SLIDESHOW: Chautauqua celebrates Independence Day

Photos | Demetrius Freeman and Ellie Haugsby and Greg Funka

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Photo 1 – Demetrius Freeman: Nancy Brewer from Los Angeles, Calif., celebrates her Fourth of July with her dog Lucy Ricardo at the Chautauqua Institution. She has been coming to Chautauqua for 28 seasons.

Photo 2 – Demetrius Freeman: Lynn Stahl from San Antonio, Texas, has been coming to Chautauqua since 1998.

Photo 3 – Demetrius Freeman: Marilyn and Jack Carpenter. Marilyn has been coming to Chautauqua for 60 years while Jack has been coming for 26. “It’s like home here and we love it,” Marilyn said.

Photo 4 – Demetrius Freeman: Mike and Sarah Vannatta. Sarah has been coming to Chautauqua since 1974 while Mike has been coming since 1991 one year after they met.

Photo 5 – Ellie Haugsby: The Chautauqua Belle sits at dock near the Pier Building on Chautauqua Lake.

Photo 6 – Ellie Haugsby: Spectators filled Bestor Plaza and the surrounding buildings as the Chautauqua Community Band performed a selection of patriotic songs during their 21st annual Independence Day concert.

Photo 7 – Ellie Haugsby: Jason Weintraub conducts the Community Band on Bestor Plaza.

Photo 8 – Greg Funka: A crowd gathers in Bestor Plaza for the Chautauqua Community Band’s 21st Annual Independence Day Concert.

Photo 9 – Greg Funka: Jason Weintraub, conductor of the Chautauqua Community Band, leads the crowd in singing “God Bless America” at the Band’s 21st Annual Independence Day Concert.

Photo 10 – Greg Funka: Stella, Madeleine, and Amira hang out on the Bestor Plaza fountain during the Chautauqua Community Band’s Independence Day Concert.

Photo 11 – Greg Funka: Austin, Grace, Claire, and Tera play on the Bestor Plaza Fountain during the Chautauqua Community Band’s Annual Independence Day Concert.