Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival 2024

July 20 – July 28, 2024

2024 Upcoming Festival Events

Indoor Yard Sale @ Lockwood Arena
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Indoor Yard Sale @ Lockwood Arena

$2 Donations Welcome for Entry

First Come, First Serve


Yard Salers: $15 for 10×10 Space

Crafters/Vendors: $25 for a 10×10 Space

For Applications Contact Michelle Morrison

PH: 315-528-0332
EMAIL: craftsmm@gmail.com for application

Indoor Yard Sale @ Lockwood Arena, Ogdensburg, NY
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

A great combination of Yard Sale finds and crafters.  Last year this event had close to 700 visitors so buying or selling, you’ve got a great opportunity to get what you want at a great price.

Seaway Festival Queens Pageant @ Ogdensburg Free Academy
Jun 15 all-day

Back again this year is the Seaway Festival Queens Pageant.  Info will be updated  April, 2024

Canoe Race @ Heuvelton Boat Launch
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am
Canoe Race @ Heuvelton Boat Launch

The Frederic Remington/Rip Friot Memorial (Rem I) is a 10 mile downstream race on the Oswegatchie River from Heuvelton to Ogdensburg, NY. The course is flatwater, however there is one shallow water section by Eel Weir State Park and one short portage around the Eel Weir Dam at the six mile mark.

This race is sponsored by the St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers.

Race Details

Save $5 by preregistering before race day! Entry fees are payable by check or exact change on race day. Race day registrations will also be accepted for an additional $5 fee. All participants must sign a liability waiver prior to competing. Launch is located at the Heuvelton Boat Launch off Lisbon Street/Horseshoe Road in Heuvelton, NY.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Race Start Times:
First line: 9:30 a.m.
Second line: 10:00 a.m.

Two buoys will mark both the start and finish lines.

Race Finish is 12:30 p.m. at the boat launch, river left, under the Lafayette Street bridge in Ogdensburg.

Portable toilets will be available at the start and finish launch and landing sites.

Results will be posted following the race.

Preregistration Race Entry Fees:

$20 solo canoe, kayak or SUP
$35 tandem canoe or kayak
$50 C-4 canoe
Add $5 for race day registrations

Exact change or check payable to: Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival is due on race day.




Kid’s Fishing Derby @ Oswegatchie River
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Kid's Fishing Derby @ Oswegatchie River

Fishing derby for kids 12 and under. No signup required – just show up! Meet at the docks at Wheathouse Bay and fish until 11am.

Worms will be provided so please don’t bring your own!

If you catch a fish you’re on the board – no matter what it is.

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Stangest Catch, Sportsmanship and we have lots of prizes so be ready to cast your line!

Summer Arts, Wine & Craft Show @ Lockwood Arena
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Arts, Wine & Craft Show @ Lockwood Arena

Join the OISF for our annual Summer Wine & Craft Show

Shop local wines, foods, crafts, & wares, or become a vendor to sell your goods.

$2 Donations Welcome for Entry

First Come, First Serve – All Proceeds to Benefit the Seaway Festival

Hot Food Available from ‘Pig and Moo BBQ’ Food Truck


10×10 Vendor Spaces – Purchase Multiple!

ONE DAY: $45 for 10×10 Space

TWO DAYS: $60 for a 10×10 Space

For Applications Contact Michelle Morrison

PH: 315-528-0332
EMAIL: craftsmm@gmail.com for application



Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg Seaway Festival, Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers, Busters Sports Bar, Stonefence Inn & Suites, Ogdensburg Kiwanis, Lisbon & Ogdensburg Lions Club, Stewarts, City of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Community Bank, Ogdensburg City School District, Block O Boosters, Price Chopper, Ogdensburg Salvation Army, America 1 Realty, River Rat Designs

Firefighter Kid’s Games @ Library Park
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Firefighter Kid's Games @ Library Park

Bring the kids to enjoy fun & games hosted by the Ogdensburg Fire Fighters Local 1799 crew.

Food provided.

Sandbar Classic Fishing Derby @ Hosmer's Marina
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sandbar Classic Fishing Derby @ Hosmer's Marina

The 2023 Sandbar Classic will be Sunday July 23 at Hosmer’s Marina from 8am til 3pm.


Adult anglers can register for $20 and can fish for the following species – bass, walleye, northern pike and perch. Registration will begin July 10 during normal business hours at Hosmer’s Marina. The first 75 anglers will receive a free t-shirt.

There will be a youth division for bass, northern pike, walleye and perch. Registration for youth, 16 and under, is only $10. Youth can also choose to register for the adult division if they choose.


Each angler can only submit one fish from each of the categories. Each fish entered will be weighed and its length recorded. Winners will be determined by weight and if a tie, the length will determine the winner. You may bump your own fish and fish must be alive when weighed in

Fishing is on the St. Lawrence River only. All weighing of fish will take place at Hosmer’s Marina from 8am until 3pm.
The tournament will end at 3 p.m. when the winners will be announced and the trophies and prizes will be awarded.


Adult Bass Lunker Award in memory of Dalton Miller Sr.
Adult King Walleye Award in memory of Dalton Miller Sr.
Youth Bass Lunker Award in memory of Al O’Marah
Youth Sportsmanship Award in memory of Wayne LaRose

2023 Sponsors

QT Laser & Design
Dirty Gringo
Sherman Inn
Dr. Edward Smith – Smiles By Smith
Bishops Excavating and Concrete
Shipwreck’D Bar & Grill
Robla’s Carpet Care LLC
Flood Pro Water and Fire Restoration
Frary Funeral Home
Bradley’s Service Station
St. Lawrence Waterfowlers
Howland Pump & Supply Co.
Don Swan, Comedy Hypnotist
U.D. Trophies and Awards
St. Lawrence Soortsman Club
Gerry’s Liquor Store
Family of the Late Al O’Marah
Family of the Late Dalton Miller Sr.
Austin – Layng Auto and Marine Repair
Ogdensburg Bowl
Pepsi Cola Bottlers of Ogdensburg
Hosmer’s Marina

3-On-3 On the River @ Morrisette Park
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am

Seaway Festival 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament at Morrisette Park

Each team must submit a “Team Name” that will be listed on the brackets

There will be rolling sign-ups until the morning of the tournament. The deadline to sign up and receive an official tournament t-shirt is July 20th.

Please direct any questions to event chairperson Joe McDonnell at 680-333-0415

$30 per team (payment must be made via credit card through the official Seaway Festival website or by cash day-of).


Rules are as follows:

  1. No arguing with officials. No vulgar language, inappropriate behavior will result in your team being disqualified from the tournament.
  2. All rosters are to have a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 5 players.
  3. Each team should have the same color shirts/jerseys.
  4. All games are 15 minutes in length (running clock unless there’s a time-out), or the first team to score 21 points. If the score is tied after regulation there will be a 1 minute over time period, that will continue if the score remains tied.
  5. After a foul is committed the possession resets. If 6 fouls are called on a team during the game, free throws will be shot after the 6th foul, counting for 1 point.
  6. After a made basket possession goes to the other team.
  7. All made baskets count for 1 point.
  8. Substitutions can only be made after a made basket or an out-of-bounds turnover.
  9. The clock will stop for all games at 7:00 for a 1 minute 30 second intermission.
  10. Every team has the option to call one 30 second time-out.
  11. On defensive rebounds or steals, players must return the ball by dribble or pass across the designated take back line. Any baskets scored without taking the ball back will not count.
  12. Fouls will be called by the court monitor/referee. A foul called in the act of shooting will result in the team with possession getting the ball back, unless the shot is made, then the basket will count and possession changes. If a team is already in the penalty and a foul occurs in the act of shooting, the shooter will shoot a free throw unless the basket is made.
  13. High school rules shall be enforced whenever applicable.
  14. The court monitor/referee shall have the power to make decisions on any point not specifically covered in the rules.
  15. Have fun!
Oswegatchie Golf Challenge (Pending Construction) @ Trafalger Park
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Oswegatchie Golf Challenge (Pending Construction) @ Trafalger Park

DETAILS TBA – Summer Construction May Impact this Event!

Sponsored by the Ogdensburg Lions Club

Golf “OVER” the Oswegatchie River! The green is on the opposite side of the river from the tee.

Closest to the pin or if you’re lucky …. a hole in one!

Battle of the Bands @ OFA Athletic Facility
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Battle of the Bands @ OFA Athletic Facility

Come check out the Battle of the Bands featuring nearby high school bands and a half-time show by Downbeats Percussion.

Please do not bring your own chairs – bleacher seating is available for all spectators with handicap seating options as well.

There is a small admission fee of $3 to attend.

The Athletic Booster Club concession stand will be open and selling snacks and beverages including hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, cotton candy, nacho cheese, freezies, chips, candy, chocolate, cold drinks and cold water.


Lip Sync Contest @ Library Park
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


1st Place Wins a $100 Buster’s Gift Card

2nd Place Wins a$50 Buster’s Gift Card

3rd Place Wins a $25 Buster’s Gift Card

Sponsored by Buster’s

Seaway Festival 5K Race @ Maple City Trail
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Seaway Festival 5K Race @ Maple City Trail

Race your way along the Maple City Trail on Tuesday, July 25th. The race begins at 5:30pm at the Dobisky Center with a $10 entry fee to benefit the Seaway Festival. Top Male and Female runners will receive a trophy and medals will be presented to first place male and female finishers in each of the following divisions: walkers, youth (14 & under), high school (15-19), 20-29, 30-29, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & up.


Classic Car Cruise In @ Library Park
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise In @ Library Park

Show off your favorite classic or just check out a few classic beauties on display.

Come enjoy live music by Jaynie Trudell on the Library Park Main Stage.

Dunk Booth @ Library Park
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Dunk local celebrities to help support the festival!

$3 for 5 balls

Annual Highlights

2024 Fireworks Show

Friday, July 26th, 2024

location TBD

2024 Parade Day

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

11am Start on Ford Street

Event Signups

Parade & Vendor Participation Forms

2024 Out of this WORLD Merch

Seaway Festival Buttons & T-Shirts

Every year our beloved Seaway Festival buttons and t-shirts help support the volunteer-based event. Buy merch and show your support!

Can You Help? Donate, Sponsor & Volunteer!

The Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival is staffed totally by VOLUNTEERS. After 60 years, the dedication of our members speaks for itself. If you are interested in helping, sponsoring, or becoming a member, please contact Chris & Sally Cole @ 315-393-3518.


Volunteer Run


Want to Participate in an Event? Enter a Tournament? Become a Vendor? Join the Parade?