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Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! Block Party & Kids’ Zone!

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. has announced the return of Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! to celebrate the Halloween season. This year’s event will feature 2 parts: a Block Party and Kids’ Zone inside the McKay Street Parking Garage. The Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! Block Party will be on Saturday, October 21 from 1 to 5 pm and The Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! JR. Kids’ Zone will be on Saturday, October 21 from 1 to 4 pm. Both events have been moved to the McKay Street Parking Garage due to Saturday’s rainy forecast.

Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! Block Party: Saturday, October 21, 1 to 5 pm, inside the McKay Street Parking Garage

To park for the day, enter the Parking Garage via the Depot Street entrance for access to the upper parking levels. The event will be on the McKay Street level.

The It’s Alive! Block Party will feature a Marketplace with 15+ Vendors (see vendor list below), a Beer Garden with Wandering Star Craft Brewery, and food from BB’s Hot Spot. Musician Evan Lanoue will play from 1 to 2:30 pm, and the band Vaguely Pagan will play from 3:30 to 5 pm. There will be a performance by Opal Raven Cirque at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm featuring swords, scarves, and fans.

Evan Lanoue, a local singer-songwriter, found his passion for music at a young age by learning his favorite Beatles songs on piano. Combining his love for guitar and classic rock with major influences such as John Mayer and the Weeknd, Lanoue’s songwriting delivers a soulful and introspective take on heartbreak and the pursuit of happiness.

The Berkshire guitar quartet of Wes Buckley, Brian Kantor, Miles Lally, and Sam McGarrity, known as Vaguely Pagan, keep an audience moving with their roadhouse-rhythmdelics and underbilly sound. Their original songs lean into psych, folk, and rock territory and their covers are the ones you love to move to, no matter your age or sense of humor.

Opal Raven Cirque is a circus and sideshow performer based in Western Massachusetts. She’s known across New England and the Tri-State area for her “Danger Dame of the Flame” variety show. Also known as the Sword Queen of Gypsy Layne, Opal showcases masterful sword spinning, daring prop tricks, and some say she can even speak to snakes.

Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! JR. Kids’ Zone: Saturday, October 21, 1 to 4 pm, inside the McKay Street Parking Garage
All Kids’ Zone activities are free and costumes are encouraged!
Arts & Crafts – Games – Face Painting – Giveaways – and More!
Free Activities Provided By:
Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.
Adams Community Bank
Berkshire Athenaeum
Berkshire Museum
Flying Cloud Institute
Katunemo Art & Healing
Operation Copsicle
Pittsfield Parks and Recreation
Witch Slapped
Slater and Marjo from Live 95.9 will broadcast live from 1-3 pm!

Vendors at Block Party:

Shop baked goods, chocolate, candles, handmade jewelry, home accents, apparel, original art, slime and gifts for kids, and so much more!

Auntie Janet’s Gifts
Autumn Phoenix Photography
Baked! Pastries & More
Berkshire Botanicals
Berkshire Creative
Berkshire Yarn Works
Cardboard Colosseum
Funny Farm Slimes
Hill Top Home Accents
LYCO designs
Miscellaneous Whimsy
Peace Train Tees
Queen Flower Therapy
Sandra Bonilla
Shire Family Roots
Soma’s Aromas
The Shop by Only In My Dreams Events
Truffles by Tarah

Vendors subject to change.

Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! is presented by Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. with support from Mill Town Foundation, The Berkshire Eagle, and Townsquare Media Berkshire.
Downtown Pittsfield... It's Alive! Block Party
Downtown Pittsfield... It's Alive! JR. Kids' Zone: Saturday, October 21, 1 to 4 pm
Downtown Pittsfield... It's Alive!
Downtown Pittsfield… It’s Alive! Block Party Vendors!
14th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl, Pittsfield MA

14th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl
Saturday, October 21, 5 pm to 12 am

Crawl Schedule:
Hot Plate Brewing Co: 5 to 6 pm
Thistle & Mirth: 6 to 7 om
Tito’s Mexican Grille: 7 to 8 pm
Methuselah Bar & Lounge: 8 to 9 pm
Cims Tavern: 8 to 9 pm
Zens Pub: 9 to 10 pm
The Madison 10 pm to 12 am (50/50 Winner and Costume Contest)

• 50/50 RAFFLE

Bring Cash For Zombie Merch and Donations
Bring your ID/License

BE AWARE: We love Special FX Makeup, however if you do not look like your ID/License bartenders have the right to deny serving you. Please don’t get angry with them. They are doing their job.

BE SAFE! Plan to have a DD, Taxi, Uber/Lyft Driver, or Walk. Bird Scooters will be accessible however we ask that you DO NOT ride these intoxicated.