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Opening Day – Boldt Castle & Boldt Yacht House


Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House will open on Saturday. May 8th for the 2021 Season!  We will remain open 7-days a week though Columbus Day on Monday, October 11th. Tickets available at www.boldtcastle.com

Event Details View Opening Day – Boldt Castle & Boldt Yacht House Event Page

Canadian Appreciation Weekend


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Canadian Friends, spend your Holiday Weekend with us and enjoy an extended weekend of great promotions! We have our fingers crossed for a safe border opening and welcome you back to the states!

Check back for the special promotions that will be offered on our website

Location: Alexandria Bay, NY 1000 Islands

Event Details View Canadian Appreciation Weekend Event Page

Farmers Market Alexandria Bay


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Join us every Friday from 9 AM – 3 PM in the Kinney Drug parking lot on Route 12 in Alexandria Bay!

Fresh produce, canned goods and crafts are available for sale all season!

Event Details View Farmers Market Alexandria Bay Event Page

Country Kickoff Craft Fair


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Location: Scenic View Park, Alexandria Bay

Check out the craft fair during our Country Kickoff to Summer event! Enjoy the live country music downtown Alexandria Bay and shop homemade items up at the Scenic View Park Pavilion!

Interested vendors with handmade crafts can email us at [email protected] for an application.

We do not have direct sales at our craft fairs.

Event Details View Country Kickoff Craft Fair Event Page

Country Kickoff to Summer!


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Join us for a weekend of free country music! The block dances will begin on Saturday and Sunday at 3-10 p.m. on Upper James Street in Alex Bay.

Main Stage Lineup: TBA

We will be hosting our first Country Kickoff Craft Fair at the Scenic View Park Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday. If you have a handmade item to sell, contact the chamber at [email protected] or 315-482-9531 for an application!

Sunday afternoon boaters are invited to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Vessel lineup will begin at 2:15 p.m. at Bonnie Castle Resort.

Stick around on Monday for our annual Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m.

*This event is currently pending NYS guidelines and is subject to change at any time

Event Details View Country Kickoff to Summer! Event Page

43rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet


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Blessing of the Fleet originated in the Greek Islands and has since been a community effort to bless the fleet of seagoing vessels and their crew for safe passage and prosperity. Since 1977, Alexandria Bay has gathered boaters for the Blessing. Join us this year for a great tradition aboard Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours and Scenic View Park Pavilion, in Alexandria Bay.

The Liberty will depart Uncle Sam Boat Tours at 2 p.m. and vessels will begin to line up at 2:15 p.m. by Bonnie Castle Resort and parade down in front of Casino Island.

*This event is currently pending NYS guidelines and is subject to change at any time

Event Details View 43rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet Event Page

Clayton’s Farmers Market


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Clayton Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday (10am – 4pm) on Mary Street at the Village Park Circle. Come browse and purchase local produce, homemade foods as well as arts and crafts.

Event Details View Clayton’s Farmers Market Event Page

Jefferson County Dairy Parade


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Bring on the tractors! The Jefferson County Dairy Parade is back this year after a cancellation last year due to the pandemic.

Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator Jay Matteson says the parade will be Friday, June 4th at 7 PM starting at Watertown High School.

The theme this year: “This milk is for you!”

The idea is to thank first responders who have worked so hard through the pandemic.

The parade will have dairy princesses, fire trucks, and hopefully, they say, marching bands.

The catch there is there cant be air instruments, like trumpets and tubas, due to particle spread.

Parade organizers ask that spectators mask up and stand a cow’s-length apart.

Event Details View Jefferson County Dairy Parade Event Page

Clayton’s Annual Trash and Treasure Day


Annual Garage Sale day throughout the village & town of Clayton.  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Listing of sales will be available at the Chamber the week prior to the event. Various downtown businesses will also be having Sidewalk Sales & Specials throughout the day!

Event Details View Clayton’s Annual Trash and Treasure Day Event Page

1000 Islands Family Day, Antique Boat Museum


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FREE ADMISSION / Museum Open 9 – 5 / Event Activities 10 – 3

  • Activities, crafts, and games for kids
  • $5 boat rides 10 – 3
  • Light picnic lunch for nominal fee (while supplies last)
  • Tour ABM galleries and preview new exhibits
  • Learn about ABM summer educational programs
  • Local organizations present to promote summer activities including: US Coast Guard Auxiliary, TI Arts Center, Clayton Opera House, Save The River, Thousand Island Land Trust, Friends of Hawn Library, Home Again Alpacas, Classic Island Cruises, Minna Anthony Commons Nature Center, Aquatarium, TIERS, Clayton Chamber of Commerce and more!

Event Details View 1000 Islands Family Day, Antique Boat Museum Event Page

Thousand Islands Half Moon 10K and 5K


The Thousand Islands Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is not canceled due to Coronavirus! We’re committed to providing a safe & fun environment for everyone to enjoy the festivities that simply can’t be missed!

Join us on Saturday, June 5 2021 for the third annual Thousand Islands Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on Wellesley Island, NY and take in the famous views and brews of the Thousand Islands. The Start/Finish area for all 3 race events will be at the Thousand Islands Country Club (21496 Club House Dr, Wellesley Island, NY 13640). Enjoy grab-n-go food at the race site after your run and then head over to Bonnie Castle for some post-race fun!

We are planning on a single start for each race event but if we have to offer the events in “waves” again we will notify all registered participants announcing this and allow you to choose the time slot(s) that best fit your schedule.

 

Event Details View Thousand Islands Half Moon 10K and 5K Event Page

Alexandria Bay Village Wide Yard Sale


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Welcome to the Alexandria Bay Chamber’s Village Wide Yard Sale!

Spring is here and that means it’s yard sale Time!!!

The event is held on Saturday, June 5 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Village of Alexandria Bay and surrounding area.

FOR SHOPPERS — It’s time to get your shopping on! We have a host of awesome locations

FOR SELLERS — Here are 10 Great Tips on Sales Success: https://www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/09/24/10-tips-for-havin-a-killer-garage-sale/?fbclid=IwAR0lgvL3wfQLfU_xSlrZWhf9LopA0MCgnRCmuvg9nv3D0_xi88DEwQq2o4Q

If you are hosting a sale, please contact the chamber office to be listed at 315-482-9531.

*This event is currently pending NYS guidelines and is subject to change at any time.

Event Details View Alexandria Bay Village Wide Yard Sale Event Page

Great NY State Food & Wine, Recreation Park Arena


This is an event celebrating quality “Made in New York” food and wine products including: candy, cheese, meat, nuts, dips and sauces, herbs and spices, maple products, cookies, fudge, desserts, soda, coffee, jerky, popcorn, wine flour, distilled spirits and of course New York State wines.

Over 70 exhibitors including 30+ wineries will come from Long Island toBuffalo and the Finger Lakes to the Canadian border. It is a full fledged Ne w York State product showcase. Designated as a “Farmers’ Market,” eventvisitors will find exhibitors anxious to introduce them to their great products as well as sample and purchase them.

Located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, on the Canadian border in New York’s famous 1000 Islands Region, Clayton is one of the most beautiful vacation regions in NY.

This is fun family friendly festival is the largest in the area of its kind. Sample dozens of fresh food goods of every description and taste the many different wines that will be showcased.

Event Details View Great NY State Food & Wine, Recreation Park Arena Event Page

I Love Our River Day — Coastal Clean Up Effort


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Help keep our river clean and beautiful for all generations to enjoy, in the HEART of the Thousand Islands!

You’re invited to take part in the 2nd annual “I Love Our River Day”, a NEW clean-up initiative organized by Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce. If you’re an area resident, river-rat, visitor, business owner, organization, club or community group, you’re invited to show your love for our AMAZING river by participating in this fun and rewarding coastal clean-up effort.

Upper James Street Docks (Village of Alexandria Bay)

WHY HELP CLEAN-UP OUR RIVER?

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If you love the river and enjoy partaking in acts of kindness to make our area a better place, please sign up with your friends, family and fellow community lovers today!

Simply contact the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce at (315) 482-9531 or via email: [email protected]. You can also stop into the Chamber office located at 7 Market Street to sign-up in person. We look forward to seeing you!

*This event is currently pending NYS guidelines and is subject to change at any time

Event Details View I Love Our River Day — Coastal Clean Up Effort Event Page

Along the River’s Edge Art Exhibition


We kick off the summer with our annual juried exhibition which attracts artists from all over the North Country. Always something new to see, you won’t want to miss this!

Now accepting submissions!         2021 ATRE Call for Entries.pdf (tiartscenter.org)

 

Event Details View Along the River’s Edge Art Exhibition Event Page

Thousand Islands River Run


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Nothing compares to the beauty of the 1000 Islands and the

St. Lawrence River!! Ride & enjoy the 14th Annual Thousand Islands River Run.

Live music beginning Friday going through Sunday. Don’t forget to check out the pavilion area to see all types of vendors set up and enter many of the unique contests throughout the weekend!

Event Details View Thousand Islands River Run Event Page

1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance, Antique Boat Museum


The Antique Boat Museum’s 1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance is back for its 10th annual antique and classic car show, this year featuring Sunbeams and Triumphs! Cars can be entered to be judged in the Concours or as display only. Beautiful classic cars displayed on the ABM’s waterfront campus, side by side with antique boats. Visitors will vote for their favorites and awards will be presented after 3 PM. Regular admission rates apply to visit the show.

Event Details View 1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance, Antique Boat Museum Event Page

Summer Concert Series in the Park


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Enjoy free live entertainment from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm with a beautiful view at the Scenic View Park Pavilion!

Social distancing and mask are required. Bring your own chair and enjoy!

Time: Every Wednesday at 7pm, Free Concerts

Location: Scenic View Park Pavilion

Event Details View Summer Concert Series in the Park Event Page

Independence Day Fireworks Display at Dusk, Downtown Clayton


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Independence Day Fireworks Display at Dusk, Downtown Clayton.

Event Details View Independence Day Fireworks Display at Dusk, Downtown Clayton Event Page

Independence Day — Fireworks Over Boldt Castle!


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Alexandria Bay, NY 1000 Islands

SAVE THE DATE! Get ready for another amazing fireworks show!

The display begins at dusk (approximately 9:45pm)

Event Details View Independence Day — Fireworks Over Boldt Castle! Event Page

Miss Caledonia


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It’s 1955, and Peggy Ann Douglas is hitching her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope it’ll steer her from her farm to the bright lights of a Hollywood movie set. A play packed with baton twirling, big laughs, and some fantastic fiddle playing. This is a play for anyone who knows what it’s like to dream big and hustle to make it happen.

Event Details View Miss Caledonia Event Page

Buskers in the Bay!


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Join us on Market Street in Alexandria Bay for this is fun-filled weekend of LIVE street performances.

Don’t miss this ever-growing event in Alexandria Bay, featuring performers from across North America!

Schedule: Coming Soon!

You might be asking yourself: what exactly is Buskers? Busking, busker and busk are words that you don’t often hear in the United States. Primarily a British slang, busking is defined as a person who performs in public for donation and possibly came from the Italian buscare, which means “to gain or procure.” Often times, buskers are portrayed as “street musicians,” but can encompass just about anything that a person wants to do publicly (typically for money)

Event Details View Buskers in the Bay! Event Page

Decoy & Wildlife Art Show, Cerow Recreation Park Arena


Summer Days, Summer Nights Art Exhibition


We are excited to be exhibiting Margie Hughto, an internationally recognized ceramic artist with an extensive 40-year exhibition record. Her artwork is included in many private, corporate, and museum collections including IBM, Kodak, Merck, Mayo Clinic, Smithsonian, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and at the Renwick Gallery. She is currently a professor of ceramics at Syracuse University.

Event Details View Summer Days, Summer Nights Art Exhibition Event Page

Sexy Laundry


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Armed with a copy of “Sex for Dummies,” Alice and Henry check themselves into a trendy spa hotel with a mission: to jump-start their 25-year marriage.
Can they embrace all the wild suggestions Alice keeps pulling from her handy-dandy marriage-saving manual? Is Henry prepared to see his fifty-plus wife, and mother of his children, dressed in black leather?

Event Details View Sexy Laundry Event Page

57th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction, Antique Boat Museum


Celebrating the Boating Legacy of the 1000 Islands and the Best on the River and Queen of the River.

Book online now!

Click here for the 2021 Judging Guidelines

Click here to submit photos and/or video of your entry

Note: State and federal COVID-19 guidelines for events are reviewed monthly. All aspects of the Boat Show are being planned, assessed regularly, and changed as needed to ensure compliance with these guidelines. Receptions and concessions will be subject to any restrictions in place and may not be held.

Event Details View 57th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction, Antique Boat Museum Event Page

Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days — Alex Bay, 1000 Islands


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS-2021-TBA

Alexandria Bay is the proud home of the famous “Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days.” There are 10 days filled with family fun and special events. Fill your senses with the sound and spectacle when pirate ships attack the village from the St. Lawrence River, as the brave villagers try to stave them off. The air is filled with smoke and the sound of musket fire and cannon, and eventually the villagers succumb as the pirates invade the town. After the Mayor turns over the key to the village to the invading marauders, everyone becomes a pirate.

The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, through the hard work of our members, sponsor all of the above events. You are invited to join in the spirit of Pirate Days and dress as a pirate or patriot when attending any or all of these events. All times are subject to change. Please check the event board at the entertainment tent or at the Chamber office at (315) 482-9531. Most events are free and for the enjoyment of the public.

Event Details View Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days — Alex Bay, 1000 Islands Event Page

1000 Islands Festival of Arts & Antiques, Recreation Park Arena


Regular Admission: $5.00

With Military ID: $4.00

15 years and under: Free

Event Details View 1000 Islands Festival of Arts & Antiques, Recreation Park Arena Event Page

Greg Lago Bird on a Wire Art Exhibition


Greg Lago – the man, the myth, the printmaker and sculptor – is coming to TIAC with his very own solo exhibition. A selection of his carvings and prints will grace our galleries, and we will be hosting Greg for an artist’s talk (date TBD).

 

Event Details View Greg Lago Bird on a Wire Art Exhibition Event Page

Rockin’ the Bay!


Free live OUTDOOR entertainment Thursday-Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Downtown Alexandria Bay!

Do you remember the days of 8 tracks & cassette tapes?  Come to Alexandria Bay and remember those days with Rockin’ The Bay!  This is a classic rock & classic cars weekend.

Live Classic Rock & Roll Block Dances

Event Details View Rockin’ the Bay! Event Page

Blues in the Bay!


Alexandria Bay, NY 1000 Islands

Join us Labor Day Weekend for Blues in the Bay and the Blues Fall Craft Fair! This is a FREE event!!

Live entertainment Friday – Monday!

Craft Fairs located at the Scenic View Park Pavilion on Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm

*This event is currently pending NYS guidelines and is subject to change at any time

Event Details View Blues in the Bay! Event Page

Blues Craft Fair


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Location: Scenic View Park, Alex Bay

Check out our annual Blues Craft Fair at the Scenic View Park Pavilion during our Blues in the Bay live music event!

Saturday, Sept. 4, 10- 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5, 10-5 p.m.

Interested vendors with handmade crafts can email us at [email protected] for an application!

We do not have direct sales at our craft fairs

Event Details View Blues Craft Fair Event Page

Back in 59′


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Four friends attending their 10-year high school reunion sneak away to an old hangout to reminisce and remember the music of their youth. Join them on this nostalgic trip through the 50s and 60s featuring over 70 hit songs, including Let’s Twist Again, Leader of the Pack, and It’s My Party. This musical mashup features incredible harmonies, clever medleys, and snappy choreograph

Event Details View Back in 59′ Event Page

Rollin’ Street Thunder!


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Location: Alexandria Bay, NY 1000 Islands

CLASSIC CARS AND CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES WELCOME!

Car Show Set-up on Market Street

Registration is $10

50’s and 60’s theme!

Loud muffler contest and awards to follow.

Event Details View Rollin’ Street Thunder! Event Page

Alexandria Bay Village Wide Yard Sale


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Location: Alexandria Bay, NY 1000 Islands

Welcome to the Alexandria Bay Chamber’s Village Wide Yard Sale event!

Fall is here and that means it’s yard sale time!!!

DATE & TIME — The event is held on Saturday, September 11 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Village of Alexandria Bay and surrounding area.

FOR SHOPPERS — It’s time to get your shopping on! We have a host of awesome locations

FOR SELLERS — Here are 10 Great Tips on Sales Success: https://www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/09/24/10-tips-for-havin-a-killer-garage-sale/?fbclid=IwAR0qT-neCqfLczEaTsAwRveU6o7KIBbqZXgoqcZbMqL6mkxLxwf5ulaopOc

If you are hosting a sale, please contact the chamber office to be listed on the flyer at 315-482-9531.

*This event is currently pending NYS guidelines and is subject to change at any time.

Event Details View Alexandria Bay Village Wide Yard Sale Event Page

Vintage & Classic Street Meet, Riverside Drive


Vintage & Classic Street Meet on the beautiful St. Lawrence River. Classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles line the streets of downtown Clayton. Free admission to spectators. This is a fun fall event for the whole family! Check out all our local shops & restaurants along Riverside Drive & stop by the Farmer’s Market at Frink Park!

Event Details View Vintage & Classic Street Meet, Riverside Drive Event Page

Wine Festival & Farmers’ Market


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Location: Scenic View Park

Save the Date for the 2021 Alexandria Bay Wine Festival at the Scenic View Park Pavilion in the Village of Alexandria Bay.

The event will be held at the Scenic View Park Pavilion from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Tastings will be available and you can purchase wine by the glass or bottle!

Admission:

Adults (21+) $10

(All participants 21+ will be required to pay admission and wear a wristband.)

Event Details View Wine Festival & Farmers’ Market Event Page

Serving Elizabeth


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Mercy, a Kenyan independence activist, is asked to cook for the visiting princess Elizabeth, who turns out to have a few surprises of her own. Sixty years later, the making of a TV series about the royal family causes more than a few culture clashes for a young Kenyan-Canadian production intern. A fresh, funny, and smart new play about colonialism, monarchy, and who is serving whom.

Event Details View Serving Elizabeth Event Page

Punkin’ Chunkin’ Contest, Riverside Drive.


Come and watch local teams of adults and kids will compete to see who can catapult a pumpkin the farthest into the St. Lawrence River. The home-built trebuchets will be set up in downtown Clayton. There will also be a Chicken BBQ contest, wood carving, bounce house, live music and vendors lining the street in front of Frink Park and inside the Clayton Opera House! Free fun for the whole family!

Event Details View Punkin’ Chunkin’ Contest, Riverside Drive. Event Page

26th Annual Weaving Conference “Virtual”


With the safety and well-being of our attendees and presenters in mind, the Weaving History Conference will be held entirely online this year and we are currently seeking presenters! Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should please take a look at our website via the link below. See our website for details: https://tiartscenter.org/whc.php

 

Event Details View 26th Annual Weaving Conference “Virtual” Event Page

1000 Islands Halloween Festival


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Location: Downtown Alexandria Bay

Join us for crafts, trick or treating with the local businesses and ghost tours!

Don’t miss the children’s costume contest at the Scenic View Park Pavilion.

It is a FREE Spooktacular time for all ages!

The main event is hosted at the Scenic View Park Pavilion.

Event Details View 1000 Islands Halloween Festival Event Page

Alexandria Bay Christmas Tree Lighting


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Location: Upper St. James Dock, Alexandria Bay

The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Seventh Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Event Details View Alexandria Bay Christmas Tree Lighting Event Page

“Christmas In Clayton” & 59th Annual Christmas Parade & Fireworks.


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The parade begins at 6pm & a fireworks display will take place almost immediately following. For more information or to enter the parade please contact Alex at the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

Event Details View “Christmas In Clayton” & 59th Annual Christmas Parade & Fireworks. Event Page

“Light Up the Town” Christmas Lights Contest & Self-Guided Tour


“Light Up the Town” will be a self-guided tour and contest of light decorations at homes and businesses throughout the Town of Clayton, NY. Residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate their properties with creative Christmas light displays whether they are large or small.
The contest will be limited to the Town of Clayton and prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded. Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street. Official entries will be included on a map posted online December 1st at www.lightupclayton.com.

Event Details View “Light Up the Town” Christmas Lights Contest & Self-Guided Tour Event Page