We’re always working to improve your Lakeside experience, and this year, Lakeside is thrilled to announce the launch of a NEW app!


What's Mambo?

Every summer, Lakeside hosts more than 4,000 events, so it was important to find an interface that could hold our extensive schedule of events, but still be easy-to-use for guests.

After more than a year and a half of research, Lakeside has partnered with Mambo, a social engagement platform/app designed to make activities accessible and enhance social interaction within communities.

Mambo was named after the Latin dance because it involves the coordinated movements of leaders (event creators, like Lakeside) and followers (users, like you).

Please note that guests should visit www.lakesideohio.com/app and www.lakesideohio.com/appquestions for questions. Please email app@lakesideohio.com directly and not the Mambo company.


Who's "Doing the Mambo?"

Because of its community focus, schools, businesses, towns and other Chautauqua communities are using Mambo.


App Features

On the app, you can personalize your Lakeside experience, explore categories to try something new, organize your interests, follow your favorite events, and ultimately, meet new friends at Lakeside.

While some events appear on the website and are listed in the Lakesider newspaper, the app now offers the most comprehensive summer schedule and can even alert you of last-minute changes and important news.

Curious about what’s happening today in Lakeside? Looking for what time the pool opens? Interested in who’s performing in Hoover Auditorium tonight? Want to see business hours and restaurant menus? Find it all in only three clicks!

Furthermore, the app is for everyone, whether you’re visiting for a day, weekend, week or all summer long. In fact, it’s so easy to use, that your kids can download it (with parents' permission).

Everything on the app is like everything in Lakeside – family-friendly and safe for kids. There are even categories for children and teens to follow.


Download to Your Smartphone or View from a Computer

  1. Download, Do the Mambo, available for free in the app store on iOS or Android. Don't have a smartphone? Visit lakesideohio.dothemambo.com in your internet browser. Click "Sign In" and "Register."
  2. From your phone, join the lakesideohio community (no spaces!).
  3. Enter your email address and create a password.
  4. Choose a “Group” that matches how long you’re visiting Lakeside.
  5. Wait for an email, and confirm your registration by providing your name and additional information.
  6. Return to the Do the Mambo app, log in and click "View Full Site."

For the computer, click here.

On the app, follow “Categories” that interests you – Arts & Entertainment, Education & Lectures, Tennis & Pickleball, and much more. Create a personalized “My Schedule” with your favorite events by clicking “Count Me In” or “Liking” the event. With app notifications turned on, you’ll also receive alerts for event changes and updates.


Change Your "Email Preferences"

Check out Mambo's default setting and make sure you have it set up to your preference. Follow these steps to change your "Email Preferences."

  1. Log on from your smartphone or computer.
  2. Click on your name in the top right-hand corner and choose "Settings."
  3. Under "Email Preferences," choose the email notifications you wish to receive. We recommend that you receive notifications for cancelled events.

Joined the Wrong Community?

Having trouble connecting with the correct community on Do the Mambo? Here's how to join the lakesideohio community...

  1. Open the Do the Mambo app.
  2. Click "Visit Full Site." This will take you to Chautauqua Institution’s homepage.
  3. Click on the Menu button (three white stripes) in the top right-hand corner.
  4. Choose "My Communities."
  5. A green box will appear. Click on the button in the top right-hand corner that says "Join."
  6. Choose "Select Community" and pick lakesideohio (no spaces!).
  7. From there, click "Select Group" and pick a group that best fits you.
  8. Click "Join."

Have a Question?

Over Memorial Day weekend, staff will be available to answer questions.

  • 7:45-8:15 p.m. Friday, May 24, Hoover Auditorium
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Legacy House (217 Walnut Ave.)
  • 7:45-8:15 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Hoover Auditorium

This is Lakeside’s first year testing the Do the Mambo app. As always with a transition to new technology, there will be glitches and technical kinks to refine as we continue to upload events and develop the app. Please be patient and gracious with us as we sort through these issues and craft the app to be the best it can be for Lakesiders.

For more information, visit www.lakesideohio.com/app. For questions or comments, visit www.lakesideohio.com/appquestions or email app@lakesideohio.com.