This Annual Canal Celebration, spanning 35 consecutive years, represents our recognition of the community, our heritage and the spirit that makes Little Falls a unique place in the Mohawk Valley. Canal Celebration has welcomed thousands of visitors to Little Falls, attending dozens of family oriented community programs, held throughout the week. These programs are made possible through the dedicated efforts, of approximately a hundred plus individuals, representing local Organizations, Businesses and Industries as well as the employees of the City of Little Falls.

The activities speak for themselves, not as a tourist destination, but as a means to showcase Little Falls as a community with vigor and pride. Take a stroll or bring your bike, enjoy our great architecture, parks and friendly neighborhoods or the Canal bike trail. View the escarpments highlighting the gorge, or bring the little ones to catch a fish in the mighty Mohawk. You might see a canal boat locking E17, the highest lift on the NYS Canal System. Spend time at Rotary Park Marina, located on the Erie Canal and Bike Trail, as it plays host to interesting travelers from far away places.

The Original Erie big dig started with a ceremonial 1817 Groundbreaking, commencing a 100 year transportation marvel equated as the Internet of its day, simply The Canal That Made America.
Where would we be today, if it were not for that? The NYS Barge Canal opened in 1917, following the original Erie (Albany to Buffalo) route, while incorporating the states natural water ways. (Horse Power replacing Mule Power) The Barge Canal became known as the Erie Canal after 1992. (Marketing Power replacing Horse Power)

The 2022 Celebration, commemorates Little Falls on the Erie, as a remarkable place to live. This years highlights are in the planning stages, to be updated here, as events are finalized. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, "Thunder on the River" fireworks over the Mohawk, following an evening of food, Rotary Club Duck Dash, with music. Bring or buy yourself a snack and enjoy the ambiance, "just sittin' on the dock of the bay".

Thursday, there is the Big Kids Fishing Contest with a Car Show On The Canal and Local food/vender Market at Burke Park.

Friday, kicks off the weekend with Merchant sales & displays on Main Street & Canal Place, and of course, the Grand Parade stepping out at 6 PM rain or shine, followed by activities to be announced.

Get ready for Saturday and Sunday......

MVCA Fine Arts
Music Venues
LF Museum
Arts and Crafts
Farmers Market
Book Sale
Girl Entrepreneurs
City Park Displays
Southside Tour
Merchant Sales
Youth Fishing
Big Kids Fishing
Cross Country Run
Ethnic Food

Gulf Tournament
Car Show
Great Restaurants

.pdf File , Programs .pdf File and Sponsors .pdf File for 2022 are always welcome!

For additional inform
ation contact: Canal Celebration Chairperson;
Tony DeLuca; Little Falls Family YMCA; (315) 823-1740

Updating - 08/13/22
Special Events For The Week
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Wednesday August 10th

An evening of music, food, and fireworks over the water, at Rotary Park on the Canal

Holiday City
6 pm till dark

On The River"

Duck Dash for Prizes
7:30 PMPM
Sponsored by the Rotary Club

Bounce house

American Legion-
dogs, finger foods

Annual Book Sale - Little Falls Public Library - Ward Square; 9am - 8pm

Thursday Aug 11

"Big Kids" Adult - Fishing Derby
Fish the Mohawk River/Erie Canal between locks 17 & 18
Registration-3- 4pm; Derby 4 - 8pm from Rotary Park/Canal Harbor 74 So. Ave
$5 Entry Fee - Several categories in prizes;
Register on Site

Mike's Cruise In - Dj & Car Show
Cruise In with your favorite car & show it off!
Rotary Park Marina 5-8pm
Music/ Food/ Parade at 8pm

Annual Book Sale - Little Falls Public Library - Ward Square; 9am - 8pm
American Legion; 100 West Main Street; DJ - Coast Guard BBQ
;  7 - 10pm
Outdoor Photography by Bart Carrig; 37 North Ann St. Office Display
;  4 -7pm only today

Friday Aug 12
35th Annual Grande Parade 6 PM
Welcome Back! pg1

Hoops, Food & Fun,
Street Party on Main,
after the Parade.

The Posers   7 - 11 PM
Party on the Lawn
Elks Lodge on Ann St.

Parade Information contact:

Rock City Cinema Family Movie Night
Eastern Park 8 - 10 pm

Annual Book Sale - Little Falls Public Library - Ward Square; 9am - 5pm
LF Polish Club; West Main Street; 12 noon- close;    508 Savage Food Truck
MVCA "Art Show"
- Canal Place

REV-D at Rock Valley Brewing Co!, 56 West Mill St, 6-9 pm

Saturday Aug. 13

32nd Annual John Serow Memorial - Youth Fishing Derby
Lock 17 (Under theWind bridge) 8 - 11 AM; Youth's 1-15 yrs w/Adult --- $2.00 fee
Register on site. This is he only event held on the water, specifically for Children.

41st Annual L. F. Lumber Co. - Freedom Run

Burke Park (YMCA)
8:00 AM - Check in 7:45 AM
10 K and 2 Mile Run ---PRE- REGISTRRATION REQUIRED --- Entry fee $20 /$30

Southside Walking Tour VIII .pdf file
- Growing Up on The Southside  1957 – 1970
Start and end at Rotary Park at 10:30 AM for 2 hour walk down memory lane, South of the tracks
4 - 5 mile guided tour, with moderate to vigorous physical activity; Dress accordingly

Feldmeier Equipment hosts the Feldmeier Family Kayak Challenge
Rotary Park - 12 - 3 PM - Pre-register online before August 3

Dr. Tony Piana Canal Celebration Rotary Club Golf Tournament
Mohawk Valley Golf & Event Center- Benefit Rotary Club Community Service Programs
Call Mark Ruffing@ 315-868-2351 for details

Off Site Programs - LF Historical Society
1833 Old Bank Building - Albany & Ann St.; Self Guided Tours;
1782 Gristmill Attack - West Mill & Burke Bridge West Ramp intersection;

L. F. Farmers Market - M & T Parking Lot - Albany & Ann St.; 8am - Noon
Annual Book Sale
- Little Falls Public Library - Ward Square; 10am - 3pm
LF Polish Club; West Main Street; 12 noon- close;    508 Savage Food Truck

- Canal Place -
1PM - LiFT at Benton’s Landing
Live performance of Shakespeare's   " Love's Labour's Lost "

Live Music - Venders - Food by Chicks Along The Canal
Opus Black Strings-10am - Noon
Vada March - Noon 2 pm
Ari Marucci / Cousin Murphy 2 - 5 pm

- Ward Square -
Eastern Park Expo - 12- 4 pm
Not for Profit Angecy Expo. Food, DJ, Water Slide, Dunk Tank, R4K Chalk, Obstical cource

8th Annual Adaopt-A-Pawlooza, Pause 4 All Paws
presents adorable animals, crafts, baked goods and refreshments
located in our Eastern Park, a great place to relax, wander, enjoy the day.

Vet's Park Field #3 - VINTAGE BASEBALL 2022 - 12 Noon
Featuring rules/ styles and attire from late 19th Century. Area Teams include:
The Little Falls Alerts vs Bovina Dairymen vs Mountain Athletic Club

LF Polish Club; West Main Street; 12 noon- close;    508 Savage Food Truck

LF Elks Lodge #42   Beer, Food & Great Music - Burke Park, 7 - 11 pm


Lawn Party at the Chickweed Boutique
Saturday, August 13th, 2 - 9 pm
Stop by and hang out with us on the lawn! Check out the sales at the shop.
Carson Murphy will be playing from 7-9!!

Ashleigh DeCarr & Bob Moore Live at The Renaissance Pub
Saturday, August 13th, 7 - 10 pm

Critical Path Live at The Valley Brewing Co!
Saturday, August 13th, 6 - 9 pm

- Out of Town-
Tours of Gen Herkiner's House @ Herkimer Home State Historic Site
View the grounds free; Tickets for guided House Tours; Check Site Schedule
200 St. Rt. 169 near Thruway Entrance - Call: 315-823-0398

Garden Tractor Pulls, East Herkimer Sno-Riders, 1355 Shells Bush Road
11:00 AM - a Free, Family Friendly Event sponsored by
The Brookfield Garden Tractor Pullers Association, Inc.

Sunday Aug 14
35th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

Burke Park
Cub Scout Pact 16
Boy Scout Troop 31

Sales - Food - DJ

Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places
Best of Show
Car Show Chairmen's Award
Peoples Choice

Food - Music - Vendors
Car Related Vendor Spaces
Information/Entry form
Day of Registration at the Park - 9 am

Chicken & Rib BBQ - Lodge Open House
LF Elks Lodge #42 -------- Burke Park -------- 11 AM - 'till gone

1PM -LiFT at Benton’s Landing
Live performance of
Shakespeare's   " Love's Labour's Lost "

American Legion; 100 West Main Street; Rylee Lum Band ;  4 - 8pm

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