The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Walk and Roll up Main Street with Doozy Do Parade September 17

WHAT: The DoozyDo Parade
WHERE: Parade route starts from 33 Hawley and goes up Main Street to the Academy of Music.
WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00am

Northampton Neighbors’ Love Letter to the City of Northampton

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11 am, the DoozyDo Parade, an unconventional celebration in—and of—the City of Northampton, will step off from Northampton’s Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley and march up Main Street to the Academy of Music Theatre. Led by Grand-ish Marshals Kelsey Flynn and Bill Dwight, this joyful, multigenerational, outdoor celebration will feature over 20 teams, including the Doozy Hair-Do’s, Woodstar’s Competitive Coffee Drinkers and Liars Club, and The Bad Mittens, as well as local nonprofits and businesses, bands, roller derby enthusiasts, a bagpiper, Taiko drummers, antique cars and trucks, and the gargoyle that once kept watch over Main Street from atop the Words & Pictures Museum.

The DoozyDo is a multi-purpose event: a way to raise awareness and support for Northampton Neighbors, a volunteer-based organization providing free programs and services to help older adults in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds live independent, engaged lives in their homes and communities; a joyful intergenerational gathering; and a way to strengthen existing community ties and create new ones in the city we love.

“It will be a guaranteed spectacle! You Doozy-Don’t want to miss it.”
-Grand-ish Marshal Kelsey Flynn

Watch the Doozy Do, from the inside of the parade!
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