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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Get involved, list your Canal event now!

  • Register your event online by June 2nd to be included in the printed program and get a free poster designed for your event. Click on My Canal Events to get started. It's fun, free and easy.

What is the Canal Splash?

  • The 3rd annual Canal Splash! consists of a coordinated series of over 100 locally organized events and activities in 26 counties across New York State's Canal Corridor between August 8th and 10th, 2008. Events and activities include nature and history walks, museum and gallery exhibits, rowing regattas, kayak and canoe outings, musical performances, boat tours and more.

Canal Splash Purpose

  • To highlight the history, beauty, culture, recreational appeal and national significance of the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail. The Canal Splash will also help promote the many communities, organizations and businesses through out the Canal Corridor.

Where will the Canal Splash Take Place?

  • On and along the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail
  1. Erie Canal
  2. Champlain Canal
  3. Oswego Canal
  4. Cayuga-Seneca Canal

Who can list a Canal Splash! event?

  • Any Canal Corridor community, business, club, individual or non-profit organization.

Why list an event on Canal Splash!?

  • The New York State Canal Corporation and its partners will market your event or activity throughout the state for free. Be part of the statewide festivities! The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.


Prior Year Canal Splash! Events


08/08/2021Cooper's Cave Overlook
Site of James Fenimore Cooper's 'Last of the Mohicans'
08/08/2021Walking the Feeder Canal
Seven mile linear park.
08/08/2021Self-Guided Battlefield Tour
The turning point of the American Revolution!
08/08/2021A 155-foot Obelisk Monument
Climb to the top for spectacular views.
08/08/202118th Century Blockhouse
Visitor Center on the Champlain Canal.
08/08/2021Self-guided Nature Walk
Enjoy one of Saratoga PLAN's premier nature trails!
08/09/2021Westport Heritage Festival
Community day to discover what Westport has to offer.
08/09/2021Warriors & Entertainers
An Exhibition of Japanese Woodblock Prints
08/09/2021Champlain Valley Plein Air Art Show
Plein Air Show & Silent Auction
08/09/2021National Marina Day
Westport Marina on Lake Champlain Celebrates National Marina Day

08/08/2021Historic Erie Canal Exhibit
A charming museum at a double lock powerhouse.
08/08/2021Concert on the Canal
Hollydaze Band (Buddy Holly Tribute)
08/08/2021Waterford Heritage Day
Concert, Fireworks, Antique Fire Engine Parade, Firemen's Hand Engine Competition
08/08/2021Palmyra Pirate Weekend
A boatload of fun for all ages.
08/08/202121st Little Falls Canal Celebration
LF Canal Celebration
08/08/2021Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Paddle the Erie Canal and Genesee River.
08/08/2021Railroad History of western NY
Learn the importance of the early railroads.
08/08/2021Self-guided bicycle touring
Explore the NYS Canal System on your bicycle.
08/08/2021Live Entertainment @ Burritts Cafe
Live, Local music! A Can't Miss!
08/08/2021Gems Along the Mohawk
68 retail stores under one roof all originating in the Central NY area.

08/08/2021Historic Village Walking Tours.
Learn about women's history and the underground railroad.
08/08/2021200 Foot Cliffs and 19 Waterfalls
Come and Explore!
08/08/2021Camping, Fishing, Swimming & Boating
Top 100 Campgrounds in the USA.
08/08/2021Boating, Hiking, Fishing & Swimming
Camping and Marina on Seneca Lake
08/08/2021215 foot Waterfall
Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views.
08/08/2021Historic House Tour
National Historic Landmark
08/08/2021Friday Night on the Brewdeck
live music, fine wine, great beer,
08/08/2021Bird and Wildlife Watching
36,000 acres of protected habitat.
08/08/2021Vineyard Night's Summer Concert Series
Enjoy live music, good wine and the evening ambiance of a vineyard
08/08/2021Historic House Tour
'Grassmere' and the 'Center of the Rebellion'.

08/08/2021Battle History of the 1700's
Battle in the 1700's
08/08/2021Magic In Minetto
Fun for the family with music, food and events.
08/08/2021Refugee Camp Exhibit
Holocaust Survivors
08/08/2021Book Signing
Appearance by Tom Zoellner, author of Heartless.
08/09/2021Hula-Hoop Contest!
Who can Hula the longest?
08/09/2021Fort Ontario Festival of the Arts
A showcase of music, arts and crafts, dance and literature.
08/09/2021Canal Splash Luau
A celebration of the NYS canal system with a hawaiian twist!

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