Explore Holyoke on October 15th

Explore Holyoke on October 15th

Join us in the paper City for a full day of events!

Featured events include Doors Open Holyoke, the Great Holyoke Brick Race, the Paper City Food Festival, Holyoke History Tour, Spirits and Souls of Forestdale Cemetery Tours and more!

2022 Doors Open Holyoke Buildings On Tour and Restaurants:

Check back soon as we add more buildings and restaurants to this years Doors Open Holyoke.

Children’s Museum at Holyoke

Children’s Museum at Holyoke

Step, climb, or crawl your way into a world of imagination and play. The Museum's mission is to enhance the educational and cultural awareness of all children through the arts, the sciences, and the world around them.
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Tuesday-Friday: 9am-12pm &1-4pm Saturday: 10am-12pm & 1-4pm Sunday: 12-4pm
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Historical Tours of Greater Holyoke

Historical Tours of Greater Holyoke

Historical Tours of Greater Holyoke gives tours of canals, churches, cemeteries, parks, reservoirs, and streets in and around Holyoke. Numerous free public tours are on my web site. Paid private group and organization tours are also possible.
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By public schedule or by arrangement
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Massachusetts Academy of Ballet

Massachusetts Academy of Ballet

The classes at the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet emphasize classical ballet technique, musicality, artistry, and creativity. Students receive individual attention and discover that the joy of studying classical ballet is learning how to accept a challenge, take a risk, achieve a personal goal and improve from day to day.
St. Jerome’s Parish

St. Jerome’s Parish

St. Jerome's Parish was established in 1856 and features a brick, Gothic Revival-style design and, like many other Catholic churches of the era, was designed by prominent Irish-born architect Patrick Keely.
MIFA Victory Theatre

MIFA Victory Theatre

MIFA’s mission is to present the finest examples of contemporary practice in the performing, visual and literary arts for the purposes of educating, entertaining and enriching lives. MIFA serves the economic revitalization of Holyoke through the preservation and reopening of the historic landmark Victory Theatre.
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10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
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Our Lady of the Cross Parish

Our Lady of the Cross Parish

Our Lady of the Cross Parish was founded on July 1, 2011, the result of a diocesan-mandated merger of two venerable Holyoke parishes, Mater Dolorosa (founded 1896) and Holy Cross (founded 1905). The worship site is at the former Holy Cross parish, just 1.2 miles from the former Mater Dolorosa parish church. The administration of the new parish has been entrusted to the Conventual Franciscan Friars.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

The Blessed Sacrament Church staff and community welcome you to our parish! We invite you to attend our masses and experience our communal spirit for yourself. Blessed Sacrament is unique because we are a Church in the round. Wherever you sit, you see a friendly face looking back at you.
Open Square

Open Square

A diverse community of businesses in seven spacious, historically-significant brick and wood mill buildings. Gorgeous event space and retail spaces (Mill 1) and commercial spaces (Mill 4) are infused with gorgeous custom design, modern materials, and superb craftsmanship.
The HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

The HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

A 20,000 square-foot facility designed for hands-on training, community engagement, and workforce development. Two floors of the Cubit house four state-of-the-art kitchens, a bakery, dining room space, classrooms, a computer lab, and conference room. The latest technology is embedded with video recording and live stream capabilities.
Wistariahurst Museum

Wistariahurst Museum

Wistariahurst offers a wide variety of programs, educational opportunities, and events including workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations designed to be of service to and enhance the quality of life of Holyoke residents.
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Hours subject to events.
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Holyoke Media

Holyoke Media

Holyoke Media is an independent, non-profit, multimedia organization funded through the local cable franchise, which was founded with the goal of bringing local media to the city’s residents. Ever since public access television was first established in the United States in 1971, its promise has been to connect people with government, educational opportunities, and with one another. We achieve this by providing local journalism, offering educational courses in media production and literacy, and by supporting and fostering the arts, civic dialog and access to local government.
Beyond Walls Tour – Holyoke

Beyond Walls Tour – Holyoke

Beyond Walls is a non-profit placemaking agency that uses a creative lens to address community needs. We are a diverse group that believes cities best thrive when they are full of art and have engaged stakeholders and active spaces. Our work revolves around our mission to activate spaces to strengthen communities.
OneHolyoke CDC Tiny House

OneHolyoke CDC Tiny House

Founded in 1971, OneHolyoke CDC is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving housing for low- and moderate-income Holyoke residents. Since its establishment, the organization has created over 160 new homes in the Flats, Churchill and South Holyoke neighborhoods, rehabilitated hundreds of apartments and provided thousands of home improvement grants to homeowners through the Neighborhood Improvement Program.
International Volleyball Hall of Fame

International Volleyball Hall of Fame

The International Volleyball Hall of Fame was founded to honor extraordinary players, coaches, officials, and leaders who have made significant contributions to the game of volleyball. The Hall of Fame is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the local YMCA.
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Monday through Friday 11am - 3pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm, Closed Sundays
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Holyoke Masonic Temple

Holyoke Masonic Temple

The building and association exist primarily for the purpose of providing a meeting place for Holyoke's Masonic groups. Providing space for other civic institutions, fraternal orders, social or civic gatherings are important secondary purposes.