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Fireworks postponned
The Pittsfield Suns game and 4th of July fireworks have been rained out on the 4th of July. They will be postponned until July 12.  Thank you.

Award Winners
Here are the results for the parade awards:


Grand Prize - Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

2nd place - Salvation Army

3rd place - Bentley Brook


1st place marching unit - Columbia and District Pipe Band

2nd place marching unit - Berkshire Highlanders

3rd place marching unit - St Peters Drum Corp

1st place mobile unit - Jailhouse 3 plus 2

2nd place mobile unit - Racing City Chorus

3rd place mobile unit - Past Tense

Fire Departments

1st - Pittsfield

2nd - Dalton

3rd - Lanesborough


1st place - Soldier On

Car Awards

1st place - Bob Quattrochi - 1956 Chrysler Roadster

2nd place - JIm Chivers - 1956 Chevy Nomad

3rd place - Peter Marchand - 1931 Ford Model A Pickup

Race Results
The results are in!  Click here to view the results.

Oldies But Goodies Rock 'n' Roll Show
OBG Happy Together

The Oldies But Goodies group will be putting on their second benefit show for the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee this coming September. Anyone who attended last year's show can tell you it was a tremendous success. OBG played to a full house with an amazing selection of classic songs which captivated the audience from start to finish. After last year's performance we expect to sell out this year.

But don't worry about missing out.

You can pre-purchase tickets right here!

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7pm

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 7pm

One of the 10 Best Parade Venues in the Country!

This article appeared in the Berkshire Eagle on Monday June 30, 2008.

As the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade gets ready to step off on Friday, it got a high-profile boost in the pages of USA Today, which listed it among the 10 best parade venues in the country. 

"We were thrilled," said Peter M. Marchetti, treasurer and coordinator of this year's parade. "It made us feel great."  

In its Friday edition, USA Today asked Steve Schmader, president and CEO of the International Festival and Events Association, to list his favorite 10 parades.

Pittsfield was joined by Washington, D.C., Racine, Wis., Philadelphia, Gatlinburg, Tenn., Balboa Island, Calif., Bristol, R.I., Greeley, Colo., Belton, Texas, and St. Louis. 

"Once billed as 'Your Hometown Parade,' " the paper said, "the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade dates back to 1824, when the procession consisted of Revolutionary War veterans and politicians riding in horse-drawn carriages.

Today's modern parade has floats, balloons and marching bands, but still retains the small-town, patriotic flavor of its roots."
 USA Today, with a circulation of more than 2.2 million, is the nation's most-read newspaper.  The theme of this year's parade is "A World of Music."

There will be 19 marching musical acts, and all 23 floats will play either live or taped music. The six giant helium balloons will likewise have a musical theme, right down to Laa-Laa, the Teletubby.  

The parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday and will follow its traditional route, beginning on South Street at the Housatonic Street intersection, proceeding around Park Square, up North Street and ending at Wahconah Park on Wahconah Street. 

Here is the link to the orginial story in USA Today


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