Free Offerings in the Berkshires

Sunday Lawn Talks

Arrive early for Sunday matinee performances to hear artists, special guests, and WTF staff delve into the rich themes of WTF productions. Bring your own picnic or stop by concessions! 1:15PM.

Starts Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Expires Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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Kids Free Admission at Hancock Shaker Village

Children 12 and under are always FREE on family visits!

Starts Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Expires Thursday, October 31st, 2019

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Inside Out Performances

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

Starts Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Expires Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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Music After Hours at The Mount

Join us on the Terrace every Friday & Saturday for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians. Seating is limited, please bring your own lawn chairs. 5 PM – 8 PM.

Starts Friday, July 5th, 2019

Expires Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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Pleasant Birding at Pleasant Valley

Join us every Wednesday in September! Pleasant Valley’s beaver ponds, wetlands, and woods are super sites to see beautiful warblers, thrushes, tanager, orioles, and more during the peak of migration. We’ll explore rich bird habitat and observe changes in bird species each week. Supported in part by Lenox Cultural Council. Beginners welcome.

Starts Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Expires Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

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Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer with Much Ado About Nothing, the story of the trials of love in a society dominated by patriarchal traditions. August 15 – 25, Thursday – Sunday at 8pm. Free and open to the public. At the First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Starts Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Expires Sunday, August 25th, 2019

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Summer Concerts at Windsor Lake

Windsor Lake Concerts pair great music with the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available. Concerts and parking free, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. Concerts are every Wednesday at 6:30PM, June – August.

Starts Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Expires Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

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Kids & Teens Free Admission

Kids and Teens under 18 always get free admission!

Starts Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Expires Thursday, December 31st, 2020

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3rd Thursdays in Downtown Pittsfield

The streets and sidewalks of downtown Pittsfield are filled with live music, street performers, great shopping, outdoor dining and new art from 5pm to 8pm and beyond. Every 3rd Thursday from May – October. Free and open to all!

Starts Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Expires Thursday, September 19th, 2019

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Meet & Greet: Sliding Back Home

A Meet and Greet with the Hall of Fame Inductees featuring Jeff Reardon and Turk Wendell along with former MLB Managers Dan Duquette and Jim Duquette. Come join us as we welcome our own baseball stars back home! Free admission! Great Conversation! Free Autographs!

Starts Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Expires Saturday, September 14th, 2019

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Housatonic Heritage Walks

Free guided interpretive heritage walks over 4 weekends in the Fall: Sept 7 & 8; 14 & 15; 21 & 22; 28 & 29; 2019. Visit great places in your own backyard!

Starts Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Expires Sunday, September 29th, 2019

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Party in the Park

Party in the Park is an annual summer concert series that is free and open the public. The shows are at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats baseball diamond. With ample seating and plenty of food vendors, this is a great opportunity to unwind at the end of the day with some rock n’ roll and good company. Thursdays, July – August from 6PM – 8PM.

Starts Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Expires Thursday, August 29th, 2019

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Tanglewood Learning Center Open House

TLI Open Houses are free community events open to participants of all ages throughout Tanglewood season at the new Linde Center for Music and Learning. Join us for musical performances, conversations with artists and composers and engaging, interactive activities for children and families. RSVPs not required. 12pm – 2pm.

Starts Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Expires Sunday, August 25th, 2019

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Kids Free at Tanglewood

Free lawn tickets for children and young people up to 17! Up to four free children’s tickets are available per parent/legal guardian per concert at the Tanglewood Box Office on the day of the concert. Children under five are not permitted in the Koussevitzky Music Shed or Seiji Ozawa Hall during concerts.

Starts Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Expires Monday, September 2nd, 2019

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Williams College Museum of Art

WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and initiatives. Always Free!

Starts Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Expires Saturday, December 31st, 2022

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Berkshire Natural Resources Council Hikes

The Berkshire Natural Resources Council invites you to enjoy a slice of the Berkshires – and the places that you’ve helped us protect. Join us for a hike!

Starts Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Expires Monday, September 30th, 2019

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Weekly Birding at the Mount

Join us on Tuesdays to learn the skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers. 8 AM – 10 AM.

Starts Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Expires Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

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Live on the Lake

Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic for the free summer Live on the Like Community Concerts. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. 7/10 Hot Shot Hillbillies; 7/17 Shyne; 7/24 Blind Smudge; 7/31 Whiskey City; 8/7 Generation X Rock; 8/14 Remedy; 8/21 Legal Tender. At Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield.

Starts Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Expires Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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