Over 40 Lakesiders are currently serving on the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee and subcommittees to plan the 2023 festivities celebrating Lakeside’s 150th anniversary! The summer-long celebration of Lakeside’s rich cultural, historical and religious heritage will bring the community together to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future.
The committees have been meeting monthly since August 2021 and are formulating plans using valuable input from the community survey sent last fall. Lakesiders are invited to submit programming and celebration suggestions to


The Lakeside Sesquicentennial 150th Anniversary season-long celebration is planned to Honor the PastCelebrate the Present and Look to the Future. The celebration will:

  1. Honor people, places, and events in Lakeside Chautauqua’s vibrant history.
  2. Celebrate the uniqueness of the Chautauqua experience for rest, renewal and spiritual revitalization.
  3. Encourage timeless Chautauqua principles for building and sustaining community