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!

2019 Corridor-wide Events:

Canal Clean Sweep

April 26-28
multiple sites

Canal Opens for the Season

May 17
corridor-wide

Path Through History Weekend

June 15-16, October 12-14
multiple sites

Water/Ways Tour

JUNE - JANUARY 2020
MULTIPLE SITES

Cycle the Erie Canal

July 7-14
Buffalo to Albany

Featured Community Events

Coming soon: a full slate of 2019 events that will give you reasons to head to the water and to canal communities again and again. Visit the NYS Canal Corp for a complete canal calendar.

Performax Pond Hockey Festival

January 27   >>   The Ice at Canalside, Buffalo
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Water/Ways Tour

June 29 - August 11   >>   Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY
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Water/Ways Tour

August 17 - September 29   >>   Aurora Masonic Center, Aurora, NY
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Water/Ways Tour

October 5 - November 17   >>   Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amerherst, NY
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Water/Ways Tour

Novemer 23 - January 5, 2020   >>   Chapman Museum, Glens Falls, NY
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