Chautauqua Lake Photo Contest

Entries will be accepted online from May 1 through July 12. 

The CLA invites photographers of all ages to share their favorite pictures of Chautauqua Lake for a chance to win a little notoriety and some fun prizes. 

This will be a creative opportunity for Chautauqua Lake communities (and their guests) to showcase the beauty of the lake we all love.  

Spend the Day with the CLA for the Give Big CHQ

June 8, 2023

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

Wednesday, August 2

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.