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

Healing Winds brings 9th annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Powwow to Adams

ADAMS —  It’s Pow wow time again! After nine years of celebratory dance, song, and drumming, this year’s ninth Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow wow will explode in another weekend of American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and cultural festivities in Adams, Aug. 9 and 10. It will be fun for(…)

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2014 Berkshire Fringe Festival is underway and we’ve got tickets to ‘Clownolio’ to give away

PITTSFIELD — The 2014 Berkshire Fringe Festival kicked off this year’s festival with an opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 2, and will host a variety of family-friendly events and concerts for the next two weeks, Aug. 5-18. Some of the recommended events for families include: Aug. 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16: RIOT: An epic tale of Greed,(…)

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Northern Berkshire celebrates National Night Out Aug. 5

NORTH ADAMS — On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout North Adams and Adams will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s (nbCC) programs, Northern Berkshire(…)

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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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