iBerkshires.com reports Saturday, will mark the 20th year of artist Eric Rudd's annual "Eagle Street Beach" community beach celebration.

In celebration of the anniversary, an illustrated children's book by Rudd will be given as prizes and distributed to schools, libraries and to the city of North Adams.

Mildred Elley has donated 300 sand-pails and shovels – free for all participants to use and keep. Beach attire is recommended; smoking is prohibited.

The First Baptist Church will be giving away free ice cream cones and the SteepleCats will be giving away 250 tickets to children 12 and under.

Several not-for-profit groups will also be on hand with a variety of other giveaways.

After the beach party, the eighth annual "Mexican Fiesta," presented with the City of North Adams, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help spread the sand at starting at 1:30 p.m.; shovels are provided. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Saturday, July 21.

After the beach party, the eighth annual "Mexican Fiesta," presented with the City of North Adams, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help spread the sand at starting at 1:30 p.m.; shovels are provided. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Saturday, July 21.