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Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Thursday, July 4, 2024
10:00 AM

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Web: PittsfieldParade.com

Email: Peter Marchetti, Parade Chair
Phone: 413-447-7763

OR
Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Consultant
Phone: 408-629-2520

If you're interested in entering your band in the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.
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Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade logo The Pittsfield 4th of July Parade takes place in the heart of the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The Berkshires are known for outdoor activities, scenic beauty and thriving performing arts institutions. Annual festivals include the Boston Symphony Orchestra's residency at Lenox's Tanglewood Music Center, Berkshire Theater Festival and Barrington Stage where renowned musicians and actors perform.

This parade has a historic reputation dating back to 1801, when the procession consisted of Revolutionary War survivors, patriots, politicians, and horse-drawn carriages. Over the years, the non-profit Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Committee, Inc. has grown in spirit and determination, and along with it, the parade has grown in quality and popularity. The parade has been recognized by USA Today as one of the best 4th of July Parades in the country.

Each year, more than 50,000 spectators enjoy the sights and sounds of marching bands, drum corps, giant parade balloons, creative floats, and unique entertainment entries.

The parade travels a 1.5-mile route through historic downtown Pittsfield. The route begins at the intersection of South and East/West Housantonic Streets, heads north up South Street through Park Square, then continues up North Street to Wahconah Street before ending at Wahconah Park.

The parade is televised on Pittsfield Community Television and streamed online as well.

2023 Participating Bands

Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Photos
• Adamsville Ancients Fife & Drum Corps, Delmar, New York
• Greater Kensington String Band, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Moodus Drum & Fife, Moodus, Connecticut
• Pittsfield High School Band, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
• Pittsfield Youth Alive Step, Dance & Drumline, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
• Samba Novo Band, New York
• St Peter's Drum Corps, Torrington, Connecticut
• The Ghent Band, Ghent, New York
• The Trojan Horns, New York
• WhoaPhat Brass Band, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Related Events

Bands traveling to Massachusetts for the Pittsfield Parade can take advantage of educational and entertaining opportunities including:
  • Additional July 4th Parades in the region, with other major events in a 3-hour radius
  • Six Flags New England, 60 miles away in Agawam, MA
  • Norman Rockwell Museum, 15 miles away in Stockbridge, MA
  • Tanglewood Music Center, 10 miles away in Lenox, MA

Future Dates

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Friday, July 4, 2025
Saturday, July 4, 2026
(Always held July 4, except July 5 when Independence Day falls on a Sunday.)

For More Information


Web: PittsfieldParade.com

Email: Peter Marchetti, Parade Chair
Phone: 413-447-7763

OR
Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Consultant
Phone: 408-629-2520

If you're interested in entering your band in the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.