Second annual New Old Time Chautauqua benefit

Submitted by the New Old Time Chautauqua

The biggest, funnest, and funniest family show ever —The New Old Time Chautauqua — returns to Lopez Island at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Lopez Center. This year’s performance is an amazing variety show that has everything: broadway comedy jugglers The Flying Karamazov Brothers; aerialists; acrobats; comedians; musicians; magicians; and a full magical marching band. Also, a Lummi Tribal Council member will be giving a short presentation about island stories and history during the show.

As part of its mission, NOTC works with Native Nations. This year we are working with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Lummi Nation (Lopez Island is Lummi land).

Part of our Chautauqua this summer is to bring back Native voices and stewardship to Washington State Parks. Our last stop’s June 28–30. NOTC will be staying at Birch Bay State Park. We’ll be working at both Birch Bay and Peace Arch State Parks, plus doing a Chautauqua day at Blaine. We are also going to spend a day on the Lummi Reservation.

All of the proceeds from the show go to fund the 2018 NOTC Washington State Parks Tour. NOTC, in its second collaboration with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, will be traveling to North Central Washington, Birch Bay and Peace Arch State Parks and the town of Blaine.

So, here’s the deal: you get to see a great show, and all the money goes to support the New Old Time Chautauqua’s 2018 summer tour. Fun. Laughs. A great cause. Bridge-building and community. Can’t get better than that. Whatta ya waiting for?

Tickets are available at all usual Lopez Island ticket outlets or online at