Big events that will stimulate all your senses await you in Little Falls. And it gets started with a huge festival to celebrate the Erie Canal's 200th anniversary on July 5, 2017.

Water Music NY is a touring concert that features the Albany Symphony performing along the Erie Canal in 7 cities from Albany to Buffalo. They make their stop at Little Falls Canal Place, the arts capital of the Mohawk Valley, on Wednesday, July 5th. Of course the whole community gets involved and turns it into a giant street festival with food, music, art and historical exhibits, kids art activities and more. The festival takes place from 2-6pm. The free outdoor concert takes place on the Canal at Rotary Park/Little Falls Marina at 8pm. The Albany Symphony will debut a piece that was written especially for Little Falls, featuring a 100-voice choir of local singers, including the Mohawk Valley Choral Society. You can learn more on the Water Music NY Facebook Event Page.

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The 3rd Annual Little Falls Cheese Festival is finally here. Saturday, July 8, 2017, Little Falls once again plays host to this celebration of an extremely delicious and historic product. The Mohawk Valley has a rich history in the cheesemaking industry, and there's no place we'd rather go for a cheese festival. July 8, 2017 will be the 3rd time this event showcases the Mohawk Valley community.

“From 1864 to 1870, Little Falls was the largest cheese market in the world. (Little Falls Cheese Festival website)

Read all about the fascinating history of Little Falls Cheese here.

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The day long event includes cheese and food vendors, as well as arts and crafts. They've even written a play about cheese - "Where's the Cheese Board?". Little Falls Theater Company will be presenting the play July 8 at 11:30am at The Shop (590 E Main St, Little Falls). The 40 minute locally written and produced play is free and open to the public. Find out more at the LiFT Theater Company's Facebook page.


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