Celebrate Holyoke Announces August 2017 Festival Text Size

Planning for Celebrate Holyoke has been underway for months. The Executive Committee welcomes applications from local food, alcohol and other vendors, including artisans and community organizations. Volunteers are greatly needed during the months leading up to the festival as well as in shifts throughout the weekend of the event, happening this year on August 25, 26 and 27.

Celebrate Holyoke is a three-day festival that made its return in 2015 after a 10 year hiatus, drawing an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 people downtown over the course of the weekend. This year’s festival will include live musical performances, food and beverages from local restaurants, and goods from local artists and makers.

The Committee is seeking alcohol distributors, food trucks, restaurateurs, artisans, nonprofits and community organizations that are interesting in joining this exciting community event in downtown Holyoke. Applications are available in person at the Mayor’s Office or online at . Celebrate Holyoke charges an up-front fee per vendor area for the entire duration of festival and will not take any additional percentage of profits. There is not any ticket/token system. Payment options (cash and/or credit) are at the discretion of each vendor. Vendor fee does not include cost of any required municipal/state permit/licenses.

“I’d like to thank the planning committee continuing to coordinate this event,” says Mayor Alex Morse. “When we restarted the event two years ago, I received a lot of feedback about how happy residents were to have a family-friendly place to bring their kids as well as an opportunity to enjoy the downtown area with food and entertainment. I have no doubt this year will be filled with exciting bands and great entertainment. I’m looking forward to seeing the community come together for these three nights this August.”


Volunteers are always needed, both before and during Celebrate Holyoke to help promote, plan and run the three-day event. Anyone interested in more information should visit or contact the Mayor’s Office.

Posted on June 7, 2017 by