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                                          Welcome to Lafayette Park

Nestled in the heart of downtown Watkins Glen, Lafayette Park & Bandstand offers a picturesque setting for your next special occasion. Whether you're planning a wedding, family reunion, picnic, or any celebratory event, our venue provides the perfect blend of natural beauty and convenient location.

The Historic Bandstand at Lafayette Park

Nestled in the heart of downtown Watkins Glen, the Bandstand at Lafayette Park offers more than just a venue; it is a piece of the town's rich history and a versatile space for hosting a variety of events. Located within walking distance of the main streets, at the corner of Fourth & Decatur streets, the Bandstand provides a welcoming, open-air environment ideal for gatherings of any kind. From weddings and family reunions to corporate events and community celebrations, our Bandstand is designed to accommodate your guests with comfort and elegance.

What’s New for 2024

We are thrilled to enhance the experience for all our guests with the introduction of brand new ADA-compliant bathrooms for the 2024 season. This upgrade ensures full accessibility, allowing everyone to enjoy the events with ease and comfort.

A Touch of Historical Elegance

At the center of Lafayette Park stands its iconic bandstand, a structure that holds historical significance and beauty. Dedicated in memory of Charles N. Cole, a revered mayor of Watkins Glen who served the community in the early 20th century, the bandstand is not only a focal point for events but also a tribute to the town's heritage. This historic bandstand adds a unique backdrop for photos, ceremonies, and gatherings, imbuing your event with the charm and elegance of yesteryears.

Ideal Setting for Every Occasion

Whether you're planning an intimate ceremony, a joyful celebration, or a public event, the historic bandstand at Lafayette Park provides the perfect setting. Its central location, coupled with the scenic beauty and historical ambiance, makes it a sought-after destination for event planners and families alike.

Celebrate your special moments at Lafayette Park, where history and community come together to create unforgettable experiences.

To plan your event at Lafayette Park, please download and fill out the application form provided below.

2024 Concerts in the Park Series at Lafayette Park

Join us for our beloved summer tradition in downtown Watkins Glen! The Concerts in the Park series brings you a lineup of talented bands and musicians set against the picturesque backdrop of Lafayette Park. Gather your friends and family, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy an array of musical genres under the open sky. From jazz and blues to rock and folk, there's something for everyone!

Summer Lineup

Mark your calendars and don't miss any of these fantastic performances:

  • July 2: Michael Ciccone

  • July 9: Pat Comstock

  • July 16: Diana & The Crew

  • July 23: Donna & The Mystics

  • July 30: Can't Count Trio

  • August 6: Starlight Jazz Band

  • August 13: Ageless Jazz Band

  • August 20: The Tarps

  • August 27: Ampersand Project

Event Details

  • Time: Every Tuesday, 7pm - 9pm

  • Location: Lafayette Park, Downtown Watkins Glen, at the corner of Fourth & Decatur streets.

  • Suggested Donation: $5.00 - Your generous support helps keep the music alive and supports future concerts.

Experience Music and Community

Our Concerts in the Park series is more than just a music event; it's a summer gathering that brings our community together. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to Watkins Glen, these concerts offer a chance to enjoy great music in a beautiful outdoor setting. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy these magical evenings comfortably.

Stay Updated

For the latest updates on the concert series, including any changes due to weather or additional information about the bands, please visit our website or follow us on our social media channels.

We can't wait to see you there and share another summer of music and memories at Lafayette Park!


Book Your Event

Ready to plan your event at Lafayette Park & Pavilion? Contact us today to reserve your date. Our team is eager to help make your event memorable.

We look forward to hosting you at Lafayette Park & Bandstand – where memories are made.

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