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Celebrate Chautauqua in Bloom

Plan a visit during Chautauqua in Bloom, a season of learning and celebration of farms, food and drink, May 24 – June 20, 2014. Take a class in the comedic arts. Attend a birding festival or visit artists' studios. Learn to appreciate and use locally grown foods, regional wines and local brews, while discovering Chautauqua's agricultural and grape heritage. See 10 Ways to learn during Chautauqua in Bloom for a few of the learning experiences that will be offered. Check the May/June calendar for details and a full schedule of workshops.

The World's Vacation Learning Center

For over 140 years, Chautauqua has been a destination for experiential and vacation learning, a place for personal growth, a place that engages the mind, body and spirit. Start planning your summer learning vacation in Chautauqua. See Chautauqua Institution and the Lily Dale Assembly for news about the 2014 seasonal events.

Visitor Information

Request a Visitors Guide and start planning your getaway to Chautauqua. For periodic news and events, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and for daily news and updates, like us and join the conversation on Facebook. Chautauqua County is located less than three hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Toronto and within an easy drive from Buffalo and Erie.   

Check out Map My Chautauqua, our new app that let's you find recreation and visitor opportunities on an interactive map.


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