Canal Fest Brings the Fun This Weekend!

Come Down to Canal Fest, August 11th through the 13th, for three days of live entertainment, vendors, and fun for the entire family.


The excitement of Canal Fest kicks off on Friday with live performances by Kevin Herrig at Cinderella’s outdoor deck at 6 PM and continues throughout the day with performances at Harpoon Eddie’s, Canal View Garden, and Sunset Grill. At 8 PM in the Cinderella’s parking lot there will be an outdoor showing of a family friendly movie. Along with live performances, the Utica Zoomobile will be there Friday and Saturday so you can get up close and personal with some exotic animals. All of this and not to mention that on Friday you can Pay One Price and Ride the Rides All Night at the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park as well as Buy one Ride Ticket Get One Free at Carello’s Carousel Arcade!

Live Music, Rides, Crafts, Food, and More!

On Saturday the fun starts at 9AM with vendors from around the area setting up for you to see everything that the region has to offer from food to crafts and everything in between. The Utica Zoomobile makes a return as well as Scenic Helicopter rides starting at noon at the Lakefront Park. Jeff the Magic Man will be performing at the Village Bandstand in the Village Park at 4PM, and will be doing Balloon Twisting at 5PM in the Amusement District where Cinderella and Spiderman will be there to greet you and your inflatable creations. The Live Music continues with Kevin Herrig performing at Cinderella’s outdoor deck at 6PM, Paul Case performing at Harpoon Eddie’s at 7PM, and a 9:30PM show by The Big Easy to close off the night at Sunset Grill on North Main Street. Don’t forget to get your fill of adrenaline with the Wallendas Extreme Thrill Show at 7PM in the Amusement District.

Finish the Weekend Strong With Even More Live Entertainment on Sunday!

Sunday brings back the vendors as well as a Kids Fishing Tournament on the canal at 9AM and Bounce Houses in the Village Park at 11AM. Scenic Helicopter Rides continue at the Lakefront Park on Sunset Avenue as well as Shriners Clowns at Canal Street on The Canal at Noon. At 1PM, after getting your fill of laughs from the Shriners Clowns, the U.S. Waterski Show Team will be performing acrobatics and stunts on The Canal to thrill the whole family. At the same time Cait Devin will be performing live at Cinderella’s, followed by Grupo Pagan at 2PM at Harpoon Eddie’s. For all you history buffs out there will be a Lecture on the History of The Canal at the Historic Sylvan Beach Union Chapel at 3:30PM. Wallendas Extreme Thrill Show returns to the amusement district at 7PM to get the audience on the edge of their seats, while Kevin Herrig will be performing at 7:30PM at Cinderella’s. Finishing off the weekend with Fireworks Over The Lake starting at (;30pm at Lakefront Park on Sunset Ave!


Enjoy all that the area has to offer in terms of food, crafts, amusement rides, and live entertainment.