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. Join the fun!

Please note: Event dates in 2020 are highly subject to change due to evolving conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.

2020 Corridor-wide Events:

Featured Community Events

These events will give you reasons to head to the water and to canal communities again and again. In addition to this listing, please visit the NYS Canal Corporation for a complete canal calendar.

A Taste of Kayaking

June 6   >>   Lock 32, Pittsford
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Old Erie Canal Boat Float & Bash

June 15   >>   Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
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Inclusive Kayaking and Cycling Extravaganza!

June 13, July 11   >>   Erie Canal Boat Company, Lockport
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CanalFest at Mabee Farm

July 11   >>   Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction
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15 Miles on the Erie Canal

CANCELED   >>   Montgomery County, multiple locations
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2nd Annual Pancakes and Paddles - *An official 1st Mile Challenge event*

July 18, 25   >>   Phoenix, Oswego
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Rome CanalFest

CANCELED   >>   Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome
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Cruise the Canal with Black Girls Do Bike

Saturdays, August 1 - 22   >>   Rochester
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Canal Fest at Sylvan Beach

August 9 - 11   >>   Lakefront Park, Sylvan Beach
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Towpath Day, The Legacy of the Erie Canal

August 8   >>   Camillus Erie Canal Park, Camillus
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16th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

August 8   >>   Fort Hardy Beach, Schuylerville
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Doors Open Buffalo 2020

August 8   >>   Buffalo
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33rd Annual Little Falls Canal Celebration

August 10 - 16   >>   City of Little Falls
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Equality Weekend

August 21-23   >>   Seneca Falls
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Ride the Women's Revolution

August 21 - 23   >>   Johnstown to Seneca Falls
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Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon

August 23   >>   Riverview Orchards, Rexford
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Tugboat Roundup

September 11 - 13   >>   Hurst Harbor Center, Waterford
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Old Timers Fair

September 12   >>   The Cobblestone National Historic Landmark District, Albion
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Color Wayne- *An official 1st Mile Challenge event*

September 12   >>   T. Spencer Knight Park, Newark
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10th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso

September 12   >>   Waterford to Halfmoon
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Montezuma Birding & Boating Event

September 19 - 20   >>   Montezuma Audubon, Savannah
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Locktoberfest Lockport

September 26   >>   Canal Street, Lockport
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Locktoberfest Phoenix

October 3   >>   Phoenix
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Locktoberfest Rome

October 3   >>   Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome
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Locktoberfest Fort Edward

October 17   >>   Fort Edward
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