Entertainment & Attractions
The 13th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XIII will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8AM to 8PM.
If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve. A well-known location for regional birders, the preserve hosts a multitude of migratory and resident birds. Visitors may see and/or hear dozens of species that frequent the area as they walk
Dare to do something different this weekend! Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.
The Allegany Area Historical Asscoiation will meet on Sunday, May 20 at 2:00PM at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street. Della Moore, Executive Director of the African American Center for Cultural Development will give a talk about the Underground Railroad in Olean and Cattaraugus County.
From "Soldier to Pioneer"! The public is welcome to line up for the parade and cheer for the local floats and marching band! In the concluding ceremony of the Memorial Day Parade, Myra Johnston, describes the role her ancestor, Revolutionary War Veteran James Franklin and others like him, played in the first settlement of New York State.
Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to look at the rows of motorcycles that line the closed main street, enjoy the music and the food and celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. It’s an event with no gate fee.
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.
Not only will you find everything horseradish, you'll find vendors with wine, craft beer, pottery, handmade jewelry, furniture, handmade soaps, country crafts, candles, paintings and more! The festival will be held June 2, 2018, at the Hinsdale Memorial Park, at 1547 Gile Hollow Road in the Town of Hinsdale. The venue is ideal!
Pfeiffer Nature Center is where Science, Art, and Nature come together. Pfeiffer Nature Center is honored to have local wildlife artist Jennifer Miller, 2015/2016 Federal Duck Stamp Artist and Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteer with us to explore all three at once with nature drawing/journaling!
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
The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.
Ladies SUP Retreat weekend is designed to connect women with the outdoors and water through experiences, inspiration and adventure. You will return home rejuvenated with a more grounded connection to your every day challenges.
Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017. We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days! Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000
Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton on Sunday June 18, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds.
The Ischua Valley Historical Society will host The Fourth Annual Cadiz Flag Day event on Sunday, June 10th at the Cadiz Cemetery. The Ischua Valley Historical Society invites the public to join in celebrating our flag and remembering the sacrifices made by many in Her honor. The public is invited to share in the festivities that will begin with a communi
Summer at the Stone House 2018 will occurr every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.
This year the event has a new exciting name "Celebrate Olean - Outdoor Festival" and logo, it will be held at Gargoyle Park on June 15th and 16th, admission is free, and all the activities have a low price, such as camping for 4 people for is $10.00 for both nights.
Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk! The 10th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 16, 2018 at our Eshelman Property, located at 1420 Yubadam Road in Portville, NY.
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 16th!
The Cattaraugus County Museum announced their "Family Day at the Museum: will return this year from 10am - 4pm on June 16.
Come join us for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join us at Spruce Lake after the Holiday Valley Mud 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.
Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills. We will cover: BASIC SUP STROKES: Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke) Reverse Stroke Sweep Stroke Reverse Sweep Stroke
Join us this Independence Day Weekend, when the first fairway at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course becomes one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
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!
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.
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.
Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton just past the 4th of July for their summer tractor pull, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds. Chicken BBQ will be held at the Fire Hall.
See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 7-8, 2018. The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club 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.
Who doesn’t love lawn sales? People come from all over as Randolph will again be hosting the 2018 Town Wide Lawn Sales on the weekend of July 13 & 14 (Friday & Saturday).
The home owners set their own time schedules and most are open on Friday and/or Saturday.
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.
Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places. The American Chestnut cabin 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 and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!
Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.
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.
It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 7th year! This year’s event takes place on July 20th at its home at the Quaker Beach area.
Come be Italian for the day or two in Olean. Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music. Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music! Adding some "Polish" cuisine this year as well as pull tabs, gambling, dancing and more fun!! Live music will have you entertained into the evening hours.
The 2nd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 21st 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 including Dylan Scott as the headliner, and Eric Va
"Art in the Park" by Susan AndrewsIf 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 on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean.
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 Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.
Make plans to attend the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 176th year in 2018, 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
Join us, in our third production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season! Beauty and the Beast follows Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle.
The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 18th, starting at 9am. There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details.
Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 3rd Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. in the 7-Eleven parking lot.
August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.
Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2018 schedule! Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 17-19.
Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area. Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party ! All followed up by a fireworks display!
Leon celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018! Join in the celebration by attending Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 18, 2018.
Bring a dish to pass, your lawn chair and get ready for fun at this small town country picnic in Leon in the Amish Country of Cattaraugus County. It's the 76th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!
A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is being planned to celebrate the Town of Little Valley's 200th Birthday! The celebration begins on August 25, 2018 and continue into the 26th with a parade and closing ceremony! Craft (prefer actual handmade) and food vendors will be located in the Park.
Last Call to see all the birds! The "Wild Wing Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday August 26th from 12:00-5:00. There will be Music by "The Rustic Ramblers"" with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar, and Guided tours of all the birds. Admission is $5 and tours are $2.00. Food will be provided by the Colden Mill Restaurant.
Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!
Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s. There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more!
A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY.
Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!
Any year tractor is welcome for those 12 years and older. There is a $5 admission fee and a hitch fee of $10 per class for the pullers. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Firemen's Grounds, sit on the sidelines and root for their favorite tractor!
Weight classes (including the driver) will be updated soon.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE THIS FALL? Come to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival!
The 1st Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival was a huge success! The second year will be even better!
Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show! There are four categories for entries: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer! This contest is open to all ages.
Gowanda is having a Fall Festival at the end of September to start the Colorful season off! Join in the scarecrow contest, stop to smell the mums at the Library sale, or take a tour of the Historic Hollywood Theater!
Join in at the 41st 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
Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.
Columbus Day Weekend! September 29 - 30. Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world at the 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.
On October 6th and 7th, 2018, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.
Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities. Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail. Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun!
These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!
For more information call 716-949-8295
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 27, 2018. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!
Begin your holiday shopping at the South Dayton Holiday Craft Show!
Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!
Come join Santa and Mrs.
Gather up your busy family and head over to Salamanca on November 30 for an evening full of fun holiday festivities. The holiday parade will start at the Historic Dudley Hotel and continue down Main Street, ending at Jefferson Park. Once at Jefferson Park everyone will join Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the lighting of the city's Christmas tree!
As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.
Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!
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.
Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!
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 5th and December 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
The Leon Historical Society presents the 22nd annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon. See the members of the Historical Society dressed in Victorian attire and you are encouraged to wear your Victorian dress as well!
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Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.
With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.
Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.