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Canal Festivals & Events Calendar
Date Waterway Event/ Contact Region

06/01/2022 -
Erie Canal (western)
Canalside Walking Tours and Lockport Walking Tours
Celebrate the role of the Erie Canal in local, state, and American history during free tours held at Canalside, Buffalo and Downtown Lockport.
Buffalo Canalside and Lockport

10/02/2022 -
Erie Canal (western)
Roc the Riverway Celebration
Music, boat rides, walks, cycling tours, displays, speakers and more celebrate the canal's vital role in Rochester past, present and future and the ongoing Roc the Roc the Riverway improvements.
City of Rochester

10/02/2022 -
Erie Canal (western)
2022 New York State Canal Conference
Canal Society of New York State presents bi-annual professional conference on NYS Canals and Trail. Mobile workshiops and informational sessions.
550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

10/08/2022 -
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Port Byron
Path to Freedom: The Eliza Story
2:00 pm
Enjoy this moving performance of a young girl's brave path from slavery to freedom along the Erie Canal.
Old St John's Church, Port Byron
36 Rochester Street Port Byron

10/15/2022 -
Erie Canal (western)
Reimagining the Canals by Bike - Canalside
Hop on your bike to explore Buffalo Canalside and the unique heritage, recreational assets, and local businesses surrounding the Erie Canal during this series of four bicycling program.
Buffalo and Lockport
Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo

09/23/2022 -
Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Seneca Falls
National Women's Hall of Fame - 2022 Induction Weekend Festival
Celebrate women's history and achievements through a weekend of storytelling, outdoor activities, the arts, fireworks, a flotilla parade, live music, and more.
Seneca Falls
1 Canal St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

10/15/2022 -
Champlain Canal
Ft. Edward
Locktoberfest Fort Edward
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Celebrate the autumn harvest season and the Champlain Canal on the grounds of the Canal Street Marketplace, a recently renovated nineteenth century canal barn. The festival features regional farm and artisan products, educational booths, fabulous food, free horse and wagon rides, a local beer tasting tent, and live music.
Canal Marketplace and Yacht Basin

10/01/2022 -
Oswego Canal
Locktoberfest 2022
Ten bands on two stages; 75 vendors, crafters, and food trucks; pony rides; children's games; and a large fireworks display celebrate the NYS Canal System, arts, and waterfront recreation. Winner of the 2019 SAMMY Award for Best Music Festival.
Phoenix and Lock C-1
State Street, Phoenix

09/29/2022 -
Erie Canal (western)
Live Glass Blowing Demonstrations
All Day Sign-Ups
Reimagine the Canals presents Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hotshop canalside in Medina from September 29–October 30, presenting hot glassmaking techniques in live demonstrations and the You Design It; We Make It! program.

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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.