Things to Do in Chautauqua County


From Jamestown, NY to Findley Lake

Find things to do from engaging programs at Chautauqua Institution or the Lily Dale Assembly, to discovering culture and history in galleries and museums. You'll find no shortage of activities in Jamestown, Mayville, Bemus Point, Lake Erie NY and more!


Lake Erie NY - Wine Country

Tour Lake Erie Wine Country and stop at local farm markets and produce stands to taste the flavors of products grown in Western New York. The Lake Erie region is known for producing some of the highest quality wines in the world. 


View our full list of things to do in Chautauqua NY below!

For sports and outdoor related activities, see Where to Play.


For family activities and fun for kids, see What to Learn.

  • Chautauqua Area Attractions


    Chautauqua Institution, Lily Dale Assembly, Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center, lake cruises, birding sites, traditional fairs, historic lighthouses... more

  • Art Galleries Chautauqua

    Art Galleries

    Area art galleries featuring local, regional and national artwork ranging from sculpture, pottery, and fiber arts to photography... more

  • Wineries in the Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie Wine Trail Region

    Craft Beer and Spirits

    The craft beverage scene is booming throughout Chautauqua County... more

  • Entertainment in the Chautauqua Area


    The Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Northwest Arena, a floating stage in Bemus Point... more

  • Events in the Chautauqua Region

    Event Calendar

    Outdoor concerts, sailboat races, harvest festivals, grape stomping, cemetery and ghost tours... more

  • Farms and Markets in the Chautauqua Area

    Farms & Markets

    Farm markets, produce stands, cider and syrup producers, local flavors from Chautauqua's agricultural countryside... more


  • Museums and History Chautauqua Area

    Museums & History

    A statue memorializing the story of how Abraham Lincoln came to grow whiskers, the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, Dunkirk Lighthouse... more

  • Villages and Towns in the Chautauqua Area

    Villages & Towns

    Anchored by the cities of Jamestown and Dunkirk, Chautauqua is comprised of a mixture of Victorian, lakeside, and Amish communities... more

  • Wineries in the Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie Wine Trail Region


    Visit more than 23 wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country and choose your favorite varieties... more