Frequently Asked Questions

There is abundant parking behind Eastworks, Keystone, and Mill 180 on Pleasant Street. There are two entrances, one next to the American Legion and another between Eastworks and Keystone.  Look for the signs.  A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available in the Ferry Street Lot.  There is a ramp from the Mill parking lot down to the park.

Please keep in mind that the Ferry Street lot will be reserved for handicap and artist parking.  It WILL NOT be available for pick up and drop off.

Gates open at 5PM for picnicking.  Our food trucks and local breweries will have a delicious menu of offerings.  This is a great time to come and check out the Little Boxes Exhibitions.  Music starts at 6PM and lasts until about 10PM.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, sunscreen, reusable cups and containers and an appetite for adventure. We’ll have plenty of great food options but you may wish to bring a picnic. Some people might also like to have bug repellant on hand.

If you are bringing a lawn chair, please be respectful of your neighbors and situate yourself in the upper portion of the lawn.  This leaves the lower space clear so that those on blankets can enjoy a clear view of the stage too.

Please DO NOT bring pets (we love your furry friends, but the park needs to feel safe and comfortable for everyone), alcohol (we’ve got you covered with great local breweries), glass containers, umbrellas (small handheld umbrellas are ok in case of showers), drugs & drug paraphernalia, weapons of any kind, or fireworks.

We love your furry friends, but the park needs to feel safe and comfortable for everyone, so please leave them at home (yes, this includes goats and iguanas too).

Yes! Millside Park is conveniently located right along the Manhan Rail Trail, making it easy to come by bicycle from just about anywhere in the Valley. We have partnered with MassBike PV and Northampton Cycling Club to offer FREE valet parking for bicycles for all six weeks. On 8/19, 8/26, and 9/2 Speed and Sprocket will be on site with their pop-up repair shop, so you can get a tuneup or a new light installed while you enjoy the show.

Millpond.Live is a rain or shine event, so feel free to bring a small hand held umbrella or a poncho if it looks gloomy. We plan to dance regardless of weather.