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Frequently Asked Questions

IF YOU PLAN TO CONSUME ALCOHOL AT THE DOWNTOWN GETDOWN,

YOU MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID!

I want my business to participate in the event! How do I get started?

We are glad to hear you are interested in this exciting event! Click Here to download an application. Applications must be completed by June 14th.

Can I Volunteer?

YES! Thank you for your interest! Click Here to send us an email with the time you are available to volunteer and what you are willing to do. Bring some friends too!

Can I Bring My Own Lawn Chairs for the concerts?

Sure! Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy the show!

Where should I Park?

Parking will be free and plentiful around downtown. Click Here for location information.

Can I Bring My Own Liquids?

While liquids are not prohibited, part of the event's initiative is to support local businesses in and around downtown Chicopee through purchasing their goods and services.

Is alcohol permitted on site?

Alcohol will be sold on site. Please do not bring any to the event, it will not be permitted through the gates.

How much is it to get in to the block party?

Admission to the Downtown Getdown is free for anyone. Vendors and activities charge for their services.

Who is throwing this event?

The event is being held by the City of Chicopee in partnership with Fest-of-All and the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce.

My Business is being affected by the street closures. Who can I talk to?

The City of Chicopee Planning department is committed to the success of your business. Please give us a call at (413) 594-1515 so that we can discuss any concerns that you might have about the event.

What can I bring to the event?

No bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades or dogs are allowed. No coolers, beach umbrellas, or alcohol (alcohol will be sold inside the event). Bags are permitted but subject to search. You may bring lawn chairs for the scheduled music events. Bring your friends, children, sunblock, appetites, and good vibes.

Where is the Downtown GetDown being held?

The event is being held in the same location it was held last year, downtown Chicopee at the intersection of Exchange, Center and Springfield Streets.

When is the Downtown GetDown?

The event is being held on Friday August 23th from Noon to 9:00 pm and Saturday August 24th from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

When is the Downtown GetDown 5k Race & Walk?

The 5k Race & Walk will be taking place on Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 am. Day of Registration will be taking place from 8:30 am to 9:45 am.

Is the event kid friendly?

Yes! The Downtown Getdown is a family friendly event.

Is the event dog friendly?

Unfortunately, you will have to ask your furry friends to stay home; they are not permitted in the event. Service dogs are always welcome.

Will there be an ATM within the event?

All vendors accept cash. Some may offer credit card or virtual payments. ATMs are located within a close walking distance at Polish National Credit Union, Westfield Bank, and Bank of America. You may leave and come back to the event.​