If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Canal Fest yet, there will still plenty of activity going on in the Tonawandas this weekend! This week-long celebration of the Erie Canal is always worth a visit, with carnival rides, food vendors, daily musical performances and more. Best of all, entrance to the event is free!
This weekend’s festivities will kick off at 9 am on Saturday with a flea market hosted by the Historical Society of the Tonawandas in Clinton Park. Soon afterward the arts and crafts show, which begins at Main and Broad streets in Tonawanda, will be open for business as well. Later in the afternoon, guests can watch the annual Sika Cup Boat Races, where teams who have sent all week building boats test the seaworthiness of their home-made vessels.
Sunday’s events begin at 10 am, with the second day of the Canal Fest flea market and arts and crafts show. The final day of Canal Fest will continue well into the evening with line dancing, music from local performers and the usual lineup of delicious foods from a variety of vendors. Finally, the event will close at dusk with the grand finale fireworks display on the Renaissance Bridge.
To see everything Canal Fest has in store for attendees this weekend, check out the complete schedule here. This fun, family-friendly festival is one of our favorite events of the summer. Whether this is your first visit or you’ve been going for years, you’ll be sure to enjoy a day at Canal Fest.