Entertainment & Attractions
Summer Film Series on Health Care, Environment, Voting Rights, Refugees. The Citizens Action Network of Southwestern NY is sponsoring a four-part summer film series that will address issues at the heart of American social and political life.
It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 6th year! This year’s event takes place on July 21st at its new home at the Quaker Beach area.
Parents bring your kids to Story Time at the Canticle Farm Market! Not only will a book be read, but there will be a craft and veggie samples! All of this is FREE for parents and children. This will be on Tues, July 21st from 3:45pm-4:15pm, right after the kiddos get out of school.
Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!
If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love the Taste of Olean on July 23rd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 68th Annual Art in the Park and the 27th Annual Taste of Olean.
All money raised at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.
The Allegany River Indian Dance Troupe will be preforming at the Quaker Amphitheater on Wednesday July 26th at 6:00 p.m. During this hour long program, the history of each dance will be given before demonstrating it. Park patrons will be invited to dance with the troupe. Bring your chairs and blankets for a unique evening in Allegany.
Dave Ruch will be doing a presentation and performances on "Traditional Music of Western New York" at the Summer at the Stone House on July 27, 2017.
Pfeiffer Nature Center and the Girl Scouts of Western New York are hosting an activity packed outdoor experience for girls in grades 2nd-5th at the Lillibridge Preserve Pavilion. Experience nature first hand as we walk through the woods to explore the plants and animals living there, participate in fun nature games and crafts and earn a Pfeiffer Nature Center ba
Make plans to attend the 2017 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 175th year in 2017!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Escape Summer Boredom! There is still time to sign up and join in at our ESCAPE ROOM: Kids Creation Camp.
See cooking demonstrations and preparation tips to improve your skills in the kitchen! This will be held with Canticle Farm, where you can take home fresh ingredients to cook at home afterwards!
The dog days of summer are upon us! The original phrase had nothing to do with our beloved pets. And it has nothing to do with us lazing about because it’s too hot to do anything else! For the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” happened when Sirius, the dog-star, appeared to rise just before the sun. The dates for this celestial occurrence are July 3rd to
Stop by to check out the awesome cars and take part in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings.
Great food available: chicken bbq by the Allegany Firemen, hotdogs/hamburgers by the Hinsdale Scouts, and Randy's catering will be there as well.
Face painting, games and live music will entertain the young ones.
Moon Mania camp will introduce your kindergartner to the Moon! In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite. In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk on the moon, will make craters and make some galaxy slime.
CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader to the worlds of criminal investiagtion and undercover spies. By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish. The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercover will be covered
Come to this FREE event to hear John Koerner speak on "Why The CIA killed John F Kennedy and Malcolm X". Come see this exciting lecture! Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library.
Allen Hopkins will be doing a presentation and performances about "Irish American Music" at the Stone House on August 10, 2017.
Learn more about Allen Hopkins at AllenHopkins.org
Celebrate all things blueberry at the annual Humphrey Blueberry Day!
The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 12th, starting at 9am. There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details.
Taste of Ellicottville is a weekend where everyone can sample the best that Ellicottville’s fine restaurants have to offer as they set up “Cafe Style” on the streets. Tickets are $1 each and items are between $1-$4. You can purchase tickets at the main ticket booth centrally located in the village.
Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader to the planet MARS! In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet. Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons and "driving" a Mars rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities!
This camp is made for kids entering 1st grade and will be held one day, Aug 14th from 9am to 3pm.
Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader to the wonders of color that is all around them. Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color. The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities. Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors, Solar Oven, Color in Nature and more!
Come to this golf tournament on the lovely Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center! Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 11:30am and there will be a lunch prior to the start time of 1:00pm. Dinner will follow as well. This is a 2
Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2017 schedule! Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 18-20.
Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area. Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party!
Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults. Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr.
Jim Kimball will be giving a presentation and performances on "Music of WWI" at the Cattaraugus County Museum on August 24, 2017.
This is a free event that is part of 2017's Summer at the Stone House Event Series at the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16, Machias, NY.
Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest. Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event.
Join us on Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm for a talk with Steve Howard of the Allegheny Valley Project. Learn about what artifacts Steve and his team has found behind our Market! You can alos take a self guided tour of the dig site!
WILD WING FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday August 27, 2017 from 12-5PM at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY.
Last Call to see all the birds.
This year's event proceeds will benefit the Gowanda Ambulance building fund and the Hollywood Theater restoration fund. Live local bands, food trucks, Chinese auction baskets, raffles! More details to follow. Save the Date!
Experience Yoga in the most calm, relaxing setting, surrounded by nature and freshly grown foods. Experience Yoga at Canticle Farm! There will be three upcoming sessions of "Gentle Flow Yoga" by Lisa Yohon that cost just $8 per session! Bring your mat or blanket, some water and get ready to have some peaceful fun!
Come to this FREE event to listen to Katy Sergel who is from the Holland Land Museum. She will be speaking on "Joseph Ellicott and the Museum". Ellicottville was named in honor of Joseph Ellicott, who was an agent for the Holland Land Co. Come see this exciting lecture! Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library.
A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in this area.
Plan on joining the fun on Allegany’s Main Street for the annual Bonagany Festival, celebrating the friendship between the village of Allegany and St. Bonaventure University communities, on Saturday, September 23rd, from 11am-5pm. This is held annually during St. Bonaventure's Family Weekend and offers families a way to discover the Village and area outside of the campus.
Join in at the 40th annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long! Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Started as a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship between the nation and the City of Salamanca, the celebration will have a cultural aspect with d
On October 7th and 8th, 2017, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.
Come to this FREE event to listen to Stan Carlson from the Salamanca Rail Museum. He will be talking about the different railroads of the area and the roles they played in the development of the area. Come see this informative lecture! Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library.
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There were over 170 old schoolhouses with many still in existence in Cattaraugus County