Berkshire United Way and the Pittsfield Promise coalition will be hosting the 3rd annual 10X the Fun festival on Saturday, February 22, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church, 74 1st Street, Pittsfield.
Part of Cultural Pittsfield’s 10X10 Upstreet Winter Arts Festival, 10X the Fun is a free family-friendly event with entertainment, games, crafts, a bonfire, Roaming Railroad rides, light refreshments and new this year, a photo booth. This year's performers include the Breffny Irish Dancers, Story Improv Troupe, Taconic High School Choruse and African drumming by Brian Colbert.
Fireworks, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Development, will take place at the First Street Common immediately following the event.
This event is sponsored by MountainOne with special thanks to 18 Degrees, Berkshire County Head Start, Berkshire Nursing Families, Child Care of the Berkshires, Department of Children & Families, KidZone, Pittsfield CFCE, Pittsfield Parks Department, and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
From Thursday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 23, the 10x10 Winter Arts Festival will feature 65 events in 20 different venues, highlighting dozens of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights and performers.
Now in its ninth year, this year's festival will incorporate outdoor recreation.
“Each year, the 10x10 Winter Arts Festival brims with fantastic programs and amazing events, giving us all something to look forward to during this time of year. I’m thrilled to share that we’re especially excited about this year’s festival as it features a dynamic collaboration between our thriving arts and culture scene and our magnificent natural resources. It’s truly the best of both worlds,” said Mayor Linda Tyer. “This partnership reflects one of the many opportunities that we will embrace to emphasize and enhance Pittsfield’s outdoor recreation economy.”