Hilltown Families


Come the middle of winter, cabin fever can be killer. But never fear! Winter festival season is here! Throughout February, towns across western Massachusetts come alive with community celebrations that combine the best of winter with the best of each community. Families can engage in community-based learning, winter sports and adventures, and lots of other exiting activities that spotlight local culture in Western MA!

May Day has rich history. Today, a fully celebrated May Day likely includes May baskets filled with flowers, beautifully dressed Morris dancers, and the wrapping of a May pole. Here we have included three upcoming events in Western MA that celebrate May Day, along with ideas on how to celebrate at home and a short recommended reading list…

Summer is officially here and school is out (for most)! This weekend there are several community festivals and celebrations happening in Western MA to start your summer off right. Three such festival will be celebrating specific cultures, including Puerto Rican, Chinese and Vietnamese. A community celebration of Puerto Rican arts and culture happens on Saturday, June 23rd in Holyoke at La Noche de San Juan. Live music will fill Holyoke Heritage State… Read More

Community Celebration, Community Breakfast, and Animal Adventure Weekend Highlights: May 19th & 20th, 2012 COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS This weekend there are a number of community celebrations happening throughout the region, one of which is the 23rd annual Chester on Track event taking place this Saturday, May 19th in Hampden County! The event, which began as a celebration of the town’s railway history, now encompasses all types of history – everything from steam engines… Read More

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