Free Offerings in the Berkshires

Free Fun Friday at Berkshire Theatre Group

Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz, the Peanuts gang are brought to life in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)! Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy display their wit and charm in the heartwarming revue of vignettes and song.

Starts Friday, August 16th, 2019

Expires Friday, August 16th, 2019

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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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Free Fun Friday at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy family-friendly flurry of fun! Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as our troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts and minds! Mind-boggling artistry and athleticism to ignite the imaginations of the young and the young in spirit alike!

Starts Friday, July 12th, 2019

Expires Friday, July 12th, 2019

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Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield will have free admission on Friday, July 26, as a part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Friday program.

Starts Friday, July 26th, 2019

Expires Friday, July 26th, 2019

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Moon Night Watch: Stars, Planets, Nighttime & Wildlife

Enjoy a summer evening on the top of Old Baldy. After a very short walk to the summit, we’ll take in the ethereal twilight before beholding a sparkling, moonless night sky in one of the darkest corners of the Berkshires. We’ll orient ourselves to the stars and planets, listen for wildlife sounds, and enjoy refreshments. Registration is required.

Starts Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Expires Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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Free Fun Friday at Norman Rockwell

Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.

Starts Friday, June 28th, 2019

Expires Friday, June 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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Free Fun Friday At The Mount

The Mount opens its doors as part of the 11th annual Free Fun Friday program, and we invite visitors from far and wide to visit the property, free of charge. Explore Edith Wharton’s home, enjoy the gardens and trails, and discover one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Special activities are planned throughout the day. 10 AM – 3 PM.

Starts Friday, June 28th, 2019

Expires Friday, June 28th, 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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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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Free Fun Friday at Smith College Museum of Art

SCMA is partnering with the Highland Street Foundation for their Free Fun Friday summer series with 100+ other cultural organizations throughout Massachusetts. Join us for activities throughout the day, with no admission charge!

Starts Friday, July 12th, 2019

Expires Friday, July 12th, 2019

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Trailside Music at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bring a picnic, some blankets and chairs, and your family and friends to relax on our lawn on a warm summer evening. Bands will play from 6:00–8:00 pm, but our lawn opens at 5:30 pm so you can set up your ideal spot.

Starts Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Expires Saturday, August 10th, 2019

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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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Free Fun Friday at Jacob's Pillow

Enjoy FREE dance games, a free outdoor Inside/Out performance, multi-generational movement and music classes, a special kids’ tour of the Pillow’s historic grounds, pop-up performances by Nimbus Circus, and more!

Starts Friday, July 5th, 2019

Expires Friday, July 5th, 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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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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Free Fun Friday at The Clark

Enjoy free admission to the Clark as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative.

Starts Friday, June 28th, 2019

Expires Friday, June 28th, 2019

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Trailside Music at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bring a picnic, some blankets and chairs, and your family and friends to relax on our lawn on a warm summer evening. Bands will play from 6:00–8:00 pm, but our lawn opens at 5:30 pm so you can set up your ideal spot.

Starts Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Expires Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

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Tanglewood Family Fun Fest

An afternoon of free performances and family-friendly activities presented by cultural organizations from around Berkshire County. Guests are invited to stay for the evening BSO performance.

Starts Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Expires Friday, August 2nd, 2019

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Trailside Music at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bring a picnic, some blankets and chairs, and your family and friends to relax on our lawn on a warm summer evening. Bands will play from 6:00–8:00 pm, but our lawn opens at 5:30 pm so you can set up your ideal spot.

Starts Friday, July 12th, 2019

Expires Friday, July 12th, 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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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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Emerging Artist Showcase Concerts

Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artist Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Starts Friday, June 28th, 2019

Expires Saturday, August 10th, 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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Free Fun Friday at The Mount

The Mount opens its doors as part of the 11th annual Free Fun Friday program, and we invite visitors from far and wide to visit the property, free of charge. Explore Edith Wharton’s home, enjoy the gardens and trails, and discover one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Special activities are planned throughout the day.

Starts Friday, June 28th, 2019

Expires Friday, June 28th, 2019

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