Entertainment & Attractions
The second performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Julien Labro and "The Art of the Accordian".
The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street. Stephanie Beneng, a library assistant at the Olean Public Library, will give a presentation on the U. S. Census, 1790 to 1940. She will give the history of the census, and how to use census records when doing family history research.
“Lines,” a newly devised play by SBU Theater featuring Shakespeare, magic, dance and song, will be performed Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. each night in Garret Theater on the St. Bonaventure University campus.
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 a FUN and SPOOKY night at the OLEAN YMCA!*Dress up in your halloween costume for the costume contest*Play spooky games *Go through the scary haunted house*Make halloween arts and crafts*Have fun on the inflatables*Swim with our floating pumpkin patch while watching a Halloween movie in the pool! (Must pre-register only 50 spots available)
Join in for a star lit stroll around the Eshelman property and listen for night time neighbors and learn about their nocturnal habits and habitats. Following the walk, there will be a spooktacular camp fire with s’mores and ghost stories being shared by master story teller, Jim Piatt.
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!
Immerse yourself in a world of amazing master artists found in your own backyard with free family fun activities from 12pm to 3pm! This year they are partaking in the “Year of
The Tri-County Arts Council’s first Free Family Art Day in the fall of 2016 was a huge success! Over 250 parents and children filled the Arts Council studio in Allegany to make Halloween-themed projects. Parents and kids had a chance to express their creativity in projects that they could take home with them that same day.
The fun and laughter of one of America’s favorite game shows is headed to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino this October. Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition is the touring version of the televised game show that promises to bring that Feud energy to Salamanca. There will be two shows, one at 2pm and another at 7pm.
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.
Come to the 4th Annual "Halloween on the Hill" family event at the Olean Airport, hosted by Mercy Flight & Olean Airport Support Group. It will run on Sunday, October 27th from 12-4pm. There will be plenty of activities for kids and families, which include a basket auction, a costume contest, games, area fire departments, and cider, coffee & donuts! Cos is just $3.&nbs
Come celebrate the proud history and traditions of Native American people at Seneca Allegany Casino. The Resort and Casino will be host to Seneca Market days, dance exhibitions, a community dinner and social, as well as specials in the Thunder Mountain Buffet, The Western Door Steakhouse, Patria and the Seneca Cafe.
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 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Get your 3 person team together and get ready to launch those pumpkins!
Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Vendor Show is back this year better than ever! You are invited to kick off your Christmas shopping with local vendors and crafters on November 9th from 10am-3pm.
This event will be held at the old Allegany High School (4th & Maple Complex) in Allegany, NY.
There are over 30 registered vendors including, but not limited to:
Enjoy a profound "Beatles" Experience you won't want to miss! Adam's Apple, a "Beatles" Tribute Band featuring Beatlemania's alumni Joe Palermo, takes the historic stage at The Hollywood Theater in Gowanda.
The third performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is a duo recital of Barbara Luisi on violin and Alessandro Taverna on piano.
Join wildlife enthusiast, Barb Busack as she takes us along on a journey to learn about the fascinating life of spiders. Barb will share with us the adaptations that spiders have developed to be successful in the world. The goal of the program is to provide us humans an opportunity to develop an understanding of and an appreciation for these much maligned animals.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Humans". By Stephen Karam, the play is centered near Thanksgiving at the Blake family apartment in Manhattan. This one act play touches on current topics of illness, aging and financial issues. It received the Tony Award in 2016 for Best Play. Poignant and cutting, it is a play that many families can feel a kindred spirit.
The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Winter Art Market on Saturday, November 23rd from 11am-6pm and on Sunday, November 24th from noon-5pm.
Start your Turkey day off right with the annual Turkey Trot and Fun Run & Walk, which starts in the St. Bonaventure University Campus. This is a non-timed 5K which has seen over 200 runners and walkers in years' past.
Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause 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.
Looking for a great opportunity to pick up the perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays? Randolph Central School is excited to announce the 8th annual RCS Arts and Crafts Show will take place at the High and Elementary School GYMS of Randolph Central School District.
On the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 PM Allegany celebrates a "Christmas in Allegany". The event is held at the Santa House located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street, Allegany, NY.
Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park. Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 4th and December 11th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
It’s that time of year! Bring your creative spirit and join Nannen Arboretum Society members, Nan Miller and Cheri Reed, for a wreath making or boxwood tree class. Learn to identify various evergreens and other natural plants that can be incorporated into your wreath or tree.
Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration. Come help us start off the holiday season downtown with local merchants, train rides all day, Santa Snowflake Pet Walk, Annual tree lighting ceremony, Holiday Spirit Parade and a festive atmosphere for the whole family.
Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the first full weekend of December. A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises. Stop into Randolph and enjoy the Festival of Trees; the "Light up the Night" Christmas Parade presented by EPAC; the Memory Tree Lighting; visit with Santa Claus, and so much more.
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.
The fourth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Calmus, a vocal ensemble from Germany and their performance of "Christmas A Cappella".
Enjoy a special holiday treat for Country Music fans - Brett Young, Country Musician Sensation, will perform in the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, December 14th, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now!
Through the generosity of the community businesses and organizations listed below, the City of Olean Youth Bureau & Recreation Department is offering free admission for public ice skating the following dates and times. There is a $2.00 skate rental fee.
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!
The fifth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is sure to get you moving and up out of your seats. Welcome Slavic Soul Party!
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar! Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.
The New Year of 2020 brings to the stage “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. The famous and beloved musical “Hello Dolly” was based on this play. It is about the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who likes to arrange things. It will add some levity to the cold of winter.
Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical" in its 41st Season! High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques - captain of the basketball team, and a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.
The sixth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Duo Jalal viola - percussion.
A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.
The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...
The seventh performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Invoke String Quartet. They were the winner of the 2018 Concert Artists' Guild International Competition.
The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.
The eighth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Philip Edward Fisher and his piano recital: "Beethoven at 250".
The final performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Kenneth Overton, a baritone singer, accompanied by Kevin Miller on piano.
The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.
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 11th annual Greater Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo. It brings the whole idea of the great outdoors under one roof!
The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on their new dates of June 5th-7th
Come join Santa and Mrs.
Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park. Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 2nd and December 9th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
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Holiday Valley Resort ranked #3 on Ski Magazine's 2015-16 best in the East list! It has 58 day slopes, 37 night slopes and 13 high tech lifts. It also has been the training ground for Olympic ski competitors.