Fairport Canal Days 2024

Celebrate the 47th Annual Fairport Canal Days 2024!

A Beloved Community Tradition

The Annual Fairport Canal Days are back, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! June 1 to June 2, 2024, for a weekend packed with festivities in the beautiful village of Fairport, NY, nestled along the historic Erie Canal.

Festival Highlights

As one of the Northeast’s premier juried art festivals, Fairport Canal Days, produced by the Fairport Perinton Merchants Association, offers a unique blend of art, food, music, and fun. Here’s what’s in store:

Artisans and Crafts

Browse through a lively marketplace featuring over 200 artisans. From exquisite jewelry to stunning artwork, you’ll find unique pieces to admire and purchase. Support our local artists and take home a special memento.

Delectable Food

Indulge in a variety of food options, from traditional festival treats like funnel cakes to gourmet offerings from local vendors. Don’t miss out on the delicious selections from our food trucks!

Live Entertainment

For over a decade, Fairport Canal Days has been the “jazz festival before the Jazz Festival,” showcasing the best jazz musicians and a variety of talented performers from the Rochester area. Enjoy live music across five stages, with over 60 groups performing.

Friday Night Chicken BBQ:

Start the festivities on May 31st from 4:30 to 9:00 pm at Fairport Junction with a delicious BBQ by Chef’s Catering and live performances by Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra and Occasional Saints. Artist Elissa DeChick will be signing commemorative posters.

Fairport Canal Days 2024 Friday chicken BBQ

Performances by:

  •    Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
  •    Occasional Saints
  •   2024 Commemorative Poster signing by artist Elissa DeChick

Fairport Canal Nights:

On June 1st, join us from 7:00 to 11:00 pm under the big tent at Fairport Junction for a night of entertainment. Enjoy food, wine, and beer while listening to headliner bands. Tickets are $10.


    7:00 pm Cold Water Blues

    9:00 pm Atlas

Duck Race:

The Duck Race will be held Sunday, June 2nd, on the Liftbridge.

Duck Race
Purchase tickets every Saturday at the Fairport Farmer’s Market or at the festival all weekend long. Thank you to Orville’s Home Appliances for sponsoring this event!

  Grand Prize: $1000

   1st Prize: $500

  2nd Prize: $250

  3rd Prize: $100

Canal Tours and History

Take a leisurely boat tour along the historic Erie Canal. Learn about the rich history of our area and the vital role the canal played in shaping our community. It’s a relaxing way to soak in the beautiful scenery and appreciate our heritage.

Family Fun

Fairport Canal Days is a family-friendly event with activities for all ages. Kids will love the interactive games, craft stations, and the ever-popular Perinton Recreation KidZone located in the Northeast public parking lot. Be sure to visit the petting zoo and let the children meet some adorable farm animals.

Plan Your Visit

Dates and Times

Friday, May 31: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Chicken BBQ Kick-off)

Saturday, June 1: 10 AM – 6 PM (Festival), 7 PM p.m. (Canal Nights)

Sunday, June 2: 10 AM p.m. (Festival)


The festival is held in the heart of Fairport, along Main Street and the scenic Erie Canal. Free parking is available at designated areas, with shuttle services running throughout the event.

Directions to Canal Days

Fairport is located along the Erie Canal in eastern Monroe County, about five miles east of Rochester, NY.

From NYS Thruway: Take I90 (NYS Thruway) to Exit 45 (Victor). Turn right (north) on Route 96. After passing Eastview Mall and other stores on your left, turn right on 250 North. Follow 250 North all the way to Church Street and you will be in Fairport.

From Rochester via 490: Take 490 east to exit 25 (Fairport Road/Route 31F) and continue east on Fairport Road. This road will take you directly to Fairport.

Parking and Shuttle Information

  • Shuttle: $2 round trip, kids under 12 free. Shuttle driver will not be able to make change, exact amount only. 
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Parking: Minerva Deland and Johanna Perrin
  • Pickup: Minerva Deland
  • Drop-off: Perrin St at the entrance to Village Landing near the Dollar Tree
  • Public Parking: Free
  • Handicap Parking: Packett’s Landing
  • On-Street Parking: Throughout village, one-side only, as indicated by signage
  • Off-Street Parking: Minerva DeLand Middle School (park and walk), Brooks Hill Middle School (park and walk)
  • Private Off-Street Parking: 
  •  $10 – First Congregational United Church of Christ – 26 East Church St.
  •  Church of the Assumption – 20 East Ave

The Annual Fairport Canal Days is a celebration of our vibrant community spirit, rich history, and the beautiful bonds we share. It’s an event that brings together friends, families, and neighbors for a weekend of fun and festivity. For more information, visit  FairportCanalDays.com

Parker Place residents enjoy a quick walk to the village of Fairport. We are happy to be part of the Fairport community.