Chautauqua County Top Events

Doors Open Jamestown

Doors Open Jamestown

Local Museums and Attractions in Jamestown, NY 14701

Mid-January

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free

A free day at Jamestown’s museums and attractions. History, art, nature and comedy – all are open.

President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival

Lakeside Park, Route 394, Mayville, NY 14757

President’s Day Weekend in February

Free

716-753-3113

Popular winter festival with a castle made of ice (weather permitting), winter activities for all ages, fireworks, a flare parade, bonfire, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Bemus Bay Pops Concert Season

Bemus Point, NY 14712

Late June to Labor Day Weekend

Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; additional performances vary

Free; reserved ticketed seating available

716-386-7000

Bemus Bay Pops is a series of outdoor concert events of historic proportions, featuring world-class musicians from the Chautauqua Region as well as national acts featured on our Floating Stage on the splendid Chautauqua Lake . Every weekend all summer long we provide a variety of entertainment such as music concerts including classical, swing, jazz, Country and modern.  During the weekdays throughout the summer we have events like the Lake Night at the Movies, hilarious comedy troupes, and so much more!

Great Blue Heron Music Festival

2361 Wait Corners Rd., Sherman, NY

First weekend in July

Day and weekend passes, camping available

716-761-7190

A summer tradition since 1992, the Great Blue Heron Music Festival is an annual celebration that brings thousands of music lovers to the rolling hills of Western New York each July. With a wide variety of live original music on three stages – including the Main Stage, the intimate Tiger Maple Stage and a big-top Dance Tent that swings through the night – plus instrument workshops, dance lessons, and activities for both children and teens, the festival provides many ways to enjoy the Independence Day weekend.

Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy

2 West Third St, Jamestown, NY 14701

Weekend closest to August 6th, Lucille Ball’s Birthday

Multiple events throughout each day and evening

Cost varies by event.

716-484-0800

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is an annual festival that takes place in Jamestown, NY (Lucy’s hometown). Since 1991, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival has featured performances by Lewis Black, Ray Romano, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, George Wallace, Billy Gardell, Bill Engvall, and many more.  Today, the festival attracts over 10,000 visitors annually and features over 50 events and 30 performers. Events include performances from some of the hottest rising comedians, live bands, live comedy theater, the world’s premier “I Love Lucy” character impersonators, Latenight Stand-Up in the Tropicana Room, Lucy Town Tours, Block Parties, Classes in Comedy, and much more.

Peek’n Peak Fall Fest

1405 Olde Rd, Clymer, NY 14724

2nd and 3rd weekends in October

716-355-4141

Vendor and entertainers fill the resort grounds with crafts, food, a pumpkin cannon and more. Start thinking about winter and swap snow sports equipment.

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