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Reasons to Celebrate All Year Round

No matter the season, there’s always a reason to gather round and celebrate in St. Lawrence County. From summer fishing tournaments and local fairs, to winter craft shows, fall festivals and spring expos, there’s something to look forward to all year-round.

Festivals, Fairs, Parades & Celebrations

If you love fairs and carnival rides, St. Lawrence County is a great place to be during the summer months. Towns and villages across the region host celebrations both big and small, including parades, firework shows, carnival rides, live music & entertainment, food trucks and more.

Perhaps one of our most notable annual events is the St. Lawrence County Fair at the Gouverneur fairgrounds.

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Farmer’s Market Field Guide 2022

(see more from the STLC Blog) Find fresh produce & local delights this Summer/Fall 2022 Is your favorite farmers market missing? Send us a note here. Akwesasne Farmer’s Markets The Akwesasne Farmers Market is a produce and craft market that…

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Things to Do July 4th Weekend 2022

(see more from the STLC Blog) Fireworks, Parades & More Fun Things to Do for July 4th! Is your favorite event missing? Send us a note here. Fireworks Shows Potsdam Robert Plumb Memorial Fireworks The 37th Annual Robert Plumb Memorial…

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Live Music Summer Series 2022

(see more from the STLC Blog) Check out these Live Concert Series in Summer 2022 Is your favorite live music showcase missing? Send us a note here. Norwood Village Green Concert Series The Norwood Village Green Concert Series showcases inspiring…

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Maple Weekends 2022

(see more from the STLC Blog) Discover maple sugaring season in St. Lawrence County. Maple Weekends are scheduled for March 19 & 20 and March 26 & 27, 2022.  Learn more about New York State Maple Syrup here. Click each…

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Live Music

Enjoy live music year round, including summer concert series that offer beautiful and lively outdoor settings as well as indoor music and performances year-round.

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Annual Fishing Tournaments

With so many lakes, streams, and ponds, and of course, our famed St. Lawrence River, it’s no wonder St. Lawrence County hosts so many fishing derbies and tournaments.

One of our most notable is the Bassmaster Elite Series which usually happens every summer in Waddington, with a number of professional and amateur tournaments in Massena and Ogdensburg. A full schedule of fishing tournaments can be found at


Craft Shows, Expos, Markets, Music & More

Food, wine, artisan goods, crafts, kids’ games & more - there’s usually something happening year-round.

Olivia Sommerstein, left and Miles Attemann, wave from the Nature's Storehouse float Saturday during the annual Dairy Princess Festival Parade in downtown Canton.
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