2019 Important Gate Information

Posted on May 16, 2019

Gate Hours

Starting Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) and continuing through the Chautauqua summer season (June 15-September 2), the gate hours are as follows:

  • Fifth Street Gate: open 24 hours
  • South Gate & Welcome Center: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • East & West Second Street Gates: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

During closed hours, the South Gate Parking Lot will be accessible from inside the gates, and exiting will be out the Fifth Street Gate. The shuttle will continue its route from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

In order to control traffic, Lakeside is asking those who already have a Daily, Friday, Saturday, Weekly or Season Chautauqua Pass, and don’t need to purchase a pass, to use the East or West Second Street Gates when possible.

Will Call

Lakeside will hold prepaid passes at the Welcome Center (near the Route 163/South Gate Parking Lot) for pick up when you arrive to Lakeside. Will Call is short for "Will call for," which is another way of saying "will come and get."

There is no drive up window at the Welcome Center. Short-term parking spaces are located outside the building. Please use the stairs or the wheelchair accessible ramp to get to the Welcome Center. Once inside, pick up your passes from the attendant at the desk.

Will Call hours are 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. If arriving after Will Call hours, your passes can be picked up at the Fifth Street Gate entrance off North Shore Blvd.

Barcodes & Ticket Scanning

A unique barcode and number will be printed on each Chautauqua Pass (even Season Chautauqua Passes). Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through the summer, every guest (adult, youth, child, season pass holder and employee) will be required to hand their Chautauqua Pass to the Gate Attendant to have their barcoded pass scanned when entering and exiting the gates. Read more…