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Events

For 150 years, Chautauqua has served as a catalyst for creative exploration, educational growth, relaxation and recreation. Each day brings forth new opportunities to live, learn and laugh on our historic grounds. We invite visitors to join a community that enriches mind, body and spirit year after year.

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June 23 @ 12:00 pm

Community Activities Fair

Bestor Plaza

June 25 @ 1:15 pm Week One (June 22–29)

Art & Science working together to protect Chautauqua Lake

Hurlbut Church sanctuary

June 30 @ 4:00 pm

Community Activities Fair

Bestor Plaza

June 30 @ 10:00 pm

Vegan Potlucks

Fowler-Kellogg Backporch/Cafe

July 2 @ 4:15 pm

LGBTQ+ and Friends Brown Bag Discussion

Alumni Hall Garden Room

July 7 @ 4:00 pm

Community Activities Fair

Bestor Plaza

July 9 @ 4:15 pm

LGBTQ+ and Friends Brown Bag Discussion

Alumni Hall Garden Room

July 14 @ 10:00 pm

Vegan Potlucks

Fowler-Kellogg Backporch/Cafe

July 16 @ 1:15 pm Week Four (July 13–20)

Preserving farmland in a crowded world

Hurlbut Church sanctuary

July 16 @ 4:15 pm

LGBTQ+ and Friends Brown Bag Discussion

Alumni Hall Garden Room

July 16 @ 4:15 pm Week Four (July 13–20)

Tuesday Brown Bag Lecture Series with native gardens expert Carolyn Summers

Smith Wilkes Hall

July 21 @ 4:00 pm

Community Activities Fair

Bestor Plaza

July 23 @ 4:15 pm

LGBTQ+ and Friends Brown Bag Discussion

Alumni Hall Garden Room

July 24 @ 4:15 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

Panel: What does it mean to be an ally and how to become one.

Smith Wilkes Hall

July 24 @ 9:30 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

CPOA Picnic - Area 3-4

Heinz Beach

July 24 @ 9:30 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

CPOA Picnic - Area 8

July 24 @ 9:30 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

CPOA Picnic - Area 5-6

Lincoln Park

July 24 @ 9:30 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

CPOA Picnic - Area 1-2

Miller Park

July 24 @ 9:30 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

CPOA Picnic - Area 9-10

July 24 @ 9:30 pm Week Five (July 20–27)

CPOA Picnic - Area 7

Lenna Lawn

July 28 @ 4:00 pm

Community Activities Fair

Bestor Plaza

July 28 @ 10:00 pm

Vegan Potlucks

Fowler-Kellogg Backporch/Cafe

July 30 @ 4:15 pm

LGBTQ+ and Friends Brown Bag Discussion

Alumni Hall Garden Room

July 31 @ 9:30 pm Week Six (July 27–August 3)

CVA Gala: Art in the Quad

CVA: Arts Quad

August 4 @ 4:00 pm

Community Activities Fair

Bestor Plaza

August 6 @ 1:15 pm Week Seven (August 3–10)

Chautauqua Science Group Weekly Lecture with Astronomer Mike Humphrey

Hurlbut Church sanctuary

August 6 @ 4:15 pm

LGBTQ+ and Friends Brown Bag Discussion

Alumni Hall Garden Room

August 11 @ 10:00 pm

Vegan Potlucks

Fowler-Kellogg Backporch/Cafe