Canal Celebration in Little Falls, NY. Kayaking during Canal Days in Little Falls, New York - A Great Place to Visit

Enjoy these Fun Events for the Whole Family!


The historic city of Little Falls, situated on the banks of the Erie Canal and the Mohawk River, comes alive with culture, history and family fun during the week of the Annual Canal Celebration, from August 7th thru August 13th in 2017!

Sponsored by the businesses and not-for-profit agencies serving Little Falls, the Canal Celebration offers a full range of activities, with highlights including a grand parade, a community picnic with fireworks, antique car shows, carnival rides, road races, craft and novelty vendors, and lots of great food. On this page you will find the schedule of some of our favorite fun events ... there is something here for everyone!


Canal Days Community Picnic in Little Falls, New York - A Great Place to Visit

Community Picnic in Rotary Park

Join us at Rotary Park as we kick-off the Canal Celebration with a fun Community Picnic in Rotary Park!

  • Chicken and Ribs BBQ sponsored by Elks, 5pm til sold-out.
  • Great regional band - The Beadle Brothers play from 6pm-to-9pm at the Marina.
  • Food booths and delicious home-made pie, by local non-profits and churches.
  • Youth fun paddle, sponsored by the Litthel Falls Family YMCA.
  • Duck Dash for Great Prizes, sponsored by Little Falls Rotary.
  • Fireworks Show, starts at 9pm.
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Fun Thursday Events

Fishing, biking, Shakespeare, car shows and beauty pagents ... This is what summer is all about!

  • Big kids and adults Fishing Derby, at Rotary Park from 4pm-to-8pm; $5 entry fee.
  • Summer Cruise-Inn Car Show, at Rotary Park from 5pm-to-8pm; DJ, food vendors, and car parade at 8pm.
  • Youth Beauty Pageant, 5pm at the Benton Hall Auditorium; register by August 6.
  • Double Dog Dare cross country bike/run, at the Little Falls Watershed (use the Top Notch entrance); free registration.
Grand Parade on Canal Days in Historic Little Falls, NY

Grand Parade and MORE!

The Canal Celebration swings into full gear with an epic Grand Parade on Friday, follwed by great music and a carnival!

  • Grand Parade, starts at 6pm on Main Street - 5 divisions, floats, bands, prizes, and trophies!
  • Carnival, midway and food court at Eastern Park, after the parade.
  • Country Craft Fair in Eastern Park, starting Friday evening and running through Sunday morning.
  • MVCA Art Show, at 7pm in Canal Place.

Be sure to enjoy these awesome local bands that play on Friday night:

  • Squirrel Murphy Band plays from 6:30pm-to-10pm at the American Legion, 100 West Main Street.
  • The Old Main plays from 7pm-to-9:30pm in Eastern Park.
  • Light the Fuse plays from 7pm-to-10pm at Ed's Pizza.
  • Cleen Street plays from 7:30pm-to-11pm on the porch at the Elks Lodge on North Ann Street.
Grand Parade on Canal Days in Historic Little Falls, NY
Canal Celebration in Little Falls, NY

Great Fun in Little Falls on Saturday!

Enjoy a spendid summer Saturday in Little Falls, with a great carnival, craft fairs, road races, golf, and more awesome music by local bands!

  • The carnival continues all day in Eastern Park, with rides, midway games, food court, arts and crafts sales, entertainment and demonstrations.
  • Chicks along the Canal offers a spendid craft fair and flea market with woman-only vendors, in Canal Place.
  • John Serow Memorial Youth Fishing Derby, from 8am-to-11am at Lock 17; $2 registration fee.
  • YMCA/LF Lumber Freedom Run, at the YMCA by Western Park. This is a 10K, 2 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk, with t-shirts to the first 125 registrants. Check-in at 7:45am, race starts at 8:30am. Entry fee is $20.
  • Sherriff Farber's Kid Fun Run, a non-competitive half-mile run for children up to age 10. Starts at the YMCA; check-in at 9:30am, run starts at 9:45am. Free entry, t-shirt is $6.
  • Southside Walking Tour, starts at Ann Street Market at 10:30am.
  • Canal Celebration Golf Tournament, sponsored by Little Falls Rotary, starts at 9am at the Mohawk Valley Country Club.
  • Shakepeare in the Park, starts at 4pm in Canal Place.

Check out these fantastic local bands that play on Saturday:

  • Cait Devin and Triple Threat plays from 11am-to-1pm at Canal Place.
  • Cathie Timian plays from 1:30pm-to-3:30pm at Canal Place.
  • Phil Arcuri and Kelly Drukontas play from 11am-to-1pm in Eastern Park.
  • The Desantis Orchestra plays from 2pm-to-5pm in Eastern Park.
  • The Curtiss Road Band plays from 6pm-to-9pm in Eastern Park.
  • Carizmo plays from 6:30pm-to-10pm at the American Legion, 100 West Main Street.
  • Pine Ridge Mountain Band plays from 7pm-to-11pm on the porch at the Elks Lodge on North Ann Street.
Canal Celebration Carnival in Little Falls, NY
Antique Car Show at Canal Days in Little Falls, NY

Classic Fun on Sunday in Little Falls!

Wrap-up Canal Celebration on Sunday in Little Falls, with more great fun at the carnival, an awesome antique and classic car show, and still more wonderful music by local bands!

  • 28th Annual Antique and Clasic Car Show, from 8am-to-Noon in Western Park; 21 classes, pre-registration is $7, $10 at the park. Food, music and vendors.
  • NASCAR Race and BBQ at the Elks Lodge.
  • Shakespeare in the Park, at 3pm in Canal Place.
  • The carnival continues all day in Eastern Park, with rides, midway games, food court, arts and crafts sales, entertainment and demonstrations.
  • Chicks along the Canal continues to offer a spendid craft fair and flea market with woman-only vendors, in Canal Place.

Listen to these super local bands that play on Sunday:

  • Singin DJ Sal Stokes plays from 10am-to-4pm on the porch at the Elks Lodge on North Ann Street.
  • Dharma Bums play from 11am-to-1pm in Eastern Park.
  • D'Funk D plays from 11am-to-1pm at Canal Place.
  • The Swamp Drivers play from 2pm-to-4pm in Eastern Park.
  • Old Boy Network plays from 4pm-to-8pm at the American Legion, 100 West Main Street.
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