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Canal Festivals & Events Calendar
Date Waterway Event/ Contact Region

08/17/2020 -
08/23/2020

Buffalo Pride Week, Canalside

01/01/2020 -
10/25/2020
Hudson River
Albany
Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase II)
Tu-Su 9:30am-5pm
New York State Museum
222 Madison Ave
(518) 474-5877
Capital-Saratoga

10/02/2020 -
10/20/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Rochester
Rochester International Jazz Festival Finger Lakes

07/15/2021 -
07/25/2021
Erie Canal (western)
Medina to Tonawanda
Erie Canal Fishing Derby
(716) 772-7972
Greater Niagara

07/22/2021 -
07/25/2021
Oswego Canal
Oswego
Oswego Harborfest
(315) 343-6858
1000 Islands/Seaway

07/24/2021 -
07/24/2020
July 24 - 25, 2021 are tentative dates
Erie Canal (western)
Spencerport
Spencerport Canal Days
10am-5pm
Finger Lakes

08/10/2020 -
08/16/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Little Falls
Canal Celebration Central New York

08/14/2020 -
08/16/2020
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Lansing
Cayuga Lake Cup
Myers Park
1 Lansing Park Rd
(607) 379-0748
Finger Lakes

08/14/2021 -
08/15/2021
Cancelled new dates
Erie Canal (eastern)
Little Falls
Chicks along the Canal
Sa 10am-5pm, Su 11am-4pm
Canal Place
Central New York

08/17/2020 -
08/23/2020

The Buffalo Pride event is going to be virtual Buffalo, NY

08/22/2021
Cancelled new date - Sunday, August 22, 2021
Erie Canal (eastern)
Rexford
Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon
8:30am
Capital-Saratoga

08/28/2020 -
08/29/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Fairport
Fairport Music Festival Finger Lakes

09/05/2020 -
09/06/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Buffalo
Buffalo Wing Fesival
Sa 12-9pm, Sun 12-7pm
Sahlen Field
275 Washington St.
Greater Niagara

09/11/2020
Check back for updates
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Watkins Glen
Grand Prix Festival Finger Lakes

09/12/2020
Champlain Canal
Waterford
Kayaking for Meso
8am-4pm
Capital-Saratoga

09/12/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Little Falls
Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival
10am-5pm
Canal Place
Central New York

09/15/2020 -
09/26/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Rochester
Rochester Fringe Festival Finger Lakes

09/18/2020 -
09/20/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Frankfort
The Great American Irish Festival
Herkimer Couty Fairgrounds
198 Cemetery St
Finger Lakes

09/25/2020 -
09/27/2020
Cancelled Check back for 2021 dates
Erie Canal (eastern)
Brewerton
Apple Festival 1000 Islands/Seaway

09/26/2020
Erie Canal (central)
Baldwinsville
Taste of Baldwinsville Finger Lakes

09/26/2020
Systemwide
Multiple Locations
Free Fishing Days
Special "no fishing license required" days.
Statewide

09/26/2020 -
09/27/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Palmyra
Palmyra Canaltown Days
Sa 10am-6pm, Su 10am-4pm
Finger Lakes

10/03/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Fairport
Scarecrow Festival Finger Lakes

10/04/2020 -
10/06/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Schenectady
New York State Canal Conference
Rivers Casino Event Center
1 Rush St
Capital-Saratoga

10/11/2020
Hudson River
Colonie to Albany
Mohawk Hudson River & Hannaford Half Marathon Capital-Saratoga

10/17/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Schenectady
Head of the Mohawk
Rowing regatta; masters/collegiate/scholastic
Capital-Saratoga

11/11/2020
Systemwide
Multiple Locations
Free Fishing Days
Special "no fishing license required" days.
Statewide

12/11/2020 -
12/13/2020
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Seneca Falls
It's a Wonderful Life Festival
It's a Wonderful Life Museum
32 Fall Street
Finger Lakes

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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.