2017 Chautauqua Institution Headliners

It’s going to be a big year for Chautauqua Institution this summer!  For all you soul fans out there, the Institution has a surprise for you!  Aretha Franklin, otherwise known as “The Queen of Soul”, is coming to the Amphitheater to kick off the 2017 summer season on Saturday, June 24th at 8:15 PM!  You may also know her for her hit songs, “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, and “Natural Woman”.  This is one of the biggest performances that Chautauqua has had to offer in many years, so prepare yourself for the best summer yet!

You may want to think about staying in Chautauqua Institution for the entire summer because the season is ending with another surprise!  The Beach Boys are scheduled to perform on Saturday, August 26th at 8:15 PM!  This classic band is one of the most iconic American bands in history and they are going to send off this special summer season the right way!

Tickets to the Aretha Franklin concert are $69 a person and tickets for the Beach Boys are $50!  These concerts will be worth every penny, so be sure to purchase your tickets today before it’s too late!  You will not want to miss out on two of the most amazing performances that Western New York has to offer!

If you are new to Chautauqua, this is the perfect weekend for you to book your stay because the iconic Amphitheater is looking better than ever!  There have been several new additions to the Amphitheater, which gives it a newer and nicer look, while keeping the old feel.  Chautauqua Institution will be packed full of great vibes and it is the place that you will want to be this summer!  Just contact ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals at our website, www.myteamvp.com, and book your fun filled summer vacation today!

Mayville’s Winter Festival

ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals is a proud sponsor of the 2017 President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville, NY.  This year’s schedule of events is chalked full of fun activities for the whole family.  Mark your calendars for Friday, February 17 – Sunday, February 19, because you will not want to miss out on this year’s event!

Unfortunately this year’s weather conditions did not produce enough ice for the famous ice castle to be built, but you won’t want to miss the opening ceremony event that kicks off the weekend on on Friday night at 6pm in the Lakeside Park! Start off your fun filled weekend with a bang and head over to the Lakeview Hotel to listen to the live band, Black Widow starting at 10pm. Bring your friends and family, pack your hot cocoa, and enjoy the beautiful lights and winter views.

Looking for more fun activities and events?  Well Saturday and Sunday are the best days for you to make sure you are at the festival.  Start off your morning with some food at one of the awesome food and craft vendors that are offered.  If you aren’t full after that you might want to check out the kid’s corner edible crafts station in the Community Center.  After you eat, start warming up your arm because there is a snowball distance throwing contest with a chance to win cash prizes!

Looking to keep the kids entertained?  Not to worry because there is an activity or event for everyone to enjoy at this festival!  Bring your children down to the giant slide (weather permitting), the children’s fishing pond or the Legos play area.  Make sure they meet Rainbow the clown to get their faces painted and a balloon animal! If your kids are feeling competitive, make sure they enter the golf ball race, Lego creation building contest, snowman/animal building contest, or even the snowball throwing contest (ages 4+). The list goes on, so bring your kids and be ready for some fun!

If you are hoping for more adventure, there are a few more activities that are perfect for you!  If you are really feeling adventurous, head over to the polar plunge on Saturday at noon to help benefit Food Bank of Western New York! Make sure to get to the lake early to watch the Cold Water Rescue Demo by the Dewittville Fire Department. If taking the plunge isn’t your thing, then you can take snowmobile rides by Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Services or horse drawn carriage rides throughout the weekend as well!

Volleyball players, dust off your knee pads and bundle up the layers! The second annual Fire and Ice Volleyball Tournament will be hosted at the courts behind the Lakeview Hotel starting Sunday morning at 8:45am.

Feeling like just sitting back and relaxing? Enjoy music on Saturday includes Bob Campbell & Liz Osborne from 2-5pm at the Lakeview Hotel, DJ Goodrich at 10pm, and Brian Moore from 2-5pm on Sunday.

To finish off this amazing festival, there will be a pet parade, bonfire, flare parade, and a fireworks display for you to enjoy!  Send this exciting event off in style and admire the beautiful snowy views that Mayville has to offer!

Make sure to register for the Festival Logo Scavenger Hunt before this weekend! For more information visit http://www.chautauquachamber.org.

This festival is right around the corner, so get ready for one of the best winter weekends that Western NY has to offer! Looking for accommodations? We are offering NO BOOKING FEE on any reservation of a NorthShore Condo for President’s Day weekend! Give us a call to reserve your stay.