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Time for the Oakwood Fine Arts Festival 2021

This Festival brings together 30 local and regional artists from around the northern Indiana area. The outdoor setting provides a family-friendly environment. Food vendors are onsite for snacks and lunch, with outside seating available. Also, the Pier and Back Porch at Oakwood offers a full menu with both indoor and outdoor lakefront dining overlooking beautiful […]

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Historical Cruise of Lake Wawasee

Chautauqua-Wawasee and the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum are once again having local historian Ann Garceau narrate a Historical Cruise of Lake Wawasee aboard the SS Lillypad II. This popular event is always a sell-out so get your tickets early. Ann will share her knowledge about historic hotels, events, property owners, restaurants, entertainment venues, boat taxis, marinas, […]

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“Taps Across the Water at Dusk” May 30, 2021

To honor Memorial Day, Chautauqua-Wawasee and Syracuse American Legion Post 223 are working together to organize “Taps Across the Water at Dusk” for a May 30 th event. The playing of Taps will be performed in synchrony by more than thirty buglers positioned strategically around Lake Wawasee, Syracuse Lake and Papakeechie Lake so it’s audible […]

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Gardening in the Face of a Changing Climate – with John Edgerton

John Edgerton of Shelbyville, Michigan returns to Syracuse for a second workshop to explore wholistic, resilient, sustainable techniques for gardening and small farming. He will share his experience and practical knowledge on the importance of healthy soil, healthy plants, and helpful insect habitats. Other topics will include variety selection and ways to account for climate-related […]

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2021 Patriot’s Day Celebration

Chautauqua-Wawasee is proud to present the 2021 Patriot’s Day Celebration. Lincoln re-enactor, Danny Russel, brings Lincoln’s wonderful humor, honesty, love of learning, mastery of language and empathy for his fellow man to life in a one-hour presentation on the lawn at Oakwood Resort. Chautauqua-Wawasee invites you to start the Patriot’s Day celebration with Lincoln’s tour-de-force […]

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Secret Santa Drawing

Chautauqua-Wawasee thought it might be fun to have a Secret Santa Drawing! We can’t give you too many details, or we’d spoil the surprise, but we hope you’ll visit our Facebook Page for details. Our “Secret Santa” was VERY generous this year!

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Second Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration For those looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity, Chautauqua-Wawasee, along with the Syracuse Parks Department and Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, plan the 2nd annual Old Fashioned Christmas at Oakwood Resort for November 28, from 6:00 to 8:00. The celebration is open to the public, free of charge, no registration […]

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Fall Cruise – Lake Wawasee – “Then and Now”

Chautauqua-Wawasee has asked local historian Ann Garceau of the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, and Erin Lomax of the Smithsonian Institute to share their knowledge of “What’s in the Depths of Lake Wawasee?” Based on their research, they will surprise, entertain and delight with stories about cars, boats, coins, and other relics known to have been lost, […]

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Third Annual Native American Series | September 2-4

Chautauqua-Wawasee and Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum are collaborating to offer the third annual series of three programs that explore the history of Native Americans in northeastern Indiana.  The three programs are presented over a three-day period, September 2-4, with the first two one-hour programs held at the Syracuse Community Center; the third program will be held […]