Anyone who has ever visited or lived in the Berkshires knows how exciting this area can be. There always seems to be something to do or see, especially in the winter. If you are thinking of visiting or moving to the area, then you will want to know what you are in for, take a look at just a few of the fun upcoming events and activities being held in the Berkshires this winter.
10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival
The citizens of the Berkshires are oozing with talent, and you can witness all of the artistic genius at the annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival. This fantastic winter event gives visitors a dose of great music and theater. The event is held each year within the Upstreet Cultural District in Pittsfield, which is a great destination all by itself. Check it out this February, running from Feb. 16 to Feb. 26.
Gain Some Knowledge at the Many Museums
If you want to get out of the snow for a while, take some time to check out some of the stellar museums in the region. Some of our most popular destinations include the Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockbridge, and The Clark in Williamstown, boasting a rich selection of photographs, paintings, sculpture art and more from around the world. Spend some time indoors and check out these – or any of the region’s other museums – during the winter season.
Antiquing has always been a popular pastime, but it has truly surged in recent years. Collectors of fine items from years gone by will get a kick out of the many antiquing opportunities that the Berkshires presents. The region is home to more than 50 antique shops and galleries that cover a broad range of periods and have a ton of neat and unique items that are just waiting to be found.
Fun for the Children
Of course, it is not only about the adults – kids need to have some engagement as well! Not to worry: There’s a slew of fun events and attractions for children of all ages. For a thrilling learning experience, you can take the family to the famous Museum of Animation and Special Effects, which is home to a real Academy Award and provides a fun opportunity for them to make their own animated movie. Younger kids will absolutely adore the Berkshire Carousel, a gorgeous wooden carousel which is in the heart of Pittsfield and features more than three dozen horses all carved by hand by supporters and members of the community in support of different causes and in different carousel styles. It’s truly a unique experience for young and old alike!
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