Ooh, it’s June already. How’d that happen?! School days are winding down and summer is kicking off.   Check out the events happening around the Pioneer Valley this month! If there’s an event you think we shouldn’t miss, come tell us in the Facebook group!

If you’re wondering how we define “cheap” when looking for things in this guide, we typically look for events that will either cost the entire family less than $20.00 or no more than $5.00 per person (with some exceptions–some things are a great value and a worthwhile special event). Remember, the majority of this guide is date specific and some require advanced tickets or registration. Also,  if you loved this list, share it with a friend! Send it to their Facebook or email them!


free cheap things to do in western massachusetts in june

June 1: Kick off the weekend with an easy dinner and live music at Food Truck Fridays. Easthampton, NY

June  2: Asparagus Festival, with Mister G and kids’ show characters. Free, with suggested donation.  Hadley, MA

June 3: Touch a Truck Spring Carnival, $20 for the whole family. Springfield, MA

June 4: Storytime at Agawam Public Library, 9:30AM, Agawam, MA

June 5: Storytime at Chicopee Library, 10:30AM, Chicopee, MA

June 6: Storytime at Leverett Library, 10:30AM, Leverett, MA

June 7: Bring a picnic blanket and dinner to the Greenfield Energy Park Coop Summer Concert Series. Greenfield, MA

June  8: Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art. Northampton, MA

June  9: Cultural Chaos Music Festival, Family Friendly! Easthampton, MA

June 10: Lander Grinspoon Academy STEAM Festival, Northampton, MA

June  11: Let’s hope the rain has ended by now! Check our list of 30 places to play in Holyoke.  Holyoke, MA

June 14:  Forest Park Summer Concerts. Bring a picnic dinner! Forest Park, MA

June  15: Free Concert with the Massachusetts Walking Tour at Forbes Library. Other dates and locations planned. Check full schedule for details. Northampton, MA

June 16:  Montague Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival. Discounted tickets available online. Montague, MA

June 17:  Celebrate Father’s Day at Look Park with free train rides and rounds of mini-golf with Dad! Florence, MA

June 21:  Strawberry Ice Cream Social! River Valley Market, Northampton, MA

June 22: South Hadley Family Center Meet-Up at Look Park. Florence, MA

June 23: Annual Dragon Boat Races and Festival at North Riverfront Park, Springfield, MA

June 25: Parents jump for FREE at Bounce with their kids on Mondays. Springfield, MA

June 26: Franklin King Children’s Concert Series at Look Park. $5, children under 2 free. Florence, MA

June  27: East Longmeadow Rotary Club Summer Concerts. Bring a picnic dinner! East Longmeadow, MA

June 28: South Hadley Summer Concert on The Village Commons. Bring a picnic dinner! South Hadley, MA

June 30:  Get an early start on July 4th festivities with the Westfield Fireworks at South Middle School. Westfield, MA