LETCHWORTH STATE PARK
2017 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
APRIL 28 – “ARBOR DAY”: Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center at 10:00 am; The Day begins with a Tree Program followed by a Tree Planting and Tree Walk .
MAY 6 – “I LOVE MY PARKS DAY”: Volunteer to help clean your park. Work along side Park Staff cleaning the park and trails. Leaf & litter pick up, removal of invasive species, etc. Enjoy lunch with the “Friends of Letchworth”.
MAY 20 - 21 – “FIRE ON THE GENESEE”: Civil War Encampment, Living History and Battle Re-enactments featuring Union, Confederate and Civilian participants. Camps open at 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Battles at 1:30 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.
MAY 24 – “WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION”: School groups are encouraged to attend this event. The General public is also welcome. An outdoor celebration with 10 stations to visit, each station will have a different topic of discussion. Topics include flora and fauna, flint-knapping, Civil War camp life, Mary Jemison, listen and watch a portrayal of Mr. Letchworth and Caroline Bishop. Cake will be available. Call 585-493-3637 for more information. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Museum Area.
MAY 26 - 29 – “RED, WHITE AND BLUE BALLOON RALLY”: 6 massed balloon flights, Friday 6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:00 am and 6:30 pm, Monday 6:00 am, launching from The Archery Field near the Castile entrance weather permitting. Visit www.balloonsoverletchworth.com
MAY 27 – “FREE LEARN TO CATCH A FISH AND KID’S CONSERVATION DAY”: Featuring games, activities, educational workshops, free fishing (no license required), free lunch and door prizes. Presented in conjunction with DEC. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Trailside Lodge.
JUNE 17th-18th – “GENESEE VALLEY FARE AND WARE Local Food, Drink and Art “: Food and beverage tastings and sales from local New York State Vendors who offer products made in NY. Over 100 vendors 10am-5pm Highbanks Recreation Area.
JULY 15 – “TEDDY BEAR FAMILY PICNIC”: Featuring a teddy bear parade, story time, crafts, games and giveaways for children. Bring your favorite teddy bear/stuffed animal and your favorite picnic lunch. Event is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Trailside Lodge.
JULY 5 – AUGUST 23 – “LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES: Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Letchworth Nature Center.
AUGUST 5th –6th “ GENESEE VALLEY OUTDOOR RECREATION SHOW”: Featuring RV’s , boats, camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting supply’s and outfitters. 10am-5pm. Highbanks Recreation Area
AUGUST 5– “CCC RECOGNITION DAY”: Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC’s contribution to the development of the Park.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, at the Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area).
AUGUST 25 – 27 – “STONE TOOL TECHNOLOGY SHOW”: Flint-knapping, Stone tool making demonstrations, Native American Crafts, 19th Century Mountain Men encampment, Atl-Atl competition. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.
SEPTEMBER 3rd – “SUMMER FAREWELL FESTIVAL”: Music at its best with live bands, family activities food and a great fireworks show. 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Highbanks Recreation Area.
SEPTEMBER 9 – “22nd ANNUAL GLEN IRIS 5K RUN”: Run benefiting the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile New York. Prizes and food for participants. Visit www.glenirisinn.com, or call 585-493-2622 for details.
SEPTEMBER 16 – “NATIVE AMERICAN & PIONEER HERITAGE DAYS”: Watch Native American Dancers perform traditional dances and learn about their cultural significance. The day’s events will include craft demonstrations, as well as a variety of demonstrations related to Native American and pioneer life. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Trailside Lodge Area
OCTOBER 7, 8, & 9 - LETCHWORTH ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW AND SALE: over 300 arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and live entertainment. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.
Glen Iris Inn
Adventure Calls Outfitters
Balloons over Letchworth
Unless noted, please call 585-493-3600 or visit www.nysparks.com for more information.