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2017 Canal Festivals & Events Calendar
Date Waterway Event/ Contact Region

05/19/2017 -
10/11/2017
Systemwide
Erie Canal Bike Tours
Offers bike tours and full shuttle service throughout the entire Erie Canal Trailway.
(949)-I-BIKE-NY
statewide

07/05/2017 -
10/12/2017
System-wide
Multi-Location
Lois McClure Legacy Tour
Lake Champlain Martitime Museum's sailing canal boat will visit ports along the Champlain and Erie Canals
Statewide

09/21/2017
Champlain Canal
Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain
Special Early-Bird World Canal Pre-Conference Tour

09/21/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Chittenango
Blacksmith Demonstration
11am-3pm and 6pm-8pm
Demonstration of the traditional art and trade using Erie Canal era techniques.
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Blacksmith Shop
Greater Niagara

09/21/2017
(Thursdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Classic Car Cruise
4pm
Classic cars, DJ
Lakefront Parking Lot
Central New York

09/22/2017 -
09/23/2017
Champlain Canal and Eastern Erie Canal
Albany
Champlain and Eastern Erie Canals Tour
World Canal Conference Pre-Conference Tour
Capital-Saratoga

09/22/2017 -
09/24/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Central Square
Apple Festival
Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 9am-5pm
Apple themed harvest festival
Brewerton Speedway
154 US Route 11
Central New York

09/23/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Lockport
Museum Day Live
Admission free nationwide museum event
Erie Canal Discovery Center
24 Church St.
Greater Niagara

09/23/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Chittenango
Blacksmith Demonstration
1pm-4pm
Demonstration of the traditional art and trade using Erie Canal era techniques.
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Blacksmith Shop
Greater Niagara

09/23/2017 -
09/24/2017
Erie Canal
Rome-Syracuse
Tour the Towpath
10:00 AM
Bike the Erie Canal Trail and Explore Canalside Communities
Erie Canal Village in Rome
Greater Niagara

09/23/2017 -
09/24/2017

Dewitt-Rome
Tour the Towpath

09/24/2017 -
09/28/2017
Erie Canal (Central)
Syracuse
GlassBarge at World Canals Conference
Live glassmaking from The Corning Museum of Glass
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E Onondaga St.
Greater Niagara

09/24/2017 -
09/28/2017
Erie Canal (central)
Syracuse
World Canals Conference
Celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal and enjoy endless exploration of Central New York
Greater Niagara

09/26/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Oneida
Towpath Tuesdays
6:15pm
Bike along the Canal
Van Schaick Pond
203 Park Ave. Cohoes
Capital-Saratoga

09/28/2017 -
09/30/2017
Erie Canal (central)
Syracuse
Erie Canal: Syracuse to Buffalo
World Canal Conference Pre-Conference Tour
Greater Niagara

09/28/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Chittenango
Blacksmith Demonstration
11am-3pm and 6pm-8pm
Demonstration of the traditional art and trade using Erie Canal era techniques.
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Blacksmith Shop
Greater Niagara

09/28/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Rochester
Brockport Symphony Erie Canal Bicentennial Concerts
7:30pm
Rochester Museum and Science Center
Eisenhart Auditorium
Finger Lakes

09/30/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Lockport
Locktoberfest
9am-5pm
Craft beverage tastings, historic lock demonstrations, live music.
Lock 34/35
57 Canal St
Greater Niagara

09/30/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Lockport
Locktoberfest
Celebration of our Erie Canal, diverse agriculture, local foods and musicians
Greater Niagara

09/30/2017 -
10/15/2017
5 Locations
Multiple
Locktoberfest

10/03/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Oneida
Towpath Tuesdays
6:00pm
Bike along the Canal
Bike Barn Cohoes
109 Remsen Street
Capital-Saratoga

10/05/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Chittenango
Blacksmith Demonstration
11am-3pm and 6pm-8pm
Demonstration of the traditional art and trade using Erie Canal era techniques.
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Blacksmith Shop
Greater Niagara

10/07/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Albany
Brockport Symphony Erie Canal Bicentennial Concerts
3:00pm
New York State Museum
Clark Auditorium
Capital-Saratoga

10/08/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Scotia
Mohawk Fall Classic Regatta
7am
Hosted by Burnt Hills Rowing Association
Jumpin' Jacks Drive-In
5 Schonowee Ave
Capital-Saratoga

10/10/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Oneida
Towpath Tuesdays
6:15pm
Bike along the Canal
Watervliet to Albany Meet in Watervliet
Underpass at 322 Broadway, near Passano Paints
Capital-Saratoga

10/14/2017
Champlain Canal
Schuylerville
Candlelight Tour at he Schuyler House
6-9pm
Free tours and refreshments
U.S. Route 4
Capital-Saratoga

10/17/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Oneida
Towpath Tuesdays
6:15pm
Bike along the Canal
Van Schaick Pond
203 Park Ave. Cohoes
Capital-Saratoga

10/22/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Pittsford
Family Halloween Fest
2-5pm
Admission: One canned good item per person to benefit the Pittsford Food Cupboard
St. John Fisher College Student Life Center
Finger Lakes

10/24/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Oneida
Towpath Tuesdays
6:00pm
Bike along the Canal
Bike Barn Cohoes
109 Remsen Street
Capital-Saratoga

10/31/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Oneida
Towpath Tuesdays
6:15pm
Bike along the Canal
Watervliet to Albany Meet in Watervliet
Underpass at 322 Broadway, near Passano Paints
Capital-Saratoga

11/05/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Pittsford (final regatta of the Fall season)
Pull the Plug Regatta. Pittsford Crew hosts the last event of Rochester’s competitive rowing season.
585-330-0033
Finger Lakes

11/16/2017 -
11/18/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Palmyra
Historic Palmyra's Holiday Bazaar
Thurs/Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-2
Vendors, luncheon, special gifts, antiques and crafts
Alling Coverlet Museum
122 William Street
Finger Lakes

12/09/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Palmyra
Homstead Holiday Candlelight House Tour4-8pm
8pm
Tour historic Palmyra homes
Starts at Phelps Museum
140 Market St
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.