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  things to do: Festivals and Events

Hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors celebrate their canal heritage at a variety of canal-related festivals and events each year.
Erie Canalway and the NYS Canal Corporation have teamed up to sponsor 28 festivals and events in 2014. By working together, we are able to offer financial assistance to more events in more communities than ever before. sponsored community events >
Join the fun at these 2014 Corridor-wide events:

Canal Clean Sweep, Greece Girl Scouts, by Dave Valvo Canal Clean Sweep Weekend, April 25-27
Volunteers are always welcome to help with canal-wide cleanup and beautification projects. More than 100 projects are on tap throughout the canal corridor.
clean sweep
Canal Opens for the Season- May 1
(weather dependent)

It's time once again to put your boat in the water, take a bike ride on the Erie Canalway Trail, or take a cruise with one of the many canal tour operators.
view 2012 slideshow >
Journey Along the Erie Canal, June Dates TBA
Come out and cheer as Our Ability leads a cross state bike ride from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canalway Trail to raise awareness for people with disabilities.
learn more >>
Cycling the Erie Canal, Albany finish Cycling the Erie Canal, July 13-20
Join 500 riders of all ages and from all over the country for this 8-day, 400-mile bike tour across New York
State, organized by Parks and Trails New York.
cycling the erie >>
"Jumped In" by Christine Tate Canal Splash!, August 8-10
Guided walks, bikes and cruises, museum and gallery exhibits, canoe and kayak paddles, canalside festivals, performances and more are offered throughout the Corridor to celebrate the history, culture, and recreational appeal of the NYS Canal System.

event list (NYS Canal Corporation site) >>
Seneca Lake - canal schooner Lois McClure NYS Canal Conference, September 21-23
This event brings together canal enthusiasts, historians, developers, elected officials and others to exchange ideas and learn more about the Erie Canalway. This year’s conference takes place in Geneva on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region.
more >
Past Events
Spare Seat Kayak Tour, Erie Canal, May 1-13, 2012
British adventurers Richard Harpham and Glenn Charles kayaked an epic 500 miles from Buffalo’s historic Erie Canal Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Members of the public and media joined them in their double-seated kayaks to promote travel to New York’s waterways.
more >
  Fireworks over the Genessee River, Rochester (c) Ira Srole  
Find events near you!
  The NYS Canal Corporation maintains a calendar of local and regional events.
2014 events calendar >>
  Events at Canalside in Buffalo!
Find fun every day at Canalside. Try out the new water taxi, rent a kayak, or enjoy live music and events!
canalside events >>

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