NYSFOLA Conference
Lake George

May 5-6

The New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) will be hosting their 40th anniversary conference at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George. The theme of this year’s event is Telling Your Lake’s Story Through Science and Education. 

Conservation Field Day at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp

May 24 – 25

Conservation Field Days

A number of students from  Chautauqua County schools will be in attendance for this  two-day event which will feature experts from a variety of environmental organizations including the CLA. Topics include: Forestry and the Water Cycle among others. Participating students are guided through several hands-on activities where they are able touch, smell and openly explore nature.


Spend the Day with the CLA for the Give Big CHQ

June – TBD

This year, we will once again invite the community to spend a day with the CLA in celebration of #GiveBigCHQ. An online, regional fundraising event hosted by the Chautauqua Region and Northern Chautauqua Community Foundations. This annual day of giving is designed to raise funds and awareness for local non-profits. In the last few years, we’ve taken our Facebook followers on a virtual harvester ride and a realtime road trip to the dumpsite. We’ve also run a spotlight on our Watercraft Stewards who are stationed at boat launches throughout Chautauqua County. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for access to our LIVE events on this exciting, regional day of giving.    

2023 Annual Meeting at the Atheneaum Hotel, Chautauqua Institution

Tuesday, June 20


2023 Light The Lake
Tuesday, July 4 at 10PM

An annual tradition on Chautauqua Lake, the Light The Lake event will take place on Tuesday, July 4 at 10pm in conjunction with a variety of lake-wide July 4th festivities. Lakefront residents are asked to light their flares, which last for a duration of 30 minutes, in an effort to outline the entirety of Chautauqua Lake. 

Flares will be available for purchase at a number of local retailers beginning in June. Proceeds from the flare sale benefit the Chautauqua Lake Association. 


Denim & Diamonds at Chautauqua Suites

Thursday, August 3

The Chautauqua Lake Association board of directors invites you to join us in celebrating Chautauqua Lake at our annual fundraising gala featuring food & drinks, live music, a silent auction and  more. This fun event has been paused since the summer of 2019 and we are excited to bring it back this year with retro-pricing! 

Dragon Boat Race at Celoron Park 

Saturday, August 12 

Calling all paddlers… The dragons are coming back to Chautauqua Lake! Once again, this event will offer a unique opportunity for your club, business, family or organization to become involved in a fun team building event and fundraiser to benefit Chautauqua Lake. 


NYSFOLA Western Region Conference 

Saturday, October 21

Cuba, NY


October 22-26

Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, Pennsylvania

Learn how you can help preserve Chautauqua Lake for future generations.