How to Plan Your Visit

Nestled in the south shore of Lake Erie, Lakeside Chautauqua is the ideal destination for a relaxing day trip or extended vacation. With live entertainment, thought-provoking lecturers, inspiring worship services and endless recreation, your entire family is sure to enjoy the Lakeside experience.

From early September to late May there is no fee to enter Lakeside. Memorial Day to Labor Day Lakeside is a gated community with admission fees for entry. The summer season offers opportunity for free entry for the worship services as well as shopping and dining. Learn more on our Admission Page. Fall, winter and spring enjoy entry to Lakeside for no fee!

Below are helpful tips to plan your trip:

  • Visit our Calendar of Events to find the latest programming and events.
  • View and book lodging and accommodation options here.
  • If arriving in the summer, an admission pass is required. Passes can be purchased prior to your arrival and mailed if ordered 2 weeks before your event interest Place Your Ticket Order Online. If time does not permit them to be mailed in advance, they can be picked up at our Welcome Center located off the Route 163 South entrance.
  • Map your trip to Lakeside.
  • Pass Benefits
  • Complimentary Pass List

To provide quality services and entertainment, Lakeside requires all guests and residents purchase daily, weekly, or seasonal Chautauqua Passes and Auto Pass to enter Lakeside Chautauqua from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Kids 12 and under and our guests 90 and older are always free!