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
585-493-2622
www.glenirisinn.com

Adventure Calls Outfitters
585-343-4710
1-888-270-2410
www.adventure-calls.com

Balloons over Letchworth
585-493-3340
www.balloonsoverletchworth.com


Unless noted, please call 585-493-3600 or visit www.nysparks.com for more information.
Additional Information
Letchworth Concessions
The Basics, Inc.
Letchworth State Park
585.346.4491