Fall Foliage Week and the parades were canceled last year because of the pandemic. The parades and a number of events are back this year with the theme of "Games, Movies & Take-out," the things we all turned to after being home during the pandemic.
Recreation & Special Events Coordinator Becky Manship told the Parks Commission on Tuesday that unfortunately there will be no parade due to a rise in COVID-19 cases but local children will be able to go door to door for candy on Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The city's biggest event will step off Sunday, Oct. 3. But organizers are seeking a theme for this year's parade and asking area residents for some ideas. Submit your theme to 1Berkshire here or use the form to sign up for the parade.
On Saturday, July 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m., PCTV will air a historical documentary called "Fighting for Independence: The History of the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade." The show will look back at the history of the Pittsfield Fourth of July parade, and researchers attempt to trace the history of the parade further than ever before.
One event remains the purview — or pawview — of the Chamber, which coordinates one of Holiday Walk's signature events, the Reindog Parade that kicks off near Williams College's Chapin Hall and brings dozens of canine celebrants up Spring Street at about 3 p.m. on Saturday.