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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

08/11/2017 -
08/20/2017
System-wide
Entire Canal System
Canal Splash! Canal Corridor

08/15/2017 -
08/20/2017

Frankfort
Herkimer County Fair

08/19/2017 -
08/20/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Summer Games Weekend
Bouce houses, games, 5k, 10k, Survival Beach Run
Village Park, Beach
Central New York

08/20/2017
Champlain Canal
Schuylerville
Champlain Canalway Trail Bicycle Tour
9am-4pm
Explore historic sites along the Hudson River/Champlain Canal
Startsat Hudson Crossing Park
121 US 4N
Capital-Saratoga

08/20/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Fort Hunter
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
6pm
Michael Reno Harrell
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
129 Schoharie Street
Central New York

08/20/2017
(Sundays)
Erie Canal (western)
Spencerport
Music On The Canal Concert Series
6:30pm-8:30pm
Brick Band
AMity St.
Finger Lakes

08/21/2017
(Mondays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Sunset Celebration
4pm-dark
artists, vendors, entertainers
Lakefront Parking Lot
Central New York

08/21/2017
Oswego Canal
Phoenix
Music in the Park
6pm-8pm
The Fab Cats
Henley Park
74 State Street
Finger Lakes

08/22/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Cohoes
Towpath Tuesdays
6:00pm
Bike along the Canal
Bike Barn Cohoes
109 Remsen Street
Capital-Saratoga

08/22/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Rome
Tuesdays on the Towpath
6:00pm
Bike along the Canal
Rome Historical Society and Fort Stanwix National Monumetn
Bellamy Harbor Park
Greater Niagara

08/22/2017
(Tuesdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Bikes at the Beach
4pm
Motorcylcles, DJ, vendors
Main Street
Central New York

08/23/2017
Old Canal Alignment
Syracuse
Wednesdays at the Weighlock
5pm
Happy Hour Event
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd
Finger Lakes

08/23/2017
Erie Canal (western)
N. Tonawanda/Tonawanda
Wednesday Concerts on the Canal
6:00pm
Widow Maker/Hit N Run
Gateway Harbor Park
1 Main St.
Greater Niagara

08/23/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Wednesday Night Concert
Opus Black String Quartet
Sylvan Beach
808 Marina Dr
Central New York

08/23/2017 -
09/04/2017
Erie Canal (central)
Syracuse
New York State Fair Greater Niagara

08/24/2017
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

08/24/2017
(Thursdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Classic Car Cruise
4pm
Classic cars, DJ
Lakefront Parking Lot
Central New York

08/25/2017
Champlain Canal
Whitehall
Music in the Park
7-9pm
Washington County Concert Band
Skenesborough Park
Capital-Saratoga

08/25/2017
Oswego Canal
Phoenix
Music in the Park
6pm-8pm
Nite Life
Henley Park
74 State Street
Finger Lakes

08/25/2017 -
08/26/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Fairport
Fairport Music Festival
Music Festival, food, vendors
New to the Box Factory Buidling
20 Liftbridge Lane
Finger Lakes

08/25/2017
(Fridays)
Erie Canal (western)
Newark
Music On The Erie Series
6pm-8pm
Wolf Mountain
Finger Lakes

08/26/2017
Erie Canal (Eastern)
Amsterdam
Riverlink Concert Series
7pm
Los Hacheros, Afro-Carribean and modern salsa
Amsterdam Riverlink Park
Central New York

08/26/2017
Erie Canal (Eastern)
Albany
Luke Bryan
One of country's best liked and top-selling artists
SPAC
108 Avenue of the Pines
Capital-Saratoga

08/26/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Palmyra
Historic Ghost Walks Around the Village
9-11pm
10
Begins at Palmyra Historical Mueseum
1 W 1st Street
Finger Lakes

08/26/2017 -
08/27/2017
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Watkins Glen
East Coast Watercross Series, Rounds 7and8
11am-5pm
Pro-Am personal watercraft races.
Clute Memorial Park
Boat Launch Road
Finger Lakes

08/27/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Fort Hunter
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
6pm
Joe Bruchac
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
129 Schoharie Street
Central New York

08/27/2017
Champlain Canal
Hudson Falls
Celebrate Our Canals
Hands on activities, interpretive walks, speakers and demonstrations about canal history, birding, environment and recreation.
Hudson Falls
Glens Falls Feeder Canal
Capital-Saratoga

08/27/2017
(Sundays)
Erie Canal (western)
Spencerport
Music On The Canal Concert Series
6:30pm-8:30pm
The Coupe De'Villes
Amity St.
Finger Lakes

08/28/2017
Oswego Canal
Phoenix
Music in the Park
6pm-8pm
American Eagle Band
Henley Park
74 State Street
Finger Lakes

08/28/2017
(Mondays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Sunset Celebration
4pm-dark
artists, vendors, entertainers
Lakefront Parking Lot
Central New York

08/29/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Cohoes
Towpath Tuesdays
6:15pm
Bike along the Canal
Watervliet to Albany Meet in Watervliet
Underpass at 322 Broadway, near Passano Paints
Capital-Saratoga

08/29/2017
(Tuesdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Bikes at the Beach
4pm
Motorcylcles, DJ, vendors
Main Street
Central New York

08/30/2017
Old Canal Alignment
Syracuse
Wednesdays at the Weighlock
5pm
Happy Hour Event
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd
Finger Lakes

08/30/2017
Erie Canal (western)
N. Tonawanda/Tonawanda
Pizza Fest
Pizza, live music.
Gateway Harbor Park
1 Main Street
Greater Niagara

08/30/2017 -
09/04/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Fonda
Montgomery County Fair
21 South Bridge Street
Central New York

08/31/2017
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

08/31/2017
(Thursdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Classic Car Cruise
4pm
Classic cars, DJ
Lakefront Parking Lot
Central New York

09/01/2017
(Fridays)
Erie Canal (western)
Newark
Music On The Erie Series
6pm-8pm
The Marbletones
Finger Lakes

09/02/2017
Champlain Canal
Saratoga
Zac Brown Band
An Annual Highlight.
SPAC
108 Avenue of the Pines
Capital-Saratoga

09/02/2017 -
09/03/2017
Champlain Canal
Whitehall
Townwide Yard Sale
9am-5pm
Community wide yard, tag, garage and sidewalk sales
Town and Village
Capital-Saratoga

09/02/2017 -
09/03/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Buffalo
Buffalo Wing Festival
Sat. 12-9, Sun 12-7
Greater Niagara

09/05/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Cohoes
Towpath Tuesdays
6:15pm
Bike along the Canal
Van Schaick Pond
203 Park Ave. Cohoes
Capital-Saratoga

09/05/2017
Erie canal (western)
Liverpool
Tuesdays on the Towpath
6pm
Bike along the Canal
Onondaga Historical Association
106 Lake Dr
Greater Niagara

09/05/2017
(Tuesdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Bikes at the Beach
4pm
Motorcylcles, DJ, vendors
Main Street
Central New York

09/07/2017
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

09/07/2017
(Thursdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Classic Car Cruise
4pm
Classic cars, DJ
Lakefront Parking Lot
Central New York

09/08/2017 -
09/09/2017
Erie Canal (Eastern)
Waterford
Tugboat Roundup
Tugboat demonstrations to educate and promote NYS Waterways and canal system.
Waterford Harbor at Lock 2
1 Tugboat Alley
Capital-Saratoga

09/08/2017 -
09/17/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Holley/Albion/Medina
Orleans County Heritage Festival
Countywide festival with events along the canal
Greater Niagara

09/08/2017
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Watkins Glen
Grand Prix Festival
Parade and historic race car tribute
N Franklin St.
Finger Lakes

09/09/2017
Champlain Canal
Stillwater to Halfmoon
Kayaking 4 Meso
7:30am-4pm
Kayaking for Mesothelioma
Admiral's Marina
Capital-Saratoga

09/09/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Little Falls
Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival
10am-5pm
Uniquely Local agriculture festival
Benton's Landing
410 Canal Place
Central New York

09/09/2017
Erie Canal (Eastern)
St. Johnsville
St. Johnsville Fall Celebration of the Erie Canal
Over 50 talented artisans, live music, and guided tours of historic Erie Canal Lock 33
St. Johnsville Marina
16 W Main Street
Central New York

09/09/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Pittsford
Pittsford Food Truck and Music Fest
Noon-9pm
Food trucks, music, carnival rides, games.
Four Cornders (Monroe/State Street) to Locus St
Finger Lakes

09/09/2017 -
09/10/2017

Rochester
Clothesline Festival

09/09/2017 -
09/10/2017

Baldwinsville
Golden Harvest Festival
8477 East Mud Lake Road,

09/09/2017 -
09/09/2017

Albany
Riverfront Jazz Fest
1-8:30pm
Jennings Landing

09/09/2017 -
09/09/2017

Irondequoit
Oktoberfest
9am
Camp Eastman Park

09/09/2017 -
09/09/2017

Pittsford
Pittsford Celebrates
9am
Main Street

09/10/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Rochester
The Heatland Passage Tour
4pm
Featuring the Music of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Kimball, Cannin, Bolt and McClure, Traveling Troupes Along the Old Canal, and a Special Screening of Boom and Bust
The Little Theatre
240 East Ave.
Finger Lakes

09/10/2017
Erie Canal (Eastern)
Albany
Little Feat
Fine musicianship and maybe just as popular now as in their early days
The Egg
1 Empire State Plaza

09/10/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Fort Hunter
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
6pm
Becky Holder
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
129 Schoharie Street
Central New York

09/12/2017
Erie canal (western)
Oneida
Tuesdays on the Towpath
6pm
Bike along the Canal
Oneida Trail Committee
157 Cedar Street
Greater Niagara

09/12/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Oneida
Towpath Tuesdays
6pm
Bike along the Canal
Bike Barn Cohoes
109 Remsen Street
Capital-Saratoga

09/14/2017
(Thursdays)
Erie Canal (eastern)
Sylvan Beach
Classic Car Cruise
4pm
Classic cars, DJ
Lakefront Parking Lot
Central New York

09/15/2017 -
09/16/2017
Old Canal Alignment
Onieda
Madison County Hop Festival
Madison County Historical Society
Central New York

09/16/2017
Erie Canal (eastern)
Rensselaer
Crailo Havest Faire
11am-4pm
An old-fashioned agriculture festival
Crailo State Historic Site
9 1/2 Riverside Ave
Capital-Saratoga

09/16/2017
Erie Canal (Eastern)
Ames
Summer's End
9am-3pm
Vendors, Crafters and re-enactors sharing their expertise.
Ames Museum
611 Latimer Hill Road
Central New York

09/16/2017 -
09/17/2017
Erie Canal (western)
Palmyra
Canaltown Days
Vendors, food, music, 5k
Finger Lakes

09/17/2017
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

09/19/2017
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

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

11/16/2017 -
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.