Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lakeside on Lake Erie prices for 2020

Details for Lakeside prices 2020 (from Lakeside FB via Suzanne Wolf Hanselman).

"Each November, the Lakeside Chautauqua Board’s Finance Committee begins the budgeting process for the upcoming year and determines the sources of revenue that will be needed to support the Lakeside grounds, facilities and our signature summer Chautauqua program. With what has been created in recent years, including the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, Bettinger Park sports courts, a new restaurant and the Hubbard Pickleball Center, there's more value in a Chautauqua Pass than ever before.

The work of the Finance Committee was presented to the Board at the November meeting, and the Board approved the following for 2020:

- Regular pricing for Memorial Day weekend, June, August and Labor Day weekend will be the same as 2019, $24.50 for adults and $16.25 for youth. As always, kids age 12 & under and guests age 90 & older are free.

- Peak pricing for July. A Daily Chautauqua Pass in July will be $28 for adults and $18 for youth (ages 13-24).

- Premium pricing still applies to Friday and Saturday Passes purchased on that day. Passes purchased on Friday and Saturday will cost $30 during regular price periods and $33.50 during July's peak price period. There's no premium pricing for Youth Passes. Please remember that guests can bypass this increase by purchasing passes in advance or buying a multi-day pass.

- The last week in August will still include Reduced Rate Passes. From Sunday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Aug. 27 during Week 10, Daily Chautauqua Passes will be $16 for adults and $10 for youth. There will also be limited Chautauqua programming during this time.

- With Labor Day being very late, and Week 11 mostly in September, the gates will not be in operation during that time. Gates will not operate Monday, Aug. 31 through Thursday, Sept. 3, therefore, there will be no programming and most facilities will not be in operation at this time. Gates will go back into operation on Friday, Sept. 4 and operate through Labor Day weekend. The weekend will include the usual Labor Day weekend programming.

- Season Chautauqua Passes continue to offer the most value for those wishing to enjoy Lakeside frequently during the summer. For 2020, a Season Chautauqua Pass purchased before June 1 will cost $820 for adults and $470 for youth.

- Coupon books will no longer be sold. However, in order to provide similar value to our loyal Season Chautauqua Pass holders, we will offer Season Pass holders the opportunity to buy $200 gift cards for $170. Season Pass holders may purchase up to a maximum of 3 cards or $600 in total gift card value for only $510. The gift cards offer much more flexibility as they can be used to purchase other types of passes, like Auto or Golf Cart Passes, plus any unused card value this year can be used in future years.

The Finance Committee will continue working on the budget throughout the winter, with the budget ultimately being approved by the Board at its February meeting. Lakeside’s 2020-2021 fiscal year will begin April 1. "

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