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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 150 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.

Upcoming Events

December 16 @ 9:00 am

Breakfast with Santa

Hurlbut Church

December 16 @ 11:00 am

Breakfast with Santa

Hurlbut Church

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

Support Chautauqua

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.