January through December

Festivals & Events

No matter what time of the year you visit, you’ll find plenty to do!

City Meetings

July 2, 2024—Traffic Committee Meeting—Regular Session 6:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room in City Hall.

July 2, 2024—Common Council Meeting—Auditing of the bills: 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting: 7:00 p.m. in City Hall.

July 9, 2024—Police and Fire Board Meeting—Bills 8:30 a.m. and Regular Session 9:00 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room in City Hall.

July 15, 2024—Recreation/Harbor—Regular Session 6:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference room at City Hall.

July 15, 2024—Board of Public Works Meeting—Bills 6:30 pm and Regular Session 7:00 pm in the Mayor’s Conference room in City Hall.

July 17, 2024—Golf Commission Meeting—Regular Meeting: 8:00 a.m. at the golf course.

July 26, 2024—Tentative planning Board Meeting—Regular Session, 9 a.m., in the Mayor’s Conference Room in City Hall.

July 31, 2024—Urban Renewal Board Meeting—Regular Session, 8 a.m., in the Mayor’s Conference Room in City Hall.

Restaurant Week March 10-15, 2025

It’s back! Businesses have been rounded up to participate in Restaurant Week 2025. This year, it will run from March 10-15 and feature area restaurants and bars.

Marica Bellico-Brodock is the organizer of the event, and she said, “Winter’s a little slow, so we picked March as that point between Valentine’s Day and when the busy season starts to give some exposure for restaurants. We wanted a week where restaurants could create a menu or specials they wanted to promote for an entire week.”

Rock Valley Music Festival May 17, 2025

Rock Valley Brewing Co. in historic Canal Place, Little Falls, New York, brings you the Rock Valley Music Festival 2025! This festival features live local music, food vendors, and NYS craft beer! Gates open, and music starts at noon and goes all the way to 11:00 p.m. Next year’s music lineup will be announced soon. There is a $5 cover at the gate; children 12 and under are free. Please bring a can or non-perishable donation for the Little Falls Food Pantry.

Annual Holy Family Parish Festival June 7, 2025

Join us for an exciting fun filled family festival to be held at Ward Square/Eastern Park, E. Main Street, Little Falls, NY, rain or shine from 1 pm until 9 pm.  (In the event of rain, music will be moved to the Parish Gym.)

The festival will feature The Holy Family Food Tent, Food Trucks, Craft Vendors, Children’s Activities (Bounce House), Music, Raffles, & Tours of our beautiful historic church and stained glass windows.

Admission is FREE!

Little Falls Pride 5 June 14, 2025

LF Pride returns for our fifth year as Herkimer County’s first-ever Pride.
Youth and Family Center, partners with Little Falls Outreach for this event.

Canal Celebration Aug 7-11, 2024

The Annual Canal Celebration, spanning 36 years, represents our recognition of the community, our heritage, and the spirit that makes Little Falls a unique place in the Mohawk Valley. Canal Celebration has welcomed thousands of visitors to Little Falls, attending dozens of family-oriented community programs held throughout the week. These programs are made possible through the dedicated efforts of approximately a hundred-plus individuals representing local Organizations, Businesses, and Industries, as well as the City of Little Falls employees.

Garlic & Herb Festival – September 14, 2024

The Mohawk Valley’s climate and soils are ideal for growing garlic and herbs, which is why we have so many local producers. Ours is a non-profit agricultural festival; we aim to provide information to area would-be farmers and gardeners pertaining to the benefits of growing these crops. We also support the local arts community by including musicians and local artisans in our festival—and by donating a portion of the proceeds to our outstanding Canal Place neighbor and local non-profit Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts.

Cheese Festival – October 5, 2024

The Little Falls Cheese Festival has become known as New York State’s premier gathering of cheesemakers, reminiscent of its early history as the nation’s cheese market capital. With 80 booths, 22 New York cheesemakers, and over 120 varieties of cheese to sample, the 2022 festival drew an estimated 10,000 visitors to the community from all over the Northeast.

Halloween in Little Falls – October 31, 2024

Halloween in Little Falls is a fun, family-friendly event that draws children and adults from all over the area. It’s an evening of visiting with friends, taking the family out, and looking at the Halloween decorations, and a City-wide night of community spirit.

It runs from 5-7 pm.

Little Falls Rocks the Holidays – December 13, & 14 2024

Christmas in Little Falls is a fun, family-oriented holiday celebration brought to you by businesses and not-for-profit agencies serving Little Falls, New York. Our fun and mostly FREE events have drawn thousands of visitors from throughout the Mohawk Valley to get into the holiday spirit by celebrating in our quaint, scenic town located on the Erie Canal.

Fun & Entertainment

Plan your visit today!

​Whether you’re planning a visit or thinking of relocating, we have an abundance of resources to welcome you to Little Falls and make your visit a memorable one. Just drop us a note with your plans, and we’ll get busy.

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