The 2019 Parade Theme is
The Berkshires – Past, Present and Future
Float Winners – 1st place – Hinsdale Dayz, 2nd place – General Dynamics, 3rd place – EMS Property Maintenance and Landscaping
Fire Departments – 1st place – Dalton, 2nd place – Richmond, 3rd place – Lanesboro
Best Musical Units – 1st place Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps, 2nd place – St Peter’s Drum Corp, 3rd place – Moodus Drum & Fife
Best Veterans – Dalton American Legion
Best Vehicles – 1st place – Dan and Barb Scace -1948 Chevy Pickup, 2nd place – Dick and Carol Astle -1957 Chevy, 3rd place – John Fiorini – 1969 Camaro
Thanks to our friends at Pittsfield Community Television, we are happy to be able to share this FREE live video-on-demand stream of the Pittsfield 4th Of July Parade 2018:
Drum Corps Show – Precision and Pageantry
July 7, 2018, 7pm
Purchase tickets at Suns ticket booth
General Admission ($15 in advance/$20 at the door)
Box Seats ($20 in advance/$25 at the door)
Corps performing – Sunrisers, Ct. Hurricanes, Saints Brigade, Tri Valley Brass and Tappan Zee Bridgemen
Volunteers Always Welcome – Banner carriers needed for 2018 parade
The Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Committee is looking for volunteers to help make the July 4th Parade bigger and better than ever.
While the exciting event occurs on a single day, the planning, preparation and fundraising takes nearly a whole year.
We meet monthly and hope that more people will take an interest in helping us bring this historic event to the city.
The parade committee will meet at the Polish Falcon Club, 32 Bel Air Avenue in Pittsfield at 7pm.
- July 9, 2018
Tripping.com listed our parade as one not to miss on the 4th of July.
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