Hello weekend! If you’re like me, you’re searching for a few different options for ways to enjoy the weekend with your kids. If you’re like me, you’re also overwhelmed by the mega lists out there of things to do in the area. Each week, I’m committing to bringing you a list of what I think is the best of the best this area has to offer!
This week, we’ve got an awesome tag sale, a car show, a chance to meet Batman, a sensory friendly touch a truck event and much more! If none of these events strike your fancy, check out 30 Things To Do In Holyoke With Kids for even more ideas.
Pioneer Valley Family Fun Events This Weekend
Northampton Parent’s Center Tag Sale, Northampton, MA
5/21/16 l 9:00 am
NPC will host their annual fundraiser tag sale at 220 Main St in Northampton. Donation based! Pay what you can. They’ll have baby & kid items, books, games, toys, furniture, household items and clothing for adults. More info.
Car Show At Six Flags New England
5/21/16 & 5/22/16 l 10:30 am to 8:00 pm
Join us for our first ever Car Expo here at the Coaster Capital of New England on May 21 & 22. Come share great memories with Real Oldies 1250 and DJ Bruce Marshall for a two day car expo with classic tunes, classic cars, LIVE music and coasters! There will be classic cars located in our Rivers Edge Picnic Grove, including the DeLorean featured in the Back to the Future trilogy. This show is Free with Park admission and will be a two day event. Live Music: Saturday, May 21 Decades 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22 The Skidmarks LIVE 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. More Info.
Meet Batman & Archery Contest, Wilbraham, MA
5/21/16 l 11:00 AM
Join us for a Meet a Greet with Batman and take part in our Two Bros Bows Archery Contest for some great prizes.Toy Orchard, 2341 Boston Road, Wilbraham More info.
Kidz Bop Concert, Northampton, MA
5/22/16 l 2:00 pm (doors) 3:00 pm show
The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music phenomenon for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the best-selling KIDZ BOP albums, star in national KIDZ BOP music videos, and host KIDZ BOPRadio on SiriusXM Channel 77. For five consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist.” Since 2001, they’ve sold more than 15 million albums.The KIDZ BOP Kids have toured the country performing kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits and are hitting the road again in 2016 and coming to Northampton’s Calvin Theatre for a Sunday afternoon show your kids will love. $50 Gold Circle Ticket Includes Meet & Greet with the Kids. More info.
Wild Goose Chase Carnival & Fun Run at Look Park, Northampton, MA
5/22/16 l 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
We’re calling all runners, walkers, waddlers and rollers to join us for the Wild Goose Chase family fun run and carnival on May 22 in Look Park! Running events include a chip-timed 5K race and 1 mile run/walk/roll, as well as a slew of kids races. The carnival will be hoppin’ with wagon rides, balloon sculptures, face painting, a free photo booth, and live music.
The first 100 families to register will receive free entry to Look Park. All kids’ race participants will receive medals. All age group winners in the 5K will receive trophies. The first adult male and female and the first boy and girl 12 and under in the 1.2 mile race will also receive trophies. The first 600 registered goose chasers will receive a free water bottle and Bueno Y Sano coupon. Register here. More info.
Road trip worthy events!
Brick Fair, Marlborough, MA
5/21/16 – 5/22/16 l 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join us at a new, bigger location, the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. 11am-4pm on May 21st and 22nd, 2016. Tickets are only $12 at the door. LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 47,000 square feet. BrickFair brings together kid and adult fans of LEGO from across the USA (and Canada, and a few other countries) to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO – the most awesome toy – ever. Vendors will be offering all things LEGO, including shirts, hats, minifigures, custom-molded weapons, unique models, keychains and… really… everything you never imagined. Remember your camera. Photography is encouraged! We recommend allowing 90 minutes or more to enjoy the show. More info.
Touch A Truck, Lee MA
5/21/16 l 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Check out over 20 real-life trucks and specialty vehicles. The first hour (between 9 and 10 a.m. will be “QUIET HOUR” so there will be no sirens, horns, and lights to accommodate any little ones sensitive to noise and lights. Admission $5 per person. Additional fees apply for facepainting, and the Roaming Railroad. Special guests include Berkshire County Sherriff’s Dept. K9 and Mounted Units, and appearances by Optimus Prime and Minnie Mouse. More Info.