Fall Foliage Parade2024-05-14T14:44:01-04:00

68th Annual Fall Foliage Parade

Date, Time, and Theme

Sunday, October 6, 2024 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.

2024 Theme:

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.

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 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.

2024 Parade Map

Ways to Participate in this Year’s Parade

  1. Volunteer!  We are always looking for help.  From planning to carrying banners and other day-of tasks, there is a way for everyone to help out. Click here to sign up to volunteer today.
  2. Sponsor!  The Fall Foliage Parade is made possible through the generous donations of businesses and individuals.  Click here to sponsor today.
  3. Be in the Parade!

Ways to View This Year’s Parade

  1. 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)
  2. Watch on Community Television channel 1301. Thank you to Northern Berkshire Community Television for their annual broadcast of the parade.
  3. Watch the live stream on Community Television, channel 1301.

Fall Foliage Festival and Parade History

Learn more about the Fall Foliage Festival and Parade History

Fall Foliage Parade History

Learn more about the previous Fall Foliage Parade themes and Grand Marshals

Previous Themes and Grand Marshals

Thank you to our Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade Committee!

Parade Committee

Thank you for celebrating with us in 2023!

Congratulations to our 2023 Float Winners

Harry S. Orr Award (Best Overall): Very Good with “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Hayden Award (2nd place): North Adams Pride with “Drag Queen Story Time”

Mayor’s Award (3rd place): Clarksburg School with “The Wonderful World of Seuss”

Grand Marshal’s Award (4th place): Studio North with “Once Upon a Time in Barbieland”

Parade Director’s Award (5th place): Berkshire Dance Theatre with “Alice in Wonderland”

Previous Parade Memories

Photo Credit: Gillian Jones and The Berkshire Eagle