NA Downtown Celebration Draws Nearer
Another North Adams Downtown celebration is almost here. There still is time for businesses and crafters big and small to join in the fun at Aug. 15.
The Berkshire Eagle reports the event is now in its 22nd year, the popular street festival fills downtown with arts, activities, vendors, food and street entertainment for all ages. This year's event promises live music, lots of dancing, hula hoops and magic, according to Suzy Helme, director of community events for North Adams.
The celebration, which runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m., drew more than 6,000 people last year, Helme said.
Main, Eagle and Holden streets and the northern portion of Ashland Street will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic to make way for the soiree.
Musicians will be located in zones throughout the venue. Booked are J.P. Murphy and Champagne Jazz. There will be two other bands booked soon, Helme said.
Also featured will be performances by the Berkshire County Line Dancers, J Star Gymnastics, Studio North Dance Arts, Serenity Circles (hula hoops), magician Johnny Mystic, and a variety of other streets performers including Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts interns performing under the Mohawk Theater marquee.
The Kid Zone on Eagle Street will feature games and activities, including a bike rodeo for youngsters.
B&B Manufacturing will be on hand with its Stony Lodge small house. Food vendors will include Grazie, Marki's French Fries, Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza and Ciao.
The Pittsfield Police Department's Operation Copsicle ice cream truck will make an appearance, Helme said.
There is still room for more vendors, although all the food slots are full, Helme noted. The deadline for vendor applications is Aug. 1.