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  things to do: Festivals and Events

Hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors celebrate their canal heritage at a variety of canal-related festivals and events each year.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation are sponsoring 26 festivals and events in 2015 to showcase the nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and trails today.
download 2015 sponsored events list >
Join the fun at these 2015 Corridor-wide events:

Canal Clean Sweep, Greece Girl Scouts, by Dave Valvo Canal Clean Sweep Weekend, April 17-19
Volunteers are always welcome to help with canal-wide cleanup and beautification projects. More than 100 projects are on tap throughout the canal corridor.
clean sweep
Canal Opens for the Season- May 1
(weather dependent)

It's time once again to put your boat in the water, take a bike ride on the Erie Canalway Trail, or take a cruise with one of the many canal tour operators.
view 2012 slideshow >
Seneca Lake - canal schooner Lois McClure Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21
Celebrate New York's incredible history and culture at events held throughout the state. Hundreds of heritage sites offer events and special programs.
Path Through History >>
Journey Along the Erie Canal, June 29 - July 10
Come out and cheer as Our Ability leads a cross state bike ride from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canalway Trail to raise awareness for people with disabilities.
learn more >>
Cycling the Erie Canal, Albany finish Cycling the Erie Canal, July 12-19
Join 500 riders of all ages and from all over the country for this 8-day, 400-mile bike tour across New York
State, organized by Parks and Trails New York.
cycling the erie >>
"Jumped In" by Christine Tate 10th Annual Canal Splash!, August 7 through 16
Guided walks, bikes and cruises, museum and gallery exhibits, canoe and kayak paddles, canalside festivals, performances and more are offered throughout the Corridor to celebrate the history, culture, and recreational appeal of the NYS Canal System.

event list (NYS Canal Corporation site) >>
  Fireworks over the Genessee River, Rochester (c) Ira Srole  
Find events near you!
  The NYS Canal Corporation maintains a calendar of local and regional events.
2015 events calendar >>
  Events at Canalside in Buffalo!
Find fun every day at Canalside. Take a boat tour, rent a kayak, or enjoy live music and events!
canalside events >>

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