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Details announced for 2024 Seneca Falls Canal Fest: Hours, events, and more for June 7-9

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The 8th Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will begin on Friday, June 7, and run through Sunday, June 9. Located at the scenic Seneca Falls harbor, the festival promises a variety of activities such as vendors, fireworks, midway rides, the traditional Duck Race, and an improved Kids Zone.

Music producer Janelle Bradshaw announced that the event will feature ten live musical performances, including big band, classic rock, blues, folk, country, and jazz. Friday’s lineup includes the Junior Rich Project and NEO Project, while Saturday will showcase Ana Florencia hosting karaoke, DJ, and performance sessions. The festival will also feature the popular Cornhole tournament sponsored by Wolffy’s Grill & Marina.

Festival chair Haidee Oropallo emphasized the importance of diverse activities to celebrate the local community. She expressed hope that the range of activities, including midway games, the Duck Race, a music lineup, and various craft and organization booths, will highlight Seneca Falls as a wonderful place to visit and live. The festivities will culminate in a fireworks display over Van Cleef Lake on Saturday at 10 p.m.

Family-friendly activities are abundant, including a petting zoo and an expanded Kids Zone with the new Rain Gutter Regatta, where children can build and race boats. The festival’s hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is supported by sponsors such as the Town of Seneca Falls, New York State Canal Corporation, and Generations Bank. Seneca Falls, rich in history and community spirit, invites visitors to enjoy the festival and explore its charming town. For more information, visit the festival’s website or follow the Seneca Falls Canal Festival on Facebook.