2020 Important Gate Information

Posted on June 04, 2020

Gate Hours

This summer, the Lakeside gates will be in operation from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (excluding Monday, Aug. 31 through Thursday, Sept. 3, which will be free admission and parking).

Due to the effects of COVID-19, we’ve reduced the number of our gate attendants this summer and have closed some of our gate entrances early. The new gate hours are as follows:

  • Fifth Street Gate: open 24 hours/7 days a week
  • South Gate: 7 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday; 7 am-11 pm Friday-Saturday
  • East Second Street Gate: 7 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday; 7 am-11 pm Friday-Saturday
  • West Second Street Gate: 7 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday; 7 am-11 pm Friday-Saturday
  • Welcome Center: Closed most days, but may open for weekends

During closed hours, the South Gate Parking Lot will be accessible from inside the gates and exiting will be out the Fifth Street Gate.

Will Call/Pick Up Passes

Because the Welcome Center will be closed most days this summer, passes purchased online prior to your arrival will be available for pick up at the South Gate entrance from the ticket booth.

Season Chautauqua Passes can be ordered and picked up at the Hoover Ticket Office, located at 115 Third St.

Will Call is short for "Will call for," which is another way of saying "will come and get."


Barcodes & Ticket Scanning

To limit physical contact at the gates, scanning barcoded passes will be suspended this summer.