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







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2016 Schedule
Friday - May 20th
  10:00a.m.—4:00p.m. Wonderful Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Linden Square, Click for details
  3:05p.m. - 6:00p.m.

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

  7:30p.m. Sprague Spring Party and Auction*  Sprague School PTO
Wellesley Country Club, 300 Wellesley Avenue
Saturday - May 21st
  7:00a.m.—2:30p.m. Pancake Festival* at the Wellesley Middle School Rotary Club of Wellesley
50 Kingsbury Street
  7:00a.m.—2:30p.m. Free Eye Exams at the Needham Lions Club Eye Mobile at the Wellesley Middle School Needham Lions Club
50 Kingsbury Street


(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

  9:00a.m. Wonderful Weekend Free Fitness Class with Pure Barre
Linden Square Courtyard, Click for required pre-registration



Centennial Reservation Trail Walk— Wellesley Trails Committee
Meet at 9:00am at Centennial Reservation parking lot off of Oakland Street

  9:30a.m. Wellesley College Walk with Professor Peter Fergusson
Wellesley College Academic Quadrangle, Green Hall



Fun and Health for Pets and Their 'People' Dog Contest
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!


Free, Local Charity Benefit, Hay Wagon Ride
Linden Square, Click for details, donations welcomed


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


Wheels of Wellesley IV @ Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington Street

Featuring Exotic and Antique Cars, Motorcycles, and Bicycles plus live music plus "Straight from Gotham City - 50th Anniversary of Batman TV Show"


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

  10:00a.m.—5:00p.m. Wonderful Weekend 18% Off Select Items Specials!
Linden Square and Wellesley Square
  10:00a.m.—5:00p.m. Wonderful Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Linden Square, Click for details

11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.

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

  11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.

Historical Tours at Fells Branch Library and Hardy School -- Wellesley Historical Commission
308 Weston Road

  11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.

Historical Tours at Hills Branch Library -- Wellesley Historical Commission
210 Washington Street

  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. — 4:00p.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)
  2:00p.m. Cottage St Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour -- Wellesley Historical Society
St. Andrews Church Parking Lot, 79 Denton Road



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

Sunday - May 22nd
  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

Wonder Run 5K and Kids Fun Run 1K* —Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club
Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street
Click for registration.
  10:00a.m.—4:00p.m. Wonderful Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Linden Square, Click for details



48th Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade
2016 Theme: Historic Wellesley
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.—5:30p.m. Grace Knight Babson Fund for Religious Education 56th 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, Gotham Cruiser photo-ops & other fun
Food by Charles River Rotary, Captain Mardens, and others



6:00p.m.Opening Act 7:00p.m. Main Attraction

Concert for Wellesley at Hunnewell Field
Featuring the Reminisants (7p.m.) and Wellesley Town Band (6p.m.) and The Two O'Clock Jazz Band (intermission)




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 27-May-2016
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