The 32nd annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas takes place Sunday, July 13th through Sunday, July 20th on both sides of the Erie Canal in the Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. The eight-day festival celebrates the twin cities and promotes local businesses and organizations.
Among the highlighted events at Canal Fest this year are the Chalk-It-Up Street Art Contest on Sunday, July 13th; the annual Canal Fest Parade on Tuesday, July 15th; the annual Car Cruise on Wednesday, July 16th; the Diaper Derby on Thursday, July 17th; the Webster St. Bike Cruise on Friday, July 18th; and the annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th.
In addition to these events, there will be food and beverages, midway rides, demonstrations and live music. Among the acts performing this year: Ramblin’ Lou Family Band (Monday, July 14th), polka favorites from Phocus (Wednesday, July 16th), West of the Mark (Friday, July 18th), Led Zeppelin tribute band CODA (Saturday, July 19th) and Lance Diamond and the 24K Diamond Band (Sunday, July 20th).
The complete Canal Fest schedule can be found at www.canalfest.org.
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