Upcoming Events In Western Mass

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When you think back to some of your favorite childhood moments, very few of them probably happened when you were sitting at home watching TV. Instead, your most poignant memories probably revolve around that time you ended up with the home run ball at a baseball game, and the crowd cheered and you felt like a rock star, or at least like Babe Ruth.

Or maybe it was that time your family attended The Big E together and your dad bought you cotton candy and let you get all sticky-faced, and you watched your mom beat the midway games, and you felt like your heart was going to overflow with contentment and happiness.

In Western Massachusetts, events bring us together to celebrate our successes and recollect on our heritage. We’ve put together a list of some of the top yearly events in Massachusetts, things we and our local friends love doing to feel connected to our area and our community.

Top Yearly Western Massachusetts Events

Because of the beautiful area where we live, there are distinct Western Massachusetts-specific events that take place in each and every season. From leaf peeping in the fall to river rafting in the spring to skiing in the winter, you can find a wide range of things to do throughout the year, and some of our local events reflect the joyous beauty of our seasons.

Top Western Massachusetts Events for Spring

Springfield Annual Pancake Breakfast

Does anything scream “neighborly get-together more than a pancake breakfast? If your mouth is already watering over the thought of fluffy, buttery, syrupy goodness, you’re not going to want to miss the Springfield Annual Pancake Breakfast, typically hosted in May in downtown Springfield.

Bring your appetite, because it’s billed as the World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast, and be ready to feast on both good food and friendly conversation.

Paradise City Arts Festival (Northampton)

This Paradise City Arts Festival is ranked among the best in the country, and includes exhibits from more than 250 artists in all mediums. Artists flock to Western Massachusetts from around the country to be part of this visually dazzling display.

Come out to enjoy the weather that’s not quite summer, not quite spring, and stay to buy way too much from the vast selection of contemporary art pieces on display.

Brimfield Outdoor Antique Show

With spring in the air, you’ll want to get out and enjoy the largest outdoor antique and collectible show in the country. The Brimfield Outdoor Antique Show features over 5000 dealers throughout the quaint country town of Brimfield. And once is never enough – they do this in July and September, too!

Top Western Massachusetts Events for Summer

Baseball Season Opening Night

Baseball is the quintessential American pastime, and there’s really nothing that can top the nostalgia of being present on opening night.

The Westfield Starfires and Valley Blue Sox will kick off their seasons right at the start of the summer, and both promise to bring plenty of excitement to the community. Be sure you arrive ahead of gametime to root, root, root for the home team.

Yankee Candle Christmas in July

We love the unforgettable scents of the holiday season. Fir and balsam, spicy gingerbread, warm apple cider – the list could go on and on.

So naturally, Christmas in July is a must. At the flagship Yankee Candle Village, you can enjoy the holiday season, snap selfies with Santa (who might have traded in his traditional red velvet for a more relaxed Hawaiian shirt vibe) and enjoy crafting with Mrs. Claus.

It’s just what you need to get a little dose of holiday spirit and deal with the fact that you probably won’t be decorating your tree for at least a couple more months.

Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

Meet Basketball’s best in the birthplace of the sport! Each summer, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrines the best in the sport in Springfield. Rub elbows with the greatest to play the game and save time for a tour of the Hoop Hall.

Top Western Massachusetts Events for Fall

The Big E

Would this even be a reliable listing of Western Massachusetts events if The Big E weren’t included? The community gathering, more formally known as the Eastern States Exposition, is the biggest and best county fair you could imagine.

Every fall, The Big E brings together amazing food, parades, musical entertainment, agricultural exhibitions, car shows and more. There’s so much to see, do and taste – you’ll need more than one day to fully enjoy all The Big E has to offer.

Six Flags New England’s Fright Fest

Each autumn, Six Flags New England transforms into a fright-filled funzone for teens and adults. You’ll find scary shows, walk-through attractions and thrill rides that make the most of the season.

Top Western Massachusetts Events for Winter

Springfield, Parade of the Big Balloons

Can’t quite make it to New York City for the Thanksgiving parade? We’ve got you covered, with the Parade of the Big Balloons in downtown Springfield.

Enjoy bands, community gatherings and balloons that represent the best Western Mass has to offer – our favorite is definitely the 75-foot Cat in the Hat balloon.

Bright Nights at Forest Park

Holiday memories are made at Bright Nights at Forest Park. It’s just not the holiday season until you’ve driven through this holiday lighting extravaganza! Look for Santa’s Magical Forest, Dinosaur World and Seuss Land – it’ll become an annual tradition after the first mile.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Run, walk or float over to the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This celebration of Irish heritage brings more than 400,000 guests to the community for a parade, music, food and fun.

It also includes traditional performances by the Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band and the Road Race, Western New England’s largest race (featuring a 10k, a 2 mile walk and a Kids Fun Run).

Community events help us to celebrate what we have in common – a love of the arts, of sport, of nature. The human connection these events create is so important to both mental and physical well-being.

If you’d like to learn more about these community events and dozens of others coming up in Western Mass, or about the top yearly events in Massachusetts, check out our Events listings and customize a schedule just for you. Or, contact us, and let our team of knowledgeable locals help you prepare for a fun and unforgettable Western Mass adventure.

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July 2020

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 10, 2020

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, now in its 34th year, will take place on six Mondays from July 6 through Aug. 10. This year the festival will be Virtual.  Bringing Jewish Films to Your Door! While we’re not able to offer you a Berkshire summer night, we are able to offer fourteen fabulous films that will make you smile and make you hopeful. We’re presenting films about people learning to accept their differences, films with stories of strong women and…

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Virtual Graduate Open House at Baypath University

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - July 15 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until July 15, 2020

Bay Path University, 588 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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Choosing a graduate program is a big decision, but if you are ready to take the next step in your career, let Bay Path University help. Join us the week of July 13th to learn more about Bay Path's graduate degree programs in Education. We will be hosting multiple online Education Info Sessions! Each session will offer program overviews and ample time for interacting with our faculty Program Directors and Admissions Counselors. Our team is ready to answer your questions. Early Childhood…

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MassWildlife, Fishing Introduction

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Online introductory fishing classes. Want to learn how to fish from the comfort of your own home? Join MassWildlife for a free online introductory fishing class! This beginner’s class will teach you all the basics including what gear you’ll need and how to use it, rigging up your rod, where to find fishing spots, fish ID and anatomy, as well as the basic rules and regulations. Monday, July 13, 4–6 p.m. Register now Tuesday, July 21, 4–6 p.m. Register now Wednesday, July 29, 4–6 p.m. Register now MassWildlife is responsible for…

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Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Courtyard Concerts

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until July 19, 2020

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 820 Hall of Fame Ave
Springfield, MA 01105
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Here’s our music line-up for Summer Courtyard! Live music every night on the patio. We’re so happy to welcome everyone back! The music runs 6-10 p.m. each night, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the series, which is held on the outdoor courtyard patio. Mondays feature Tom Ingram acoustic, as the veteran area musician plays a wide array of genres. Tuesdays see longtime favorites Eagle Eyes churning out a steady diet of contemporary hits under the stars. Wednesdays,…

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The New England Air Museum, “Open Air” Museum

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2020

New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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The New England "Open Air" Museum - designed for maximum fun and safety. While the museum's indoor spaces will be open, the wide open hangar doors will make everyone feel as though they are still outdoors in the fresh air. The outdoor space will remain open with 10 aircraft, and visitors can see another 50 aircraft indoors, plus dozens of engines and exhibits on various aspects of aviation history. Featured Activities Outdoor Games Tent When: Daily from 10:30 a.m. to…

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Farmers’ Market at Forest Park

July 14 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

Forest Park, 300 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108
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The Farmers' Market at Forest Park is open for the season on Tuesday FROM 12:30-6. Plants, honey, bread, produce and more. From 12:30-6. Please wear a mask. Use Trafton Road entrance. From Sumner Ave. take right on Cliftwood to Dickinson St., take a right. First right is Trafton Road. Follow that to back entrance. From the Longmeadow end, take your first left after Temple Beth El. Follow that to back entrance.

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Virtual Graduate Open House at Baypath University

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - July 16 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until July 15, 2020

Bay Path University, 588 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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Choosing a graduate program is a big decision, but if you are ready to take the next step in your career, let Bay Path University help. Join us the week of July 13th to learn more about Bay Path's graduate degree programs in Education. We will be hosting multiple online Education Info Sessions! Each session will offer program overviews and ample time for interacting with our faculty Program Directors and Admissions Counselors. Our team is ready to answer your questions. Early Childhood…

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Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Courtyard Concerts

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until July 19, 2020

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 820 Hall of Fame Ave
Springfield, MA 01105
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Here’s our music line-up for Summer Courtyard! Live music every night on the patio. We’re so happy to welcome everyone back! The music runs 6-10 p.m. each night, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the series, which is held on the outdoor courtyard patio. Mondays feature Tom Ingram acoustic, as the veteran area musician plays a wide array of genres. Tuesdays see longtime favorites Eagle Eyes churning out a steady diet of contemporary hits under the stars. Wednesdays,…

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Westfield Starfires, Home Game

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Westfield Starfires, King St Ext & Smith Ave
Westfield, MA 01085
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The Westfield Starfires vs Worcester Bravehearts. The Westfield Starfires, members of Futures Collegiate Baseball League, play at Bullens Field in Westfield. The FCBL is a wood-bat, collegiate summer league featuring the top college baseball players in the country. Weather will affect the schedule below. Be sure to check the Westfield Starfires website for updates on game start times any for any cancellations. BUY TICKETS Brockton Rox Nashua Silver Knights New Britain Bees North Shore Navigators PittsfieldSuns Worcester Bravehearts The Futures…

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Tanglewood, Grounds Visit

July 15
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2020

Tanglewood, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240
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Tanglewood’s famed Music Festival may not be happening this year but you can still enjoy the pristine manicured lawns that feature some of the Berkshires’s most iconic vistas. It may be different from the last time you visited since we will not be offering live performances and have certain protocols in place, but we are so happy to share our beloved grounds with you. We are offering timed entry by advanced registration. Visiting hours are Wednesdays from 9am-12pm, Saturdays and Sundays…

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The New England Air Museum, “Open Air” Museum

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2020

New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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The New England "Open Air" Museum - designed for maximum fun and safety. While the museum's indoor spaces will be open, the wide open hangar doors will make everyone feel as though they are still outdoors in the fresh air. The outdoor space will remain open with 10 aircraft, and visitors can see another 50 aircraft indoors, plus dozens of engines and exhibits on various aspects of aviation history. Featured Activities Outdoor Games Tent When: Daily from 10:30 a.m. to…

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Table & Vine, Tasting

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Table & Vine, 1119 Riverdale Street, Route 5
West Springfield, MA 01089
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Please join this weeks T&V Tuesday's with the Redbreast Master Blenders live in IRELAND! Grab this great 3 pack of Redbreast and sample along with us! Purchase here ZOOM Meeting ID: 845 4549 1331 Password: 156897

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Virtual Graduate Open House at Baypath University

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - July 17 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until July 15, 2020

Bay Path University, 588 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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Choosing a graduate program is a big decision, but if you are ready to take the next step in your career, let Bay Path University help. Join us the week of July 13th to learn more about Bay Path's graduate degree programs in Education. We will be hosting multiple online Education Info Sessions! Each session will offer program overviews and ample time for interacting with our faculty Program Directors and Admissions Counselors. Our team is ready to answer your questions. Early Childhood…

Find out more »

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Courtyard Concerts

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until July 19, 2020

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 820 Hall of Fame Ave
Springfield, MA 01105
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Here’s our music line-up for Summer Courtyard! Live music every night on the patio. We’re so happy to welcome everyone back! The music runs 6-10 p.m. each night, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the series, which is held on the outdoor courtyard patio. Mondays feature Tom Ingram acoustic, as the veteran area musician plays a wide array of genres. Tuesdays see longtime favorites Eagle Eyes churning out a steady diet of contemporary hits under the stars. Wednesdays,…

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Northampton, Forbes Library Talk

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Forbes Library, 20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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The Civil Rights Movement -- The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future is a series of four events, each starting with a presentation by a panel of speakers, followed by group discussion. The second event explores the Civil Rights movement and historical background, from the 1890’s Mississippi plan through Jim Crow, poll taxes, Voting Rights Act of 1965, to present-day challenges. Four speakers will present historical context and guide discussion. The presenters are: Dr. John H. Bracey, Jr., Professor of…

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Agawam, SummerFest

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 5, 2020

Held at School Street Park in Agawam, SummerFest begins on July 1 and continues on Wednesdays until August 5.  All SummerFest (evening) shows start at 7 PM, on the stage at the expansive School Street Park, WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING CONTINUES TO BE ADVISED. ( In case of rain, that day's event will be cancelled.) Directions to the park: Officially located at 511 School Street (at River Road) in Agawam, the park may also be entered via Corey Street or River Road. The…

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The New England Air Museum, “Open Air” Museum

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2020

New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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The New England "Open Air" Museum - designed for maximum fun and safety. While the museum's indoor spaces will be open, the wide open hangar doors will make everyone feel as though they are still outdoors in the fresh air. The outdoor space will remain open with 10 aircraft, and visitors can see another 50 aircraft indoors, plus dozens of engines and exhibits on various aspects of aviation history. Featured Activities Outdoor Games Tent When: Daily from 10:30 a.m. to…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Storytime

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 17, 2020

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Stories come alive for children when they are read to aloud aboard our vintage operating trolleys. Every Thursday and Friday throughout the summer hop aboard the Storytime Trolley, featuring stories about the adventures of trolleys and trains. The reading will be inside one of our historic trolleys and a trolley ride will follow. Every story is different and all ages are welcome! Storytime is included with admission. Make sure to arrive early to get your tickets as the Storytime Trolley…

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The Longmeadow Shops, Farmers Market

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

The Longmeadow Shops, 696 Bliss Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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Stroll “The Shops” and the Farmers Market every Thursday from 12 PM-6 PM. Every week you will find a great assortment of locally grown fruits and veggies, baked goods, honey, milk, cheeses, flowers, and more! Vendors include Berry Knoll Farm, Valley View Acres, Sweet Pea Cheese, and Blossoming Acres. *Please respect social distancing guidelines, practice good hygiene, stay home if you are sick, and follow government recommendations regarding masks, etc. Thursdays – October 29th, 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

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Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Courtyard Concerts

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until July 19, 2020

Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 820 Hall of Fame Ave
Springfield, MA 01105
+ Google Map

Here’s our music line-up for Summer Courtyard! Live music every night on the patio. We’re so happy to welcome everyone back! The music runs 6-10 p.m. each night, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the series, which is held on the outdoor courtyard patio. Mondays feature Tom Ingram acoustic, as the veteran area musician plays a wide array of genres. Tuesdays see longtime favorites Eagle Eyes churning out a steady diet of contemporary hits under the stars. Wednesdays,…

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