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2018 Canal Festivals & Events Calendar
Date Waterway Event/ Contact Region

06/19/2018 -
08/14/2018
Erie Canal (central)
Baldwinsville
2018 Summer Concert Series
6:30-8pm
Thunder Canyon
Papermill Island
136 Spensieri Ave
(315) 299-8886
Finger Lakes

07/20/2018 -
07/22/2018
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Seneca Falls
Convention Days
A Celebration of Women's Rights.
Finger Lakes

07/14/2018 -
07/22/2018
Erie Canal (eastern)
Ilion
Ilion Days
Doo-Dah Parade and Fireworks Friday 7/20
Central New York

07/21/2018 -
07/22/2018
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Pirates at the Beach
Fireworks 10pm Sat
(315) 762-9949
Central New York

07/28/2018
(Saturdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Amsterdam
Riverlink Concerts
7pm
The Big Takeover
Riverlink Park
(518) 320-4868
Central New York

07/22/2018
(Sundays)
Erie Canal (western)
Spencerport
Music on the Canal Concert Series
5:30-8:30pm
David Haines-Brockport Big Band
Amity St.
Finger Lakes

07/29/2018 -
08/04/2018
System-wide
Niagara Falls to Saratoga Springs
The Great Big FANY Ride
500 mile bike tour across the state.
(518) 461-7646
Canal Corridor

07/24/2018
(Tuesdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Bikes at the Beach
5pm
Motorcycles, DJ, vendors.
Main Street
Central New York

07/25/2018
Erie Canal (western)
N. Tonawanda/Tonawanda
Wednesday Concerts on the Canal
6pm
Diamond Axe-Kiss This (Kiss Tribute)
Gateway Harbor Park
1 Main St
Greater Niagara

07/25/2018
(Wednesdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Wednesday Night Concert
7-9pm
Village Park Bandstand
Central New York

07/25/2018
(Wednesdays)
Hudson River
Troy
Rockin on the River
5-9pm
Almost Queen-The Troy Academy All-Stars
Riverfront Park
Front Street
(518) 279-7997
Capital-Saratoga

07/26/2018
(Thursdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Classic Car Cruise
6pm
Classic cars, DJ.
Village Lakefront Parking Area
Central New York

07/26/2018
Erie Canal (western)
Buffalo
Canalside Concerts
6:00-10:30pm
Father John Misty
Canalside
Greater Niagara

07/26/2018 -
07/29/2018
Oswego Canal
Oswego
Oswego Harborfest
Canal festival; food, vendors, music, fireworks.
Citywide venues
1 E Cayuga St
(315) 343-6858
Thousand Islands - Seaway

07/28/2018 -
07/29/2018
Erie Canal (western)
Spencerport
Spencerport Canal Days
Car show, wine tasting, Canaligator race.
Towpath Park
1 Canal St
Finger Lakes

07/29/2018
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Vettes at the Beach
9am-4pm
500 Corvettes
Village Park
(315) 668-7586
Central New York

07/31/2018
(Tuesdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Bikes at the Beach
5pm
Motorcycles, DJ, vendors.
Main Street
Central New York

08/03/2018 -
08/05/2018
Erie Canal (eastern)
Rome
Canalfest
Fri 5-10pm, Sat and Sun noon-10pm
Music, vendors, waterski show, fireworks.
Bellamy Harbor Park
301 Mill St
Central New York

08/06/2018
Oswego Canal
Fulton or Minetto to Oswego
Oswego Paddlefest
7am-5pm
Large group paddling event.
Thousand Islands - Seaway

08/04/2018
Erie Canal (eastern)
Amsterdam
City of Amsterdam Riverfest
1pm-10pm
Beer and wine sampling, vendors, car show, music.
Riverlink Park
Central New York

08/04/2018
Old Canal Alignment
DeWitt
Town of Dewitt Canal Day
3pm-10pm
Ryder Park
Finger Lakes

09/15/2018 -
09/16/2018
Old Canal Alignment
Dewitt
Tour the Towpath
6pm (finish by dark)
36-mile bike ride from DeWitt to Rome.
Old Erie Canal Park
5400 Butternut Dr
(315) 446-3910
Central New York

08/10/2018 -
08/11/2018
Erie Canal (western)
Palmyra
Palmyra Pirate Weekend
Parade, outdoor movie, 5k run, tours.
(585) 368-8081
Finger Lakes

08/10/2018 -
08/12/2018
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Canalfest
12pm-930pm-Fri, 10am-930pm Sat, 6am-3pm Sun
5k, Tug Urger, Floati Gras, Army band.
(315) 527-0947
Central New York

08/12/2018 -
08/21/2018
System-wide
(multi-location)
Canal Splash
Canalwide special events.
(518) 436-3034
Canal Corridor

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This calendar is produced by the New York State Canal Corporation.

Information and dates subject to change.  Please call ahead to confirm festival/event dates.