11 Highlights for Father’s Day in Western MA

Calling All Sports Fans, History Buffs, Aviators, Foodies & Music Lovers!

On Sunday, dads and grandfathers with younger kids can enjoy a free train ride and round of mini golf at Look Park or take a free trolley ride at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Other locations honoring dads and granddads on Father’s Day include Historic Deerfield which offers free admission, or a free ride on the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round.

Happy Father’s Day! This Sunday, June 21, 2015, there are lots of opportunities to explore Western MA with the sons, fathers, step-fathers, and grandfathers in your life!


Few events have the old time, hometown feel of a community baseball game! Don’t miss the 2nd annual Ashfield Baseball and Softball Jamboree  and old timers game on Sunday, June 21, 10:30am, which honors the long tradition of playing these sports in Ashfield. Folks can join in the games or enjoy spectating. Games will play throughout the day into the evening. 413-628-4441. The Field, Ashfield, MA. (SUGGESTED DONATION)

Other games happening on Father’s Day:

  • 4pm – BASEBALL: Head to the Wahconah Park this summer for a Pittsfield Suns home game! See the schedule for more info. 413-445-7867. Wahconah Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($)
  • 4:30pm – BASEBALL: See the North Adams Steeple Cats play at Joe Wolfe Field for a close-to-home summer baseball game. See their schedule for a full list of games. 310 State Street. North Adams, MA. (>$)
  • 5:05pm – BASEBALL: Spend the evening at the ballpark at a Valley Blue Sox home game! See the schedule for more info. The Blue Sox are a great option for close-to-home baseball games. 500 Beech Street. Holyoke, MA. ($)


Fathers and grandfathers receive free admission to Historic Deerfield on Sunday, June 21, 9:30am – 4:30pm! What a wonderful opportunity to explore 18th century life in New England. Immaculately restored houses, unique artifacts, and colonial-era trade demonstrations draw visitors in, inviting them to suspend reality and imagine that they are experiencing another era. 413-774-5581. 84B Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA. (FREE)


Imagine sitting in the cockpit of a Coast Guard Falcon (a retired search and rescue plane) or a Lockheed Starfighter (a supersonic interceptor plane). The New England Air Museum invites visitors to join them at this special Open Cockpit day on Sunday, June 21, 10am – 5pm where they can examine aircraft cockpits and control panels, experience a flight simulator, and see an original aviation-inspired play. This is a unique opportunity for adults and children to learn about all of the intricacies and mechanics of flight! 860-623-3305. 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT. ($)


The Annual Taste of Amherst festival runs from June 18-21 on the Amherst Town Common. Come try some of the Valley’s best food from restaurants, stores, stands, and more, and enjoy live entertainment, kids’ activities, games, and food demonstrations. Taste of Amherst is a fun chance to explore the many delicious foods available in town while supporting local businesses and spending time with community members. Downtown. Amherst, MA.


Enjoy a concert featuring local jazz musicians the Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra and the Broken Cello Orchestra, hosted by the First Congregational Church of Montague on the Montague Center Common on Sunday, June 21, 2pm – 6pm. An additional delight will be provided in the form of strawberry shortcake, a dessert that highlights the juicy berry crops that abound in our area in the month of June. In case of rain, concert will be held inside the church. 413-367-9467. Main Street & Center Street, Montague, MA. (FREE)

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