January through December

Festivals & Events

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

Art Walk June 15, 2023

Bring your family and friends to explore artwork from over 70 local and regional artists, meet guest artists, experience interactive exhibits and demonstrations.

A full afternoon and evening of exciting activities for the whole family. Live music all up and down Main St, down to Canal Place. Admission is free.

Midsummer Night’s Picnic – July 20, 2023

Think Local, the City, the Little Falls Youth and Family Center, and the Little Falls Tourism Committee put on an all-ages event at Canal Place called a Midsummer Night’s Picnic.

Unlike Art Walk, most of the Third Thursday events are not really large enough to take place all over the City of Little Falls, so there is a focus on different areas of the city in different months.

Canal Celebration Aug 7-13, 2023

The Annual Canal Celebration, spanning 35 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 employees of the City of Little Falls.

Garlic & Herb Festival – September 9, 2023

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.

Bluegrass, Brews & BBQ Sep 23, 2023

The Little Falls Bluegrass Festival (Bluegrass, Brews & BBQ) offers music for all ages, celebrating creative expression and nurturing the art of songwriting. The one-day free festival will be held on September 17th, 2022 from 12 pm to 9 pm in the city’s historic Canal Place, an open-air family-friendly environment with continuous music, beer, and bbq throughout the day.

Cheese Festival – October 7, 2023

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.

Smartphone Film Festival – October 19-21, 2023

The Little Falls Smartphone Film Festival is an international film festival dedicated to content shot on a smartphone or tablet, all within the Mohawk Valley in Upstate New York. The festival will encourage filmmakers to share the stories they have captured on mobile devices and give them a platform to exhibit these stories to a broader audience. For details, visit https://creativeoutpost.org/film-festival/.

Halloween in Little Falls – October 31, 2023

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.

Christmas in Little Falls – December 8, 9 & 10, 2023

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.

Christmas in LF – Brochure 2022

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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