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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!

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July 11-18
Buffalo to Albany

Featured Community Events

We have teamed up with the NYS Canal Corporation to sponsor 26 events in 2021 to showcase the Canalway Corridor’s nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and Canalway Trail today. Events include recreational activities, tours, concerts, and heritage celebrations. Enjoy!

Story Cloths

Thursdays, June 24 - July 29   >>   Canalside Buffalo
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Beers, Bike and Barges

THURSDAYS, MULTIPLE DATES & LOCATIONS STARTING JUNE 24
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Music on the Erie

Fridays 6-8pm, June 25 - August 27   >>   T. Spencer Knight Park, Newark
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Canalside Summer Concert Series

Every Other Friday, June 25 - August 20   >>   Carpenter Park, Pittsford
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3rd Annual #CapitalWalls: Mural Bike Tours

June 26 - October 10   >>   Downtown Albany
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Hudson Crossing Park Presents: Local History Cruises with Mohawk Maiden

June 27 at 2pm, July 24 at 3pm, and August 28 at 3pm   >>   Champlain Canal Lock C5, Schuylerville
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Town of Perinton Gazebo Concert Series

Thursdays, July 1 - September 2
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The Tonawandas Celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial Tour

July 1, July 24, August 21, and September 9   >>   North Tonawanda & City of Tonawanda
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MUCCsters on the Canal

July 9   >>   Erie Canal section in Utica
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Sound Waves on the Erie Canal

July 10   >>   Lock 30, Macedon
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Celebrating Cycling the Erie

July 14   >>   Erie Canal Park, Camillus
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Music in the Park

July 15 & 29   >>   Peoples Park on the Canal, Seneca Falls
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Summer Serenades

July 15   >>   Village of Brockport
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Pop-Up Palooza: Accessible Kayaking & Cycling Exploration

Fairport (7/17), Brockport (8/7), Lockport (8/14), 11am - 2pm
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Erie Canal Half Marathon

July 18   >>   Utica
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Paddle the Mohawk Valley

August 7   >>   Fort Hunter to Port Jackson
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TRAID on the Trail

August 7   >>   Cedar Bay Park, Town of Dewitt
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Riverfest Sponsored by Sticker Mule

August 7   >>   Riverlink Park, Amsterdam
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34th Annual Little Falls Canal Celebration

August 9 - 15   >>   City of Little Falls
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Color Wayne

September 4   >>   Erie Shore Landing, Newark
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Buffalo Rotary Presents Carousel Carnival

September 10 - 12   >>   Buffalo Heritage Carousel, Canalside, Buffalo
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Tugboat Roundup

September 10 - 12   >>   Port of Waterford
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Doors Open Buffalo

September 25   >>   Downtown Buffalo
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8th Annual Locktoberfest

October 1-3   >>   Canal Street, Lockport

Locktoberfest Fort Edward

October 16   >>   Fort Edward
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18th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon

October 17   >>   Riverview Orchards, Rexford
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