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 during this bicentennial year!

2017 Events:

Canal Opens for the Season

May 19

Water Music

June 2-8
Multiple Locations

Path Through History Weekend

June 17-18, October 7-9
multiple sites

Journey Along the Erie

June 28-July 7
Buffalo to Albany

Lois McClure Legacy Tour

July 5-October 12
Multiple Locations

Cycling the Erie Canal

July 9-16, 2017
Buffalo to Albany

Women's Rights Vote-Tilla

July 16-22
Multiple Locations

Glass Barge

August - September TBA
Multiple Locations

World Canals Conference

September 24-28
Syracuse, NY

Erie Canalway Festivals, Events, and Concert Series

Erie Canalway NHC partners with the NYS Canal Corporation to sponsor a number of community events each year. Check back soon for a full line up of 2017 events.

Tour the Towpath

September 23-24   >>   DeWitt to Rome
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