Local Events

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Northampton's thriving cultural center is a popular destination for visitors from the region and beyond. The city boasts many eclectic restaurants and a lively arts and music scene. In addition to a calendar of creative programs and workshops, three farmers markets selling fresh produce from local farms are held weekly.

winter

January

First Night Northampton

For 34-years, First Night Northampton has brought the city alive with a 12-hour, family-friendly festival of the arts.

February

Look Park Winter Carnival

Add your tree to the Christmas Tree Burn. The 413 Eats Food Truck and Girl Scouts provide all of your snacking needs on a day filled with fun events and carnival games!

December

Adult Game Night

Mill 180 Park hosts an Adult Game Night every Thursday night from 6:00 pm. Come out and play games like corn hole, giant Jenga, giant chess and checkers.

spring

March

Paradise City Arts Festivals

Come out and enjoy beautiful works of contemporary craft and fine arts. Every year, Paradise City Arts Festivals features fresh ideas for home decorating, gifts, and more.

April

Open Mic Night at Brew Practitioners

Hosted by Alex Johnson of Colorway, all proceeds benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hampshire County.

May

NoHo Pride Day

Honor the integrity, history, and diversity of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community at Pride Day.

summer

June

Cinema Northampton

Bring your blanket and enjoy this collaboration between Northampton Community Television, Forbes Library, Northampton Arts Council, and the Parks and Recreation Department to feature free movies every month.

July

Summer Concert Series

Attend a diverse lineup of live and free arts programming in both central and downtown Northampton.

August

Transperformance

This humorous end of summer musical is a chance for local performers to assume the persona of well-known musicians while celebrating the diversity of our population.

fall

September

Music Under The Grow Lights

Hear free, live music every Friday night, from solo artists and bands of all styles.

October

Pulaski Day Parade

It's a celebration of General Casimir Pulaski and Polish culture that will include local farmers, organizations, and Polish groups.

November

Tango Milonga

Improve your dancing ability during a night of heart-pounding fun. All levels—all are welcome.