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Family Fun Events, Activities and Things to Do in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Geocaching in the Berkshires: A multi-generational treasure hunt

Want to get the family outside, explore new places and hunt for treasure? Try geocaching. It takes the classic game of Hide and Seek and gives it a twist using modern technology. It’s a family adventure that you can do just down the street for little to no cost. Our friend, Deb Goodrich, invited my(…)

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Fourth of July Events, Activities and Fun in the Berkshires

Friday, July 4 Central Berkshire County 10 a.m.: Pittsfield Parade The annual parade themed “Made in America,” featuring Grand Marshall Mario DeMartino, will kick begin at the intersection of South and West Housatonic St. and travel along North Street ending at Wahconah Park on Wahconah St. For more information go online to pittsfieldparade.com. 7 p.m.: Pittsfield(…)

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Family-friendly ‘Live on the Lake’ at Onota Lake in Pittsfield is a summer staple in the Berkshires

Editor’s Note: Just a reminder — Live on the Lake is a free, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, ALCOHOL-FREE event. Picnics are allowed, but no alcohol is allowed on the premises. * This article was first posted in July of 2013. The current year’s schedule is at the bottom of the page. PITTSFIELD — School’s out, the sun is shining(…)

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Free summer planetarium shows at Williams College kick off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams College’s summertime planetarium shows begin today, Tuesday, June 17, at the college’s  Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. The shows are free and run every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. from June 17 through Aug. 15.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss(…)

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2nd annual Get Outdoors at Springside Park is set for this Saturday, June 14

PITTSFIELD — Last year Berkshire Family Focus was part of the first-ever Get Outdoors at Springside Park and we are proud to be a sponsor once again for this year’s celebration set for this Saturday at June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get Outdoors at Springside, a collaboration of the City of Pittsfield(…)

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Highland Street Foundation announces its Free Fun Friday schedule for families in Berkshire County MA

THE BERKSHIRES — The 2014 schedule of Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays — a program that opens the doors to 60 museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts including venues in Berkshire County MA,  for free during the summer months each Friday —is here. This year’s Free Fun Friday Events run from June 27 to Aug. 29. Once(…)

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Feature: Ramblewild in Lanesborough takes families on an aerial adventure through the trees

LANESBOROUGH — Yesterday morning the trees off of Brodie Mountain Road were teeming with approximately 75 middle school students — zipping from tree to tree like Tarzan; navigating aerial obstacle courses reminiscent of a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson home; and kayaking and snowboarding nearly 200 feet above the ground. Yup, folks. This is what you have to look forward to(…)

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This Saturday, May 17, is Mud Day at Muddy Brook Elementary School

GREAT BARRINGTON — It’s time to get “muddy” this Saturday, May 17, at the annual Muddy Brook Elementary School Mud Day, a celebration of the Berkshire landscape. Last year’s event saw over 700 participants partook in this day of family fun, where the classroom is brought outdoors in playful, festive and creative ways. This year’s event(…)

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Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays returns for the season May 15

PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays 2014 season kicks off its eighth season tomorrow, Thursday, May 15. Once again the streets and sidewalks of downtown Pittsfield will fill with live music, street performers, great shopping, outdoor dining, new art, and thousands of people. The award-winning free monthly downtown after-hours event attracts as many as 15,000 people(…)

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Moments House Food Truck Rodeo 2014 [PHOTO GALLERY]

PITTSFIELD — It’s hard to believe you can find utterly scrumptious fare in a truck, but hundreds of people gathered in Pittsfield last weekend for the first-ever Food Truck Rodeo to benefit Moments House to gobble up all that tasty fare and support an amazing cause, too. Of course, our roving photographer and Berkshire Family Eats columnist, Monica(…)

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