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Since its inception in 1874, Chautauqua has served as an educational and recreational lakeside destination for artists, educators, thinkers, faith leaders and friends alike. From world-class speakers, preachers, and artists to hands-on-activities in the classroom or our athletic facilities, a Chautauqua experience is unlike any other. Whether you visit for a day, a week, or the season, we invite you to be a part of our community in its historic 150th year. 

Plan your experience today

No matter how long you plan to stay, a Chautauqua Institution
experience is one you won’t soon forget. Use our experience
planner to make booking your next visit simple.

Our 2024 Weekly Themes

Our weekly themes represent the important societal topics that will be the focus of speakers, events and discourse in a given week.

Featured Events

June 22 @ 8:15 pm Week One (June 22–29)

Martina McBride


June 24 @ 10:45 am Week One (June 22–29)

Jon Meacham

Amphitheater | CHQ Assembly

June 28 @ 8:15 pm Week One (June 22–29)

The Beach Boys


July 9 @ 10:45 am Week Three (July 6–13)

Kori Schake

Amphitheater | CHQ Assembly

July 10 @ 10:45 am Week Three (July 6–13)

Kai Bird

Amphitheater | CHQ Assembly

July 26 @ 8:15 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

Boyz II Men


July 27 @ 8:15 pm Week Six (July 27–August 3)

Renée Fleming with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra


August 2 @ 8:15 pm Week Six (July 27–August 3)

Il Divo


People enjoying drinks around a fire at 3 Taps

Dining & Shopping

Miller Bell Tower

Career & Seasonal Employment Opportunities

News & Announcements

An experience like no other

Named “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” by USA Today

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Anyone who has experienced the reinvention and reinvigoration of a visit to
Chautauqua knows that this is an experience that must be preserved. As a
non-profit organization, we depend on your gifts to sustain our mission.