Enjoy Events and Festivals

Celebrate, Learn, Enjoy!

Find exciting events all year long to celebrate canal heritage, arts, music, and the beauty and bounty of the Canalway Corridor.

The 2024 Navigation Season

Conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open on Friday, May 17, 2024.


Feb 1 - 29, 2024

Cycle the Erie Canal

July 7 - 14, 2024
Buffalo to Albany

On the Canals

Multiple Dates and Locations
Multiple Locations

Featured Community Events

Annual events include recreational activities, tours, concerts, and heritage celebrations.

Hear Them Now: Stories of the Enslaved at Schuyler Mansion

THURS & SAT THROUGH FEB   >>   Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
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5-Miler Sunday Hike

Feb 25, 1pm   >>   Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
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Moreau Lake State Park Guided Hikes

MULTIPLE DATES   >>   Moreau Lake State Park
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Public Ice Skating - Buffalo

Nov 20 - Mar 1, Hours Vary   >>   Canalside
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Public Ice Skating - Syracuse

Nov 25 - Mar 1, Mon - Sun, Hours Vary   >>   Clinton Square
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Canal Society of New York State Winter Symposium

March 2   >>   Monroe Community College, Rochester
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Free Ice Skating - Albany

Dec 1 - Mar, Tues - Sun, Hours Vary   >>   Empire State Plaza
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Paddle the Canals: Mohawk River Expedition

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