Canalfest at Bellamy Park
2013 will be Canalfests' eleventh year. It is three fun-filled days on the historic Erie Canal at Bellamy Harbor Park. The festival is a family-oriented event with non-stop music and entertainment, water ski show, cooking demonstrations, baking contests, youth bands, fishing derby, 5K run & 2K kayak event, and even a duck race. There's something for everyone from exciting rides for the kids and a classic car exhibition for the adults to cotton candy and raffles, all capped off by spectacular nightly firework displays.
Started in 2003 by the Rome Rotary Club, the festival not only provides a wonderful summer weekend activity for the whole family, but raises money for some of the community activities Rome Rotary Club sponsors including: a Christmas present, blanket, jacket, mittens and boots for over 100 local children; the Rome Rotary Scholarship; and the RFA JROTC Scholarship, to name a few.
Canalfest is held during the first full weekend in August. In 2012 it will be 2 - 4 August. Hours are 5 - 10 pm Friday, and Noon to 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The event schedule for
2012 will be updated to 2013 in July.
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