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53rd Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival begins July 20

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The 53rd Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival is kicking off July 20 with nine days of activities planned to celebrate the city’s history and the region’s cultural heritage.

This year will also see the first River Rat Illuminated Flotilla on July 20 starting at 9:30 p.m.

The Flotilla will showcase lit-up boats parading from the lighthouse, past the City Dock and down to the boat launch by Patterson Street.

Anyone looking to register for the Flotilla should call Laurel Lee Roethel at 393-4770.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, July 20

9:00 a.m. - Finish - Remington Canoe Race at the Heuvelton Boat Launch sponsored by the Seaway Festival Committee.

9:30 a.m. – Finish - “Adirondack Biology Presentation/Exhibit” at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by North Country Children’s Clinic.

9:30-11 a.m. - Kid’s Fishing Derby at the Greenbelt Docks sponsored by Stewart’s Shoppes’.

10 a.m. – Finish - Horseshoe Pitching Contest at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by A.J. Misserts Distributors Inc.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Arts & Craft Show at the Lockwood Arena sponsored by the Seaway Festival Committee.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Concert: “New Horizons” at Library Park sponsored by the Seaway Festival Committee.

1 to 4 p.m. - Firefighter’s Kid’s Games at Morrisette Park sponsored by the Ogdensburg. Fire Fighters Local 1199.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Concert: “Waydown Wailers” at Library Park sponsored by The Place Restaurant.

6 to 9 p.m. - Concert: “Dragon Fly” at Library Park sponsored by The Place Restaurant.

9:30 p.m. – Finish - River Rats “Lite up your Boat” Flotilla at the Greenbelt Docks sponsored by River Rats Design.

Sunday, July 21

8:30 a.m. – Finish - Youth Fun Run at the Dobisky Visitors Center sponsored by the Seaway Festival Committee.

9 a.m. – Finish - 4 Mile Walk/Run at the Dobisky Visitors Center sponsored by the Seaway Festival Committee.

9 a.m. – Finish - Sand Bar Fishing Derby at the Dobisky Visitors Center sponsored by the Ogdensburg Recreation Dept. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Arts & Craft Show at the Lockwood Arena sponsored by the Seaway Festival Committee.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Oswegatchie Golf Challenge at Trafalgar Park, sponsored by the Ogdensburg Lions Club.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Deb Abel Antique & Artisans Show at the OFA Golden Dome sponsored by the Ogdensburg Zonta Club.

1 p.m. –Finish - Michael Cutwa Annual Fun-Fly & Model Airplane Show at the Strader Air Field, sponsored by the Maple City Prop Busters.

1 to 4 p.m. - Show “Julie’s Dance Studio” at Library Park sponsored by Julie’s Dance Studio.

4 to 6 p.m. – Concert “Kate LaShomb & Friends” at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

4 p.m. – Finish - Fredric Remington Wild West BBQ at the Remington Museum sponsored by Remington & Pepsi.

7 to 8 p.m. - Concert: Northern Lights Orchestra at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

7 p.m. –Finish – “Battle of the Bands” at the OFA Football Field sponsored by the Ogdensburg Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Marching Band Competition.

Monday, July 22

5:30 to 7 p.m. - Concert: “City by Nightfall” at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by Howland Pump Inc.

8 to 9 p.m. - Concert: “Acoustic Brothers Band” at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

Tuesday, July 23

6 p.m. – Finish - Karaoke Contest at the OFA Auditorium sponsored by Q102.9/Yes FM.

6 to 8 p.m. - Show “Ogdensburg Dance Studio” at Library Park sponsored by the Ogdensburg Dance Studio.

Wednesday, July 24

Noon to 11 p.m. - Ontario Amusement Rides at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

Noon to 4 p.m. - Ontario Amusement Rides at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors. “Special Wrist Bracelet Day”.

4 p.m. – Finish - Tricycle Races at the Greenbelt Tennis Courts sponsored by the Ogdensburg Lions Cub.

4 to 6 p.m. - Seaway Cruiser’s Cruise In at the Walgreens Parking Lot sponsored by the Seaway Valley Cruisers.

6 to 9 p.m. - Seaway Cruiser’s Cruise In at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by the Seaway Valley Cruisers

6:30 to 9 p.m. - Concert in the Park: “J & the 2 Tones” at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

Thursday, July 25

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Remington Museum Day at the Frederic Remington Museum sponsored by the Frederic Remington Museum.

Noon to 11 p.m. - Ontario Amusement Rides at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by Seaway Festival Sponsors.

Noon to 4 p.m. - Ontario Amusement Rides at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors. “Special Wrist Bracelet Day”.

6 p.m. – Finish – “The Great Toilet Paper Toss” at Library Park sponsored by Roethel’s Custom Graphics.

7 to 9 p.m. - Concert in the Park: “Noiz After 9” at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

7 p.m. – Finish - Game Show Event: “The Festival Family Feud” at the OFA Auditorium sponsored by Q102.9/Yes FM.

Friday, July 26

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Remington Museum Day at the Frederic Remington Museum sponsored by the Frederic Remington Museum.

Noon to 11 p.m. - Ontario Amusement Rides at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

5 to 6 p.m. - Karaoke Finals at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by The Fox.

6 to 7 p.m. - Texaco Country Showdown at the Library Park Gazebo sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

7 to 9:45 p.m. - Nik Entertainment Presents: “Wild Nik West” Country Concert at the Main Stage/Greenbelt Park sponsored by A.J. Missert Distributor Inc.

10 p.m. – Finish - Seaway Festival Fireworks Spectacular at the Greenbelt Park.

Saturday, July 27

11 a.m. – Finish - 53rd Annual Seaway Festival Parade at Ford Street sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

Noon to 11 p.m. - Ontario Amusement Rides at the Greenbelt Park sponsored by the Seaway Festival Sponsors.

End of Parade - Seaway Festival Parade Awards at the Library Park Gazebo

Sunday, July 28

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Antique & Classic Car Show at the OBPA Park sponsored by the Seaway Cruisers.

1 p.m. – Finish - Seaway Festival Duck Race at the Greenbelt Docks sponsored by the Seaway Festival Committee.

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