Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 1PM Each year, 1Berkshire collaborates with the city of North Adams to host a festive, inclusive, and vibrant downtown parade celebrating all things autumnal in the Berkshires. The entire community is invited to participate in this beloved event, which takes place on the first Sunday of October.
2023 Theme: “Once Upon a Time in North Berkshire” celebrating children’s books and fairytales
Parade Route and Program
This year’s parade route is 1.2 miles and mostly flat, making the parade more walkable for all ages and abilities. The shorter parade route is also less of a time commitment for participants.
Starting Point: Intersection of State Street and Old State Street
Lineup: Curran Highway between DiSanti Field (north point) to United Cerebral Palsy (south point); roughly 400 Curran Highway to 535 Curran Highway Ending Point: Intersection of Ashland Street and Washington Ave, same as last year. NOTE: Due to the starting location and staging area, through traffic is able to detour on Old State Street to access parts of Curran Highway.
The road will be fully shut down along the parade route starting at 12:30 pm.
Ways to View This Year’s Parade
Be a spectator along the 1.2 mile parade route from the intersection of State Street and Old State Street, along Main Street, to the intersection of Ashland Street and Washington Ave. (Parade map)
Watch on Community Television channel 1301. Thank you to Northern Berkshire Community Television for their annual broadcast of the parade.
Watch the live stream on Community Television, channel 1301.