February 12, 2016, 9:59am - February 14, 2016, 3:00pm
Gateway City Arts and Canal District
A celebration of winter themed activities for the whole family!
Sponsored by Holyoke Cultural Council, Gateway City Arts, Celebrate Holyoke, State Representative Aaron Vega, Debra Dunphy Studio, Holyoke Preservation Trust and The Lighthouse
FRIDAY FEB. 12
12:00pm GCA “Tiny Kitchen” opens for lunch
4:00pm: gather, make lamps, hang out in GCA Winter Courtyard and enjoy traditional hot drinks and food from the grill from around the world.
6:00-7:00pm Opening Ceremony and Luminaria Parade: starts in front of GCA, goes over the bridge to the first canal walk and heads right by Warregan / Brick, and finishes back in front of GCA (Canal Walk) Join the Expandable Brass Band
7:30pm Unleash Your Inner Rock Star
Contestants have the opportunity to unleash their inner Rock Star for 3 minutes! Judging on originality, embodying the song and crowd reaction. Entering the contest is FREE! You can go solo or with a group, each song should be edited to 3min or DJ will fade it out at 3min.
9:00-11:00pm DJ Dance Party (GCA MLPH) featuring Martini Productions DJ Lori-B
10.00am -12.00 pm “The 2016 Golden Bowl, Best in Sholyoke” DOG SHOW (9:30 9:45 Late registration) (HUB)
10:00am-5:00pm VALENTINE'S ARTISAN MARKET (GCA JP Hall) Up to 20 Artisans selling art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, artisan products, photography, ceramic, natural cosmetic products, local honey, puppets and more
"The Greate Falls Dams of the Connecticut River near Holyoke" (Holyoke Public Library Community Room)
Where were the first Connecticut River dams in this area? What happened to the wooden dam of 1848? What is a mill-power? Local historian Leo Labonte answers these questions and more with a slide lecture at the Holyoke Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Holyoke History Room at (413) 420-8107.
12:00-10:00pm GCA Tiny Kitchen Open (? Coffee?)
12:00-3:00pm 2016 Holyoke Winter Chili Cook-Off
3:00 pm: 7:00 pm GCA Tiny Kitchen, Bar offering winter festival specials.
7:00pm – 9.30pm Drag a Palooza hosted by ICWMA Inc.
9.30pm – 10.00pm THE JIPS (John Peter)
10.00 pm – 10.45pm FROM THE WOODS
10.45 pm Basement Cats
10:00am-3:00pm GCA Brunch (GCA MLPH)
12:00-1:00pm "ConText" Flute and Voice Duo (GCA JP Hall)
1:30 - 3:00 Eric Lee, Violin
3:30pm “Love’s Melodious Journey Cabaret”
Love is an abstract that can mend or break one’s heart. As we enter love’s domain in a cabaret style performance, the pattern of its process emerges and takes us on a musical journey of joy and sorrow. Join the cast of Paper City Performing Arts this Valentine’s Day Weekend and enjoy the journey with a compellation of show tunes arranged by the amazing cast and director Axel Cruz.