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In order to provide quality entertainment, speakers, recreational activities and maintenance to our grounds and facilities, Lakeside Chautauqua requires all guests and residents to purchase a Chautauqua Pass to enter the grounds during Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25, 2015), the 2015 Bonus Weekend (May 29-31, 2015) and the Chautauqua summer season (June 20-Sept. 7, 2015).


What is a Chautauqua Pass?

A Chautauqua Pass entitles our guests and residents to participation in a wide range of programs, including spiritual services, educational lectures, Hoover Auditorium concerts, cultural arts events and specific recreational activities. Learn more about the benefits of your Chautauqua Pass.

There are different Chautauqua Passes to choose from, depending on how long your family is visiting Lakeside. Please see the different options below:

Daily Chautauqua Passvalid from the time of purchase until 7 p.m. the following day
Partial Day Chautauqua Passvalid for three hours, but not for Hoover Auditorium shows
Season Chautauqua Passvalid from Memorial Day weekend (May 22, 2015) through the end of summer season (Sept. 7, 2015)
Complimentary Passavailable for church services, Faith for Living Hour, movies, shopping/dining, laundry, walking and exploring Lakeside
Daily Auto Passvalid for parking your vehicle on the grounds, the South Gate Parking Lot or Danbury School Parking Lot

For more information and specific costs, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Fee Schedule page.

Please note that Chautauqua Pass revenue covers only a fraction of the cost of presenting Lakeside’s quality Chautauqua program each summer. Lakeside Chautauqua's programming is possible only through the philanthropic support of its patrons, and we thank you for your continued support. To learn more about how to support Lakeside or to make a donation now, visit the Giving page.

Reduced Rate Chautauqua Passes

Lakeside Chautauqua offers a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass for Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25, 2015) and the 2015 Bonus Weekend (May 29-31, 2015). The reduced rate Chautauqua Pass underwrites the programming provided, including concert by The Sounds of Sousa, Plant Sale and gardening demonstrations, Summer Opening Ceremony with "Let's Hang On!" Frankie Valli Tribute Show, recreational activities, Discover the Rhein Center activities, Sunday worship services, Jack Hanna "Into the Wild - Live," Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony, Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk, concert with Ambrosia and much more. Purchasing a Season Chautauqua Pass grants admission to the Lakeside grounds on these weekends.

We also offer a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass during Week 11 (Aug. 30-Sept. 7, 2015) of the Chautauqua summer season. Limited entertainment is available at the Steele Memorial Bandstand, as well as educational lectures. To view reduced rate Chautauqua Passes, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Fee Schedule.


How do I purchase a Chautauqua Pass?

For your convenience, you may purchase a Chautauqua Pass online, please allow a minimum of two weeks for processing. Online purchasing is available after Wednesday, April 1, 2015. You may also purchase a Chautauqua Pass at the gate upon entering the grounds or complete and return the Chautauqua Pass Order Form by mail.