Seneca-Iroquois National Museum presents a special screening from Rezolution Pictures of "Rumble: Indians who Rocked the World" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater. This will be FREE and open to the public. After watching the film which premiered at the 2017 Sundance and won for Masterful Storytelling, there will be a
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly". Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war.
Friends of Good Music presents "Music from Syria" with the Kinan Azmeh's City Band. Described as a "virtuoso" by the New York Times, and "engagingly flamboyant" by the Los Angeles Times, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh was born in Damascus, Syria. He is the first Arab to win the premier prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (Moscow, 1997).
Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum. Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum! Scary Stories will be 3pm-5pm. Contact Jennifer Jimerson for more information, 716-945-1760 or jenniferjimerson [at] sni [dot] org Free Admission on this Day!
The Allegany Area Historical Association will feature speaker Larry Kilmer in an upcoming event held at their Heritage Center in the Village of Allegany. The Olean Street Car Company operated in our area from the 1860's to 1927. It ran from Olean to Allegany, all the way to Little Valley, Bradford, Bolivar, Shingleho
Join Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning and Tourism in a special speaker discussion with light refreshments on October 19th, 2017 at 7pm in the Legislative Chambers.
Join us for a different kind of evening! Take a ghost tour and hunt of the Salamanca Area Historic Museum and Myers Steakhouse & Inn.
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff.
Autumn in The Southern Tier Train Show! The Toy Train Collectors Society is hosting a Train Show at the Olean Intermediate-Middle School where the public is welcome to attend!
Join Paranormal Walks for an exclusive tour of the Town Hall in Ellicottville. This is the one located on the corner of Washington St. and Jefferson St. Half of the proceeds to benefit the Ellicottville Historical Society!
Celebrate Halloween with us on Baggers Night! Gowanda Harley-Davidson's twist on "Trunk or Treat". Dress up and Decorate your bike! Fill your Saddlebags with candy for the kids. Free Pumpkins and carving for the kids. Prizes for best costumed rider and best decorated bike. Prizes by popular vote.
Cancelled due to construction on the haunted parts of the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater.
Check out The Chicago Authority concert on Oct. 21, 2017.
While it is a fact that bats rank very high on the list of most disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood. Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be. Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception.
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 28, 2017. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!
Fall in and Join the Free Family Art Day! Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s Free Family Art Day will be held Saturday, October 28th from 1-4pm at the Olean Center Mall. We have had an enthusiastic response to these events that allow kids and their parents to do fun art projects together at no charge, enjoying a creative experience that is accessible to everyone.
Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 4th, and Sunday, November 5th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. Proceeds collected directly benefit the students of Portville Central School in the form of achievement awards.
Get your 3 person team together and get ready to launch those pumpkins! It's back! Besecker and Coss will again be holding their “GREAT PUMPKIN SHOOT” on November 5, 2017 at 12 noon.
Friends of Good Music presents "Seraph Brass". Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America's top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works and well-known classics.
Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!
Friends of Good Music presents a Holiday Concert with Elisabeth Von Trapp. Special single ticket price for those without a season subscription is $25.
Come to a family friendly community event where you can see your neighbors, family and fellow community members on stage performing Enchanté Cabaret's Show "All She Wants for Christmas" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle". Lillian Boedecker Barron is old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased!
Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 9th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Recreational Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!
Friends of Good Music presents The Buffalo Chamber Players. Buffalo Chamber Players, the ensemble-in-residence at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, presents innovative music programs performed by our region's finest musicians.
Dare to do something different this weekend! Make plans to attend Session 2 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit". The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late fi
Friends of Good Music presents "Lilia!". The indomitable Lilia Skala comes to life in her granddaughter's deeply personal celebration of a life in the theater.
Friends of Good Music presents "Fire and Grace: Virtuoso Violin meets Celtic Guitar". Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga has established himself as one of North America's most versatile violinists. Grammy award winning guitarist William Coulter has been performing and recording traditional and classical music for more than 25 years.
Friends of Good Music presents "Windsync"! Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud". Bring your mother for Mother's Day!! MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD…never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart.
Dare to do something different this weekend! Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.
"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
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 22nd. 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.
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
View the visitor's guide online
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf
The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.
In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.