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Enjoy Events and Festivals

Celebrate, Learn, Enjoy!

Find exciting events all year long to celebrate canal heritage, arts, music, and the beauty and bounty of the Canalway Corridor.

Cycle the Erie Canal

July 7 - 14, 2024
Buffalo to Albany

On the Canals

Multiple Dates and Locations
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Featured Community Events

Annual events include recreational activities, tours, concerts, and heritage celebrations.

Beers, Bikes & Barges: Albany

June 27   >>   Common Roots Brewing Company, Albany
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Learn to Kayak Ice Cream Social

June 28   >>   Genesee Waterways Center, Rochester
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Geneva Paddlefest

June 29   >>   Lake Front Drive, Geneva
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Erie Canal Historic Trail Bike/Hike

June 29 >> Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum; July 27 >> Camillus Erie Canal Park; October 5 >> Salt Museum/Onondaga Park, Syracuse
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Armond Bassett Canoe and Kayak Race

June 29   >>   MACEDON CANAL PARK, MACEDON
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Rome

July 11   >>   Rome Historical Society, Rome
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49th Electric City Regatta

July 13   >>   LOCK 9 STATE CANAL PARK, ROTTERDAM
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Barge Chaser Race

July 14   >>   Kiwanis Park, Rotterdam
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Taste of Wayne County

July 16   >>   T. Spencer Knight Park, Newark
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Pittsford

July 18   >>   Lock 32 Brewing Company, Pittsford
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Jam on the Canal: Food Truck Rodeo

July 19 & August 16   >>   Homesteads for Hope, Ogden
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Cana-l-stota

July 20   >>   Canal Street, Canastota
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Exploring Diversity, Social Reform, and Innovation along the Erie Canal

July 20   >>   Buffalo
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Fayetteville

July 25   >>   Canal Landing Park, Fayetteville
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Oswego Harbor Festival

July 25 - 28   >>   East Park, Cahill Park, and Breitbeck Park, Oswego
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TRAID on the Trails

July 26   >>   Inner Harbor Creekwalk, Syracuse
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Summer Art Fest

July 27   >>   Albany
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Wednesday at the Weighlock

July 31   >>   Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Camillus

August 1   >>   Local 315 Brewing Company, Camillus
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37th Annual Little Falls Canal Celebration

August 7 - 11   >>   Multiple Locations, City of Little Falls
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Lockport

August 8   >>   Lock 32 Bar and Grill, Lockport
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Sylvan Beach Canal Fest

August 9 - 11   >>   Multiple Locations, Sylvan Beach
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18th Annual Cardboard Boat Races: Great Explorations

August 10   >>   Fort Hardy Park, Schuylerville
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Rochester

August 15   >>   Swiftwater Brewing Company, Rochester
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Carnegie Art Spree Festival

August 17 & 18   >>   Webster/Canal Streets, Tonawanda & North Tonawanda
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Syracuse

August 22   >>   Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
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Beers, Bike & Barges: Troy

August 29   >>   Troy
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Color Wayne

August 31   >>   T. Spencer Knight Park, Newark
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Waterford Tugboat Roundup

September 6 - 8   >>   Waterford Harbor and Lock 2, Waterford
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Amsterdam

September 12   >>   Lorenzo’s Southside, Amsterdam
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Roc River Ride

September 14   >>   Genesee Waterways Center, Rochester
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Beers, Bikes & Barges: Chittenango

September 19   >>   Chittenango
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Mohawk Hudson Folklife Community Celebration

August 23 & September 21   >>   Schenectady
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Fairport Reimagine the Canal Plein Air Festival

September 28   >>   Multiple Locations, Fairport
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Locktoberfest Lockport

September 28   >>   Canal Street, Lockport
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Locktoberfest Rome

October 5   >>   Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome
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Brink of the Canal

OCTOBER 5   >>   Canal Street, Canastota
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Locktoberfest Fort Edward

October 19   >>   Canal Street, Fort Edward
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Canalside Walking Tours

May - October   >>   Canalside, Buffalo
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