Pittsfield Fourth of July parade returning after pandemic hiatus

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Preparations are underway for one of the largest Fourth of July parades in the area.

The Pittsfield parade is back this year after a pandemic pause. Celebrations will kick off on July 3 with a car show in downtown Pittsfield.

Admission is free, but donations to the parade are suggested.

The parade on July 4 kicks off at 10 a.m., rain or shine. It begins at the intersection of South and East/West Housatonic Streets and ends at Wahconah Park.

The parade dates back to 1824.