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Waterford Tugboat Roundup

  • tugboat roundup logo
  • two tugboats in the water
  • a large tugboat with yellow, blue, and orange colors
When: Friday, Sep 6, 2019 until Sunday, Sep 8, 2019

The Tugboat Roundup is a gathering of tugboats and other vessels and a celebration of New York's maritime industry.

The event typically features about 30 tugs and other vessels including working tugs, historic tugs, mini-tugs, and barges. Over 80 vessels have participated since the festival began in 1999.

Schedule (Approximate)

Friday, September 6th:

  • Early Afternoon: Tugs muster in Albany for the Tugboat Parade
  • Evening: Tugboat Parade reaches Waterford
  • 7pm to 9pm: Live music

Saturday, September 7th:

  • All Day: Docked tugs open for tours, paddle wheel tour boat rides hourly (fee), vendors, live music, presentations, children's activities, and more

Sunday, September 8th:

  • All Day: Docked tugs open for tours, paddle wheel tour boat rides hourly (fee), vendors, live music, and more
  • Tug Chug 5K at Lock 2

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