Canal Fest kicks off on Sunday

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Canal Fest of the Tonawandas began Sunday and will continue all week.

The week-long festival started with the opening ceremonies on the Renaissance Bridge.

The bridge connects the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.

Those who go can enjoy food, music and rides along the Erie Canal all week.

This is the 35th year for the event. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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