Parade Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Parade Start Time: 10:00 am
Location: Downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Parade Theme: Coming soon!
Join us in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, one of the most unique places in New England for one of the oldest 4th of July celebrations in the country!
The Pittsfield 4th of July Parade has a historic reputation dating back to 1801 when the procession consisted of Revolutionary War survivors, patriots, politicians, and horse-drawn carriages. Today, the parade plays host to marching bands, drum corps, balloons, floats, entertainment groups, and special guest stars. Assemble them all into one parade, and you have a true New England Independence Day celebration!
The oohs and ahhs of nearly 50,000 spectators thrill the parade participants.
We are refreshing the parade.
Parade entries: Required to be entertaining, creative, and exciting. We welcome bands, drum corps, drill teams, dance teams, comical groups, veterans, etc. Think out of the box! We can help you with ideas. Spectators want to be entertained and they will remember a unique, fun, entertaining entry.
Entries will be judged in a variety of categories with awards. Please see detailed parade entry guidelines further down on the form.
Visit our website at www.pittsfieldparade.com, for updated information.
Come enjoy the unique performing arts culture and beauty of the Berkshires.
Join us for the fun and excitement of this wonderful parade.