Music in Lenox

Tanglewood Music Festival

Dating from 1934, the Tanglewood Music Festival is among the most esteemed summertime music events in the world. Symphony, pops, chamber music, jazz and blues are performed from late June through early September. Yo…
Theater in Williamstown

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Stars of the theater world descend upon Williamstown every year from the third week in June to the third week in August. Widely considered the best summer theater in the area, the Williamstown Theatre Festival was t…
Dance in Lee

Jacob's Pillow

Founded by Ted Shawn in an old barn in 1932, Jacob's Pillow is one of the premier summer dance festivals in the USA. Through the years, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, the Martha Graham Dance Company and other leadin…
Fair in Springfield

Big E

In mid-September, sleepy West Springfield explodes into activity with the annual Eastern States Exposition, better known as the Big E. It's 17 days of farm exhibits and horse shows, carnival rides and parades, conce…
Beer in Central Massachusetts & the Berkshires

Western Mass Beer Week

The local craft beer scene is celebrated with a week of events at held at breweries and other venues in Western Mass. Look out for live music and storytelling events as well as plenty of tastings.
Theater in Stockbridge

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Experimental theater is held at venues in Stockbridge and Pittsfield, from June to October.
Parade in North Adams

Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade

Usually held on the first Sunday in October, this annual event showcases local marching bands, dance schools, emergency services and sports teams, and – if you're lucky – features an appearance by the prince and pri…
Music in Springfield

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

This free outdoor festival celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of Springfield's population, with a day of performances by mostly local and regional performers. The music runs the gamut, from Dixieland jazz to R…
Christmas in Stockbridge

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas

On the first Sunday in December, Stockbridge's Main St is closed to traffic and vintage cars are parked in their place as Norman Rockwell's iconic Christmas scene is recreated. Weekend activities include horse-drawn…
Music in Great Barrington

Aston Magna

Listen to Bach, Brahms, Buxtehude and other early classical music at a number of venues in Great Barrington, including Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Now in its fifth decade!