2024 Chautauqua Lake Photo Contest

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 residents and guests of Chautauqua Lake to showcase the beauty of the lake we all love.  CATEGORIES Chautauqua Lake Plants and […]

GiveBig CHQ

Spend the day with the CLA during the annual GiveBig CHQ celebration! Follow along as we take you on a virtual tour to showcase the unique services the CLA provides in and around Chautauqua Lake. In year's past, we've taken our Facebook followers on a harvester ride followed by a trip to the dump site […]

2024 Annual Meeting

The Lawson Center 73 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, New York

The Annual Meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Association will take place on Thursday, June 20, from 5:00-7:00pm, at The Lawson Center in Bemus Point, NY. Cocktails and appetizers will be served throughout the evening. Our business meeting will include a review of 2023 and an update of 2024 CLA activities. ITINERARY 5:00-5:30pm Welcome  5:30-6:00pm Official […]


Light the Lake

Chautauqua Lake

A longstanding Fourth of July tradition on Chautauqua Lake continues with the CLA's annual flare sale followed by Light the Lake at 10pm on Thursday, July 4.  Flares are $3 each and last for 30 minutes. The official lighting time is 10 p.m., and the proceeds from the flare sale benefit the CLA's summer in-lake […]

Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Race

Lucille Ball Memorial Park 21 Boulevard Ave, Jamestown, New York

The Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Committee is pleased to announce that the 2024 race is scheduled for August 10, 2024, at Lucille Ball Memorial Park, Celoron, NY. This event offers 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. […]

Denim & Diamonds Gala

Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua Lake 57 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, NY, United States

The CLA's annual Denim & Diamonds Gala will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2024, at Ellicottville Brewing Company in Bemus Point. The event will feature delicious food and drinks by the crew at EBC as well as a beautiful indoor/outdoor view of Chautauqua Lake. There will be live music, dancing, a silent auction and […]