Chautauqua-Wawasee’s 2016 Season

Tuesdays, June 7 – July 26  Kid’s Summer Chautauqua

KidsCHQWCall Tammy at 574-377-7543 to Register!


June 26th                SS Lillypad Wawasee Adventure

Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF), Syracuse Historical Museum and Chautauqua Wawasee will take you aboard the SS Lillypad for an exciting learning adventure and brunch on Indiana’s largest natural lake.  THIS WILL SELL OUT FAST – BUT YOUR TICKETS NOW!



June 28th                Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Concert

Community concert at the Oakwood Resort on the shores of Lake Wawasee.  Come by boat or bring your chairs, blanket, family and friends.  Sponsored by Steel Dynamics and our generous community.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Rain out location Wawasee High School.



July 4th                       Wawasee Flotilla Road Race

The 39th running of this popular road race that begins at the Syracuse Community Center and has various running / walking options. (wawaseeflotilla.com)



July 9th                  Tour Des Lakes (tourdeslakes.com)

Tour Des Lakes is a bicycle adventure around Kosciusko’s beautiful lake area, featuring scenic views, rolling hills, snacks and lunch.  Register online at www.tourdeslakes.com


Indiana Plein Air Artists are coming to Wawasee area to paint July 15, 16, 17, 2016. The art show and sale will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p. m. on July 17, 2016 at the South Shore Golf Club Pavilion. 



August 27th            Oakwood Fine Arts Festival

Premiere, juried, fine arts and fine crafts festival held outdoors at the Oakwood Resort.  Free admission to attendees, includes local entertainment,foods, children’s art experience.

Or  Click Here For Online Registration Application

Interested in being a food vendor for the Fine Arts Festival?  Click the following link for our vendor form.






For information on Oakwood Resort’s lodging (hotel, cabins and vacation homes) and restaurants, visit www.oakwoodresort.com