Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays returns on Thursday, August 16 with a Touch A Truck event, sponsored by Berkshire Gas.

The event will feature more than a dozen vehicles from police and fire to construction.   The largest free outdoor event series in the Berkshires, 3rd Thursdays are family friendly and open to all.

North Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street between 5 PM and 8 PM and will be filled with music, performance, food and community activities.

Participants include:

  • BERKSHIRE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • COUNTY AMBULANCE
  • DALTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • PITTSFIELD AIRPORT
  • PITTSFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • PITTSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • PITTSFIELD LAWN AND TRACTOR
  • REPUBLIC SERVICES

Touch A Truck offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the Pittsfield community.

Trucks on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, vintage trucks, and more. Children of all ages are invited to creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the respective professionals who explain the equipment and discuss the work they perform with such machinery.

Food, music, dance, and performance will also be included, as usual, during the August version of Third Thursday. For more information, please visit discoverpittsfield.com.