Looking for something to do this week in Holyoke? Here’s a list of the can’t miss events in Holyoke for July 1 through July 9, 2017.
Events In Holyoke This Week
Saturday July 1, 2017
11:00 a.m. Story time at Barnes & Noble. Be Quiet! In this hilarious new book from acclaimed author Ryan T. Higgins, all Rupert the Mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picture book. He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just won’t stop talking! 7 Holyoke St.
12:00 p.m. Community Celebration at Holyoke Medical Center. The hospital will host a free community celebration and cookout. This will be an opportunity for the whole family to come and tour the new Emergency Department. In addition to the tour, hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon and ice cream will be provided. Free. 575 Beech St.
Sunday July 2, 2017
5:05 p.m. Valley Blue Sox vs Keene Swamp Bats. Mackenzie Stadium, gates open at 4:00 p.m.. Tickets $2.00 Promotion: Dueces Are Wild Night. $2.00 admission and $2.00 hot dogs. 500 Beech St.
Monday July 3, 2017
Many places are closed today in honor of tomorrow’s holiday. If you’re looking for something to do, try a hike at Mt. Tom or exploring Community Field with your kids. Top off the day with ice cream from Nick’s Nest.
Tuesday July 4, 2017
Happy Independence Day! I want to give a special thank you to the active duty and veterans who help keep our nation safe. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
Wednesday July 5, 2017
11:00 a.m. Story time with Jason. Holyoke Public Library Children’s Room. Free. 250 Chestnut St.
Thursday July 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. Stars & Stripes Day at the Holyoke Farmer’s Market. Keep on celebrating the 4th of July with us at the Holyoke Farmer’s Market. We will have the Color Guard raise the American flag around 12:00 PM. All are invited to bring your children for activities like face painting, dancing, chalk drawing in the side walk, games, and book readings. Free.
12:00 p.m. Free Lunch For Veterans. Full meal served (salad, entree, vegetable, dessert and beverage) until 1:30 p.m. Holyoke Veterans Services, 310 Appleton St.
6:00 p.m. Board of Health Meeting. City Hall Annex, 20 Korean Veterans Plaza, Room 403.
Friday July 7, 2017
6:35 p.m. Valley Blue Sox vs Upper Valley Nitehawks. Mackenzie Stadium, gates open at 5:30 p.m.. Tickets $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids/seniors. Promotion: Kids eat free. The first 250 kids will receive a hot dog, chips and water. 500 Beech St.
7:00 p.m. Fireworks at HCC. Mayor Alex Morse invites the community to enjoy the annual 4th of July fireworks on Friday July 7th (with a rain-date of July 8th). The event will take place on the grounds of Holyoke Community College and will include family friendly activities and games. We encourage everyone to come early to enjoy the music, food from a variety of vendors as well as many children’s activities. The fireworks display is scheduled to start at dusk. 303 Homestead Ave.
7:00 p.m. Singles Social Gateway City Arts. Tapas, Cocktails and Tango lesson. Mingle with other singles in the dance that’s all about connection! Maybe you’ll find love, maybe you’ll discover a passion for dancing, maybe you’ll laugh over having 2 left feet, either way what have you got to lose? Tickets $35.00 for 1 or $60.00 for 2. 92-114 Race St.
Saturday July 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. Community Syringe Pick Up with Tapestry. We will be meeting at the Holyoke Syringe Access program and going out to pick up syringes in different areas around Holyoke. We will provide sharps containers and tongs. If you would like a brief training on proper needle pick up, please show up 5-10 minutes early. 15 Main St.
11:00 a.m. Story time at Barnes & Noble. Little Excavator. From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart! Little Excavator joins Loader, Dump Truck, Backhoe and Crane as they get ready to transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow. 7 Holyoke St.
6:35 p.m. Valley Blue Sox vs Danbury Westerners. Mackenzie Stadium, gates open at 5:30 p.m.. Tickets $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids/seniors. Promotion: Super Heroes Night. Special appearance by Spider Man plus all police, fire and EMS Responders are admitted free. 500 Beech St.
Sunday July 9, 2017
12:00 p.m. Hopping & Hooping Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. YMCA cardio hip hop program including a DJ will be here to jump start your day. Fitness fun for all levels. Free. 221 Appleton St.
1:00 p.m. Hula Hoop Lesson Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. Stephanie O’Keefe of HOOP JOY in Amherst will give a 90 minute hula hooping lesson for moms, dads and kids. Free. 221 Appleton St.
5:05 p.m. Valley Blue Sox vs Vermont Mountaineers. Mackenzie Stadium, gates open at 4:00 p.m. Tickets $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids/seniors. Promotion: Bark in the Park. Bring your dog to the game! 500 Beech St.