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Annual Events in the 1000 Islands

Fun in an Award Winning Destination!

Welcome to the 1000 Islands, where the the drinks are cold, the water is warm, and the pirates come to play! The River Life is nothing short of endless land and water adventures suited for all ages. Throughout the year, there are Annual events that go on in Alexandria Bay to our left, Clayton to our right, and even right here at Swan Bay!

Alexandria Bay Annual Events

Just a 3 mi. (5-7min) drive on Route 12. Take a Left out of Swan Bay Resort!

Events in Alexandria Bay 2024 Dates
34th Annual River Hospital Polar Bear DipFeb. 24
44th Annual Blessing of the FleetMay 26
17th Annual T.I. River Run-Bike RallyJune 21-23
Concert in the Park-Fireworks @ Thompson ParkJuly 2
Concert Series at Park PavilionJuly 3
4th of July Fireworks (Over Boldt Castle)July 4
Pirate DaysAug. 9-11
Aug. 16-18
Blues in the BayAug. 30-Sept. 1
9th Annual Rollin Street Thunder (Classic Cars)Sept. 8
Rockin’ the BayTBD
Halloween FestivalTBD
1000 Islands River Santa FestivalTBD

Find out the specifics & other events going on by visiting Alexandria Bay’s Chamber of Commerce.

Annual Events at Swan Bay Resort

Fun right here at the Resort!

Events at Swan Bay Resort 2024 Dates
Weekend Live Entertainment @ The Tiki BarMay 18 – Sept. 1
May Gameday – Support your team by wearing a Jersey! May 18
Memorial Day WeekendMay 24-27
Taste of the 1000 IslandsTBD
Swan Bay’s 9th Birthday Luau Tiki PartyJune 15
4th of July WeekendJuly 4-7
Christmas in JulyJuly 12-14
1000 Islands Charity Poker RunJuly 18-21
Country Western DayAug. 3
Pirate DaysAug. 9-11
Neon in the ParkAug. 24
Labor Day WeekendAug. 31- Sept. 1
Mini-Oktoberfest @ The Tiki BarOct. 12
8th Annual Swan Bay Spooktacular (formerly known as Trunk or Treat)Oct. 26

Find out the specifics & other events going on by visiting Swan Bay Resort’s Event Calendar!

Clayton Annual Events

An easy 8mi (10-12min drive) down Route 12. Take a Right out of Swan Bay!

Events in Clayton 2024 Dates
1000 Islands Spring Boat Show @ Cerow Recreation Park ArenaApr. 5-7
Clayton Farmers’ Market (Thursdays)June – Oct.
Coyote Moon Vineyards Flea Market (Sundays)June – Sept.
Annual Trash and Treasures- Yard SalesJune 1
The Great NYS Food & Wine FestivalJune 7-9
Independence Day Fireworks July 3
Summer Waterfront Concert Series (Thursdays) @ Frink ParkJuly 4 – Aug. 29
Decoy & Wildlife Art Show @ Cerow Recreation Park ArenaJuly 12-13
1000 Islands Charity Poker RunJuly 18-21
Coyote Moon Vineyard’s 11th Annual Classic Cars & Classic Wine Car ShowTBD
60th Annual Antique Boat Show & AuctionAug. 2-4
1000 Islands Art & Craft & Antique FestivalAug. 10-11
AnchorCon- The North Country’s Largest ComiConAug. 17-18
Punkin’ Chunkin’ & Farmers’ MarketOct. 19
Village of Clayton’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony TBD
62st Annual Christmas Parade & Fireworks Dec. 7

Find out the specifics & other events going on by visiting Clayton NY’s Chamber of Commerce.

We can’t wait to have you here in the 1000 Islands! We hope you find the perfect event to create new memories with your friends & family.

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