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:

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.

Erie Canal Heritage Connection

July 27   >>   Macedon Canal Park at Lock 30, Macedon
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Rome CanalFest

August 2 - 4   >>   Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome
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Albion's 6th Annual Rock-The-Park Festival

August 3   >>   Bullard Park, Albion
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32nd Annual Little Falls Canal Celebration

August 5 - 11   >>   City of Little Falls
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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 10   >>   Camillus Erie Canal Park, Camillus
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15th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

August 10   >>   Fort Hardy Beach, Schuylerville
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Water/Ways Tour

August 17 - September 29   >>   Aurora Masonic Center, Aurora, NY
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Tugboat Roundup

September 6 - 8   >>   Waterford Harbor at Lock 2, Waterford
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Kayaking 4 Meso

September 7   >>   Waterford
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Old Timers Fair

September 14   >>   The Cobblestone National Historic Landmark District, Albion
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Rome Locktoberfest

October 5   >>   Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome
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Water/Ways Tour

October 5 - November 17   >>   Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst, NY
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Erie Canal Music and Stories

October 12   >>   Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Museum, Amherst
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Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon

October 20   >>   Riverview Orchards, Rexford
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3rd Annual Erie Canal Run

October 26   >>   Sullivan Parks and Recreation Building, Chittenango
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Water/Ways Tour

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