ENTERTAINMENT & ATTRACTIONS
Our beautiful, completely restored home-away-from-home is right next-door to so many places to see and explore, including:
Visit New England’s “mini-Smithsonian” — Four museums plus Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden. View an exceptional collection of Japanese arms, Chinese cloisonné, Asian decorative arts, Middle Eastern rugs, Greek and Roman sculptures plus a plaster cast gallery of world-renowned works. Enjoy European and American paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints. Includes works by Degas, O’Keeffe, Monet, Homer, and Calder. Traditional and modern art galleries. Explore hands-on science, see aquatic sea life, safari in African Hall, enjoy a Planetarium show or be dazzled by a life-size T-Rex! A perfect day for the whole family. Museum Store chock full of gifts and gadgets and more. Hands-on Art Discovery Center for children. Includes the new Museum of Springfield History.
Over 100,000 sq. ft. of new meeting, exhibit, ballroom and pre-function space. Attached, newly renovated, 6,700-seat arena plays host to the AHL Springfield Falcons and features concerts, sports, family and special events.
Historical 2,611-seat theater featuring Broadway shows, dramas, comedies, concerts, children’s theater, and special performances. Whether you’re looking for a musical, modern drama or comedy, Springfield’s professional, not-for-profit theater has it all.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Performs a wide variety of music including classical, pops, educational, chamber music and lunchtime concert programs in the elegant Symphony Hall. Concerts are performed from October through May.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site was chosen by General Washington. The Museum features huge firearm collcetion, interactive exhibits, introductory film, and bookstore.A National Park Site and world-renowned firearms collection. Inventions like the Life Saving Gun. Exhibits, public, school programs and blank firing. Behind the scenes tours of firearm storage.
The Titanic Museum
Artifacts past and present illustrate Titanic’s legend. Springfield’s Titanic victim Milton Long’s pocket-watch touches hometown history. Explore mementos donated by survivors to pop culture movie memorabilia. 413-543-4770
Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield, MA is the birthplace of basketball. Come check out the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Professional American Hockey League team competing in 80 games (40 at home in the MassMutual Center) during the season. The AHL is considered the number one development league for the National Hockey League.
The Zoo in Forest Park
Forest park is one of the finest municipal parks in all of New England. Come see for yourself, and while you’re there stop by the Forest Park Zoo, a great place for both kids and adults.
Agawam (April – October):
Six Flags New England
The largest amusement park in all of New England!
University of Massachusetts,
Featuring sporting and skating events, concerts, family shows and trade shows. Home to UMass basketball and hockey. Ice rink open daily, Racquetball
Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens
Explore the world of Emily Dickinson at her family homes in Amherst. Discover the roots of her enduring legacy as one of America’s pre-eminent poets. Guided tours and seasonal programs. March to December. 413-542-8161
Fourteen 18th- and 19th-century houses and Flynt Center feature objects made or used in America from 1650 to 1850. Exhibitions, walking tours, workshops, antiques forums, meadow walk.Open daily
Volleyball Hall of Fame
First opened to the public in 1987, the Volleyball Hall of Fame is just a quick drive from Springfield.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Experience Irish celebrations at their best at this annual event. The 2nd largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country and its related activities feature floats, music, a road race and more. 413-533-1700
Paradise City Arts
Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Paradise City’s shows are highly competitive, and showcases the works of some of America’s most prominent craftsmen and artists.
The Eastern States Exposition
Billed as “New England’s Great State fair,” the Big E serves as the de facto state fair for all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Each of the New England states is prominently represented at the fair. The Big E is the sixth largest agricultural fair in the country, and the largest in New England.
Nearby Hill Towns:
Mohawk Trail Concerts
Both world class artists – many familiar from their previous appearances – and talented newcomers. Our imaginative and informative programming twice has been the recipient of National ASCAP/CMA awards.
Hampshire Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare under the Stars! In the bucolic meadow of The Hartsbrook School in Hadley, MA. Late June through July, Wednesday-Sunday. 413-548-8118
New Century Theatre
Dedicated to creating world-class theatre for the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Primarily a summer theatre, NTC now produces events beyond the summer months.
“One of the best small music festivals in the USA” (Time Magazine) celebrates its 38th anniversary! Concerts feature the celebrated Schrade pianists and renowned guests. July-August.
Dynamic professional theater in the cultural heart of the Berkshires on two stages, May through October.
Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshires, The Colonial Theatre is an “architectural gem.”