Dates for these annual events will be posted as they become available…

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Hat Parade

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Hat Parade begins at 11am, followed by the Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30am. Children should wear their most creative, crazy, fun Easter hats, and bring a container to collect candy eggs. Prizes are awarded to the best hats in special “Easter” categories. Call 413.538.5039 for details. This program is free of charge and sponsored by the South Hadley Recreation Department. Don’t be late…the eggs go quickly!

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

May 16, 2015 from 1:00-2:00pm (rain or shine)–All are invited to join us for cake and ice cream, and to tour our new park facilities.

Friday Cruise Nights
May 22 to September 4, 2015
Weekly, 5:30pm to dusk
(No Cruise Night on July 3)

Cruise Nights are free and open to the public. Stroll through the park and enjoy classic cars, DJ music, refreshments and the company of neighbors and friends. Plan to join us for supper—the menu includes hot dogs and hamburger, along with a variety of beverages (including beer) prepared by ‘celebrity chefs’ from local groups and organizations.

Proceeds from food sales help to support park improvements. Volunteers to assist with the food concession are always appreciated. Information: Bruce,

2015 Cruise Nights Flyer (1-pg PDF)

Memorial Day Community Picnic and Concert at the Park

May 25, 2015–Bring a picnic lunch and join neighbors and friends and help us celebrate the opening of the season. Activities are planned to begin after the Memorial Day Parade (approximately 1:00pm).

Summer Day Camp

July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31 and August 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 2015.
Sponsored by the South Hadley Recreation Department. (Dates are tentative and may be subject to change.)

Seventh Annual Summer Children’s Series

July 15, 2015: Laurie Davidson
July 22, 2015: Roger Tincknell
July 29, 2015: Miss Leticia

Free entertainment and activities for children 10 and under presented by the South Hadley Family Center ( This annual series provides local families and day care providers with lovely child-focused musical events on Wednesday mornings from 10-11am during the month of July. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are moved indoors to the auditorium at South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main Street. For information, contact the DPW at 413-538-5033.

Concert Series Flyer (8.5×11 PDF)

Annual Big Rig Day

August 6, 2015 from 11am-1pm
(Rain Date August 13)

Come see Big Rigs of all types (fire trucks, police cars, utility trucks, ambulances, and more)… climb into the cabs, ride the aerial ladder, and meet the people who operate these fascinating vehicles. This unique, free, kid-friendly event is co-sponsored by the South Hadley Electric Department.

Second Annual Buttery Brook Car ShowMC900440339

Sunday, August 16, 2015 (rain date 8/23)
9am to 3pm

All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. Enjoy music by DJ Bruce Marshall of REAL OLDIES 1250; breakfast, food and beverages available. Free admission for spectators. Sponsored by the Friends of Buttery Brook Park; proceeds support park improvements.

Trick or Treat Trail

October 24 at 12pm (Saturday), sponsored by the South Hadley Recreation Department.

Santa’s Land

Santa at Buttery Brook Park December 10-13 and December 17-20, 2015
Thursday through Sunday from 5:30–7:30pm
All activities are free of charge.
Photos with Santa are $5 (or, take your own)

An annual tradition. With the park dressed up with lights and displays, the whole family will enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate and cookies! Have a photo taken or take your own while your child visits with Santa (many people do both), then take a ride on Santa’s train through our lighted holiday wonderland!