Entertainment & Attractions
The Nannen Arboretum Society is pleased to present a program about Africa for the young and old alike.
The Challenger Learning Center invites kids and parents to dress up as your favorite wizard and participate in over 30 STEM activities together! Kids ages 5-10 are invited to attend, with a parent, in challenges of "Follow the spiders", "Sorting Hat", "Quidditch", "Magical Creatures Class", and "Charms Class" as well as other activities of "pin the sock on Dobby", face painting, and more!
What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association.
Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.
Archbishop Walsh Academy and the Walsh Sports Boosters Club will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Raffle on Saturday, March 23rd from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Archbishop Walsh, 208 North 24th Street. Tickets on sale now!
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra clarinetist and saxophonist Sal Andolina will be accompanied by six of his BPO colleagues when he returns to St. Bonaventure University Monday, March 25, for an evening performance as part of the university's Martine Performing Arts Series.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Classical Guitarist, Dimitris Kotronakis.
Dimitris Kotronakis is a classical guitarist and musicologist based in Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions, and has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America.
Earth Hour is an international event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness about climate change and what we can do to help our planet. To celebrate, join educator Jill Schwab for a children’s story hour at the Portville Library. Jill will share stories that focus on the environment and fun children’s crafts will be included. This program is a great way
Meet the Jamestown Paranormal Investigators. Watch Videos of their investigations - including the Hollywood! Learn what equipment they use and hear stories of their explorations. The team will investigate portions of the theater while participants witness their findings.
The South Dayton Daffodil Festival and craft show will be held Saturday, April 6th. A craft show will be held from 10am - 3pm. There will also be a dessert contest held. The categories for entry are adults and children (age 12 and under). Registration for the contest is from 10 to 11am, with judging at 11am. Enter your dessert in a non-returnable container with a c
Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"! They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults (21+ and over) to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food catered by Angee's Restaurant, drinks (cash bar hosted by Four Mile Brewing), an escape experience, STEM activities and more!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Janoska Ensemble.
We have 5,000 toy and candy filled eggs for this event! The plan is to have three designated areas for each age group (1-4, 5-9, 10 & up). The hunt is set to begin at 11am. J.Con has has generously donated refreshments for the event, served around noon. Refreshments include hot dogs, water and coffee.
The Easter Bunny hiding Easter Eggs for children is a tradition that has been around for generations. Snoopy, the Easter Beagle, delivering Easter Eggs is a much more recent occurrence. On April 13th, Lillibridge will be visited by the Easter Beagle to hide Easter Eggs not for children, but for his fellow four legged furry friends.
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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 April's class, you will learn how to make a Log Cabin Wall Hanging and learn the significance of the different colors.
Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday April 20th from 9am to 1pm, then join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Over 1600 eggs are placed and ready to be found with special prizes awarded! Be sure to bring the camera and look for the Bunny's friends: Moose and Bear! Egg hunt starts at 1:00pm sharp!
HAPPY EASTER!! We hope you can join us. Call 716-379-8210 before April 1st and save $2.00 off each Adult brunch at your table! We are putting out a fantastic spread in our banquet center and spilling over into The Point restaurant for this event. Over 25 items offered including desserts, full breakfast options, lunch options and carving stations with roast turk
The coming of Easter means the end of Lent. Polish tradition celebrates the day after Easter as well, called "Dyngus Day". Dyngus Day celebration is held by the Pulaski Club of Olean, located at 1104 N.
While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of 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.
Olean Community Theatre presents "The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less". The Gods walk the Red Carpet. The Creation of Mankind is a botched subcontractors job. Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift.
On Arbor Day, people are encouraged to care for their natural environment.
Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities
Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Allegany State Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible". The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Manhattan Piano Trio.
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 May's class, you will learn how to make a Trapunto Pillow, choosing from various designs.
The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10am to 1pm.
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The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar! Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Series 3: Beethoven and Brahms, will be held on May 4th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more. Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them.
The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been
The Southern Tier will be ready to dance when Billy Ray Cyrus performs at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, May 18th at 7pm.
Ischua Valley Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea on Sunday May 20th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Miner’s Cabin on 9 Pine Street in Franklinville, New York. The cost is $20 and since seating is limited, reservations and payment are due by May 10th. Please call (716) 353-2355 for reserv
"The Happening" - a motorcycle and live music weekend! Gowanda's largest party weekend of the year continues to happen! Save the dates - May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019.
The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage! Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor
Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY! Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun! We’ve been doing it for 48 years and can’t stop! Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountain region where food, games, music and fun await you!
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.
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 76th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Over 60 vendors will be participating! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Some featured events are:
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.
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!
Peter Frampton is a Rock & Roll legend – pure and simple.
Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July. Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm.
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!
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.
Dirt will be flying at the Summer Tractor Pull in South Dayton, located on the Fireman's Grounds. Chicken BBQ will be held at the Fire Hall.
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.
Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are
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.
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.
Make plans to attend the 2019 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 177th year in 2019, 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
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.
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.
Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.
August 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.
The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on August 16th - 18th.
Put on your festive Hawaiian shirt, pull on your dancing shoes and practice the limbo because it’s time for the Beach Party at Allegany State Park. The day kicks off at 3:00 p.m., August 16th, at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations.
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.
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.
Criss Angel is the biggest name in the world of magic. Angel rose to superstar status as the star and creator of the most popular and successful magic television series of all time, Criss Angel MINDFREAK, as well as his incredibly popular Las Vegas stage shows, television specials and series, books, CDs, retail products, and more.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE THIS FALL? Come to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival!
Our goal for this tournament is to focus on Fall Lacrosse FUN and showcasing our beautiful sport in the greatest light! This is a must-attend Lacrosse Festival for youth thru Ultra-Masters lacrosse players and their families.
Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event
Join in at the 42nd 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
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.
October 5 & 6, Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from
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.
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 26, 2019. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us! Grab your friends pick out your Costumes and get ready to run!
Come join Santa and Mrs.
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,
Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve. Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!
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Miner’s Cabin in Franklinville was built by a miner that returned home after making it good during the gold rush era of the west coast. The building is not a cabin either but a three story house of Queen Anne design.