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Volunteers Needed

Volunteering is a fun way to support both Canal Fest and your Community, and it is only because of volunteers like you that Canal Fest continues to be a big success. Thank you in advance for providing the information requested. 

We will use this information to match your skills and interests to the needs of the Festival.

Download the Volunteer Form HERE and either

Drop it off a tthe Downtown Deli


Mail to P.O Box 204, Seneca Falls NY 13148

Thank you

Latest News


Contact: Becky Bly

Seneca Falls Canal Fest

E-mail: wmp@rochester.rr.com

Phone: 315-568-9364


SENECA FALLS, NY, June 1, 2021 – The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) announced Tuesday that the 5th Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will be held August 20th – 22nd, 2021. The Festival which is held on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls was unable to take place in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We’re back, crowd smart and community strong!” said Ann Sandroni the organization’s president and sponsor of the event. The three day celebration takes place along the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor.  As is the past, the festival promises fireworks, rides, vendors, duck race, music and much more.


The committee chose to hold the Festival in late August this year rather than early July to allow more time for the CDC and NYS to create and issue  guidelines for outdoor gatherings.  The festival will be held on Friday Aug. 20th 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Saturday, Aug. 21st 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and  Sunday Aug. 22nd 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Featured music for the festival on Friday will be one of the region’s premier show bands, Night Train. The group performs a mix of 60’s, 70’s dance songs for a fabulous party experience. 

Saturday night’s big party band will showcase Mixtape specializing in classic rock dancing tunes you want to sing along to.  Saturday night’s band will be followed by fireworks.


Amusement Park rides and a Petting Zoo will once again be part of the festival.  Craft and food booths will be spread out to allow for safe, comfortable shopping and eating. 


Sunday’s big event at 3:00 pm will be the 5th Annual

Canal Fest Duck Race, when 2000 rubber duckies are dropped from the Bridge St. bridge and make their way down the canal to the Ovid St. bridge with coaxing from volunteer kayakers. 

“We are still planning and preparing for the Festival and volunteers help to make this type of event a success.” said Sandroni,  “It’s not difficult and you’ll have fun.  Just send us a message through the Contact page of our website.”


Non-profit organizations, food booths and Vendors wishing to participate are invited to fill out a Vendor Form also found at https://senecafalls.com/canalfest/

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