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!

2018 Corridor-wide Events:

Lois McClure Tour

June 21 - Sept 16
Multiple Locations

GlassBarge

June 21 - Sept 22
Multiple Locations

Tour the Towpath

September 15-16
DeWitt to Rome

Featured Community Events

Head to the water and to canal communities for these featured 2018 events! Visit the NYS Canal Corp for a complete canal calendar.

Celebration of the Canals - Destination Oswego

July 21   >>   Canalview Drive, Oswego
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Explore the Summer Free Family Tours

July 22 & August 19   >>   Buffalo Inner Harbor & Canalside, Buffalo
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Discover Albany's Riverfront Celebration

July 26   >>   Jennings Landing Riverfront, Albany
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Rome Canalfest 2018

August 3-5   >>   Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome
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Albion's 5th Annual Rock-The-Park Festival

August 4   >>   Albion
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Amsterdam RiverFest

August 4   >>   Riverlink Park and Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge, Amsterdam
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31st Annual Little Falls Canal Celebration

August 6-12   >>   City of Little Falls
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Canal Heritage Festival

August 11-12   >>   Medina Canal Basin, Medina
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Towpath Day -The Legacy of the Erie Canal

August 11   >>   Camillus Erie Canal Park, Camillus
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14th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

August 11   >>   Fort Hardy Beach, Schuylerville
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Tugboat Roundup

September 7-9   >>   Waterford Harbor at Lock 2, Waterford
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Kayaking 4 Meso

September 8   >>   Waterford, NY
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Summer's End Festival

September 15   >>   Ames Museum, Village of Ames
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Locktoberfest

dates TBA   >>   Lockport, Seneca Falls, Rome, Phoenix, Fort Edward
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Genesee River Romance Weekend

October 5-7   >>   Rochester
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Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon

October 14   >>   Riverview Orchards, Rexford
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