Schedule

Welcome to the 2014 Holyoke Winter Carnival Event Schedule! Please check back often as we will be adding new events as we confirm dates and locations!

Last Update: February 5, 2014

Live music, dancing, outdoor ice-skating, cook-offs, hockey, pancakes, plenty of hot chocolate…the Holyoke Winter Carnival features fun events for the whole family. This year there will be a mix of paid and free events. Area residents, visitors, and AAA motorists are all welcome. Parking is free and usually right next to the venues, which are handicap accessible.

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February 2014

Quilt Show @ Various Locations
February 7, 2014 – February 16, 2014 all-day
Quilt Show @ Various Locations
The Holyoke Winter Carnival’s Quilt Show, Feb. 7-16, 2014, will be exhibited during the entire ten days of the Carnival. Locations to view the quilts [...]
Opening Night: Luminaria @ Community Field
February 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Night: Luminaria @ Community Field | Holyoke | Massachusetts | United States
The Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to sponsor the opening night Luminaria event for the 2014 Holyoke Winter Carnival on Friday February 7, [...]
I Love Wine! A Wine Tasting to Benefit Wistariahurst Museum @ Wistariahurst Museum
February 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I Love Wine! A Wine Tasting to Benefit Wistariahurst Museum @ Wistariahurst Museum | Holyoke | Massachusetts | United States
Learn about wine, try new flavors and meet new and old friends at Wistariahurst Museum’s annual “I Love Wine Event.” Guests will enjoy a sampling [...]
Lantern Making Workshop, @ Morgan School
February 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lantern Making Workshop,  @ Morgan School
The South Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative will host its monthly Family Fun Night at Morgan School this Friday from 6-8 p.m. One of the highlights [...]
Mask Parade with Enchanted Circle Theater @ Community Field
February 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Mask Parade with Enchanted Circle Theater @ Community Field
Mask Parade with Enchanted Circle Theater Since 1976, Holyoke-based Enchanted Circle Theater has inspired learning by infusing arts and education in school districts throughout [...]
Holyoke History Scavenger Hunt @ Holyoke Public Library
February 8, 2014 @ 8:30 am – February 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Holyoke History Scavenger Hunt @ Holyoke Public Library
Come in out of the cold! The Holyoke History Room invites you search the murals, portraits, and other features of the Library for the answers [...]
Polar Bear Swim / Relay Races @ Greater Holyoke YMCA
February 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Polar Bear Swim / Relay Races @ Greater Holyoke YMCA
Come to the Greater Holyoke YMCA and swim like the polar bears!  This event is open to the community and costs just $1 per person.  [...]
Mary Jo Maichack, minstrel storyteller @ Library Community Room
February 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Mary Jo Maichack, minstrel storyteller @ Library Community Room
Holyoke’s own Mary Jo Maichack will present a children’s program of stories and songs. Google Print Tumblr Facebook Email Pinterest
Public Skating at Fitzpatrick Arena @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
February 8, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – February 16, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
Public Skating at Fitzpatrick Arena @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
During the Holyoke Winter Carnival, the Fitzpatrick Ice Skating Arena will offer Public Skating during the following days and times: Friday February 7th: 12:30PM-02:30PM Saturday February [...]
Basketball Pop-A-Shot Fun @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Basketball Pop-A-Shot Fun @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the MassMutual Center will be hosting a fun family basketball booth at the Holyoke Winter Carnival Family Day [...]
Family Day @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Day @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
This free event offers fun for all ages. It will take place on Saturday February 8, 1:00 p.m., at Holyoke Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton [...]
Pioneer Valley New England Mountain Bike Association @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pioneer Valley New England Mountain Bike Association @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
Outdoor Activity: Winter Bike Ride (in cooperation with Highland Bikes) Indoor Activity: How to fix a flat tire (and other exciting bike repair clinics) The [...]
Cactus Head Puppets – The Tale of Juan Bobo @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Cactus Head Puppets - The Tale of Juan Bobo @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
MIFA Presents Cactus Head Puppets The Tale of Juan Bobo Meet Juan Bobo! He always tries to do the right thing, but often makes mistakes. [...]
Domino Tournament @ Salsarengue Restaurant
February 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Domino Tournament @ Salsarengue Restaurant
Come learn how to play Domino’s or watch local clubs compete for the top prize. This events starts early in the afternoon and usually runs [...]
Forest Park Zoo on the Go @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Forest Park Zoo on the Go @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
The Forest Park Zoo on the Go program uses live animals, and artifacts to educate audiences and  allow members of the public to observe animals, [...]
Iroko Nuevo Performance Group @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm
Iroko Nuevo Performance Group @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
Iroko Nuevo  Iroko Nuevo Performance Group is a thirteen-member ensemble specializing in music and dance from Afrocuban folkoric traditions, such as Yoruba, Congo, Palo, rumba, [...]
Paper City Fitness Fry Pan Toss Contest @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Paper City Fitness Fry Pan Toss Contest @ Holyoke Heritage State Park
Come try your hand at the Holyoke Winter Carnival’s first Fry Pan Toss contest. Its not a test of strength, but your ability to toss [...]
Holyoke Winter Carnival Night@Berkshire East Ski Resort
February 8, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Holyoke Winter Carnival Night@Berkshire East Ski Resort @ Charlemont | Massachusetts | United States
About Holyoke Winter Carnival Family Ski Night! Winter Fun on the Mountain Cost Lift ticket: $15.00 Ski and Snowboard packages extra. Transportation will be provided, at [...]
Gala: Friends of the Holyoke Public Library @ Holyoke Public Library
February 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gala: Friends of the Holyoke Public Library @ Holyoke Public Library
The Friends of the Holyoke Public Library is inviting the public to join them in celebrating its 30th anniversary in the newly expanded library. Saturday, February 8th 6:00–10:00 [...]
Family Movie Night @ United Congregational Church
February 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Family Movie Night @ United Congregational Church
Its movie time! Load the kids into the car and make your way over to the United Congregational Church. This year  the UCC’s family movie [...]
Curling Demonstration — Petersham Curling Club @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
February 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Curling Demonstration -- Petersham Curling Club @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
  The Petersham Curling Club will provide a hands-on demonstration of Curling, you know, the ancient Scottish game with the broom and the rock. The [...]
Noticing Nature – Guided Family Program @ Bray Lake Warming Hut
February 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Noticing Nature - Guided Family Program @ Bray Lake Warming Hut | Holyoke | Massachusetts | United States
2/7/14 Location Change for February 9 program due to uncertain road conditions. Meet at the Bray Lake Warming Hut using the Route 5 park entrance. [...]
Third Annual Holyoke Dog Show @ Holyoke High School
February 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Third Annual Holyoke Dog Show @ Holyoke High School | Holyoke | Massachusetts | United States
Sunday, February 9, 2014 Holyoke High School
 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
“Hot Dogs on a Cold Day” The Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department is still [...]
Victorian Valentine Workshop @ Wistariahurst Museum
February 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Victorian Valentine Workshop @ Wistariahurst Museum | Holyoke | Massachusetts | United States
Participate in a fun and creative program that will inspire the artist in everyone!  In 1847, Esther Howland, Mount Holyoke graduate from Worcester, MA received [...]
Holyoke Firemen’s Hockey Club Tournament @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
February 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Holyoke Firemen's Hockey Club Tournament  @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
Hockey Tournament The Holyoke Winter Carnival is proud to announce the Holyoke Firefighters Hockey club will square off against the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the [...]
Pioneer Valley Vipers Women’s Hockey Club @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
February 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pioneer Valley Vipers Women's Hockey Club @ Fitzpatrick Skating Arena
  Hockey – The World’s Fastest Game on Ice !   The Holyoke Winter Carnival is pleased to announce The Pioneer Valley Vipers, a women’s ice hockey [...]
Senior Concert Band of Western Massachusetts @ Holyoke Senior Center
February 10, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
 Senior Concert Band of Western Massachusetts @ Holyoke Senior Center
Enjoy an early afternoon concert program of classics, show tunes, patriotic songs and more all performed by the Senior Concert Band of Western Massachusetts on [...]
Food Preservation (Canning) Workshop @ Greater Holyoke YMCA
February 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Preservation (Canning) Workshop @ Greater Holyoke YMCA
This workshop will cover a variety of methods of preserving our local harvest for the winter months.  We will be making applesauce and pickles to [...]
Slide Presentation: Mural, Mural on the Wall @ Gateway City Arts
February 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Slide Presentation: Mural, Mural on the Wall  @ Gateway City Arts
Mural, Mural On the Wall Keir Johnston, co-founder and co-director of Amber Art and Design based in Philadelphia, will bring his nearly 20 years of [...]
Folksinger/Storyteller Tim Van Egmond @ Library Community Room
February 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Folksinger/Storyteller Tim Van Egmond @ Library Community Room
Don’t miss this multi-talented performer. “Tim is a triple treat. He can sing, he can play a variety of wonderful instruments, and he can tell [...]
Raging Grannies @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
February 12, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Raging Grannies @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
In the tradition of wise women elders, the Western Massachusetts Raging Grannies  promote global peace, justice, and social and economic equality by raising public awareness through the medium [...]
Spaghetti Dinner @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
February 12, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Spaghetti Dinner  @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2014 Holyoke Winter Carnival Spaghetti Supper Hosted by St Paul’s Episcopal Church Wednesday February 12, 2014 Supper starts at 5:30 PM, and will include a [...]
Holyoke Poetry Slam @ El Mercado
February 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Holyoke Poetry Slam @ El Mercado
Community Against Hate presents the Holyoke Poetry Slam, on Wednesday Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., at El Mercado, 413 Main St. The poetry slam will features [...]
Zydeco Connection @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
February 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Zydeco Connection @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
If you like to dance come check out Zydeco Connection, a Greenfield-based band bringing a Cajun twist to the ‘Yoke. Opening for the Connection, will [...]
Poetry Reading by Dan Shanahan @ Library Community Room
February 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading by Dan Shanahan @ Library Community Room
Holyoke-raised Dan Shanahan returns to share his poems, including memories of the Library Reading Room in the 1950′s. Don’t miss this very special reading/performance, hosted [...]
Valentines Day Meal & Movie @ United Congregational Church
February 14, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Valentines Day Meal & Movie @ United Congregational Church
The United Congregational Church of Holyoke will be hosting a free meal and movie on Friday, February 14, 2014 in partnership with The Holyoke Winter [...]
Puerto Rican Film Festival @ Holyoke Public Library
February 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Puerto Rican Film Festival @ Holyoke Public Library
Puerto Rican Film Festival Saturday February 15 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Holyoke Public Library Schedule of Films 11 AM- 1 PM Children and their [...]
King Arthur Flour Cake Baking Contest @ Gateway City Arts Center
February 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
King Arthur Flour Cake Baking Contest @ Gateway City Arts Center
King Arthur Flour is looking for your best and most delicious frosted cake. Be sure and make them from scratch – no cake mixes or [...]
Roaring Chili Cook-Off & Contestant Registration @ Gateway City Arts
February 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Roaring Chili Cook-Off & Contestant Registration @ Gateway City Arts
Is Your Chili Up to the Winter Carnival Judging? The heat from the Holyoke Winter Carnival’s Third Annual Chili Cook-Off will surely draw you in from [...]
Night Parade & Registration Form @ Lynch School
February 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Night Parade & Registration Form @ Lynch School | Holyoke | Massachusetts | United States
Night parades unfold like magic! Be a part of  the creative and colourful array of Carnival  dance troupes, marching bands and a host of other [...]
‘Feel Dem Spirits’ Winter Carnival Concert @ Gateway City Arts
February 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
'Feel Dem Spirits' Winter Carnival Concert @ Gateway City Arts
‘Feel Dem Spirit’  is the title of this year’s Holyoke Winter Carnival concert on Saturday February 15, 8:00 p.m., at Gateway City Arts. The free [...]
Flower Arrangement Exhibit @ Holyoke Senior Center
February 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Flower Arrangement Exhibit @ Holyoke Senior Center
The Holyoke Winter Carnival will host a table top flower exhibit at the new Holyoke Senior Center on Sunday February 16, from 9:00 a.m. to [...]
Free Community Pancake Breakfast @ Holyoke Senior Center
February 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Community Pancake Breakfast @ Holyoke Senior Center
The Holyoke Winter Carnival will host a Free Community Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday  February 16, at the new Holyoke Senior [...]
Noticing Nature – Guided Family Program @ Bray Lake Warming Hut
February 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Noticing Nature - Guided Family Program @ Bray Lake Warming Hut | Holyoke | Massachusetts | United States
2/7/14 Location Change for February 9 program due to uncertain road conditions. Meet at the Bray Lake Warming Hut using the Route 5 park entrance. [...]
Closing Event: Latin Dance Party @ Gateway City Arts
February 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Closing Event: Latin Dance Party @ Gateway City Arts
The closing event for this year’s Holyoke Winter Carnival is a Latin Dance Party! Spinning Cuban and Afro Cribbean Rhythms, DJ ‘EL WATUSI,’ will be [...]