Chautauqua Schedule of Events 2014

Chautauqua Preview ~ Friday, June 20

On the eve of Chautauqua, the excitement just can not be contained.

The Chautauqua Festival starts off with a pre-Festival Gala at the Wytheville Meeting Center the Friday evening before the big event. The Patrons' Party celebrates the contributors that make all of the happenings possible. Invitation is open to all sponsors that have contributed at the Patron level or above. Tickets are limited. To receive your invitation to the party, send your contribution to the Wythe Arts Council. All contributions received by May 10 will be recognized in the Festival Program. Click here for more information.

That same evening is the Chautauqua Balloon Glow. It takes place on the front lawn of Wytheville Community College. Weather permitting, participants for the weekend's Balloon Rally flights will be inflating their balloons at twilight against the dark of the night's sky. Bring the family (and your camera!) to come see this elegent preview of the weekend's balloon events, starting about dusk.