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Canal Festivals & Events Calendar
Date Waterway Event/ Contact Region

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

06/05/2020 -
06/07/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Fairport
Fairport Canal Days Finger Lakes

06/06/2020
Glens Falls Feeder Canal
Queensbury
Feeder Canal Canoe & Kayak Race
Overlook Park
Adirondacks

06/06/2020 -
06/07/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
NOVA Beach Volleyball Tournament Central New York

06/07/2020
Champlain Canal
Schuylerville
Hudson Crossing Triathlon Capital-Saratoga

06/07/2020 -
07/07/2020
Erie Canal
Buffalo to Albany
Journey Along the Erie Canal
(518) 429-9256
Statewide

06/12/2020 -
06/13/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Albion
Albion Strawberry Festival Greater Niagara

06/13/2020
Old Canal Alignment
Chittenango
Old Erie Canal Boat Float & Bash Central New York

06/19/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Newark
Wine & Artisans Festival Finger Lakes

06/19/2020 -
06/27/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Rochester
Rochester International Jazz Festival Finger Lakes

06/20/2020
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Watkins Glen
The Waterfront Festival Finger Lakes

06/25/2020 -
06/27/2020
Erie Canal (central)
Syracuse
NYS Blues Festival Finger Lakes

06/27/2020 -
06/28/2020
Systemwide
Multiple Locations
Free Fishing Days
Special "no fishing license required" days.
Statewide

07/11/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Little Falls
Little Falls Cheese Festival Central New York

07/11/2020 -
07/12/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Rochester
Corn Hill Arts Festival
Sa 10am-6pm, Su 10am-5pm
(585) 262-3142 chna@cornhill.org
Finger Lakes

07/11/2020 -
07/12/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Buffalo
Taste of Buffalo
Sa 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm
Niagara Square
Greater Niagara

07/11/2020 -
07/19/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Ilion
Ilion Days Central New York

07/12/2020 -
07/19/2020
Erie Canal
Buffalo to Albany
Cycle the Erie
(518) 434-1583
Statewide

07/16/2020 -
07/26/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Medina to Tonawanda
Erie Canal Fishing Derby
(716) 772-7972
Greater Niagara

07/17/2020 -
07/19/2020
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Seneca Falls
Convention Days
Sat 9am-4:30pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Women's Rights National Historic Park
136 Fall Street
(315) 568-0024
Finger Lakes

07/18/2020
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Seneca Falls
Right to Run 19k & 5k Finger Lakes

07/18/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Rotterdam Junction
CanalFest
11am-3pm
Maybee Farm Historical Site
1100 Main Street
(518) 887-5073
Capital-Saratoga

07/19/2020
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Geneva
Musselman Ironman Triathlon Finger Lakes

07/19/2020 -
07/26/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Tonawanda & N. Tonawanda
Canal Fest
15 Webster St
(716) 692-3292
Greater Niagara

07/23/2020 -
07/26/2020
Oswego Canal
Oswego
Oswego Harborfest
(315) 343-6858
1000 Islands/Seaway

07/25/2020 -
07/26/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Spencerport
Spencerport Canal Days
10am-5pm
Finger Lakes

08/01/2020
Old Canal Alignment
DeWitt
Town of DeWitt Canal Day Finger Lakes

08/01/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Lockport
Beast of Burden - Summer
10am
25/50/100 mile running race
Canalway Trail
718 Market St
Greater Niagara

08/01/2020 -
08/02/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Rochester
Park Ave Summer Art Fest Finger Lakes

08/07/2020 -
08/08/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Palmyra
Palmyra Pirates Weekend
Port of Palmyra
(585) 368-8081
Finger Lakes

08/08/2020
Champlain Canal
Schulerville
Cardboard Boat Races: Shipwrecked!
8am-3pm
Capital-Saratoga

08/08/2020
Old Canal Alignment
Camillus
Towpath Day
11am-4pm
Finger Lakes

08/08/2020 -
08/09/2020
Erie Canal (western)
Brockport
Brockport Arts Festival
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

08/15/2020 -
08/16/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Little Falls
Chicks along the Canal
Sa 10am-5pm, Su 11am-4pm
Canal Place
Central New York

08/23/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Rexford
Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon
8:30am
Capital-Saratoga

08/26/2020 -
09/07/2020
Erie Canal (central)
Syracuse
The Great New York State Fair
New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd
Finger Lakes

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

09/02/2020 -
09/07/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Fonda
Fonda Fair Capital-Saratoga

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
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Watkins Glen
Grand Prix Festival Finger Lakes

09/11/2020 -
09/13/2020
Erie Canal (eastern)
Waterford
Waterford Tugboat Roundup
Waterford Harbor Visitors Center
1 Tugboat Alley
Capital-Saratoga

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
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.