What’s going on this weekend in western Massachusetts?

Canadian Snowbirds (Image Courtesy: The Great New England Air Show)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A weekend full of major events could mean traffic tie-ups on western Massachusetts highways and secondary roads. Stay with 22News throughout the weekend for updates on major traffic backups. We will be sending text alerts and Push notifications to users of our WWLP app.

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Here is a look at some of the major events happening this weekend:

SATURDAY

  • Brimfield Antique Show: Route 20, Brimfield – Hours vary by antique dealer, but most open at daybreak
  • The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast: Main Street, Springfield (Court Sq. to Tower Sq.)  – 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – Street to remain closed until 3:00 P.M.
  • The Great New England Air Show: Westover ARB, Chicopee – Gates open at 8:30 A.M., planes start flying at 10:00 A.M.
  • Holyoke Gas & Electric Shad Derby: Weighing station at Fishway near Route 116 Bridge, Holyoke – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Elms College Commencement: MassMutual Center, Springfield – 10:00 A.M.
  • Long Meddowe Days: Longmeadow Town Common, Route 5 – 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Run Westfield’s Flat Fast 5K: South Lot, Westfield State University – 10:00 A.M. – Block party to follow near Elm Street finish line.
  • Western New England Univ. Commencement: Alumni Healthful Living Center on WNEU campus, Wilbraham Rd., Springfield – 2:00 P.M.
  • Westfield State University Commencement: MassMutual Center, Springfield – 4:00 P.M.
  • Relay for Life: Minnechaug Regional High School, 621 Main St. Wilbraham – 6:00 P.M.

SUNDAY

  • Brimfield Antique Show: Route 20, Brimfield – Hours vary by antique dealer, but most open at daybreak
  • The Great New England Air Show: Westover ARB, Chicopee – Gates open at 8:30 A.M., planes start flying at 10:00 A.M.
  • Celebrate Kate 5K – Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke – 9:00 A.M.
  • Holyoke Gas & Electric Shad Derby: Weighing station at Fishway near Route 116 Bridge, Holyoke – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Springfield College Commencement: Naismith Green on Springfield Colege campus, Alden St., Springfield – 9:30 A.M.
  • Wild Goose Chase Run and Carnival for Whole Children: Look Park, Florence – 10:00 A.M.
  • Smith College Commencement: Smith College Quad, Paradise Rd. (off Elm St.) Northampton – 10:00 A.M. – Noon
  • Mount Holyoke College Commencement: Gettell Ampitheater, Mount Holyoke College Campus, College St., South Hadley – 10:30 A.M.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk: Stanley Park, Westfield – 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • Long Meddowe Days: Longmeadow Town Common, Route 5 – Noon – 5:00 P.M.
  • American International College Commencement: MassMutual Center, Springfield – 3:00 P.M.

22News has Full Coverage of all this weekend’s big events. Be sure to check out your latest 22News Storm Team Forecast for the latest weather conditions.

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