Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend
Parade, Fireworks, & Events
May 20th and 21st, 2017







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2017 Schedule
Friday - May 19th
  3:05p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Annual Hunnewell Fun Fair*  Hunnewell School PTO
Hunnewell Elementary School, 28 Cameron Street, Rides, games, crafts

  7:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. Casino Night* — The Friends of the Wellesley Council on Aging and the Wellesley Council on Aging
(Preregistration required - 781-235-3961)
Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Tishman Commons

Through the Looking Glass Art ShowThe Swellesley Report, Wellesley Dump Art and Alexander Golob
With illumination of light art at dusk (8p.m.)
405 Linden Street, Wellesley

Saturday - May 20th
  8:00a.m.—1:00p.m. Pancake Festival* at the Wellesley High School Wellesley Kiwanis Club, Wellesley High School Key Club, and Rotary Club of Wellesley
Featuring performances by Gil Stubbs, past host of "Gil Stubbs' World of Magic" on cable vision, and other magicians
50 Rice Street
  8:00a.m.—1:00p.m. Free Eye Exams at the Needham Lions Club Eye Mobile at the Wellesley High School Needham Lions Club
50 Rice Street Sorry, this activity has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.


(decamp after parade)

18th Century Military Encampment at Town Hall Grounds
The Royal Irish Artillery, Tours all day Saturday, Cannon Firing on the half hour on Saturday
525 Washington Street




Fuller Brook Path Walk— Wellesley Trails Committee
Meet at 9:00am at parking lot at Washington and Cameron Streets




Dog Contest — Fun and Health for Pets and Their 'People' *
Wellesley Health Department, Wellesley Animal Control, Stray Pets in Need, and Unleashed by Petco
Warren School Playground, 90 Washington Street (Route 16)

Prizes awarded in various categories including "shaggiest", "best grooomed", "best tricks", "wiggliest", and many more!


Open House at the Dadmun-McNamara House -- Wellesley Historical Society
229 Washington Street


Wheels of Wellesley V @ Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington Street

Featuring Exotic and Antique Cars, Motorcycles, Magic Show, and Bicycles plus live music plus "The Monkees car from the 1967 TV Show"


Spring Carnival at Unitarian Universalist Church (UU Wellesley)*
309 Washington Street


11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.

Open House at Wellesley Municipal Light Plant — 4 Municipal Way (off 455 Worcester Street, Route 9) Featuring an historical tour of the Original Substation with the help of the Wellesley Historical Commission

  11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m. Open House at Wellesley Department of Public Works — 20 Municipal Way (off 455 Worcester Street, Route 9)  
  11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.

Historical Tours at Fells Branch Library
308 Weston Road

  11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m. Historical Tours at the Wellesley Town Hall -- Wellesley Historical Commission
525 Washington Street


11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.

Open House at Wellesley Police Station
485 Washington Street



11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.

Open House at Wellesley Main Fire Station #2
457 Worcester Street (Route 9)



1:00p.m. — 3:00p.m.

Build Your Own Woodland Troll & Fairy House — Wellesley Conservation Council
Cochituate Aqueduct, Russell Road / Kendall Road (for elementary school kids)

  1:00p.m.—4:00p.m. Art in the ParkWellesley Community Art Project & Wellesley Women Artisans
Simon’s  Park (Corner of Washington & Brook Street, left of the Library)

Walking Tour of Wellesley SquareWellesley Historical Society
Meet in front of Town Hall




Veterans’ Ecumenical Memorial Mass at Saint Paul Church
Wellesley Veterans’ Council
502 Washington Street


Magic Show in support of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund
Featuring members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians accompanied by JoJo Garcia
Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street

Sunday - May 21st
  8:00a.m.—10:00a.m. Bird Walk Locally, with Natalie Starr — Wellesley Conservation Council
Meet at the Cameron St. Parking lot at the Main Library

8:30a.m.-5K Run
9:30a.m.-Kids 1K Run

4th Annual Wonder Run 5K and Kids Fun Run 1K* —Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club
Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street
Click for registration.



49th Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade
2017 Theme: Wellesley's Famous Faces
Wellesley Celebrations’ Committee

Bring a food item to the parade for the Wellesley Food Pantry - Look for the World of Wellesley (WOW) Float

The parade starts at the intersection of Route 16 (Washington Street) and Route 9 and continues westbound along Route 16 to Wellesley Square. The reviewing stand is in Wellesley Square.



4:00p.m. Spring Concert: Glorious!* Wellesley Choral Society
Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 Washington Street
4:00p.m.—5:30p.m. Grace Knight Babson Fund for Religious Education 57th Annual Program
Knight Auditorium, Babson College Campus, Wellesley Avenue

5:00p.m. — DUSK

Picnic in the Park at Hunnewell Field
Food*, drinks*,kid’s rides*, crafts, games, pony rides & other fun
Food by Charles River Rotary, Captain Mardens, and others



6:00p.m. — DUSK

Concert for Wellesley at Hunnewell Field
Featuring the Reminisants (6:00p.m. and 8:00p.m.) and Wellesley Jazz Combo (7:00p.m.)



DUSK (around 9:00p.m.)

Fireworks —the Biggest Ever! at Hunnewell Field
Sponsors: Roche Brothers/Sudbury Farms and Wellesley Dental Group, Drs Ali and Ali




*Please note, asterisk indicates a small fee may be charged.


Last Updated on 19-May-2017
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