Hilltown Families

For some, Memorial Day is a deeply personal holiday, a day for remembering those who have served the people of our country. Participating in these Memorial Day celebrations and ceremonies...

Making Memories There’s nothing better than a good old red white and blue, wrapped yourself up in an American flag, July fourth holiday. And nothing says July fourth better than a...

63rd Annual Independence Day Parade 2010 Chesterfield, MA The Town of Chesterfield will host its 63rd annual Independence Day Parade on Sunday July 4th. This year’s parade promises to be better...

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast. SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family friendly...

MOEJOS Puppet Parade & Puppet Making Workshop MOTHER’S DAY On May 9th, the Mother Earth and her Endangered Creatures will be taking over the streets of Northampton for the Fifth Annual...

Celebrating Irish Heritage in Western Mass Parades, Music, Celebrations & More Staking a claim as the most Irish state in the Nation (24 percent of the state claims Irish ancestry), Massachusetts...

SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An...

Kathy McMahon of Cummington, MA writes: We are going to be in the CHESTERFIELD 4TH OF JULY PARADE! We invite all the little vegetables and fruits in our Hilltowns to show...

Nicolas Frischer of Chesterfield, MA writes: “Let Freedom Ring” will be the theme of this year’s July 4th parade and promises all the fun and family attractions that have made this...

Nicolas Frischer of Chesterfield, MA writes: “Let Freedom Ring” will be the theme of this year’s (2009) July 4th parade in Chesterfield, MA, and promises all the fun and family attractions...

Beth Fairservis of Northampton, MA writes: Join the Fourth Annual Peaceable Planet Mother’s Day Puppet Parade in Northampton, MA on Mother’s Day. The task is simple. Take some time to consider: ...

V-log: Conway Festival of the Hills by Tom Adams (Hilltown Families Contributing Writer) Join the Adams’ on another family trip … this time to the Conway Festival of the Hills …...

61st Annual Independence Day Parade The Spirit of Chesterfield will be the theme for the 61st annual Independence Day parade. Since 1947, the town has hosted this event that has grown...

WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD 2008 By Mindy Brown, Easthampton Family Center As part of the National Week of the Young Child, the Easthampton Family Center and the Easthampton Community Partnership...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, responsible, we are told, for converting the pagan Irish to Christianity. He used the shamrock to illustrate how three...

FIRST NIGHT NOHO This year’s First Night festivities in Northampton, MA, will begin on New Year’s Eve at noon. There will be a special 25th (Silver) Anniversary Show at the Northampton...

CLICK HERE FOR HALLOWEEN 2009 EVENTS IS WESTERN MASS HOME TO THE RAG SHAG PARADE? Here’s a challenge for our readers, what are the origins of the “rag shag parade?” I...

RiverFest 2007 Celebrating Energy That’s Clean & Green As spring turns to summer, the village of Shelburne Falls is once again preparing for its annual educational celebration of the Deerfield River...

With clear winter skies and no snow in sight, you couldn’t have asked for a better day to explore all the family activities happening on Sunday afternoon for Northampton (Noho) First...

Hilltown families feeling adventurous this weekend headed out to Williamstown, home of the Clarke Museum. Images Cinema hosted a special movie screening of A Charlie Brown Christmas and Olive, the Other...