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Upcoming Events

Super Bowl Sunday at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, wear your favorite team's gear and receive a 1/2 price ride!

when: Sunday, February 7, 2016
where: Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
Heritage State Park
221 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: regular price: $2 per ride or 6 for $10
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Canal District Winter Festival

*A celebration of winter themed activities for the whole family*

Sponsored by Holyoke Cultural Council, Gateway City Arts, Celebrate Holyoke, State Representative Aaron Vega, and Debra Dunphy Studio.

Schedule of activities:

FRIDAY FEB. 12

12:00pm GCA “Tiny Kitchen” opens for lunch.

4:00pm gather, make lamps, hang out in GCA Winter Courtyard and enjoy traditional hot drinks and food from the grill from around the world.

6:00-7:00pm Opening Ceremony and Luminaria Parade:

starts in front of GCA, goes over the bridge to the first canal walk and heads right by Warregan / Brick, and finishes back in front of GCA (Canal Walk)

Join the Expandable Brass Band:
http://www.expandablebrassband.com/

7:30pm Unleash Your Inner Rock Star
Contestants have the opportunity to unleash their inner Rock Star for 3 minutes! Judging on originality, embodying the song and crowd reaction. Entering the contest is FREE! You can go solo or with a group, each song should be edited to 3min or DJ will fade it out at 3min.

9:00-11:00pm DJ Dance Party (GCA MLPH) featuring Martini Productions DJ Lori-B

SATURDAY FEB.13

10.00am -12.00pm “The 2016 Golden Bowl, Best in Sholyoke” DOG SHOW (9:30-9:45 Late registration) (HUB)

10:00am-5:00pm Valentine's Artisan Market (GCA JP Hall)
Up to 20 Artisans selling art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, artisan products, photography, ceramic, natural cosmetic products, local honey, puppets and more

12:00-10:00pm GCA Tiny Kitchen Open

12:00-3:00pm Holyoke Winter Chili Cook-Off

3:00pm-7:00pm GCA Tiny Kitchen, Bar offering winter festival specials.

7:00pm–9:30pm Drag a Palooza hosted by ICWMA Inc.

9:30pm–10:00pm The Jips (John Peter) (live music)

10:00 pm – 10:45pm From the Woods (live music)

10.45pm Basement Cats (live music)

SUNDAY FEB.14

10:00am-3:00pm GCA Brunch (GCA MLPH)

12:00-1:00pm "ConText" Flute and Voice Duo (GCA JP Hall)

3:30pm “Love’s Melodious Journey Cabaret”

Love is an abstract that can mend or break one’s heart. As we enter love’s domain in a cabaret style performance, the pattern of its process emerges and
takes us on a musical journey of joy and sorrow. Join the cast of Paper City Performing Arts this Valentine’s Day Weekend and enjoy the journey with a compilation of show tunes arranged by the amazing cast and director Axel Cruz.

when: Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: All activities are free of charge
info: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!canal-district-winter-festival/mqv9i
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Valentine's Day at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

Celebrate LOVE! Treat your Valentine to a 1/2 price ride when you purchase a full price ticket. Then create a sweet card for your special someone!

when: Sunday, February 14, 2016
where: Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
Heritage State Park
221 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: regular price: $2 per ride or 6 for $10
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School Vacation Week at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open Monday, February 15 (Presidents' Day) through Friday, February 19, 2016 for school vacation week from 12 to 4 PM.

when: Monday, February 15-Friday, February 19
12 to 4 PM
where: Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
Heritage State Park
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: regular price: $2 per ride or 6 for $10
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Canal District Winter Festival

*A celebration of winter themed activities for the whole family*

Sponsored by Holyoke Cultural Council, Gateway City Arts, Celebrate Holyoke, State Representative Aaron Vega, and Debra Dunphy Studio.

Schedule of activities:

FRIDAY FEB. 12

12:00pm GCA “Tiny Kitchen” opens for lunch.

4:00pm gather, make lamps, hang out in GCA Winter Courtyard and enjoy traditional hot drinks and food from the grill from around the world.

6:00-7:00pm Opening Ceremony and Luminaria Parade:

starts in front of GCA, goes over the bridge to the first canal walk and heads right by Warregan / Brick, and finishes back in front of GCA (Canal Walk)

Join the Expandable Brass Band:
http://www.expandablebrassband.com/

7:30pm Unleash Your Inner Rock Star
Contestants have the opportunity to unleash their inner Rock Star for 3 minutes! Judging on originality, embodying the song and crowd reaction. Entering the contest is FREE! You can go solo or with a group, each song should be edited to 3min or DJ will fade it out at 3min.

9:00-11:00pm DJ Dance Party (GCA MLPH) featuring Martini Productions DJ Lori-B

SATURDAY FEB.13

10.00am -12.00pm “The 2016 Golden Bowl, Best in Sholyoke” DOG SHOW (9:30-9:45 Late registration) (HUB)

10:00am-5:00pm Valentine's Artisan Market (GCA JP Hall)
Up to 20 Artisans selling art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, artisan products, photography, ceramic, natural cosmetic products, local honey, puppets and more

12:00-10:00pm GCA Tiny Kitchen Open

12:00-3:00pm Holyoke Winter Chili Cook-Off

3:00pm-7:00pm GCA Tiny Kitchen, Bar offering winter festival specials.

7:00pm–9:30pm Drag a Palooza hosted by ICWMA Inc.

9:30pm–10:00pm The Jips (John Peter) (live music)

10:00 pm – 10:45pm From the Woods (live music)

10.45pm Basement Cats (live music)

SUNDAY FEB.14

10:00am-3:00pm GCA Brunch (GCA MLPH)

12:00-1:00pm "ConText" Flute and Voice Duo (GCA JP Hall)

3:30pm “Love’s Melodious Journey Cabaret”

Love is an abstract that can mend or break one’s heart. As we enter love’s domain in a cabaret style performance, the pattern of its process emerges and
takes us on a musical journey of joy and sorrow. Join the cast of Paper City Performing Arts this Valentine’s Day Weekend and enjoy the journey with a compilation of show tunes arranged by the amazing cast and director Axel Cruz.

when: Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: All activities are free of charge
info: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!canal-district-winter-festival/mqv9i

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Funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Business and Technology/Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

This project was made possible by a grant administered by the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.