For the first time since 2007, when the event was brought back from a long hiatus, the annual Pittsfield Ethnic Fair will join this year's food-themed Third Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, along North Street.

Along with the other Third Thursday happenings, the Ethnic Fair food and craft booths will be sprinkled throughout the event area with a stage near Park Square featuring special performances, including Latin music, dancing and more.

For more information on the Ethnic Fair, call Downtown Pittsfield Inc. at 413-443-6501 or email