The 35th annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is the largest celebration of its kind anywhere along the Erie Canal. It's an 8-day event each July with rides, music, games, food, a craft show, car cruise, a bike cruise, a 4-mile run and a parade. Who doesn't love a parade? People set out their chairs the day before to claim the best viewing spots along the two-mile length of the parade. And it last about two hours.