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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Chicopee announces 2017 Downtown GetDown

Get Down 2017 logo

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the 2015 and 2016 block parties, the City of Chicopee Department of Planning & Development will again host a two-day event in Chicopee Center, the Summer 2017 Downtown GetDown. In September of last year, over 15,000 people flocked to Chicopee Center for two days of music, food, arts and culture, interactive activities, athletic feats, and summer fun. Participants, performers and guests alike enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with friends and neighbors and celebrate all that the Greater Chicopee community has to offer while doing so in its own unique downtown setting.

The Downtown GetDown will take place on August 25th and 26th, 2017 in the heart of Chicopee. The partnership of the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce and the Planning Department will again be responsible for bringing the block party festivities back to Chicopee Center. This year’s event will feature a new activity for the first time: the Downtown GetDown 5k Run, which will take place on Saturday August 26th at 9:00am.

City Planner Lee Pouliot expressed: “The 2017 Downtown GetDown is sure to excite and inspire even more than the first two years! We look forward to hosting our community members, friends and neighbors at this event and showcase the asset that is Chicopee Center while spotlighting local businesses, food vendors, artists, craftspeople and performers. We expect to turn out large numbers of returning guests and new guests to whom we will introduce the neighborhood of Chicopee Center.”

President of the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Roncarati-Howe said: “The Greater Chicopee Chamber is excited to partner with the City of Chicopee and the Fest of All on such a vibrant event! This event is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the businesses and people that help Chicopee thrive, while bringing attention to the potential investment opportunities that exist in Chicopee Center.”

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, vendor applications and pictures from last year, please visit the event website at: http://chicopee.wix.com/downtowngetdown. This website will be updated with a full, two-day schedule of entertainment and events as details become available. All businesses are welcome to apply, especially those promoting Chicopee and Western Massachusetts.

For those interested in being a Sponsor of the 2017 Downtown GetDown, Sponsorship Packages may be picked-up in person at the City of Chicopee Department of Planning & Development or you may request to have one mailed to you or e-mailed to you by contacting Jack Benjamin, Assistant Planner, at (413) 594-1485 or jbenjamin@chicopeema.gov.

For those interested in participating as a performer or vendor, please contact Jack Benjamin at (413) 594-1485 or jbenjamin@chicopeema.gov to learn more about the event and the process of participating. We look forward to seeing you at the GetDown!

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