5 Reasons to Visit Western Massachusetts in the Near Future

The temperature is warming up and Western Mass is waking up from its winter nap. This Spring and Summer, the Pioneer Valley is packed with fun events ranging from family-friendly activities to great date nights! See below for a list of some of the exciting events coming to our area:

Westfield Airshow

The Westfield Airshow

May 13th & 14th, 2023

Featuring The US Golden Army Knights, Franklin’s Flying Circus and more!

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ironman 70.3 wm


June 11th, 2023

Enjoy a 1.2 mile downstream swim in the Connecticut River, a rolling 56 mile bike ride through the rural roads of New England, and a 13.1 mile run that takes you along the riverside and finishes in downtown Springfield. Participate or just come to watch and cheer everyone on!

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springfield jazz roots festival

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

July 21st & 22nd, 2023

This festival is produced by Blues To Green, a nonprofit organization that harnesses music and the arts to celebrate community and culture, build shared purpose, and catalyze social and environmental change. 

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bhof enshrinement

Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

August 12th, 2023

One of the most elite nights on the basketball calendar each year, the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will be formally enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in a nationally televised ceremony. The stars of basketball all come together to celebrate the next group of the sport’s iconic figures.

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5 Reasons to Visit Western Massachusetts in the Near Future

Free Music Fridays with MGM


Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the shows. Guests also can enjoy MGM Springfield’s diverse food and beverage offerings before or after the concerts with options including The Chandler Steakhouse, Tap Sports Bar and South End Market venues.

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