This cloudy weekend features a variety of indoor and outdoor events including Pride walks, festivals, car shows, comedy nights, Art Walks, treasure hunts, and Farmers Markets.
1st Annual BFAIR Summer Kick-Off Festival
Paterson Field House, Pittsfield
Berkshire Family And Individual Resources (BFAIR) will host its first Summer Kick-Off Festival this Saturday at the Paterson Field House at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. in Pittsfield.
The event will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will offer a mini-golf tournament, live music, games, activities, raffles, prizes, food trucks and more.
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Evening Nature Walk
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting a guided nature walk to celebrate pride month this Friday at 5 p.m.
This free event gives participants a chance to explore the woods and wetlands that the sanctuary has to offer. Hikers will come across a variety of different fauna, flora, and amphibians during the journey.
Mike Hanley will be performing his high energy comedy routine, which has 22 million views on YouTube, at the Flat Burger Society, located at 75 North St, this Saturday night starting at 8.
Hanley has opened for performers Tom Arnold, Jay Mohr, David Alan Grier, David Koechner, and Jim Breuer and appeared on CBS Boston's Best Comedians Special, Good Morning America, People Magazine, and many more media outlets.
Attendees must be 18 years of age; dinner available up to an hour before showtime.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. All tickets are non-refundable unless canceled by the venue.
The Pittsfield Farmers Market is jam-packed this weekend bringing the Local Biz Treasure Hunt to the weekly market.
The CozQuest Treasure Hunts starts at the Common where participants search for hidden treasures among the vendors and will move on to downtown Pittsfield for a chance to win a $250 Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Gift Card.
Information on the CozQuest Treasure Hunts can be found here.
At 8:30 a.m., the market will be having a fun run in which participants can join Berkshire Running Center to run the Downtown Loop and return to the market.
More information on the Fun Run can be found here.
The New Orleans Jazz Ambassadors will play from 10 to noon.
Also at 10 a.m., families can join a yoga class led by Maya or visit the "Chef Demo" table to watch and taste food prepared by chefs Jeremy Berlin and James Burden of Mission Gastropub.
Coach Joe will also be hosting a speed and agility challenge for all ages and abilities.
The markets is having its first-ever Cupcake throwdown at 11 a.m. Get 10 cupcakes for $10 at Dottie's Coffee Lounge (cash only).
Lenox Farmers Market
80 Church St., Lenox
The market will be open in its new location 80 Church Street, formerly the Cafe Lucia, this Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Participants can peruse local vendors while enjoying food and listening to music.
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