Canal season starts Saturday

News 18 This Morning talks to Liz Irwin about canal season opener.

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – Celebrate the start of the canal season with the Transportation Heritage Festival at the Wabash and Erie Canal Park in Delphi.

The canal season is when visitors can take guided tours down the canal in “The Delphi.”

“‘The Delphi’ will be running this weekend,” said festival co-coordinator Liz Irwin when she appeared on News 18 This Morning. “We will also have different crafters. Everything will be handmade. The cooper will be there. He will demonstrate how to make handmade buckets. We have a blacksmith on hand.”

There will also be musical entertainment throughout the day and food vendors.

Visitors can also see the newly restored Gray Bridge while there.

The Heritage Transportation Festival is Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wabash and Erie Canal Park at 1030 N. Washington St. in Delphi.

The canal season runs from May 17 to mid-October. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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