food descriptions and pricing.
Education & Training
For parents or future parents, education is an important consideration when choosing a home. Hamburg is proud to be home to three excellent school systems – Frontier and Hamburg public schools and St. Francis private high school for boys.
We’re also home to Hilbert College, which conveniently hosts a variety of undergraduate programs, as well as, St. Bonaventure master’s degree programs.