Summer Fun for the Family Right Here in the Berkshires

summer fun for the family

The last bell’s been rung, the lockers have been cleaned out, the teachers have said good riddance, and the kids are bored—but not for long! If your one of Haddad Nissan’s wonderful neighbors, you’re lucky, because you live with us right here in the Berkshires, a hotspot of summer fun for the family. Make the most of the season by visiting one (or all) of our region’s incredible attractions.

  1. The Berkshire Museum

Sneak a little more learning into your family’s summer vacation with a trip to the Berkshire Museum, the region’s premiere art, history, and natural sciences museum. From dinosaurs to a live aquarium, this place has something for everybody.

  1. Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

Turn your summer fun for the family into summer THRILLS for the family at Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours. Join the three-hour long guided trek through the wild Berkshires, zip-lining across the canopy, taking in the incredible mountain views at top-speed.

  1. Hancock Shaker Village

Turn back the hands of time and spend an afternoon at the Hancock Shaker Village. See the beautiful gardens, engage in history with live demonstrations, and enjoy a tasty meal at the Harvest Cafe. The best part? Entry is free for all!

And don’t forget our list of great Massachusetts Summer road trips as well! Stuck in the office, or inside all day? No worries! Join in on our Sock Game! We love all aspects of Summer, especially the fun, so we hope you enjoy yours!

Massachusetts Road Trips for Summer 2017

Spring and summer weather inspires everyone to get out of their house and enjoy the outdoors. If you’d like to hit the road, here are some great ideas for Massachusetts road trips.

Go to a Garden Show – With spring and warm weather finally here, flowers are blooming everywhere. Make a point to head to your nearest botanical garden, maybe even for a garden show or other floral event!

Celebrate Your Parents – Late spring and early summer celebrate both Mother’s and Father’s Day, so be sure to respect your parents with some gifts and festivities just for them.

Enjoy the Outdoors – Don’t waste the mild spring temperatures. Hit the local hiking trail or go for a stroll in a countryside vineyard to enjoy the scenic beauty of Massachusetts. If you’re feeling up to it, maybe challenge yourself on one of the state’s mountain trails.

Memorial Day Weekend – Honor American troops all across the country by attending Memorial Day festivities, including local parades and other festivals.

Other Local Events – This guide from Massachusetts’ tourism website lists tons of great events in the state, so make sure you mark your calendars in advance!

Plan summertime Massachusetts road trips using these suggestions and looking up events and attractions in the state! We at Haddad Nissan guarantee you’ll have a great time exploring our home state.

Pittsfield’s Upstreet Arts Festival

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Downtown and Park Square, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Photo By Protophobic

Pittsfield, Massachusetts is a great town with many fantastic events. One of the upcoming events is the Fifth Annual Festival. This festival will be held February 11th-21st in the city’s Upstreet Culture District.

Last year’s festival drew over 7200 patrons to downtown Pittsfield to experience more than 75 performances, art exhibits, and events and even more events and people are expected at this year’s festival.

Berkshire Gas will be sponsoring Pittsfield’s Upstreet Arts Festival, which will feature programming such as the 10X10 New Play Festival at the Barrington Stage Company; Ten Days of Play at Berkshire Museum; the Ten Spot Art Show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts; a Best of BIFF Shorts at the Beacon Cinema; and several varied performances of music and theater at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

The upcoming 2016 festival will also feature the return of the Dance Ten performance, as well as being the second year with fireworks filling the winter night skill over the First Street Common. The festival has been spearheaded by the Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield.

Dan Bianchi, the Pittsfield Mayor states, “The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival is another great opportunity to enjoy the winter in the Berkshires. Now in its fifth year, the event attracts residents and tourists alike to Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District, which showcases the amazing talents of our local artists, performers and arts organizations.”

Haddad Nissan is looking forward to enjoying the variety of creative talent that will be displayed at the festival.