Ticket Giveaway: Parents’ Night Out at Mountain Park with Chicago

Mountain Park in Holyoke, MA
Friday, June 21st, 2013 @ 8pm

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

This month at Mountain Park, enjoy an evening with Chicago, winner of the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and we’re giving away a 4-pack of lawn tickets for a group of friends to enjoy an evening out!  Win the tickets and take your spouse, partner and gang of friends for a fun evening away from the kids! Deadline to enter to win is Tuesday, 06/18/13 @ 7pm (EST). Details below.


Chicago is one of the most successful American bands of all time with musical ambitions that go beyond rock into classical, jazz, and soul. Since the 1969 release of their debut album Chicago Transit Authority, they’ve been able to fill arenas with satisfied fans. Beyond the staggering sales and chart statistics, their music has endured, played constantly on the radio and beloved by tens of millions. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles (11 of those #1) , and 5 consecutive #1 albums. An incredible 25 of their 32 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. The line-up on tour will include original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds.
For the latest news and tour info, visit www.chicagotheband.com.


Following its opening in 1894 as a picturesque retreat on the side of Mount Tom, Mountain Park expanded and evolved into one of the most beloved amusement parks in New England. At the beginning of the 20th century, Holyoke was the most prosperous community in the state and the first planned industrial city in the United States. The city’s progress drew crowds of visitors to Mountain Park, and the park gradually developed into a bustling destination. Although the park closed its gates in 1987, the echoes of laughter from generations of visitors still reverberate throughout the Pioneer Valley. Today, Mountain Park evolves into the next millennium as a new host for music, entertainment and outdoor family fun.


We’re putting together a bucket list of things to do and places to see in Western MA with the family in the Spring (March-May). Think back through these past three months, from March through the end of May, to all of the fun attractions or spring events/activities your family participated in and recommend your favorite one… in doing so, be entered to win a 4-pack of lawn tickets to see Chicago at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Friday, June 21st, 2013 @ 8pm, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply:

  • POST YOUR RECOMMENDATION AS OUTLINED ABOVE  (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  • FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  • LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  • ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  • CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting the Facebook icon below.
  • We’ll randomly draw two winners and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Tuesday, 06/18/13 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win, tickets can be purchased at the Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, by phone at 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.

21 Comments on “Ticket Giveaway: Parents’ Night Out at Mountain Park with Chicago

  1. Congratulations to Celeste Chickering of Greenfield, MA!

    Celeste has won a 4-pack of lawn tickets to see Chicago at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Friday, June 21st, 2013 @ 8pm and should email us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com for details on how to claim her tickets.

    Thank you to everyone who participated and this great bucket list of things to do in Western MA in the spring time!

  2. A day in Turners’ Falls can be rocking. Check out the Fish Ladder – cool underwater views of fish swimming their way through – then Great Falls Discovery Center, a cup of coffee and yummy treat at 2nd st Bakery (on 4th st) or is it 4th st Bakery (on 2nd st), followed by a wander through the fabulous aesthetically wacky store, LOOT, where old factory finds have been repurposed and funny bits of nostalgia mingle with local artists’ works. Hit the Rendezvous for a quick bite and a beer before heading back to wherever you started.

  3. My town is South Hadley, MA.

  4. A hike to the Summit House on a beautiful spring day is always a great way to get some exercise and fresh air with the family.

  5. The Turners Falls Family Fish Day was great this year! It is usually held the first weekend in June and they have all sorts of things to see and do. My oldest daughter learned how to tie a fly lure. I was impressed with the amount of one on one attention the children got. There was also equipment for fishing, crafts, and a raffle for the kiddos. We had a fantastic time!

    Tory Decker
    Turners Falls, MA

  6. Lupa zoo! So nice to have a zoo so close to home. The kids can feed the animals and we can get some good exercise walking around the grounds. The giraffe was the biggest attraction even I though the peacocks were beautiful. We all stop at Randell’s farm for some delicious ice cream and then head home tired but happy with all the wonderful memories we created that day.

  7. Visited the Bridge of Flowers in Shelbourne Falls with the grandkids….beautiful!

  8. Our family always looks forward to the North Hadley Sugar Shack in Hadley as well as the River Meltdown in Florence. But the one event that helps us welcome spring is the Spring Bulb Show at Smith Botanical Gardens in Northampton.

    Chip Konowitz
    Leeds, Ma

  9. The Bike Path in Easthampton followed by bagels and yummy coffee at Tandem!

    Eileen Hamel
    Southampton, MA

  10. We went to the Merry Go Round in Holyoke. It goes really fast…surprisingly.
    Marianne Beach
    Florence, MA

  11. In Easthampton at the Acadia Wildlife Sanctuary there was a wonderful evening activity. There was a ranger led hike. On this hike there were many stops where volunteers acted out skits about animals that live in Vernal Pools. There is a presentation and snacks. This annual activity is so popular there is a need to pre-register.

    South Hadley, MA

  12. Mindy Ramos
    One of our favorite things to do the spring is take the family and the dog to the Northampton dog park near smith college to meet other dog friendly families, take a nice long walk and let the digs swim in the river!

  13. Gabriel Reif
    Amherst, MA

    The Cushman May Day Festival can’t be beat! Morris dancers, pancakes, and a May Pole. Who could ask for anything more.

  14. Hanging out at the Quabbin looking at spring buds with my kiddos…

    Jennifer Meighan
    Belchertown, MA

  15. Hiking Mt. Tom is beautiful and is so good for your health! A group of friends and I went last weekend and really enjoyed it.
    Sharon Sibilia
    Springfield, MA

  16. Hiking Mt. Tom is beautiful and is so good for your health! A group of friends and I went last weekend and really enjoyed it.

  17. Celeste Chickering
    Greenfield, MA

    March to May has a lot to offer in Western Mass from Easter Egg Hunts in Turners Falls to South Deerfield. We attended the Spring Parade in Turners Falls where kids and adults alike marveled at the beautiful floats and the kids enjoyed the candy thrown to them. We also enjoyed Old Deerfield’s Walking Tour browsing through all the old houses and hearing stories about the people who lived there and the Indians whom also were well known in the area. Last weekend we enjoyed the Family Fishing Festival where the kids learned to cast and actually fish for the first time in Turners Falls. They also enjoyed seeing the stergeon which are an endangered species, making fish art projects, and watching fish swim by behind the glass of the dam. What else? Again, in Turners Falls, there is the Fish Ladder enjoy. In Northampton, Look Park. In Deerfield, the Dino Shop on Rt 5 & 10 followed by a picnic at Mt Sugarloaf. Yankee Candle is always a good time as well as the kids cooking classes at Chandler’s Tavern. So much to do in Western Mass I could go on and on…

  18. We went to A Farm Tale at the N. Hadley Sugar Shack when they opened for the season a few weeks ago, and it was so fun! I wondered why there weren’t more people there! So many fun things for kids to do. Goats, turkeys, rabbits, llamas, chickens, ducks, miniature donkeys, and peacocks! Swings, play houses, tricycles, playground. A fishing pond that my 4yo just loves. Miniature golf, and a climbing structure for goats! This place is a true gem.
    Jennifer Page
    Amherst, MA

  19. We loved checking out Forest Park Zoo in Springfield and the common grounds. Great all day adventure.

    Laura Kent
    Amherst, MA

  20. Seeing Scottish folksinger, Dougie MacLean at the Iron Horse in Northampton two weeks ago. Just Brilliant!

    Valerie A. Sheehan
    Lenox, MA

  21. The River Meltdown! An annual treat. We also love a pancake breakfast at Gould’s sugarhouse during sugaring season.

    Jessica Larkin
    Bernardston, MA

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