Schedule

September 7th, 8th and 9th

 

Friday, September 7th

2:30pm Tugs muster in Albany for the Tugboat Parade

4pm to 7pm Live music with George Ward at the Visitor Center

5:00pm to 5:45pm Tugboat Parade reaches Waterford

7pm to 9pm Live music with All Nite Long

 

*Times subject to change

Saturday, September 8th

All day: Docked tugs open for tours, paddle wheel tour boat rides hourly (fee), vendors

10am to 4pm: Whispering Willow Wild Care at Lock 2

10am to 4pm: Waterford Fire Department Fire Safety Obstacle Course at Lock 2

10am to 11am Tug Talk: The Sinking of the Tug Annex, presented by Russ Vandervoort of the Waterford Canal and Towpath Society

11am to 2pm Live music with Flood Road on the Grand Erie

11:30am to 12:30pm Tug Talk: Tugboating 101 presented by Rob Goldman of NYS Marine Highway

11:30 Kayaking 4 Meso kayakers come through the flight

12pm - 5pm Pony rides at Lock 2

12pm to 7pm Bouncy Bounce at Lock 2

1pm - Music and Entertainment with Mark Rust at Lock 2

1pm - 3pm Safe Child ID Card Program at Lock 2

2pm Tug of the Year Ceremony

2:15pm: TugTalk: HarveyTug Talk The Saving of a Hero, Huntley Gill, John J Harvey

3:15pm to 5pm Live music with Double D on the Grand Erie

3pm - Music and Entertainment with Mark Rust at Lock 2

5:30pm to 8:30pm Live music with Joe Lowry on the Grand Erie

7:15 Renaming and Dedication of the Harbor Center 

8:30pm Fireworks

 

Sunday, September 9th

All day: Docked tugs open for tours, paddle wheel tour boat rides hourly (fee), vendors

9am - Tug Chug 5K starts at Lock 2

10am to 1pm: Waterford Fire Department Fire Safety Obstacle Course at Lock 2

11am - 3pm Pony rides at Lock 2

11am – 12pm  Tug Talk: Tug Urger; workboat to flagship Preservation League

12pm - 2pm Safe Child ID Card Program at Lock 2

12pm to 4pm Bouncy Bounce at Lock 2

12:15 Line Tossing/Cleat Wrapping at the Battery

 

1pm  -  New York State Canals Bicentennial and Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Q&A with Bob Radliff of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

1pm to 3:30pm Live music with Boys of Wexford

3:30pm Awards Ceremony in front of the Grand Erie