Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend schedule posted: Parade, fireworks & a few new twists

wellesley navy band parade may 2011The Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend schedule has been posted and it features a lot of the usual things, plus a few new ones, including a car show, an historical walk and an art show:

Friday, May 17

3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

 Annual Hunnewell Fun Fair* — Hunnewell School PTO

Hunnewell Elementary School, 28 Cameron Street, Rides, games, crafts


Saturday – May 18th

7:00a.m.—2:30p.m. Pancake Festival* at the Wellesley Middle School — Rotary Club of Wellesley

7:00a.m.—2:30p.m. Free Eye Exams at the Needham Lions Club Eye Mobile at the Wellesley Middle School — Needham Lions Club



(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



 Town Forest Walk — Wellesley Trails Committee

Longfellow Pond parking lot (left side of Oakland Street 0.9 miles south of Rt. 9)



 Guided Walk “How Transportation Shaped Wellesley” — Wellesley Historical Society

Dadmun/McNamara House, 229 Washington Street (East corner of Route 9)



Wellesley Community Center’s Wheels of Wellesley

219 Washington Street

Exotic and Antique Cars and Motorcycles; magicians; a country singer and more.



 Art in the Park — Wellesley Community Art Project & Wellesley Women Artisans

Simon’s Park (Corner of Washington & Brook Street, left of the Library)



 Dog Contest*

Wellesley Board of Health, & Wellesley Animal Control

Warren School Field, 90 Washington Street (Route 16)

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

10am – 1:30pm

Wellesley High School Lacrosse Team’s Car Wash  In front of ACE Wellesley on Linden 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)

11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m. Open House at Wellesley Municipal Light Plant — 2 Municipal Way (455 Worcester Street, Route 9)

11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m. Open House at Wellesley Department of Public Works — 20 Municipal Way (455 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)



Veterans’ Ecumenical Memorial Mass at Saint Paul Church

Wellesley Veterans’ Council

502 Washington Street


 Sunday – May 19th

9:00a.m.—3:30p.m. Gardeners’ Fair at Elm Bank — Mass Horticultural Society

Elm Bank Horticulture Center, 900 Washington Street



45th Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade

2013 Theme: 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War

Wellesley Celebrations’ Committee


4:00p.m.—5:30p.m. Grace Knight Babson Fund for Religious Education — 54rd 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 & other fun

Food by Charles River Rotary and others


6:30p.m. Main Attraction

 Concert for Wellesley at Hunnewell Field

Featuring the Reminisants



Fireworks —the Biggest Ever! at Hunnewell Field

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