Celebrate July 4th, 2017 In the Berkshires!

If you think of parades, music, food, and fireworks as integral to a great July 4th celebration, come to the Berkshires! You’ll find a wealth of fun activities to mark the day, all nearby the Staveleigh House. Here are a few of our 2017 favorites.

July 4th is all about pride in America, and in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, they’re showing it with a parade theme that’s all about “Celebrating Our Heroes.” Military veterans, police officers, firemen, EMT’s, teachers, and all those who serve others will be honored during the parade (And maybe even find a few superheroes too!). Prior to the parade, there will be a 5K race down the parade route.
Independence Day Run
9:15 a.m.
725 North Street, Pittsfield
$12.50/entry fee

4th of July Parade
10:00 a.m.
Begins at the intersection of South and East/West Housantonic Streets
413-447-7763

The Declaration of Independence is the star of an afternoon celebration with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. Enjoy stirring public readings by members, along with music, and food from Firefly Gastro Pub.
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Readings begin at 3:00 p.m.
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street, Lenox
413-637-1199

One of America’s favorite performers, James Taylor, will take the stage with his All-Star Band for two performances at Tanglewood, July 3 and 4, 2017. Following Tuesday’s show, there will be a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl.
8:00 p.m.
July 3-4, 2017
$27 – $108
Koussevitsky Music Shed, Tanglewood
297 West Street, Lenox
617-266-1200

What’s more American than baseball? Enjoy a game under the lights when the Collegiate League’s Pittsfield Suns take on the Broxton Rox in a July 4th matchup. Stick around for fireworks after the game.
6:30 p.m.
Wahconah Park
105 Wahconah Street, Pittsfiled
$5-$10
413-455-7867

The Clark Art Institute in Williamnstown celebrates the British invasion beloved by teens across the country: the Beatles! Head down memory lane with Twist & Shout, a Beatles tribute by the Bennington cover band Across the Pond.
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown
413-458-2303

Why not plan an extended weekend stay at Staveleigh House? That way you can enjoy leisurely mornings—with delicious breakfasts—before heading out for days of celebration and play. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you with a reservation.

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