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a blue tugboat sitting in the water
carnival attractions on a lawn
a kid holding an alien balloon
black and white image of people near the canal
a bounce house castle and slide
the red wheel at the back of a tugboat
vendor stands on a sidewalk
the waterford canal festival logo

2023 Waterford Canal Festival

Celebrate the beginning of the 2023 canal season at the Waterford Canal Festival. This two day event features live music, craft and food vendors, kids activities, dance performances, and more.

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 20, 2023 until Sunday, May 21, 2023
See Below for Dates & Times


Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley Waterford, NY 12188



About this event

Celebrate the beginning of the 2023 canal season at the Waterford Canal Festival!

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 local vendors, live music, delicious food, and much more.

Visitors can take a stroll along the 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.

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