This Annual Canal Celebration, spanning 30 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.
Canal Celebration turns 30 this year. 30 successive, independently funded years promoting and supporting a full week of community activities, presented by volunteers characterizing the entire community. 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.
The 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 HP)
Our week starts with a Blood Drive sponsored by the First Baptist Church on Tuesday, followed the next day with a Community Picnic at Rotary Park Marina with food, water front activities, music, fireworks and neighborly comradery. All are welcome.
Thursday there is a Big Kids Fishing Contest, Youth Pagent, Cross Country Biking, plus a Car show and Shakespeare on the Canal . Friday @ 6 everyone likes a parade. Let the weekend begin:
Your welcome to check out the Supporting Sponsors, Business and Industries that have contributed to this years Festival.
New Volunteers and Programs are always welcome!