Events and Festivals

Celebrate, Learn, Enjoy!

Hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors celebrate their canal heritage at a variety of canal-related festivals and events each year. Join the fun during this bicentennial year!

2017 Events:

Journey Along the Erie

June 26-July 7
Buffalo to Albany

Water Music

July 2-8
Multiple Locations

Lois McClure Legacy Tour

July 5-October 12
Multiple Locations

Cycle the Erie Canal

July 9-16, 2017
Buffalo to Albany

Women's Rights Vote-Tilla

July 16-22
Multiple Locations

Glass Barge

June-July-Sept
Multiple Locations

World Canals Conference

September 24-28
Syracuse, NY

Erie Canalway Festivals, Events, and Concert Series

Head to the water and to canal communities for these 2017 events! Events listed are sponsored by Erie Canalway NHC in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation.

Music on the Erie Summer Series

Fridays 6-8pm, June 23 through Sept 1   >>   T. Spencer Knight Canal Park, Newark
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100th Anniversary of the Three Sisters Light Houses

July 2   >>   Lighthouse Park County Route 37, Brewerton
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Water Music

July 2-8   >>   Multiple Locations
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CanalFest: Celebrating the Bicentennial

July 7-9   >>   Seneca Falls Canal Harbor, Cowing St, Seneca Falls
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Canal Days

July 8-9   >>   Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter
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CanalFest at Mabee Farm

July 15   >>   Mabee Farm Historic Site, Schenectady
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Bicentennial Celebration with Stories and Songs

July 18   >>   H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum, Lyons
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Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration

July 22   >>   Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome

Bicentennial Canal Theatre Project

August 4-6 and 11-13   >>   West Linear Park Veteran's Waterfront Amphitheater, Oswego
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Happy Birthday Bash

August 9-10   >>   Canal Basin, Medina

30th Annual Little Falls Canal Celebration

August 7-13   >>   City of Little Falls
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Towpath Day: A Voyage Through 200 Years of Erie Canal History

August 12   >>   Camillus Erie Canal Park, Camillus
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Hudson Crossing Park's Cardboard Boat Race

August 12   >>   Fort Hardy Beach, Schuylerville
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Lockapalooza 2017

August 19   >>   Lock 32 Whitewater Park, Pittsford
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Celebrate Our Canals

August 27   >>   Hudson Falls
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Tugboat Roundup

September 8-9   >>   Waterford Harbor at Lock 2
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St. Johnsville Fall Celebration of the Erie Canal

September 9   >>   St. Johnsville Marina
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Summer's End

September 16   >>   Ames Museum, Village of Ames
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Tour the Towpath

September 23-24   >>   DeWitt to Rome
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