What’s new for Summer 2021 in the Chautauqua Lake Erie Region

Chautauqua County is preparing for a great summer season. Many attraction sand experiences are reopening and are creating new and exciting ways for you to enjoy Chautauqua this summer.

Lake Erie Wine Country is hosting a new event— “Red, White, & BBQ”.
Lake Erie Wine Country is home to 23 wineries through Chautauqua County and Pennyslvania. This summer they are introducing a new event featuring patriotic pairings and summer favorites to help you impress your guests at your upcoming Fourth of July gathering. Wineries will offer a selection of seasonal fruits and produces as well a favorite BBQ main and side dishes that will be paired with specific wines from your favorite local wineries. This event will occur Friday through Monday on two weekends in the month of June. Attendees can choose any of the eight days for a full day of fun, memories, and delicious food and wine.

Friday through Monday, June 18-21: 10a.m. – 5p.m. each day.
Friday through Monday, June 25-28: 10a.m. – 5p.m. each day.

Chautauqua Institution introduces new lakeside dining — “The A Truck and 3 Taps”
As part of a new initiative to enhance outdoor experience for the Chautauqua Institution’s in-person 2021 season, the Pier Building is being transformed into a casual lakeside dining space named 3 Taps. Both indoor and outdoor seating will be available as well as patio seating, Adirondack chairs and foreparts. In addition, patrons may enjoy picnic seating in Miller Park or bring their own chair to the adjacent Children’s Beach. Tableside service with a full bar menu will operate between 11a.m. and 9p.m. Food will be available from the new A Truck which will be parked in the parking lot of the Pier Building and feature tasty, Asian-fusion inspired bites. Mobile and Walk-up orders will be accepted.

Chautauqua Institution – A Destination for Vacation Learning for over 150 years
A picturesque lakeside setting, and the beauty of it’s National Historic Landmark architecture make Chautauqua Institution a thriving community where vistiroys come to find intellectual and spiritual growth and renewal. It is a summer center that encompasses arts, education, religion, and recreation; a place, removed from the day-to-day work, where some of the leading thinkers of our time come to speak to the concerns and issues of today; a place where music, dance, opera, theater and the visual arts create the “Chautauqua Mix.”
A Victorian village that features a 9-week summer season from late June through late August of art, education, lectures, top entertainment, religion, recreation, and much more.
The 2021 Chautauqua Institution season is scheduled for June 26 to August 29 with nine weekly lecture themes, a popular entertainment lineup with broad appeal, theater, opera, interfaith engagement, recreation and more.
1. China and the World: Collaboration, Competition, Confrontation? June 26 – July 3
2. New Frontiers: Exploring Today’s Unknowns July 3 – 10
3. Trust, Society, and Democracy July 10 -17
4. Many Americas: Navigating our Divides July 17 – 24
5. The Authentic Comedic Voice: A Week in Partnership with National Comedy Center July 24 – 31
6. Building a Culture of Empathy July 21 – August 7
7. The State of the Economy: Where Do We Go From Here? August 7 -14
8. The Human Brain: Our Greaters Mystery August 14 – 21
9. Resilience August 21 – 29

Heron Summer Series & Taste of the Heron
The Heron Farm and Event Center, voted #1 tent site by HitCamp, will be debuting two new event series this summer. The first is their “Heron Summer Series”, which is a series of live concerts at the Main Stage on Saturday nights during the dinner hour beginning Memorial Day and running through September. Select performances will occur on Fridays and Sundays. Music genres will include: Americana, Folk, Reggae, Zydeco, Ole Time, Bluegrass, Funk, Rock, and Indie Jam. In additional to live music, visitors can take part of the Taste of the Heron series which occurs every Saturday from Memorial Day through September and includes meals with products grown right on the farm.

Local Showcase – May 29 – 30
Ryan Montbleau, The Bones of J.R. Jones & More – June 11 – 13
PA Line and Mark Mincarelli — June 19-20
Slyboots Circus — June 26 – 27
Black Rock Zydeco — July 9 – 10
Dirty Blanket, Honey Smugglers and More — July 10 – 11
Dj Johnny Cobra — July 17 – 18
Keller Williams with opening act