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Village of Waterford Canal Festival

  • 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
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Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Join us for this annual event as we welcome new and returning vendors to line the banks of the Erie Canal. The event features boat rides, vendors, dance reviews, free fun for kids (bounce house, pony rides, face painting), kayak rentals and new events including a fishing contest and hydrolift demo!

The Waterford Canal Festival is a celebration of New York's rich maritime history. This year we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the completion of the Erie Barge Canal, connecting Waterford to Tonawanda.

Directions:

From the North:

  • 87 South to Exit 8A
  • Turn left onto Grooms Rd
  • Stay on this road for about 6.5 miles as it becomes Guideboard Rd, Middletown Rd then 6th St.
  • Take a left onto Broad Street
  • Park in the area of 5th Street and enter festival at the Lock 2 access road

Or

  • Take a right onto 4th, 3rd, 2nd or 1st Streets.
  • Park on street and walk towards waterfront

From the South:

  • 787 North to the end
  • Take a right onto bridge into Waterford
  • Stay on Saratoga Ave (Rt 32) for 1.4 miles
  • Go over small bridge and bare right onto Broad St
  • Park in the area of 5th Street and enter festival at the Lock 2 Access road

Or

  • Take a right onto 4th, 3rd, 2nd or 1st Streets.
  • Park on street and walk towards waterfront

From Lansingburgh:

  • Take 2 Ave north to 126th St (Hannaford)
  • Take a left onto bridge into Waterford
  • Take a left onto 4th, 3rd, 2nd or 1st Streets.
  • Park on street and walk towards waterfront

Parking:

Most parking is along the streets in Waterford.  There is additional street parking behind the Canal on Mohawk Ave, South Street, and  Burton Ave. There is a parking lot on Mohawk Ave right over the Fourth St Bridge.


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