Special Events

Season Opening Gala

Jun 15

The summer kickoff party not to be missed, featuring exclusive, one-night-only performances, spirited auctions, dinner on the Great Lawn, and a fabulous After Party with dancing into the night!

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All Styles Dance Battle

Jun 30

It’s back! For the third year in a row, we host an all styles dance battle featuring Festival artists, participants of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, regional street artists, surprise judges—and of course, one winner.

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Pillow Pride

Aug 2-4

Our annual LGBTQIA+ celebration returns, bigger and better than ever! Attend our most popular dance party of the summer, hosted by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick, and don’t miss out on exclusive historic tours and pop-up performances.

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Pillow Case

Aug 11

Join us for an afternoon of cocktails, light cuisine, and classic company making the case for Jacob’s Pillow! Experience a special performance at a picturesque private estate in Tyringham.

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Aug 18

Directed by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Michelle Dorrance, this lively, heartfelt evening showcases choreography and improvisations created in just three weeks by dancers of the Tap Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow.

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Summer Send-off

Aug 25

The last chance to dance this summer. Celebrate a fabulous Festival season with an epic dance party on the Great Lawn!

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