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Community Festivals & Events

North Country Goes Green

Experience Ireland each March. The festival showcases a beard growing contest, Irish fare, dancing and music.

Armed Forces

Day Parade

The parade each May allows Watertown & the North Country to come together and thank our military for their patriotic service.


County Fair

The oldest continuous operating fair in the US celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2017. The fair attracts thousands each July.

Farmers' Markets

Fresh vegetables and fruits, varieties of plants, an assorment of crafts and various foods accentuate the market, Wednesdays,
May - October.


June concert thanks soldiers at Fort Drum for their service. The last few have attracted national recording country artists.

Black River

Fall Fest

Downtown Watertown showcases the artistic talents found in the region each September and highlights many products and services.

Bravo Italiano

Highlighting the city's Italian heritage, each September features homemade food, pageant, music and bocce ball tournament.

Haunted Paddock Arcade

The historic arcade in downtown is taken over by ghosts, witches and goblins each October for the North Country's "Original Haunted House."

Snowtown USA

Thumb your nose at Old Man Winter in February with dog sled races, outdoor ice skating, seeing fireworks and much more.
1000 Islands International Tourism Council
Watertown, NY and Jefferson County, NY 
800-847-5263 or
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