Saturday (Aug. 12th)
Rock Climbing Moss Island

Canoe/Kayak Tour Mohawk Shore

26th 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
The only event held on the water, specifically for Childern

37th Annual YMCA/L. F. Lumber Co. - Freedom Run

Burk Park (YMCA) 8:30 AM - Check in 7:45 AM
10 K, 2 Mile Run and the 2 Mile walk ---T-shirts to first 125 registered - Entry fee $20; Application

Sheriff Farber's - Kid Fun Run

Noncompetitive half mile run for children up to age 10. Entry free of charge; T-shirt $6.
Burke Park (YMCA)
Check in 9:30 AM; Run 9:45 AM; Start & Finish at YMCA;

Growing Up on the Southside #3; 1957-1970 - Walking tour into the past!

Start and end at Ann St. Market 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; Press Release

19th Annual Canal Celebration - Golf Tournament
Mohawk Valley Country Club - Benefit Rotary Club Scholarship Program
9 AM Shotgun Start;4 Person Scramble; Indvidual & Team; Application
Pierogi Sale

Feldmeier Equipment

Command Performance
The DeSantis Orchestra
Ward Square
Twin Rivers Paper Corp.

LF Elks Lodge #42 _ "Pine Ridge Mountain Band" on the lawn - Burke Park, , 7 - 11 pm

Saturday & Sunday All Day

- Ward Square -

Food Court
Arts & Crafts Sales



- Canal Place -
Chicks Along The Canal



Free Canal Celebration Bus shuttle provided by LF School District to and from all venues with
stops at Rotary Park, Canal Place, Main Street, Burke Park and Ward Square 10 AM - 5 PM

  • Family Fun Rides - Ward Square - All Day
    Kiddie rides & Games in carnival setting.
    Contact Larry Ortlieb: 823-2951
  • Canal Celebration Food Court Ward Square - All Day
    Tasty Variety of Food & Beverages from Local and Regional Vendors

    Contact Larry Ortlieb: 823-2951
  • MVCArts - "Portals" - Canal Place - All Day
    Regional Juried Gallery Show. Sponsored by MVCA; 401 South Ann Street, Canal Place Contact:823-0808
  • MVCArts - Bedazzled - Canal Place at Chicks along the Canal - All Day
    New and gently used jewelry, scarves and handbags featuring local artists.
    Sponsored by MVCA; 401 South Ann Street, Canal Place
  • John Serow Memorial Youth Fishing Derby - Lock 17 Park - 8 AM - 11 AM
    Youths (accompanied by an adult) 1 - 15 years; Entry Fee $2; Reg. at site.
    **The Sole Event Specifically for Children on the Water**
    Certificates and Trophies Awarded.
    Contact Jeff Alford: 866-1291/868-5473.
  • Farmers Market - M & T Bank Lot (Albany Street) - 8 AM - Noon
    Local produce, plants, baked goods, etc. for sale by local vendors. Contact Mary Davis:866-2619
  • 37th Annual YMCA/L.F.Lumber Freedom Run - Western Park (YMCA) 8:30 AM Check in 7:45 AM
    10 K; 2 Mile Run and 2 Mile walk. T-shirts to first 125 registered; Entry fee$20.
    Contact Beth Cross: 823-1740
  • L. F. Historic Society Museum Exhibits ; Society Museum - 9 AM - 7 PM
    319 South Ann St.“Bicentennial of the 1817 Erie Canal ground breaking” and “History of Music in Little Falls” Contact Louie Baum:823-0620/867-3527
  • LF Music Boosters Junk In The Trunk Sale - LF High School Parking Lots - 9 AM - 2 PM
    Free Admission to shop - Concession Stand - Venders garage sale out of their vehicles.
    Sellers: load up your car or truck with anything you want to sell. Small display tables and umbrellas OK.
    $15 to reserve a spot. Contact Mary Lebreche:
  • Free - Rock Climbing - Moss Island (Lock 17) 10 AM - 3 PM
    Try your hand at free, fun and safe rock climbing for all ages, along the Erie; Top rope climbing harnesses will be provided. Bring your own bike helmet. Children under 14 must be with an adult. Contact Carlton Maricle: 823-1874
  • Rotary 20th Annual Golf Tournament - Mohawk Valley Country Club 9:00 AM Shotgun start
    State Rt. 5; 4 person scramble sponsored by Little Falls Rotary Club, $340/team; $85/Individual; Application
    Contact Tony Piana:823-3570
  • 4th Annual Canal Celebration Iron Man Classic - Burk Park (YMCA) - 9 AM
    YMCA, 15 Jackson Street; 9am - Weigh in / 9:30a - Rules;/ 10a - lifting / Bench Press and Dead Lift Competition - Fees apply Awards and meet event shirts to 1st 35 lifters to register. Local rules apply; benefits LF YMCA Weight Room; Application
    Contact: Glenn Mucica: 823-0110
  • Pause 4 All Paws - Adopt-A-Pawlooza 2017 - Rotary Park 10 AM - 3 PM
    A family event to include adaptable animals, activities and games for kids, chicken BBQ, raffles and more. – Free Program- Contact Johanne Stock:444-9057/868-0979
  • Sheriff Farber's Kid Fun Run - Burke Park (YMCA) Check in 9:30 AM; Run 9:45 AM
    Noncompetitive half mile run for children up to age 10. Entry free of charge; T-shirt $6
    Start & Finish at YMCA;
    Application Contact Beth Cross: 823-1740
  • Information Booth Ward Square 10 AM - 5 PM
    "T" shirt sales; Information;
  • Little Falls Library Book & Bag Sale; Ward Square 10 AM - 5 PM
    Book sale to benefit the Public Library; Contact; 823-1542
Country Crafts Fair and Farmers Market; Ward Square 10 AM - 5 PM
Arts and Crafts, Displays and Information booths; Application Contact Mary Davis: 866-2619

8th Annual "Chicks Along The Canal" - Canal Place 10 AM - 5 PM
An Outdoor marketplace of Creative Women Entrepreneurs Featuring Antiques, Jewelry, Painted Furniture, Homemade Goodies, Good Finds, Vintage Linens and Some Wonderful Junk.
  • A Walking Tour Into The Past
    Growing Up on the South Side 1957-1970
    Canal Place 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    A walking tour into the Past II! Back by popular demand, the 3-4 mile Free Walking Tour led by native Southsider Gary T. Staffo begins & ends at the Ann Street Deli with stops at Benton Landing, Lock 17, Danube Street, Jefferson Street, Railroad Street, Flint Avenue, and Southern Avenue.
    No Cost - Donations to the Little Falls Historical Society welcomed.
    Advanced sign-up by e-mail appreciated: PressRelease

    **Note: Walk includes unpaved dirt paths, uneven surfaces, and climbing steep up and down stairs. This is moderate to vigorous activity. Please have water, sunglasses, hat, suntan lotion and comfortable shoes.
  • Golumpki Sale Little Falls Polish Club, 94 West Main Street - 11 AM -5 PM
  • Pierogi Sale Ward Square 11:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Holy Spirit Polish National Church; Pierogi Dinners, Pierogis, Kielbasa, Kapusta, Rye Bread, Bake Sale
    618 E. Gansvoort St.
    Contact Karen
    Filipski: 823-2470
  • Walking Tour Of Moss Island - Canal Place 11 AM
    Free Guided Geological & Historical Walking Tour of Moss Island's Phenomenal "Potholes" and Lock 17
    (One of the nation's Highest Single Lift Locks) ; Conducted by Retired FMCC Geology Professor Joseph Cassillo.
    Tour Leaves from Hydro Plant.

    **NOTE: Tour Involves Walking & Climbing over Rugged Terrain, Slippery When Wet. Please wear Sturdy Hiking Shoes**
Music by: Phil Arcuri And Kelly Drukontas - Ward Square 11 AM - 1 PM
Music by:Cait Devin And “Triple Threat” - Canal Place- 11 AM-1 PM
Music by: "Chris United" - Ward Square 12 - 1 PM

  • Canoe & Kayak Tour Of Moss Island - Rotary Park 12 PM
    Fun Paddle on the Mohawk River scenic shoreline from Rotary Park; Lock 17; Moss Island Pot Holes & the "Little Falls" near the Paper Mill; Small guided group; Bring your own boat, Life vests required, Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult; Contact Dave Talaba: 823-4287
  • Karate Demostration Island - Ro80 West Main St. 12 PM
    Elements of Karate classes will be demostrated and explained. Contact Michael Molinaro; 315-717-1380

Music by: Cathie Timian - Canal Place 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Music By:"The DeSantis Orchestra " - Ward Square 2 PM - 5 PM
The DeSantis Orchestra, featuring Special Guest Vocalists Gary Branch, Keith Condon, Maria DeSantis,
Mike Ranalli and Joe Whiting, salutes the 2017 Little Falls Canal Celebration Festival.
This special
“COMMAND PERFORMANCE” Musical Presentation,
is made possible through the generous support of the

Rain Location-Benton Hall Auditorium

Shakespeare In The Park - Canal Place 4 PM
Lift Theatre Group.Contact: Matt Powers: 315-868-7488

Music by “The Curtiss Road Band” –Ward Square 6 - 9 PM

Music by “The Pine Ridge Mountain Band” on the lawn - Burke Park 7 PM - 11 AM
Sponsored by Elks Lodge #42 - Food & Beverages - Open House.