Over 100 Events & Activities Across New York State

Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10, 2021

New York State Canal Corporation's Signature Event

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Great day for the kids!
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So much Fun!
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Albany County
08/09/2021Interactive star shows for all ages.
Henry Hudson Planetarium
Albany, NY 12207
08/09/2021Community Movie Night and Barbeque
20' X 20' inflatable screen showing classic movies.
Watervliet, NY 12189
08/10/2021Senior Sundays with Wally Hughes
Picnic in the Park
Albany, NY
Cayuga County
08/08/2021Live Entertainment @ Burritts Cafe
Live, Local music! A Can't Miss!
Weedsport N.Y., 13166
08/10/2021Local and Erie Canal History
Become aware of your heritage.
Weedsport, NY 13166
Erie County
08/08/2021Concert on the Canal
Hollydaze Band (Buddy Holly Tribute)
Tonawanda NY 14150
08/08/2021Pontoon Boat Rentals
10% Discount on Boat Rentals
Amherst, New York, 14228
Herkimer County
08/08/202121st Little Falls Canal Celebration
LF Canal Celebration
Little Falls,NY,13365
08/08/2021Gems Along the Mohawk
68 retail stores under one roof all originating in the Central NY area.
Herkimer, NY 13350
08/09/2021Garage Sale, Cow Plop Bingo & Chicken BBQ
Many activities!
Mohawk, NY 13407
08/09/2021Mardi Gras Festival
Jewelry sales, music festival & special prospecting rates.
Herkimer, NY 13350
08/09/2021Historic Canal Cruise and BBQ Lunch Combo
Cruise & Dine
Herkimer, NY 13350
08/10/2021Liberty's Hero: Commemorating the Life and Death of General Nicholas Herkimer
Activities to commemorate the life and death of Revolotionary War General Nicholas Herkimer, hero at the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777.
Little Falls, NY 13365
Madison County
08/09/2021Canastota Kid's Day
Fun and Games for the whole Family!
Canastota, NY, 13032
08/09/2021Wood Carving at the Great Swamp
Learn how to create a nature art object out of wood.
Canastota, NY 13032
08/10/2021Sunday Canal Splash! Opening
Two Floors of Exciting Historic Exhibits
Canastota, NY, 13032
Monroe County
08/08/2021Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Paddle the Erie Canal and Genesee River.
Rochester, NY 14611
08/08/2021Self-guided bicycle touring
Explore the NYS Canal System on your bicycle.
Rochester NY 14610
08/08/2021Canal Splash Canoe and Kayak
Everyone needs a good paddling!
Fairport & Pittsford
08/08/2021Cool Kids in the Park
'Drama Kids'
Brockport, NY 14420
08/09/2021Summer Arts Festival
Artists and crafts people, 3 stages of live music and food vendors.
Brockport, NY 14420
08/09/2021Cool Kids Day Block Party and CAN-imals on Parade!
Kids Street party and Canned goods sculpture contest!
Brockport NY 14420
08/10/20215K Race and Fitness Walk
Bring the family for prizes, awards and music!
Spencerport, NY 14559
08/10/2021Big Band and Contemporary Outdoor Concert
Travel through time with the 78 RPM Band.
Fairport, New York 14450
08/10/2021Farmers Market
Buy fresh produce from local farmers.
Brockport, NY 14420
08/10/2021Town of Brighton Canal Festival
Travel back in time with historical reanactors!
Rochester, NY 14618
Montgomery County
08/09/2021Nature and History Exploration
Crafty Saturday Morning under the Big Tree
Fort Hunter
08/09/2021Jim Gaudet and his Railroad Boys
Amsterdam, NY 12010
08/10/2021Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Stories and Songs from Maine with Michael Parent
Fort Hunter
Niagara County
08/08/2021Historic Erie Canal Exhibit
A charming museum at a double lock powerhouse.
Lockport, NY, 14094
08/08/2021The Market Street Art Center Member's Show
Art is for Everybody
Lockport, NY 14094
08/08/2021Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride
Awesome Historic Tour Encompassing Canal History
Lockport NY 14094
08/09/2021Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
1980's band
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
08/09/2021Antique and Classic Boat Parade
Antique and Classic Boat Society - Niagara Frontier Chapter
North Tonawanda, NY
08/10/2021Erie Canal Heritage Tour
Featuring Raphael Becks 20x13 foot mural.
Lockport NY 14094
08/10/2021Flight of Five Walking Tour & Trolley Ride
Discover Lockport's 19th century wonder!
Lockport NY 14094
Oneida County
08/08/2021American Revolutionary War History
Learn more about New York's place in the Revolutionary War.
Rome, NY 13440
08/08/2021Steuben Memorial State Historic Site
Drillmaster of the American Revolution
Oriskany, NY 13424
08/08/2021Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo
A special kind of zoo with a focus on children and fun!
Rome, NY 13440
08/08/2021International Halls of Fame: Bicycling, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking
Ride the bicycles, paddle the kayaks and enjoy the plaques of over 20 inductees...memorabilia too.
Utica, NY 13501
08/09/2021Canal Fest
Entertainment, Crafters, Vendors, Classic cars
Sylvan Beach
08/09/2021Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site
One of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War.
Oriskany, NY 13424
08/09/2021Canalfest '08
at the Corner of Beach & Canal
Sylvan Beach
08/09/2021Dairy Festival
Tour the New York State Museum of Cheese
Rome, NY 13440
08/09/2021Dairy Festival
Tour the New York State Museum of Cheese
Rome, NY 13440
Onondaga County
08/09/2021Scottish Games
Highland Sports and Foods
Liverpool, NY, 13088
08/09/2021Bassmaster Junior World Championships
fishing tournament
Ontario County
08/09/2021Victor Rail Festival
90 min Scenic Train Rides
Victor, NY 14564
Orleans County
08/08/2021Railroad History of western NY
Learn the importance of the early railroads.
Medina, NY 14103
08/08/2021Summer Concert Series
Music & Children's Programs
Holley, NY 14470
08/09/2021Canal Heritage Day
5K run, Canoe/Kayak Races and Narrated Canal Boat Rides
Medina, NY 14103
Rensselear County
08/09/2021Troy Waterfront Farmers Market
50+ vendors 100% Producer Only
Troy , N.Y. , 12181
08/09/2021Guided Historic Walking Tour
Veterans from the Civil War
Troy, NY 21280
Saratoga County
08/08/2021Waterford Heritage Day
Concert, Fireworks, Antique Fire Engine Parade, Firemen's Hand Engine Competition
Waterford, NY 12188
08/08/2021Historic Lock Tour
A chance to see and hear about an original section of the Erie Canal.
Rexford, NY 12148
08/09/2021PlayStation 1800s
19th Century Gaming for 21st Century Kids
Waterford, NY 12188
08/09/2021Guided Ranger Tour: Peebles Island History
A fun educational walking tour.
Waterford, NY 12188
08/09/2021Canal Boat Rides
Take a ride on the Erie Canal
Waterford, NY 12188
08/09/2021Guided Ranger Tour: The Erie Canal
Fun educational Wwalking tour.
Waterford, NY 12188
08/10/2021Waterford Harbor Farmers Market
Shop for local foods along the historic Erie Canal
Waterford, NY 12188
Schenectady County
08/08/2021Covering the Bases: the Science of Baseball
Explore the science of baseball in this interactive exhibit and see memorabilia of local teams past and present!
Schenectady NY 12308
08/08/2021Planetarium Shows
Discover the Night Sky!
Schenectady NY 12308
08/09/2021Early Technologies Day
Skilled native and colonial artisans
Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
08/09/2021Carama 2008
Eighth Annual Caribbean Festival
Schenectady, NY 12308
08/09/2021Hands on Science Experiments
Try the activities you've seen on the popular PBS program!
Schenectady NY 12308
08/09/2021Stockade District Walking Tour
Explore the oldest architecture in New York State.
Schenectady, NY 12305
Wayne County
08/08/2021Palmyra Pirate Weekend
A boatload of fun for all ages.
Palmyra NY 14522
08/08/2021Peppermint & More: Agriculture of Wayne County
Changing Exhibition Room
Lyons, NY 14489
08/08/2021Western Erie Canal Alliance
From Montezuma Swamp to Buffalo Harbor
08/09/2021Historic Palmyra
Pirate Stories by Bloody Mary

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