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

Tall Ships

July 4-7
Buffalo

Cycle the Erie Canal

July 7-14
Buffalo to Albany

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.

Low Bridge, High Water

May 16 - 18   >>   Village of Brockport
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Erie Canal Half Marathon

May 19   >>   Adirondack Bank Center, Utica
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Celebrate - Commemorate Memorial Day

May 23 - 30   >>   Lock 4, Village of Waterloo
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Canoe/Kayak Race & Family Recreational Paddle

June 1   >>   Feeder Dam, Queensbury
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Hudson Crossing Triathlon

June 9   >>   Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville
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Heritage Weekend

June 14 - 15   >>   Historic Palmyra Museums, Palmyra
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Boat Float Bash

June 15   >>   Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
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Erie Canal Family Fun Day at Lock 30

June 15   >>   Macedon Canal Park at Lock 30, Macedon
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Music on the Erie

Fridays 6-8pm, June 28 - August 23   >>   T. Spencer Knight Canal Park, Newark
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Adaptive Paddling Extravaganza!

June 28 - 29   >>   Erie Canal Boat Company, Lockport
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Water/Ways Tour

June 29 - August 11   >>   Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY
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Canal Day

July 6   >>   Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter
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21st Annual Cycle the Erie Canal

July 7 - 14   >>   Buffalo to Albany
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Erie Canal Night

July 10   >>   Riverlink Park, Amsterdam
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15 Miles on the Erie Canal

Thursdays, July 11 - August 8   >>   Montgomery County, multiple locations
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CanalFest at Mabee Farm

July 13   >>   Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction
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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, Amerherst, 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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