Every summer, over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua Institution in search of respite, community and personal growth. And every summer, they find it. See for yourself what makes Chautauqua Institution a destination like no other.
Chautauqua’s Summer Assembly Season
There’s nothing quite like Chautauqua in the summer. Experience our grounds as they come alive with visitors seeking relaxation, reinvention and our many innovative programs, performances and recreational activities.
Explore the 2023 Weekly Themes
Week One: June 24–July 1
Games: A Celebration of Our Most Human Pastime
Week Two: July 1–8
Can the Center Hold? — A Question for Our Moment
Week Three: July 8–15
The State of Believing
Week Four: July 15–22
Infrastructure: Building and Maintaining the Physical, Social and Civic Underpinnings of Society
Week Five: July 22–29
A Life of Literature
Week Six: July 29–August 5
The National Parks: How America’s ‘Best Idea’ is Meeting 21st-Century Challenges
Week Seven: August 5–12
Freedom of Expression, Imagination, and the Resilience of Democracy
Week Eight: August 12–19
The Global South: Expanding the Scope of Geopolitical Understanding
Week Nine: August 19–27
What will Your Chautauqua Institution Experience Look Like?
Expand your horizons with lectures, classes, and commune with others looking to do the same.
Be inspired by a performance by our own Opera and Theater companies, the symphony orchestra and more!
Unwind in an Adirondack chair at our lakeside bar and chat with your neighbor about the richness of your day.
This is a place where life feels full of kindness, hope and possibilities; a place where we remember how to slow down and engage.
Enjoy a Show
Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That…Tour 2023
Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons
Straight No Chaser: The Yacht Rock Tour
Natalie Merchant with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass
Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles
Melissa Etheridge 2023 Tour
The Princess Bride in Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
Cécile McLorin Salvant
The Revivalists and Band of Horses
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
Girl Named Tom
An Evening With Angélique Kidjo
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave with Mavis Staples
How Will Your Family Experience Chautauqua?
From family-friendly enrichment classes, day camps, performances and entertainment, our summer retreat is sure to inspire wonder and curiosity. We even have a preschool and the oldest day camp in the United States!
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.
The Options are Endless!
This is a place where life feels full of kindness, hope and possibilities; a place where we remember how to slow down and engage. We invite you to experience the incredibly unique Chautauqua lifestyle and achieve your highest potential.
Where to Stay
From the Athenaeum Hotel to countless private rental properties, Chautauqua offers accommodations for all needs and tastes.
Eat, Drink & Shop
Explore all Chautauqua Institution has to offer visitors in the way of year-round restaurants and shops.