Entertainment & Attractions

Entertainment & Attractions

Entertainment & Attractions Events

Learn to Skate at the William O. Smith Rec Center

Ice Skating Days of Christmas at the William O Smith Rec Center
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Olean Youth and Recreation Department will conduct “Learn To Skate” Lessons on Saturdays in January. 

The 3-lesson series takes place from 12pm-1pm on January 8, 15 and 22. 

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Frosty Fest at War Vets Park

Frosty Fest
Sat, 02/05/2022 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Frosty Fest is a new event created by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce! It will be held at War Vets Park on February 5, 2022 from 10am - 6pm and will feature loads of activities for all ages. There will be everything from snow bocce, scavenger hunt, curling, the city's largest pancake

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The Sun of the Sheik at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Gowandas Hollywood Theater presents "The Son of the Sheik"
Sat, 02/12/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Valentino will be heating up Gowandas Hollywood Theater screen on Feb. 12th! Don't miss seeing the 'Great Lover' on the big screen with organ accompaniment by renowned theater organist Dennis James.

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Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra with conductor Glen Cortese

Friends of Good Music presents BPO with Glen Cortese
Sun, 02/13/2022 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

The fifth perforamce of the 2021-2022 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is the WNY Chamber Orchestra, with Conductor Glen Cortese.

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Holiday Valley's 2022 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/26/2022 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 26, 2022. 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.

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Ellicottville Mardi Gras Weekend 2022

Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival 2019
Fri, 03/11/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 03/13/2022 - 8:00pm

Let's end the winter season with a bang! Come down to Ellicottville and celebrate with us on the hills and in the village. We'll have lots of live entertainment and fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

This event is still in the planning phase, stay tuned for more information! 

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Friends of Good Music presents The Konrad Paszkudski Trio

The Konrad Paszkudski Trio
Fri, 03/11/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The sixth perforamce of the 2021-2022 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is The Konrad Paszkudski Trio.

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Rail Rider Jamboree Music Fest at Holiday Valley Resort 2022

View of Holiday Valley
Fri, 03/18/2022 - 5:00pm - Sun, 03/20/2022 - 3:00pm

The promoters of Borderland Music + Arts Festival have teamed up with Holiday Valley Resort to bring you the inaugural Rail Rider Jamboree with a weekend filled with music, skiing, snowboarding competitions, brews and so much more;  The definition of a Jamboree is "a large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one" and that is what you'll get at the Rail Rider! 

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Friends of Good Music presents Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sat, 05/07/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The seventh perforamce of the 2021-2022 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Cuarteto Latinoamericano.

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5th Annual Allegany Garden Festival 2022

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Sat, 06/04/2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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2022 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Gus Macker logo
Fri, 06/10/2022 - 8:30am - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 5:00pm

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.

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2022

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2019
Sat, 07/02/2022 - 3:00pm - Mon, 07/04/2022 - 11:00pm

An Ellicottville tradition, where we host rock roll artists at our outdoor slopeside venue. This weekend is filled with music and fun family adventures!  

This event is still in the planning phase, stay tuned for more information!

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2022 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/24/2022 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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 73rd Annual Art in the Park and the 32nd Annual Taste of Olean.

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2022 Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/21/2022 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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.

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Allegheny River Running Fest 2022

Allegheny River Trail Views
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 for the Allegheny River Running Fest in Olean, NY. The Allegheny River Running Fest features two races: a 10K and Half Marathon. Both will start and finish at War Veterans Park in Olean.

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2022 Gowanda Fall Festival

2019 Gowanda Fall Fest
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 5:30pm - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 8:30pm

It’s already time to start making plans for the upcoming Gowanda Harvest Heritage Fall Festival, FallFest for short. In 2022, this anticipated local event will have even more in store for everyone to enjoy.

This is sponsored and put together by the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Check back as the event gets closer for a schedule of events.

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Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2022

Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2019
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 8:00am - Sun, 10/09/2022 - 5:00pm

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.

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2022

Kids on float
Fri, 11/25/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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2022 Jingle Bell Jubilee

Horse and Carraige Rides at the 2021 Jingle Bell Jubilee
Repeats every week until Sat Dec 10 2022 .
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Fri, 12/09/2022 - 4:30pm - 9:00pm

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The Jingle Bell Jubilee is a holiday event featuring many activities and events: the holiday market, carolers, dance groups, wreath creation class, Shop Raffle Drawing, Sips of the Season, make and take craft, horse and wagon rides; an inflated snow globe for picture opps, cocoa and cookie crawl, decorate the tree contest, cookie decorating, and even a Rudolph run! Hours for the event are 4:3

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2022

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 14 2022 .
Wed, 12/07/2022 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 12/14/2022 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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 wave at kids through the window of his cottage on December 7th and December 14th from 5:30-8:30 pm.

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Ranked one of the Best Ski Resorts

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.

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