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.

Canal Fest at Sylvan Beach

August 9 - 11   >>   Lakefront Park, Sylvan Beach
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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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Old Timers Fair

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

September 5 - 12   >>   VIRTUAL EVENT
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Kayaking 4 Meso

July 1 - September 12   >>   Corridor-wide
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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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