66th Annual Fall Foliage Parade
Thank you for celebrating with us!
In case you missed it, here’s some highlights from this year’s parade.
Date, Time, and Theme
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1PM
Each year, 1Berkshire collaborates with the city of North Adams to host a festive, inclusive, and vibrant downtown parade celebrating all things autumnal in the Berkshires. The entire community is invited to participate in this beloved event, which takes place on the first Sunday of October.
2022 Theme: Holidays on Parade
This fall, the annual parade celebrates a fun theme honoring all your favorite holidays. We’re honoring every holiday, from Valentine’s Day, New Year’s, National Ice Cream Day, Halloween, and everything in between! Interpret this theme however you like in your float, costume, and more!
The 2022 Grand Marshals are The Arnolds and The Kings, two families who have brought good cheer and a festive spirit to the City of North Adams for decades. Over 30 years ago, Wayne Arnold began decorating his East Main Street house with a few porch lights. The tradition has grown into a display of thousands of sparkling lights. From 1986 to 2015, MaryAnn and Leon King have dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus for the City of North Adams’ tree lighting. They continue to volunteer and make appearances for various groups and organizations. Both Grand Marshals are a testament to the goodwill and community devotion these citizens have shown over the years. 1Berkshire and the City of North Adams are thrilled to honor them during this year’s parade. Read more here.
Parade Route and Program
This year’s parade route is 1.2 miles and mostly flat, making the parade more walkable for all ages and abilities. The shorter parade route is also less of a time commitment for participants.
NEW Starting Point: Intersection of State Street and Old State Street
Lineup: Curran Highway between DiSanti Field (north point) to United Cerebral Palsy (south point); roughly 400 Curran Highway to 535 Curran Highway
Ending Point: Intersection of Ashland Street and Washington Ave, same as last year.
NOTE: Due to the new starting location and staging area, through traffic is able to detour on Old State Street to access parts of Curran Highway. The road will be fully shut down along the parade route starting at 12:30 pm.
Ways to View This Year’s Parade
- Be a spectator along the 1.2 mile parade route from the intersection of State Street and Old State Street, along Main Street, to the intersection of Ashland Street and Washington Ave. (Parade map)
- Watch on Community Television channel 1301. Thank you to Northern Berkshire Community Television for their annual broadcast of the parade.
- Watch the live stream on Community Television, channel 1301.
Parade Line Ups
Fall Foliage Festival Events
Learn all about this year’s Fall Foliage Festival Events!
Adams Community Bank
Greylock Federal Credit Union
Wild Oats Market
Berkshire Community College
Sweetwood of Williamstown
North Adams Lodge of Elks 487
Carr Hardware N.A.
Shirley Lescarbeau & Loribeth Hartlaub in Memory of Lescarbeau & Luczynski Families
Tom Bernard & Jennifer Flynn Bernard in Memory of Thomas G. Bernard
Rita A. Gardner in Memory of Chuck & Mark Gardner
Stephen Green & Susanne Walker
Phil & Denise Krutiak
Gene S. & Justyna M. Carlson
Pauline & Robert Bona
Joseph & Patricia Prenguber in Memory of Our Families
David & Marybeth Kennedy
Marianne & William Judge
Judy & Charlie Blaisdell
Peter and Maryanne Belouin in Memory of Stephen Belouin
Joseph S. & Mary M. Domenichini
Jean Veazie in Memory of Ed Veazie
Bob & Janice Moresi
John & Beverly Canale in Honor of All Who Need Prayers
Joe & Colleen Rossi in Memory of In Memory of Inez & Joseph Rossi and Suzanne & Robert Ross
Mike & Diane Pytko in Memory of Ted Pytko & William Dami
Jerry & Mary Desmarais
Donald & Carol Graves
Al & Lorraine Mancuso
Dennis & Elizabeth Gilbert
Bob & Barb St. Pierre in Memory of Sonny St.Pierre
Mary A. Caproni in Memory of Eugene & Fred Scerbo
Paul Corriveau in Memory of Kay Corriveau
George & Debbie Forgea in Memory of Kay Corriveau
Franklin Risatti in Memory of Colonel John Gibeau, USAF
Carol Hayes In Memory of Brendan Hayes
Previous Parade Memories
Photo Credit: Gillian Jones and The Berkshire Eagle
Theme: Games, Movies, & Takeout
Grand Marshall: Regional Emergency Planning Committee Northern Berkshire COVID Operations Center
Theme: There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires (a nod to the Wizard of Oz)
Grand Marshall: Dr. Len Radin
Theme: Year of the Dog
Grand Marshall: Curby and Seymour (and their owners)
Theme: Magic in the Berkshires
Grand Marshall: Fall Foliage Parade Committee Members