Plenty of Family Fun at Pittsfield’s 250th Anniversary Kickoff
April 29 and 30, May 1
The city of Pittsfield kicks off a celebration of its 250th birthday with a weekend full of family friendly events, most of them free. The activities start at noon on Friday with an Arbor Day Celebration at Park Square. Later in the evening, the official opening ceremonies will be held in front of city hall and include lots of music and singing. Continue to dance into the night with your choice of genres: country music with County Line band at South Church, 110 South Street; classic rock with DJ John Sottile at the Masonic Temple on South Street; or the dance band at United Cerebral Palsy benefit at Crowne Plaza.
Saturday’s events include a birthday party at Berkshire Museum (see entry on Kids’ page), historic exhibits and a screening of the film Glory. On Sunday, enjoy the Baby Animals program at Hancock Shaker Village from 10 a.m. to noon for free. The weekend ends with the Boston Symphony Orchestra presenting Tanglewood Music Center Fellows in a special chamber music concert at the Colonial Theatre. For a comprehensive list of events and times, visit the event website.
Downtown Pittsfield, MA