Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend: Fun Fair, open houses, fireworks, and more

fireworks wellesleyWellesley’s Wonderful Weekend schedule has been posted, and the schedule is jam-packed with fun that includes the Annual Veterans’ Parade on Sunday, May 22 at 1pm (Gordon Martin will serve as Grand Marshal in appreciation of  his 37 years of service to the Town of Wellesley, most recently as the Superintendent of the Recycling and Disposal facility) and will be capped off on Sunday night with what’s being billed as the biggest fireworks display ever. Make some time to attend as many of the activities as you can.

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
Saturday – May 21st
7:00a.m.—2:30p.m.Breakfast 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
9:00a.m.—10:00a.m.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
10:00a.m.—11:30a.m.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!
10:00a.m.—2:00p.mFree, Local Charity Benefit, Hay Wagon Ride
Linden Square, Click for details, donations welcomed
10:00a.m.—2:00p.mOpen House at the Dadmun-McNamara HouseWellesley Historical Society
219 Washington Street
10:00a.m.—2:00p.mWheels of Wellesley @ Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington StreetFeaturing Exotic and Antique Cars, Motorcycles, and Bicycles plus live music plus “Straight from Gotham City – 50th Anniversary of Batman TV Show”
10:00a.m.— 3:00p.mBike Rodeo and Races at Tailby Lot Wellesley Bike Safety Committee
Tailby Parking Lot (Wellesley Square Commuter Parking Lot)Free stuff and prizes. Free tune-ups by Landry’s.
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 a historical tour of the Original Substation.
11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.Historical Tours at Fells Branch Library Wellesley Historical Society
308 Weston Road
11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.Historical Tours at Hills Branch Library Wellesley Historical Society
210 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 TourWellesley Historical Society
St. Andrews Church Parking Lot, 79 Denton Road
4:00p.m.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

8:00a.m.-5K Run
9:00a.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
1:00p.m.—3:00p.m.48th Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade
2016 Theme: Historic Wellesley
Wellesley Celebrations’ CommitteeBring a food item to the parade for the Wellesley Food Pantry – Look for the World of Wellesley (WOW) FloatThe 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. — DUSKPicnic in the Park at Hunnewell Field
Food*, drinks*,kid’s rides*, crafts, games, Gotham Cruiser photo-ops & other fun
Food by Charles River Rotary and others
6:30p.m. Main AttractionConcert for Wellesley at Hunnewell Field
Featuring the Reminisants and Wellesley High School 2 O’Clock Jazz Band
DUSKFireworks —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.