Spend quality time with family and friends this Independence Day and absorb all of the wonderful programming Chautauqua has to offer. 

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Weekly Theme: Uncommon Ground: Communities Working Toward Solutions

In an age of divisive posturing at the national level, are communities uniquely positioned to come together on the toughest issues, to find a way forward for the common good? We recognize the role of communities in effecting real change, and present a solutions-focused week of power and promise. See all of events happening during this week at Chautauqua!

4th of July Events:
Have a grand breakfast and then watch the annual Children’s School Independence Day Parade. Attend the lecture at 10:45 and at noon hear the Annual Independence Day Concert by the Chautauqua Community Band play in Bestor Plaza. Enjoy an All American Picnic lunch buffet at the hotel and at 2 p.m. partake in the National Let Freedom Ring Bell Ringing Ceremony at the historic Miller Bell Tower. During the dinner hour, enjoy an elegant culinary experience on the Athenaeum Hotel’s 200-foot lakeside porch. In the evening, head to the Amphitheater for the annual Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Independence Day Pops Concert. At night, Chautauqua Lake will be illuminated with flares and fireworks to complete this perfect stay at Chautauqua Institution.

Package Price
Rates starting at $379 per night
Children 12 and under stay free
Available from June 30-July 6

Package Includes

  • Lodging
  • Two Chautauqua Institution gate passes (children 12 and under are free)
  • Dinner, breakfast and grand-buffet lunch daily at Heirloom Restaurant ** 
  • Free parking 

*Price is per room and includes dining plans for two guests. Offer based on availability. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or standard discount. Package rates are subject to applicable taxes. Single occupancy rates and suites available upon request. Package is non-refundable.

**Dining Gratuity not included.

Questions: athenaeum@chq.org • 1.800.821.1881