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a day steeped in environmental consciousness; learn about
sustainability, conservation, and have fun celebrating Wild America.
Browse the juried fine nature art and craft show vendor stalls, where
beautiful, high-quality nature art is for sale. Taste food inspired by
local ingredients and vote for your favorite cook-off competitor.
Well-known authors, speakers, and conservationists will host classes,
workshops, and live animal meet-and-greets at this all-ages event. The
festival is co-hosted by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural
History, whose gallery and trails are in Peterson’s nearby hometown of
Jamestown. // LEARN MORE
and laugh as Chautauqua Institution again partners with the National
Comedy Center for a week exploring how comedy changes us and, in turn,
society because comedy can do more than hold up a mirror to our world;
it can, in fact, change it. Explore topics such as: What does your sense
of humor reveal about you? How can we be challenged by things we don’t
find funny? Examine the challenging intersection of free speech,
political correctness, humor, and what we can learn from that
uncomfortable space. The interfaith lecture theme for the week is,
“What’s So Funny About Religion?” // LEARN MORE
The oldest consecutively running rodeo east of the Mississippi returns for its 75th year!
This rain or shine tradition includes seven different PRCA
(Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) events, including bareback and
saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel riding, plus
both team and tie-down roping. Arrive early for the bbq and midway fun.
All proceeds benefit the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department. Fireworks will
be on Wednesday and Saturday. // LEARN MORE
three-day festival showcases the best of Lake Erie Wine Country and New
York State wines, agricultural producers, breweries, and distilleries
from across the state. Enjoy wine and cooking demonstrations, live
music, regional artisan vendors, and a classic car show. Multi-day and
designated driver tickets are available. // LEARN MORE
Lucille Ball Comedy Festival embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her
hometown – Jamestown, NY, to be a destination for the celebration of the
comedic carts and to showcase new comedic talent from around the
country. The festival, which is presented by the National Comedy Center,
attracts more than 15,000 US-wide attendees annually who are looking to
share in the laughter. Now in its 28th year, the festival has featured
comedy’s greatest stars and rising young comedians, including Jerry
Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Trevor Noah, Lily Tomlin, Jay Leno, Amy
Schumer, Brian Regan, Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, Jim Gaffigan, and more
than one hundred other comedic artists.
Festival Headliners include Sebastian Maniscalco and John Mulaney.
Catch them at Jamestown’s Northwest Arena in addition to Brian Regan’s
Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater performance, Comedy Late Night,
Stand-Up Showcase, FREE Kids Comedy, The Lucy and Ethel Show, and more.
Participate in Lewis Black’s Stand-Up Workshop, book a Lucille Ball
Hometown or Cemetery Tour, Lucille’s Birthday Bash, or participate in
grape stomping and chocolate wrapping. Tickets and the Comple Schedule
are available via the National Comedy Center. // LEARN MORE
Dunkirk Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix returns to Chautauqua County
for a second time. The inaugural event in 2018 was a success, with free
spectator viewing areas along the revitalized picturesque Lake Erie
waterfront area that offered spectacular views over the racecourse. Last
year, spectators enjoyed the unique vantage points at the Dunkirk Light
House Park on Point Gratiot along with weekend festivities including
live music from seven different bands, a variety of vendors and
historical reenactments of the America Civil War. The 2018 Dunkirk Great
Lakes Offshore Grand Prix featured multi-camera course coverage and
drone footage produced by American Performance Media.
lovers will gather for a week-long festival featuring great food and
craft beverages. Bestor Plaza will again come alive with a diverse array
of food and drinks prepared by the best regional restaurants, farms,
wineries, and breweries. Food Festival Only Tickets are available but
guests are invited to explore the full breadth of Chautauqua programming
this week, themed "Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. // LEARN MORE
enchanting late summer music festival held on the same grounds as the
Great Blue Heron Music Festival is not to be missed. This year’s lineup
features more than 30 bands representing an inclusive & varied
showing of national, regional and local artists covering genres from
electronic, jam, rock, funk, Americana, bluegrass and indie. Tent
camping, car camping, and RV camping on the grounds is allowed but
please note that a special permit is required for RVs/campers. Food and
artisan vendors will be set up near the festival stages. // LEARN MORE
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your adventure in Western New York with lake area vacations, an
abundance of outdoor recreation experiences, wineries, cultural centers
like the Chautauqua Institution, museums like the National Comedy
Center, and fun-filled events all year long. With four distinct seasons,
there are plenty of reasons to visit the Chautauqua-Lake Erie area any
time of year.
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