February 11-21, 2016 413-499-9348 discoverpittsfield.com/10×10 The festival is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield and coordinated through a steering committee. Last winter’s expanded 10X10 festival creatively enlivened downtown Pittsfield for 11 days from February 12-22, 2015. The dynamic mix of art, dance, film, music, theatre, comedy and more…Details
5-8pm North St.
This award-winning, free, family-friendly cultural street festival is held every Thursday from May-Oct. Live music and performances on multiple stages, local food and craft vendors, street performers, and plenty of surprises! Downtown businesses are open late for shopping, dining, music, and theatre.
South & North Streets
10am Rain or Shine
Celebrate Independence Day at this historic parade. Approximately 100,000 people line the route beginning at East/West Housatonic Streets and continuing on North Street ending at Wahconah Park.
The Annual Downtown Spring Clean Up event promotes prosperity and community by encouraging local business employees to volunteer a few hours cleaning up the streets. Last year, there were nearly 150 participants from more than a dozen businesses. Keeping downtown clean, safe and friendly is a vital part of promoting tourism and sustainability.
50 Center Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-344-4742 berkshirecarousel.com Year-round family entertainment with hand-painted, hand-carved horses. Built over ten years by hundreds of volunteers, this community art project has been named one of the 5 best new attractions of 2016 by YANKEE MAGAZINE. The Carousel workshop continues to provide art education and historical carousel restoration.…Details
May–October Saturdays: 9am-1pm www.farmersmarketpittsfield.org Located at the First Street Common Park Live Music, Kids Activities, Cooking Demos, Workshops Come get fresh with us every Saturday, rain or shine! More than 25 farmers and artisans selling fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, baked goods, flowers, crafts, and more. Live music, workshops and family-friendly activities. A producer-only market. …Details
Downtown Pittsfield is full of fun opportunities for adults and kids. Even with the summer winding down, there are still many free and inexpensive activities for kids and their families in Downtown Pittsfield! The Common on First Street is a public park just a moment’s walk from North Street. Spend the day enjoying a…Details
5-8 pm 413-443-6501 www.firstfridaysartswalk.com First Fridays Artswalk is the largest year-round monthly visual arts event in the Berkshires. Every first Friday of each month from 5-8PM downtown retailers, restaurants and businesses along North and South Streets, transform into art galleries. Stop into over a dozen locations to explore artwork and meet the artists during their…Details
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3rd Thursday, July 21st 5:00 to 8:00 PM, along North Street. The 2016 Ethnic Fair joins the City’s FOOD-themed 3rd Thursday on July 21st from 5 to 8pm. Many Ethnic Fair food and craft booths will be sprinkled throughout the event area with a special performance stage near Park Square. Performers include Bronte Roman’s El…Details
What is the meaning behind the posters? The posters in Downtown Pittsfield are artwork commissioned by The Mastheads, a new writers’ residency program in Pittsfield, MA. To celebrate the launch of their inaugural season, The Mastheads commissioned artist Michael McKay of Empty Set Projects (150 South St. Pittsfield, MA) to create ten posters adorned…Details
82 Third St.; Pittsfield, MA 01201 | www.samuelharrison.org Reverend Samuel Harrison was a renowned 19th-century civil rights advocate, writer, and preacher in Pittsfield who served as chaplain to the legendary 54th Regiment in the Civil War, and successfully fought for equal pay for Union soldiers of color. His home is now a National Historic Landmark…Details
New South Mountain Rd. (Routes 7+20)
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1651 North St.(Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Boat Rentals on Pontoosuc Lake
105 Wahconah St. 413-236-2961 pittsfieldsuns.com Wahconah Park, one of the last remaining ballparks in the United States with a wooden grandstand is on the National Register of Historic Places. The city-owned park is currently home to the Pittsfield Suns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. 2014 will mark the Suns third season at the park,…Details
The 5th annual festival presents an array of poetry,
spoken word, storytelling, workshops and word-related activities
including the finale of the WordXWord Story Slam in downtown’s
Upstreet Cultural District. Venues range from store fronts to stages, studios to street corners, and rooftops to restaurants.