This Annual Canal Celebration, spanning 29 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 City of Little Falls.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the completion of Lock 17, with a highest single lift (40.5 feet) on the barge canal system, at Little Falls. This event, recognized in 1916 with great community fanfare, one year before the grand opening of the NYS Barge Canal System in 1917, will be the theme for the 2016 Canal Celebration.

Your welcome to check out the Supporting Sponsors, Business and Industries that have contributed to last years Festival.

Volunteers are always needed Volunteer Registration
For additional inform
ation contact:
Tony DeLuca at the Little Falls Family YMCA; (315) 823-1740


A Few Of The Special Events For The Week
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Monday (Aug. 8) through Sunday (Aug. 14)
  • Canal Celebration merchant sidewalk sales and special celebration promotions.
  • Commemorative “T” Shirts sponsored by Adirondack Bank on sale (Pre-Event) at Shops at 25 West in Canal Place; and at the Community Co-op, Downtown. During the Celebration, shirts will also be on sale at the Canal Info Booth in Eastern Par k. ALL SIZES - $15 each. (The “100 th Anniversary of Lock 17” logo is an original design by local Artist Marc Verri. Logo commemorates the building and completion of Lock 17, the Erie Canal’s Highest Lift.) Shirts produced locally by All-Events Engraving.
  • The Historic Holy Family and St. Mary’s Church, 763 East Main Street invites you to tour one of the oldest and most majestic Catholic Churches in New York State. The church will be open all Canal Celebration Week from 9a till 3p with guided and instructive tours at selected times through the week.
  • RV "dry camping" overnight sites available. Free parking at two locations; Boat launch area
    at the end of Industrial Park road and Vet's Park parking lot accessed from Loomis Street extension.
  • General Herkimer Home State Historic Site; State Rt. 169 South (near T-way Exit 29 A)
    Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Fee charged for Home tours: Fri.,Sat.,Sun. Free Picnic ground area / Free Parking / Grounds open for free viewing.
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