Holyoke Day At The Big E Spreads Purple Pride

The 2017 Annual “Holyoke Day” at the Big E proved to be a success with a hit parade and fun for all.


Photo Credit: Sean Sabourin

On Tuesday, September 19th, the Big E hosted its annual Holyoke Day. Festivities included a parade that featured local politicians, first responders, sports teams, and the HHS band, aswell as fair rides, and devouring food. Holyokers from all over flocked to show their Purple Pride.

“The parade was great. I’ve been doing this for several years as a member of the Holyoke Police Department. I personally enjoy [the Parade] and always am honored to partake,” said Police Captain Matt Moriarty.

Captain Moriarty was one of the many police officers that marched in the parade, and plans to continue doing so in future years.

Many of Holyoke High’s students also attended the festivities, and either marched in the parade or explored the fair grounds. They were given free tickets to the event.

“I love going to the Big E, especially on Holyoke Day. I enjoy seeing the Holyoke pride and spirit,” said Julia Pluta ’19.

The Big E was filled with Purple Knights and pride, as Holyokers walked the grounds celebrating their special day. We Holyokers always enjoy showing our love and pride for our city and will continue to do so for years to come.

If you didn’t make it to Holyoke Day and haven’t been to the Big E yet, there’s still time! The fairgrounds will be opened through October 1st.