Lakeside Chautauqua


Lakeside Chautauqua offers thousands of special classes and activities throughout the summer to nurture mind, body and spirit. Some of these activities may require pre-registration in our Active registration system. Browse arts classes, swim lessons, wooden boat rides, tennis and pickleball clinics, theater camps and more in the below categories. Additional events that require registration are listed below the category buttons.

Anyone can browse the list of classes and activities on our ACTIVE registration system, but before you can register yourself or a family member, you’ll need to log into an ACTIVE account. Each household must have one (and only one) account. Multiple family/household members can be added to the account so they can be individually registered for activities, classes and events. If your household doesn’t yet have an account, please create one. Any household member over the age of 18 can create the account. After you’ve created an ACTIVE account, you’ll need to verify and activate the email address before you proceed. For tips and tricks on how to use our ACTIVE registration system, click here

Registration for Additional Events

Lakeside Online: Live Stream of Keynote Presentations

New this summer, Lakeside is proud to provide live-stream access for select keynote speaker presentations. For a $40 fee, get online access to 5 keynote speaker presentations - Dr. Adam Met (June 27), Dr. Kathryn Sullivan (July 5), Dr. Jemar Tisby (July 11), Scott Simon (July 25) and Jim Tressel (Aug. 3.). Season Chautauqua Passholders receive FREE access to these summer live-streams.

Lakeside Women’s Club’s Sew-a-Thon

The Lakeside Women’s Club’s 5th Annual Sew-a-Thon will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 1, as well as 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Rhein Center. To volunteer, reach out to Stuhldreher at 412-551-6612 or If you are not bringing your own sewing machine, you’ll need to register online to use one of their six machines.

Community Forum – Oct. 14

Stay informed and join the Lakeside staff, Task Force members and the Board of Directors for the last Community Forum of the year on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. in Orchestra Hall. All are invited. Pre-registration is recommended.

Refund Policy & Form

If you are unable to attend a program, please review the refund policy and submit a refund form. Due to the high volume of activities during our Summer Lakeside Chautauqua Season, it may take up to two weeks to process your request.