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Waterford Canal Festival

Celebrate the beginning of the 2024 canal season at the Waterford Canal Festival. This two day event features live music, craft and food vendors, kids activities, dance performances, and more.

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Today until Sunday, May 19, 2024
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Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley Waterford, NY 12188



About this event

The Waterford Canal Festival is a yearly celebration that takes place in May in the Village of Waterford, NY. The festival marks the opening of the NYS canal season. The event features various activities, including a vendors, delicious food, and much more. Visitors can take stroll along in canal, take part in tours, and witness the impressive workings of the locks in operation. Children's activities, such as face painting and bounce houses, are also available to entertain the little ones. The festival provides an excellent opportunity to explore the Waterford's rich history and enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends while celebrating the canal's important role in the region's history.

Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, 10am to 3pm

Boat Rides | Vendors | Food | Kids' Activities | Bike Safety Rodeo | Canal Trail Bike Ride | Fishing Clinic | Food | Fun

Hosted by the Waterford Canal and Towpath Society and the Village of Waterford, with the support of the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

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