|Weekend Outlook: Festivals, Concerts, and More|
|By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff|
01:51PM / Friday, June 02, 2023
Berkshire County is having a variety of events this weekend including festivals, concerts, and more.
Berkshire Pride Festival
The Common Park, Pittsfield
The annual Berkshire Pride Festival returns this weekend to provide the LGBTQIA-plus community a chance to be prideful of who they are and allies a chance to show their support.
Throughout the weekend there will be various events including a pride night, an art walk, a dance party, and more.
The pride parade will kick off at Saturday at 11 a.m. on Eagle Street and head directly into the Common, where there will be vendors and performance on the main stage.
Eagle Street, North Adams
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
North Adams is kicking off Pride Month this weekend with fitness and pride-themed activities for "Proud of Progress."
There will also be special performances by Austin Honig, Vuronika Bakked, Eric Kearns and the Mohawk Film Initiative.
Atlanta Rhythm Section Performance
The Stationery Factory, Dalton
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Classic southern rock band Atlanta Rhythm Section will be performing on the main stage. Tickets cost $40 to $65. More information here
First Fridays Artswalk
Various Venues, Downtown Pittsfield
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
It's the first Friday of the month, which means a First Friday Art Walk is back. The event features a dozen art shows and exhibits on view at venues around downtown Pittsfield. Most of the art is on display throughout April.
The artwalk has expanded its programming to include a Art Market on Dunham Mall, live music in Persip Park, and live art demonstrations.
Truly Independent Wrestling
Berkshire Family YMCA, North Adams
Time: 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Truly Independent Wrestling will be having its biggest show of the year "End of the Road." Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12.
Harry A. Bateman Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Derby
Onota Lake Pavilion, Pittsfield
Time: 6 a.m. to noon.
There will be a fishing derby to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute For Children in memory of former member of Central Berkshire Bowman & IUE Local 255 Harry A. Bateman.
No fishing license is required. Derby fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children 14 and younger. The fee includes food and beverages.
'It's Corn' Summer Kickoff
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace, Adams
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
The birthplace museum of the women's right activist is holding an open house with activities, storytime, raffle and refreshments. Rain date June 4.
Mini Maker Market
Greylock Works, North Adams
The market is a gathering of regional artisans that provides an opportunity for the community to connect and shop with local creatives.
Prima Music Foundation Concert
Ventfort Hall, Lenox
Time: 4 p.m.
Tenor, David Guzman, and founder of Prima Music Foundation and pianist, Anastasia Dedik, will perform works by Hahn, Beach, McCrae, Turina, De Falla and De Fuentes.
The concert features a cocktail reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Beer, wine and Ventort's new signature cultural cocktail, the Ventfort Vesper in collaboration with Berkshire Mountain Distillers, will be served.
Berkshire Lyric Concert
Time: 3 to 5.
Berkshire Lyrics will perform Brahms German Requiem. Tickets cost $35. More information here
Free Pride Concert on the Terrace
The Mount, Lenox
The Pamela Means Jazz Project performs originals, jazzed-up classic covers, and Great American Songbook jazz standards from the 1930s-1950s. Bring a blanket or seating; picnics welcome but no alcohol. Small bites and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Leashed pets are invited.
Berkshire International Film Festival
The Berkshire International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday and will run through June 4th.
The event features screenings and discussions from filmmakers and actors including award-winning actor, Stephen Lang, food writer Ruth Reichl, and more.
North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot
Time: 9 to 1
The North Adams market returns with its first market of the summer, rain or shine, offering produce, baked goods and more. The Hoosac Harvest annual Seedling Swap will also be there (if you miss it on Friday night on Eagle Street). You don't need to bring seedlings to swap to take some home; bring a tray in which to collect your new plant babies. Lighten Up Trio performs from 10 to noon.
Pittsfield Farmers Market
The Common, Pittsfield
Time: 9 to 1.
Powered by Roots Rising, the market is open every Saturday rain or shine.
Each week the market will have fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers, and artisan goods while listening to music and participate in family activities.
For more information, visit the website
Great Barrington Farmers Market
18 Church St., Great Barrington
Time: 9 to 1.
The market is open every Saturday.
Every week there will be locally grown food, flowers, and plants along with other local vendors.
Berkshire Area Farmers Market
Berkshire Mall parking lot, Lanesborough
Time: 8 to 2
The market is open every Saturday and features produce and products from Western Mass farms. More information here
Lenox Farmers Market
80 Church Street, Lenox
Time: 11 to 3.
This market is open every Friday and features fresh produce, breads, artisanal & specialty foods and crafts, and more. The market accepts SNAP.