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Host your family Thanksgiving at Chautauqua

Hosting out-of-town guests this holiday season? No need to pull out the hide-a-bed, clean out the basement or plan the menu when your guests can enjoy cozy accommodations and dining at their front door step.

Chautauqua’s 58 cottages and Missions House Lodge are the perfect options for hosting and entertaining visitors. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and stroll to the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall for your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 22. Served from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., the delicious, festive dinner includes a family style appetizer course, salad course, choice of entrée (4-5 special entrees available including a vegetarian option), and choice of dessert. View the full Thanksgiving menu* here.

For lodging reservations, call 303.952.1611 or email
For dining reservations*, call 303.440.3776 or email

*Menu is subject to change. Holiday dining reservations with a credit card are required.


Ignite Boulder 36 – September 20

Started in 2008, Ignite Boulder strives to inspire you with all the geeky data your brain can handle. Courageous speakers have 5 minutes and 20 auto advancing slides to teach the audience about their craziest passions. Watch presentations from previous Ignite shows here. Buy early! Tickets are selling quickly. Thursday, September 20. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Ride the FREE Hop 2 Chautauqua Shuttle to this show! Buy tickets online.


Invaders from Planet 9 – September 22 – October 28

As a group of college students find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion, they must work together to save the day – or the planet will be lost! Mixing humor, thrills and romance, this tale is sure to make you scream and laugh in equal measure. Brace yourself for adventure and fantastic terrors like you’ve never seen.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance. Recommended for ages six (6) and older. Presented by Arts in the Open. Weekends, September 22 – October 28. Chautauqua Picnic Shelter. Buy tickets online.


Author series lineup announced

Running monthly from October through May, the Series pays homage to the nation’s oldest (1878) continuous book club, the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle, by selecting nine authors to present their work to an audience in the cozy atmosphere of the 125-seat historic Chautauqua Community House. The 2018-19 season includes notable writers such as Helen Thorpe, Marc Bekoff, Kitty Banner and Christine Carbo, and features moving accounts of education for refugees, adventures by a female Alaskan bush pilot, space exploration and much more. All shows: 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Helen Thorpe: The Newcomers – October 9
Kitty Banner: Wings of Her Dreams – October 23
Marc Bekoff – Canine Confidential – November 14
Karen Auvinen: Rough Beauty – December 5
Leonard David: Mars – January 16
Christine Carbo: A Sharp Solitude – February 20
William Briggs: How America Got Its Guns – March 13
Jonathan P. Thompson: River of Lost Souls – April 17
Jon Waterman: Chasing Denali – May 1

Want to secure your seats at a discounted rate? Join or renew your membership today.


Halloween Children’s Tea Party – October 27

With so many hauntingly fun festivities just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the season than a Halloween tea party? Dress up your little goblins, princesses and ghouls and enjoy an afternoon of fun with creative crafts and a photo area along with a premium pot of tea served with a tiered tray of sweet and savory treats. Saturday, October 27, 3-5 PM. Price is $25 per person, $3 additional for gluten free option. Space is limited.

Reservations with a credit card are required. For reservations, call 303.440.3776.


4 days remain to help Raise the Roof!

As of today, we have successfully raised over $19,000 for replacing the roof of the Chautauqua Auditorium, starting spring 2019. We cannot thank you enough!
But – the finish line is near! Don’t miss this fun opportunity to support Boulder’s beloved Chautauqua Auditorium.

Online ticket sales are available through September 22 at 11:59 PM, and the drawing will be held September 23 at 7:00 PM at the Graham Nash performance in the Chautauqua Auditorium. Presence is not required to win.

Here’s’ how it works:
• Buy a raffle ticket
• Enter to win a brand-new Pedego City Commuter electric bike, valued at $4,300
• All proceeds benefit the Colorado Chautauqua Association
• Every ticket counts!

Raffle tickets start at only $20! Click here for your chance to win today!

Live out of state? Not a problem. Our friends at Pedego Boulder have graciously offered to ship the bike out-of-state at no cost to the winner.

Don’t want to buy a raffle ticket? To learn about the other ways you can help preserve the Chautauqua Auditorium, call 303.952.1638 or click here.

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