Events

Each year, Gowanda is host to many community events such as: 

Hollywood Happening
June is the month for the annual Hollywood Happening. Part of Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic so hundreds of individuals from all over can come to display their motorcycles and take part in the "Harley" parade on Friday evening. There are vendors, live music, great food, and various activities to partake.

Classic Car Show
Each July, on a Saturday afternoon, the Gowanda Police Department sponsors a Classic Car Show and this has become a big hit. Classic cars of every make line West Main Street for people to see. There is also food vendors and live music. Cars are judged and prizes are awarded.

Harvest Heritage Festival
In September, the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors its Harvest Heritage Festival. This event has food and craft vendors on the street, live music and another car show. A scarecrow contest is held and many creative scarecrows line the streets prior to the evnet and are later judged for prizes. A garden tour is also held during this event.
CLICK HERE to link to the Gowanda Chamber of Commerce Website

Christmas Tree Lighting

In December, a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is held in Chang Hu Park that is sponsored by the Gowanda Chamber of Commerce. There are events sponsored by the Gowanda Historical Society and the Gowanda Free Library. The Immanuel Lutheran Church creates the Living Nativity in Chang Hu Park as well.
CLICK HERE to link to the Gowanda Chamber of Commerce Website

Refer to the Municipal Calendar for other evets that may occur throughout the year.


Village of Gowanda, 27 East Main Street, Gowanda, NY  14070  Phone: (716) 532-3353  Fax: (716) 532-2938