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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.

Featured Community Events

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

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 13   >>   Camillus
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TRAID on the Trails

August 17, Kirk Park, September 17, Creekwalk/Empire State Trail   >>   DeWitt
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Utica

August 18   >>   Bagg's Square Brewing Company, Utica
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Traveling the Erie Canal: 200 Years of Journeys

July - December   >>   BUFFALO
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Family Fun on Canal Street

June - September   >>   Lockport
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Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Syracuse

September 1   >>   Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
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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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Neighborhood Open House at the Corn Hill Navigation Welcome Center

SEPTEMBER 17   >>   Rochester
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National Women's Hall of Fame - 2022 Induction Weekend Festival

September 23 - 25   >>   Seneca Falls
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Canaltown Days

September 24 & 25   >>   Palmyra
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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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Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon

October 16   >>   Riverview Orchards, Rexford
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