Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on May 6th!
The annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been
A fleet of classic cars will be on full display every Thursday through the summer until August 25th in the parking lot of the Olean Center Mall.
WHAT IS MAGNIFICENT MAY MAYHEM: Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce events committee unveiled this new event back in September 2021 called Magnificent May Mayhem or M3. A mayhem is described / defined as a chaos, pandemonium and bedlam. “Although most of the definitions are not a good thing, we use mayhem as a term to describe the many activities and programs pulled together for this one event,” stated Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO.
Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.
ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN households have signed up for the 20th annual Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 AM until 4 PM. Maps and a complete listing of locations and items of the garages sales will be available FREE at the Chamber office, 301 North Union Street starting on Thursday, May 19. The event has no rain date. Households sales will go forward rain
Annual Trail Clearing and Clean Up Gathering at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Saturday, May 21st, Start Time: 10 am Event Length: 4 hrs.
Bradleys Auto Detailing is hosting their first annual car show in Cattaraugus!
Bring your hot rods, clunkers, ray rods, & motorcycles! Best of show is $500 CASH! Trophies for best of class!
$30 to register cars, free for spectators!
There will be live music, food, vendors, and drinks!
Tri-County Arts Council - Events
Cabochon jewelry is usually a gemstone that has been shaped and polished instead of faceted. Cabochon was the default method of preparing gemstones before cutting was developed. You can find ceramic porcelain or wood. We will be attaching our cabochon to a jewelry bezel. This is a great class for kids as well as adults.
S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) is hosting their 1st Annual Helicopter Spring Fling event, May 21st-22nd. STARS is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY.
Amateur 3D Contest will be help Saturday at 1:00pm.
Stop by the Fairgrounds and check out the Car & Craft Show on Sunday, May 22, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm!
All proceeds benefit Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.
The City of Olean Music Series is back!
Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.
• May 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.
The 64th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5, 2022.
The Enchanted Mountain Garden Club of Allegany is holding their 5th annual Allegany Garden Festival on June 4th from 10am - 4pm, following a two year hiatus due to Covid-19. The festival will feature high quality vendors of flowers and plants, vegetables and herbs, gardening supplies, outdoor garden art, and other garden-related items, as well as landscapers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Tatting is a type of vintage lacework that uses a basic double knot that is repeated over and over again, done with a tatting shuttle. Come find out how to make lace edgings, snowflakes, and more. If you enjoy crochet, knitting, embroidery, and sewing, then there’s a good chance that you’ll enjoy tatting.
It's BACK! The Chamberfest Beer & Wine Festival.
The Chamberfest is a place to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, to share stories, to celebrate, to commiserate, to communicate. Come and sample over 30 craft beers and wine from National and Local wineries and brewhouses.
The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on June 10th - 12th.
Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest in Olean, NY! Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun! They've been doing it for 50 years and can’t stop! Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountains where food, games, music and fun await you!
The SINM is happy to announce their annual Heritage Day festival. The event is free and open to the public.
Smoke dance competitions, artisan market, food, and more!!
Save the date for the South Dayton Fire Departments 2022 Tractor Pulls. Any Year Tractor is Welcome!
They will be held on June 12th, July 9th and 10th, and September 18th.
Join the fun at the Annual OGH Auxiliary Strawberry Festival (10:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.) and Health Fair (10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)! Featuring: strawberry shortcakes, sausage sandwiches, drinks, baked goods, craft items and entertainment!
Sky High Adventure Park opens daily for the summer. Hours, videos and more information are available online, where you can also skip the line and reserve your time!
Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on May 6th 2022 @ 7pm, and it will run until around 11pm.
The Holiday Valley Mudslide is a mudrun that's really, really FUN. Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are lots of obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks! There are 3.5 mile and 5.4 mile options and 15 obstacles with the start at Spruce Lake on top of the mountain.
Being held on Main Street in Randolph, the 48th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 18th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year.
Join us for our newest celebration of all red heads! A weekend of different fun and safe activities throughout the village to celebrate you!!
Yeeehaw!! An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids. This is one of the largest IPRA/APRA sanctioned rodeos in the Northeast! The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the family tradition with a step back in time to wild and western non-stop action. They will be celebrating their 33rd year in 2022!
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, which produces the three-day music event, has finalized a banger lineup for this year’s slope side concerts at Holiday Valley.
Music in the Triangle downtown Randolph from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Come wind down the weekend by relaxing to some great music!
City Set For A BOOMING FOURTH! Bradner Stadium, Olean, gates open at 5:30 PM. Coolers and packages carried into the stadium will be checked for security reasons. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be scheduled for the next clear night.
The fireworks are organized by the Olean Professional Firefighters Association.
See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club's flying field. STARS is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY.
Heritage Day is sure to be “Good old fashioned fun for everyone”. The location is downtown Portville and there will be plenty to do for this one day festival. The Annual Portville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held the night before, with a street dance to follow at the American Legion.
Come be Italian for the day at the Italian Festival in Olean. Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music. Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!
The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans PowWow is returning to the new and improved Veteran’s Park. The PowWow showcases Native American dances from across Indian Country while focusing on the Smoke Dance of the Iroquois and honoring Native American Veterans. This PowWow weekend event is a perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the First Nations through song, dance, art and traditional foods. The 2022 Seneca Veterans PowWow will be held July 16-17, 2022 at Veteran’s Park 526 Broad St.
Calling all campers entering 5th-8th graders! Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center! Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets. Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.
4 mile or 9.7 mile hard core trail runs on the Holiday Valley and nearby wooded winding trails.
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 will be held on July 24th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 32nd Annual Taste of Olean.
Would you rather visit the Man on the Moon or a Martain? Would you like to take a space voyage that lats a few days or several months? There is so much to think about when planning the next NASA mission. Come join us as we explore all the challanges before aastronauts as they try to live in other extraterrestrial environments.
A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience. Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side.
Ron White is a comedy legend who rose to fame as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Known as the scotch drinking, cigar smoking funnyman, White has built a career by telling brutally honest stories brimming with punch lines and bursting with laughs.
Make plans to attend the 2022 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 179th year in 2022, this is a real down home country Fair. Large enough to include exciting events like the demos and Monster Truck rallies, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. Affordable for the whole family, presale ticket
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will be open on July 31, 2022 for guided tours. Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park.
Moon Mania camp will introduce your child 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 and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta
Tuesday, August 2nd at 7pm, head to the Cattaraugus County Fair for the Demolition Derby. Grandstand tickets are an additional $7 and well worth the fun of the Demo Show.
CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies.
Walker Hayes with special guest Cooper Alan! Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30pm.
Tickets are on sale on the website or by calling 1-800-514-6849!
Travis Tritt will be performing on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00pm.
A fleet of classic cars and motorcycles will be on full display, Sunday, in Allegany Firemen's Park during the Street Classics Car and Motorcycle Show. This year they are celebrating their 31st Anniversary!
The annual event is a fundraiser and expected to include hundreds of classic vehicles, fresh food, live music, a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawings, and trophies for the best cars.
Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS! In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet. Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities!
The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light 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.
Join the fun for Taste of Ellicottville on August 13th and 14th. This delicious event is celebrating it's 36th year!!! There will be 21 restaurants featuring their best dishes set up in the village of Ellicottville.
Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 9th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more.
Enjoy food and music and guided tours where you can see 700 ducks, geese and swans from all over the world.
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary is home to two of the largest covered aviaries in the United States, with more than 78 different species and 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese, and swans.
Looking for that special bargain? Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day.
Voted Western New York's Best Pumpkin Patch for Family Fun, Pumpkinville is a fantastic fall tradition for most families in all of WNY and beyond. They are open for the 2022 season from September 17th-October 31st.
Pumpkinville offers a varity of fun for kids: the carousel, jumpin' pillows, cow train, fun zone, corn maze, and hay ride. Your kid's will have a blast!
Join in at the 44th 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
October 1st & 2nd, Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from
Fall Festival 2022 is back and it’s going to be your favorite Fall event! The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and Holiday Valley have plenty of fun planned throughout the month of October.
Check back soon for more information.
The 10th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 15th and 16th, 2022.
"Opry comes to the Hollywood" to be held at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater. There will be performers honoring names like: Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
In addition, there will be an instructor there to do a line dancing class prior to the show! What a wonderful way to have some fun and get the audience warmed up.
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 22, 2022. The event will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Half Marathon Relay. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!
The Silver Bells Light Up Night Parade will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2022 starting at 6:30pm.
Light up the night, hot cocoa, cookies, and SANTA!
Main Street and Jefferson Street Park in Salamanca.
Beer is Back! The 18th annual Beer and Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th. With many of the region's best craft brewers, wineries and cideries in attendance you can sample your favorites, plus try out several new and unique flavors. Add live entertainment, food trucks and 1500 of your closest friends, it's an event not to be missed.
Tickets on sale in July!
Come join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they officially light the town's holiday decorations! This festive Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving and the traditional kick-off to the holiday season. Santa will be in attendance and light up thousands of lights in Lincoln Park and downtown Olean when he parades through town in celebration.
Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottvilles Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.
Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to be snail mailed to you for FREE!
2 of the largest covered aviaries in the world and a waterfowl preserve are located at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary with over 300 geese, ducks and swans even having the endangered NeNe geese.