Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend Parade Schedule 2016

Looking for things to do this weekend, or a reason to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather? Look no further - May 20-22nd marks the Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend Parade and fireworks! The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group is excited to be the Fireworks and platinum sponsor again this year along with Roche Brothers. The Fireworks this year will be even bigger and better. Make sure to mark your calendars and spread the word. We look forward to spending the weekend with you and your family -keep a look out for our tractor float at the parade. Check out the schedule below and stay tuned for more blog posts with photos and a glimpse at all of the fun!


The 2016 Schedule is as follows:

Friday – May 20th 

Wonderful Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Linden Square

3:05p.m. - 6:00p.m

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


Sprague Spring Party and Auction*  Sprague School PTO
Wellesley Country Club, 300 Wellesley Avenue

Saturday – May 21st 

Pancake Festival* at the Wellesley Middle School — Rotary Club of Wellesley
50 Kingsbury Street

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, Cannon Firing on the half hour on Saturday
525 Washington Street


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


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, donations welcomed


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

Wheels of Wellesley IV at 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


Wonderful Weekend 18% Off Select Items Specials! 
Linden Square and Wellesley Square


Wonderful Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Linden SquareClick 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)


Art in the Park — Wellesley Community Art Project Wellesley Women Artisans
Simon’s  Park (Corner of Washington & Brook Street, left of the Library)


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


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 School50 Rice Street

Click for registration.


Wonderful Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Linden SquareClick 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.


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.)


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.

(Check here for last minute updates)



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