Aqua Festival Collection

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1961 cover of Aqua Festival program
Cover of the 1961 Program for Aqua Festival - Image Source

Collection Facts

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Historical Context

In 1961, the Seneca Falls Chamber of Commerce planned its first Aqua Festival, leaning on the attraction of the nearby canal. The weekend event included a national band, an "Aquacade" water show, and fireworks. By 1971, the event fizzled out for low attendance.

In 2016, the Seneca Falls Business Association brought back the idea, renamed Canal Fest.

Scope of Collection

Programs and newspaper clippings about Aqua Festival, all compiled by Town Historian Roberta Halden.