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Enjoy 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.

Cycle the Erie Canal

July 10-17
Buffalo to Albany

Featured Community Events

Annual events include recreational activities, tours, concerts, and heritage celebrations. Check back in May to see a listing of 2022 events.

Montezuma Birding Excursions

Multiple Dates, Starting June 1   >>   Montezuma Audubon Center
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Canalside Walking Tours

Multiple Dates   >>   Canalside, Buffalo & Lockport
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Low Bridge, High Water

June 11   >>   Village of Brockport
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Delaware Avenue: A Path Through History

June 11   >>   Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes
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Albany Symphony TrailBlaze NY

Multiple Dates and Locations
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Kayak Through History

Wednesdays and Saturdays, June - August   >>   Mohawk Harbor, Schenectady & Waterford Harbor
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Wine, Craft Beverage, and Artisan Festival/Music on the Erie

Fridays June 16 - August 26   >>   T. Spencer Knight Park, Newark
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2022 Waterfront Festival

Jun 18th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   >>   Watkins Glen
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1st Mile/Next Mile on the Erie Canal

June 19, June 30, July 21, August 11, August 25   >>   Fairport
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Albany

June 23   >>   C.H. Evans Brewing Company, Albany
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Community Bike Days

3 Dates, July & August   >>   Utica
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Port Byron/Weedsport

July 7   >>   Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing
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Oswego Paddlefest

July 16   >>   H. Lee White Maritime Museum
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TRAID on the Trails

July 16, Upper Onondaga Park August 16, Kirk Park, September 17, Creekwalk/Empire State Trail   >>   DeWitt
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Canal Fest of the Tonawandas

July 17 - 24   >>   Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Schenectady

July 21
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Family History Day

July 23   >>   Seneca Falls
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Reimagining the Canals by Bike

August 1, September 12, October 15, Buffalo; September 12, Lockport
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Onondaga Lake

August 4   >>   Meier's Creek Brewing
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Rome CanalFest

August 5 - 7   >>   Rome
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Paddle the Canal: ON the Erie

August 6   >>   BALDWINSVILLE TO ONONDAGA LAKE PARK
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35th Annual Little Falls Canal Celebration

August 10 - 14   >>   City of Little Falls
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Fulton Jazz Festival

August 10 - 13   >>   Fulton
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Canal Fest at Sylvan Beach

August 12 - 14   >>   Lakefront Park, Sylvan Beach
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Towpath Day, Legacy of the Erie Canal

August 8   >>   Camillus
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Utica

August 18   >>   Bagg's Square Brewing Company
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Syracuse

September 1   >>   Erie Canal Museum
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Color Wayne

September 3   >>   Erie Shore Landing, Newark
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Macedon Heritage Festival on the Erie

September 3   >>   Lock 30, Macedon
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Tugboat Roundup

September 9 - 11   >>   Port of Waterford
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Seneca Falls

September 15   >>   Start: Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry; End: WT Brews
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Roc the River Ride

September 17   >>   Genesee Valley Park, Rochester
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National Women's Hall of Fame - 2022 Induction Weekend Festival

September 23 - 25
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Locktoberfest Phoenix

October 1   >>   Phoenix
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2022 NYS Canal Conference

October 2 - 4   >>   Rochester
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Roc the Riverway Celebration

October 2   >>   Rochester
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Path to Freedom: The Eliza Story

October 8   >>   Port Byron
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Locktoberfest Fort Edward

October 15   >>   Fort Edward
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