Starting Planning Your 2023 Trip to Ellicottville, NY

Canadian Friendship Week 

January 2nd - 6th 

A favored week in January, especially for our friends north of the border. Come down and hit the slopes at Holiday Valley and HoliMont where lift tickets are offered at par (cash only).

Winter Blues Festival

January 20th - 22nd 

Enjoy weekend long live entertainment in our local bars/restaurants who will be featuring some of the best Blues Bands in the region!  

Winter Music Jam 

February 24th - 26th 

It's another exciting weekend in Ellicottville where you'll find lots of music and dancing in our legendary bars and restaurants with as many as 15 regional acts in our four-block retail district.

Mardi Gras Weekend & Winter Carnival

March 10th - 12th 

We like to end the winter season with a bang! Come down to Ellicottville and celebrate with us on the hills and in the village. We'll have lots of live entertainment and fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

Summer Music Festival 

June 30th - July 2nd 

An Ellicottville tradition where we host rock n' roll artists at our outdoor slopeside venue located at Holiday Valley Resort. This weekend is filled with music and fun family adventures! 

Jazz N' Blues Weekend 

July 28th - 30th 

A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience.  Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side.

Taste of Ellicottville 

August 12th - 13th 

There's something for everyone and something on every corner when it come's to the culinary scene here in Ellicottville, NY. If you're a true foodie then you're not going to want to miss the Taste of Ellicottville- where you can sample the local culinary talent in our walkable 4-block village.

Rock N' Roll Weekend

September 15th - 17th

This is Ellicottville locals’ favorite event. Over 15 regional bands will perform throughout our legendary bars and restaurants, all free of charge. Saturday you can expect a live performance on Monroe St. from 1PM – 4PM at the Winery of Ellicottville main stage. Sunday is our annual classic and custom car show where you’ll find over 275 cars all of different classes and vintages.

Lacrosse Festival 

 September 23rd - 24th 

This isn't your typical lacrosse tournament- Ellicottville's Lacrosse Festival is organized by the legendary Rhino Lacrosse Company, founded and run by former professional lacrosse player Ryan Powell (2018 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame). “We call our events festivals instead of tournaments with good reason, because they aren’t just lacrosse competitions, they’re unique experiences for players and family members alike that have a passion for lacrosse,” observes Powell. “Ellicottville fits the bill perfectly”.

Fall Festival 

October 7th - 8th 

Ellicottville celebrates every new season with an event. Our oldest and largest is Fall Festival when the foliage of the surrounding hills is ablaze with color. Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, chairlift rides at the slopes and much, much more.

Christmas in Ellicottville

November 24th - 26th

The featured kickoff of the Christmas shopping season, which highlights the specialty shops, and fine restaurants. You’ll love the strolling carolers, carriage rides and the feel of winter in the air. The Village comes alive with the official start of the Christmas light season with lots of free activities for the kids.

Christmas Stroll 

December 9th 

An old-fashioned holiday experience that brings wonder to the eyes of children as well as adults. Among the many events of the day is Santa’s arrival, which concludes with a Living Nativity so authentic you’ll be amazed. Kids love the live camel, goats and sheep and the three Wisemen.