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Welcome To Springfield, Massachusetts!
Welcome To Springfield, Massachusetts!


The Big E: The Eastern States Exposition

When: September 16-October 2, 2022

The Big E, formally known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of 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.Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, a short distance from the Memorial Bridge spanning the Connecticut River, The Big E is held every autumn in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Each year, the fair opens on the second Friday after Labor Day and runs for seventeen days.

Formerly The Springfield Falcons

Hockey is one of the world's biggest sports!

Springfield Thunderbirds

When: All Year Round

The Springfield Thunderbirds are a minor league professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League that began playing in the 2016–17 season. They are the affiliate of the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Thunderbirds play their home games at the MassMutual Center.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

When: All Year Round

The Birthplace of Basketball
Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield College instructor and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide athletic phenomenon we know it to be today. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame serves as basketball's most complete library, in addition to promoting and preserving the history of basketball.

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022

The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast is a great way to meet neighbors and friends as the community sits down at Springfield’s breakfast table. The menu includes hot, hearty pancakes, coffee, juice and milk, and lots of local talent.

Springfield Puerto Rican Day Parade

When: September 20 - 21 (11 a.m)

The parade highlights Latino music and traditions and is a way for residents in Western Massachusetts to learn about the culture and celebrate it as well.

Springfield Caribbean Carnival Festival

When: August 1st (dates may change)

The all-day event begins with a parade and then Blunt Park is home to an all-day carnival, entertainment with Caribbean food and music.

MGM Events

MGM Springfield Casino

MGM Springfield Casino

MGM Springfield's 125,000 square foot gaming floor is the largest in the state of Massachusetts! The mixed-used development includes a 251-room hotel with world-class amenities including a spa, pool and roof deck; 125,000 square feet of gaming space with 2,500 slot machines, 93 gaming tables, 23 poker tables and a high limit VIP gambling area; about 96,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space that will accommodate 15 shops and restaurants; 46,000 square feet of convention space; and a multi-level parking garage.

Roar! Comedy Club

Our historic Armory at MGM Springfield is the place to go for laughs at our Roar! Comedy Club. The unique comedy series developed by John Tobin Presents, complements the robust entertainment offerings at New England’s first integrated resort casino and features an eclectic mix of nationally popular comedians as well as rising industry stars.

MGM Concerts

MGM Concerts

Find The Plaza at MGM Springfield venue concert and event schedules, venue information, directions, and seating charts. Enjoy your next live music performance at the MGM Springfield venue.

Springfield Harambee Festival

August 20 - 23rd (dates may change)

The two-day festival includes a long list of local performers on the main stage, nearly 50 diverse food including Spanish, Jamaican and traditional Soul Food, crafts booths lining the edges of the field, and neighborhood basketball tournaments.

"Harambee has traditionally been big on food"

- Harambee President

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