Events in Ogdensburg

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Find out what’s happening in Ogdensburg and surrounding North Country areas. From festivals, fundraisers and live music, to business promotions like Happy Hours & lunch specials, to local activities like sporting matches, fitness classes & garage sales – find out what’s going on in town!

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What’s Happening in the Burg?

Concert in the Park: tba @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for live acoustic music in the park by Moura. Moura is an acoustic duo (Carrie Woodcock & Megan Tuper) performing a variety of covers and original music. Acoustic Folk Rock/Country/80’s & 90’s/ & some oldies.

Founder’s Day @ Fort La Presentation
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day

Founders Days celebrate the founding of Ogdensburg in 1749.  Featured will be period encampment with demonstrations.  Land and Water battles

Canoe Race @ Heuvelton Boat Launch
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am

Rip Friot/Remington Canoe Race Heuvelton – First Place Prize is a Brand New Kayak!

To register, contactAllen Kelly


Kid’s Fishing Derby @ Oswegatchie Dam Area
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Fishing derby for kids!

3 on 3 Basketball @ Hosmer's Marina
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am
Cornhole Tournament @ Moose Lodge
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for our first ever Cornhole Tournament! Two person teams. Double Elimination. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes to be announced! Food and beverages available at the Moose.

Registration Details:

$30 per team – Choose your team name and register 2 players.

Entries can be made at Moose Lodge #814 or Roethels on Ford Street. Call 315-393-3518 to enter by phone.

Entries will be limited to the first 32 teams registered.

Firefighter’s Kids’ Games @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Ogdensburg Fire Fighters Local 1799

Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival presents the Can-Am Surf Rock Jam featuring 7 Surf Rock artists from all over the US and Canada. This event will be held at Phoenix On The Bay patio over looking the mighty St. Lawrence River.

Featured artists:
The Men In Gray Suits
The Reverb Syndicate
The Tsunamibots
The Del Rios
Underwater Bosses
Pat Duffy
the Brand New Luddites
Sharawaji Records

Founder’s Day @ Fort La Presentation
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

Founders Days celebrate the founding of Ogdensburg in 1749.  Featured will be period encampment with demonstrations.  Land and Water battles

Youth Fun run
Jul 19 @ 8:30 am
4 Mile Walk / Run @ Dobisky Visitor Center
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am

Enter the 4-Miler for a jaunt along the Maple City Trail. Registration is $10. The first 100 registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt with trophies and medals awarded to race winners.

See form for more details: 4-mile-run-seaway-festival


Sponsored by SUNY Canton


Oswegatchie Golf Challenge @ Trafalgar Park
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by the Ogdensburg Lions Club

Wine, Arts & Crafts Show @ Lockwood Arena
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy locally made & produced wine, arts & crafts. Shop & sample fresh local vegetables, wood products, ceramics, honey & syrup, jewelry, direct sales & more.

Giveaways Every Hour at the Craft Show for Lucky Attendance

We’ll be randomly selecting attendants wandering around the craft show – all you have to do is be there for your chance to win!

Gift Cards Between $10 & $50 from:

Uncle Sam Boat Cruise for 2

Bolt Castle Tickets for 2

1 Night Stay in Jacuzzi Suite at Stonefence

1 Night Stay river view Queen Suite at Stonefence

Sunoco Subs Pizzas & Carwashes from Sunoco

Red Lobster & Olive Garden

Dirty Gringo

Price Chopper

Gary & Eileen’s

Sandwich Warehouse

Big Cheese

& More!


Fred’s Wild West BBQ @ Frederic Remington Art Museum
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Petting Zoo, Music, BBQ

1000 Island’s Charity Poker Run Stop @ City Marina
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We will be a stop in the 1000 Islands Charity Poker Run on Saturday, July 19th 2020.  Come see all the magnificent boats and share in this exciting event.

Battle of the Bands @ OFA Football Field
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

H.S. Marching Band Competition

Sponsored by Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers

Concert in the Park: @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Sponsored by United Helpers & Seaway Festival

Ogdensburg’s Got Talent @ Main Stage
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm

NEW this year – Ogdensburg’s Got Talent.  Replacing the Karaoke event – this year Q102.9, PAC 98.7 and 96.7 YES fm are sponsoring OGDENSBURG’S GOT TALENT.

There will be 3 categories: Youth, High School and Adult   There will be a maximum of 10 entries per category.  Entry fee to participate is $10.

Entries accepted July 1st through July 19

Participants will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.  You may download the application from the YESfm website. ALL entries MUST BE DROPPED OFF AT ROETHEL’s, 1801 Ford Street, Ogdensburg, NY with entry fee by July 21st at 4pm. A countdown will be posted on the radio stations websites letting everyone know how many spots are available in each category.

Talent may be singing, dancing, comedy, magic, drama or whatever you can dream up! Unlike Karaoke, you must know your music/words as the screen will not be available for this contest. Participants should plan on a 1 1/2 minute performance for the prelims and plan on that for the first evening’s performance.

Three people from each division will move on to the finals on Friday night in the Greenbelt before main band Six Foot Midget.  Friday evening’s performance will be the full performance of your song,etc.

Watch for updates! Do you have what it takes??? Sign up!

Tricycle Races @ Greenbelt Tennis Courts
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm
Seaway Cruisers Car Club Display @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Vehicles will line the park during the concert.

Concert in the Park: tba @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hear the music of the fabulous Oswegatchie River Boys.  Bring your lawn chair and listen to the music by the River.  Carnival rides will be running.  Food vendors on site.  Nice, relaxing evening.

Seniors Toilet Paper Toss @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm

Bring Grandma down to the Seaway Festival Toilet Paper Toss for a chance to win a trophies for distance, accuracy & more.

Concert in the Park: to be announced @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:55 pm
Jul 24 @ 10:00 pm
Ford Street Festival PARADE! @ Ford Street
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am

End of Parade Seaway Parade Awards will be held at the Library Park Gazebo

Concert in the Park: tba @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Seaway Sounds DJ – Ryan Woodward will be playing music and helping with the announcing of Parade awards in the Gazebo in Library Park.

60th Annual Seaway Festival Car Show @ OBPA Grounds/ Canadian Bridge Approach
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Meet up at the Seaway Cruisers Car Show”

OVER 80 TROPHIES – 24 CLASSES including motorcycles, bicycles and pedal cars!

Pedestrian gates open 9am to 3 pm $2 Public Entry –  FREE Entry for Veterans

Judging will be done by participants and the awards ceremony starts at 3pm.

SPONSORED BY Seaway Cruisers Classic Car Club, Inc.

Vendor Space Available – Register Now!

Vendor Registration Form

Car Show Registration $10 US and Canadian Funds. Fee includes driver and one passenger over 12 years. Show cars must be on the field by NOON. Vendors may set up starting at 7am.

Food Vendors on grounds – Vendor space available – call Richard 315-323-2712


Duck Race @ Ogdensburg City Pool
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am

1000 Ducks will hit the slide and race to the bottom. Buy a ticket with the winning duck number for a chance to win CASH PRIZES!

Tickets are $5 – Purchase yours from Community Bank, Roethel’s or any Seaway Festival Committee Member.

You do not have to be present to win!

1st Prize – $500

2nd & 3rd Prize – $100 each

4th & 5th Prize – $50 each

Sunday in the Park @ Dobisky Visitor Center
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Day starts at 11am with the Duck Race in the City Pool.

Vendor show




Concert in the Park: to be announced @ Library Park Historic District
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Concert for live music in the park.