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Pittsfield July 4th Parade: Celebrating YOU!

Pittsfield July 4th Parade 2024
Camille Reddick
Camille Reddick
May 24, 2024

The Pittsfield July 4th Parade 2024 is returning for another patriotic extravaganza. Considered Pittsfield's official hometown parade, this beloved annual event unites community members in creativity, excitement, and patriotism. The theme for 2024 is Red, White, Blue, and You! Here are all the details to know if you plan to attend the July 4th parade in Pittsfield, MA, this year.

July 4th in the Berkshires: Parade Details

Floating parade balloon

The Pittsfield July 4th Parade 2024 begins sharply at 10:00 a.m. This event will take place rain or shine! The parade route begins at the South and East/West Housatonic intersection in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. From there, it heads northward up South Street using the southbound lane to cross right into Park Square. Next, the route continues up the southbound lane of North Street to Wahconah Street before coming to a conclusion at Wahconah Park.

Attendees of the parade will have ample parking options. Parking is available at Fenn Street/First Street, Eagle Street, McKay Street, Garage, and Summer Street. Be advised that parking will be banned at Wahconah Park. Attendees will also be prevented from parking anywhere along the parade route.

More Than a Parade: Here's What Else You Can Do for 4th of July in Pittsfield, MA

While the Pittsfield July 4th Parade 2024 is the highlight of the holiday, it's far from the only thing going on in Pittsfield this Independence Day. You'll be lucky if you love music, cars, games, and more! Take a look at the other big events kicking off this year:

  1. 2024 BHS 4th of July 5K Road Race: Takes place on the parade route at 8:30 a.m.
  2. 2024 Pittsfield Parade Car Show: This rain-or-shine event takes place on June 30 in the McKay Street Parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  3. 2024 Pittsfield Parade Concert: Featuring the Greater Kensington String Band and WhoaPhat Brass Band, this fun event will highlight foot-tapping music and good vibes. It's a must-attend event for fans of jazz, funk, rock, disco, and more. All proceeds from the event benefit the parade.
  4. 2024 Pittsfield Parade Trivia: Hosted by Kevin Pink and Steve Rogers, this event is new for 2024! Hot Plate Brewing Co. will have a food truck and craft beer at the event.

Planning a Perfect July 4th in Pittsfield, MA

Car parading on 4th of July

There's nothing like heading to the Berkshires for Independence Day! Fresh air, mountain views, and close-knit communities showcase what patriotism and freedom are all about. Of course, unplugging to enjoy a summer getaway is always good for mental health! The fun doesn't have to end when the parade route ends. There are unique free things to do in Pittsfield, MA, the largest city in the Berkshires. It's called the City of Festivals. In addition to being home to many beautiful parks and trails, Pittsfield is an important American cultural hub because it houses Barrington Stage Company, Herman Melville's Arrowhead, Hancock Shaker Village, the Berkshire Museum, and many more attractions.