Arts, Culture & History
Enjoy the City of Olean's Concert In The Park Summer Series, FREE to the public, at the Lincoln Park Gazebo.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues in 2019 with the start on June 13th! Jim Kimball, lecturer of music at SUNY Geneseo and director of the Geneseo String Band, will present of Fiddle Tunes of New York State.
Enjoy films from local filmmakers and vote for your favorite at the 1st Annual Gowanda Film Festival! This two day event will showcase the entries of short films from local talent, being shown on the big screen at the Historic Hollywood Theater!
Celebrate current and past Seneca Nation Presidents at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Seneca Nation of Indians President's
Being held at Weeden Park in 2019, Randolph’s 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Over 80 vendors will be participating! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Some featured events are:
Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 15th, 2019 – “Cattaraugus County Museum Day” to uncover exhibits that display our towns and villages Historic paths through time. Learn local history and the ongoing stories of your community, the landscapes surrounding you, and the United States as a whole. Feel the connection as you find your own
Come join the fun in the sun for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join Adventure Bound onthefly at Spruce Lake run for SUP and kayak paddling, music, food and fun. On Sunday morning come to our demo/paddle center 1 mile from the village of Ellicottville where we will have SUP's and Kayak's on hand for demo along with paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga and kids events.
Join the Leon Historical Society as they present the life of Sarah Johnson, a Runaway Slave who found her home in Olean NY. The presentation will be given by Della Moore, Director of the African American C
Your Paranormal Investigation guides Spiritual Medium Peggy Gypsy and Within These Walls Ghost Hunter Lynn Czekaj will take you into every knook and cranny where the Spirits most like to hide and where the Paranormal Activity is High.
Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 5:30pm - 8pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery Artist Pete Jones. The event will be held at the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 27th! The Bent Brass Ensemble will be playing Music of the WWI Era.
All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour.
Brian J Cano, Dan Klaes and "Coyote" Chris Sutton, are returning to the Hinsdale House!
With number one hits like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Beachin’” and multiple American Country Music Award nominations, Jake Owen is a country music superstar. You won’t want to miss his June performance at the Seneca Allegany outdoor show!
Join the African American Center for Cultural Development in a Juneteenth Celebration! Lots of different happenings to commemorate African American freedom and emphasize education and achievement. As always, there will be delicous food to enjoy! This will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church as the AACCD is still raising funds for their new home!
Peter Frampton is a Rock & Roll legend – pure and simple.
Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out). Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach!
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Don Felder “Formerly of The Eagles” at this years Summer Music Festival followed by the Buffalo Philharmonic on Sunday Evening with an exciting fireworks display!!!
The Ischua Valley Historical Society is offering a Unique Field Trip!
Experiential Art Camp! Using the collections of the Quick Center as the backdrop for experiential learning, campers will develop their creative and artistic talents during this four day camp.
Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater! Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater. Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 11th! Dr. Anthony Evans, Director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, will be presenting on a topic to be announced. Please check back for more information.
Olean Community Theatre presents "Titanic, the Musical". In a stunning chamber musical as massive as the ocean liner that shares its name, Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical, Titanic, tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there.
Join us for our Chestnut Cabin open house and sunset celebration! The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction. The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve.
Enjoy a golf tournament on the beautiful 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 9am.
Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are
A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture. This is North America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest. There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle.
Breakout Country Band LANCO, with special guest Chase Bryant, take the stage at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm in the Seneca Allegany Events Center. Experience in person, the artistry that has ignited a meteoric rise to the top of the country music charts.
World Cultures Camp! Travel the world on an ARTventure experiencing different cultures using the artworks from the Quick Center collection as your guide.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 25th! David Ruch, musician and performer, will be presenting on the Music of Buffalo's Waterfront. He is known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners.
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 July 26-28, 2019. Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contai
Onofest 2019 welcomes back hometown favorites The Hootz! 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!
The Tri-County Kiwanis Club of WNY is hosting their 3rd annual "My Generation" Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 from 12-8pm. There will three tribute artists featuring music from the 40s to today! Food trucks, a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and Craft Vendors rounds out this fun day. Fe
On Saturday July 27st from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the Second annual Dog Days of Summer event!
The 3rd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 27th this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park. All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans. Live music on stage throughout the day Featuring Montgomery Gentry!
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 28th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 70th Annual Art in the Park and the 29th Annual Taste of Olean.
Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center opening on August 4th from 10am-5pm.
Super STEAM Camp! Sorry this camp is full!
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 8th! Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving a presentation on Quilts: Past & Present.
Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival! Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food!
Check back as the event gets closer to find out what bands will be performing!
Pawtographs for Pooches comes to the Hinsdale House along with special guests! Special guests include Pawtographs founder, Tim Maile, Tim Woolworth, John Cassidy, Tim Shaw, and Dan Klaes. Tim Maile created Pawtographs for Pooches as a way to give back to animal shelters after adopting his dog, Murray in 2006.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 22nd! Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting Cowboy Songs. He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.
Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019! This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean. Scene you will be painting is called "Harvest Time". She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of frien
Join Para Expeditions and special guests for a night of high strangeness at the haunted Hinsdale House.
Learn by doing! Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting. Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors. In September's class, you will learn how to make and quilt the Ohio Star in a Mug-Rug set.
Pre-sale tickets available in July! Come and enjoy a delicious, chef prepared, four-course gourmet dinner amongst the beauty and serene setting of Canticle Farm. Vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available.
Don't miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto, that kicks off Friday, September, 13th 2019 in the evening with a ton of live entertainment in all of
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Learn by doing! Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting. Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors. In October's class, you will learn how to make and quilt a 9 Patch Tote Bag, or Dresden Wreath.
Olean Community Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy". The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that she must rely on the services of a chauffeur.
Join in for an evening of scary stories and local folklore at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center. The event is open to the public and will include scary stories, local folklore, and craft activities for the kids.
Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum, in its new location, the Cultural Center! Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum! This event is open to the public.
The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday,
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