About the Green River Festival
This is the premier Franklin County Music event of the year! We take the best national talent, the greatest local food and fine crafts, the most beautiful hot air balloons and put it smack dab on the grounds of Greenfield Community College and VOILA! You are happy!
Three stages of music — the Main stage, the dance tent (aka the Yonder stage) and a Family stage — so there’s something for everyone! Check the schedule page to find out when and where your favorite band is playing.
We keep our ticket prices reasonable (with kids 12 and under FREE), reasonably-priced onsite parking (with free parking and shuttle bus service also available), our grounds clean (we are working toward zero trash!) and everyone safe (sorry, no pets, alcohol or tents allowed).
Begun in 1986 as a balloon festival, it has gained increasing popularity each year as more and more musical entertainment was incorporated. Today it has become THE summer musical event in Western Massachusetts.
The 2013 GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL will be held July 20th and 21st on the grounds of Greenfield Community College (I-91, Exit 26, Greenfield, MA).
Hot Air Balloons fly (with riders — see the balloon page for more information), weather permitting, on Saturday and Sunday evening and Sunday morning. There is also a balloon illumination on Saturday night.
Presented by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, this celebration combines music on three stages, food, crafts, dancing, a wide array of kids activities and hot air balloon launches (weather permitting) for the Pioneer Valley’s biggest outdoor event of the summer. This is the only music festival in Massachusetts that features hot air balloons and rides.
Looking for the right person to contact about the festival? Hop on over to the Contact Us page.