The 22nd annual Downtown Celebration will fill downtown North Adams with more than 100 vendors and entertainers tonight from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The event will feature plenty of musical performances throughout the evening by local groups, including the Berkshire County Line Dancers, Studio North Dance, J Star Gymnastics, North Adams Youth Cheerleaders, and the Drury High School Zone.

Eagle Street will see its own share of activities, including BikeFest, which will feature a bike rodeo, adaptive bikes, practice bike lane, bicycle education and safety tips, free bike maintenance, and bike decorating.

The North Adams fire and police departments will be at the top of Main near Eagle with vehicles and demonstrations. An extra special treat this year, the Pittsfield PD Copsicle and Officer Friendly will be in attendance, as well.

There also will be plenty to eat. Downtown restaurants and cafes will be open, and street- food will be available.

As always, the Child Care of the Berkshires Kid Zone offers games, activities and free face painting. Berkshire Nursing Families offers a family area where families are welcome to rest, nurse, feed, or change their babies and relax.

And more than 100 vendors and entertainers this year will be offering information, giveaways, clothing, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, decor, and more. Restrooms will be available on the corner of Holden Street and Main Street thanks to A1's support.

This event is free. In the case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on Wednesday morning and the rain date will be Thursday, Aug. 16.


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