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Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend - Boston Events INSIDER

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Fireworks and a parade on Sunday, with events all weekend including a a military encampment of re-enactors, tours, a scavenger hunt, building troll/fairy houses, and kids rides. - . Washington Street, Wellesley, MA . Here's another world record set by Johnny Monsarrat
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Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend

Parade, Fireworks, & Events

Turn On the Lights Celebration

May 18th through 20th, 2012

2012 Schedule

Saturday - May 5th

11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Wellesley Kitchen Tour 2012* — Wellesley Hills Junior Woman's Club

Tickets sold @ Wellesley Roche Bros or online at

Friday - May 18th

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

Annual Hunnewell Fun Fair* — Hunnewell School PTO

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


Masterworks Concert featuring WHS Performing Arts Department at Wellesley High School Katherine L Babson, Jr. Auditorium

— 50 Rice Street

Saturday - May 19th

All day Wellesley Square Scavenger Hunt — Wellesley Square Merchants

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 hour on Saturday


Tours of Wellesley High School — 50 Rice Street

Including green tours showing off the new green features of the building


Guided Walk of Morses Pond — Wellesley Trails Committee

Meet at gate to Town Beach at end of Turner Road


Dog Contest*

Natural Resources Comm. , 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!

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)

2:00p.m. — 3:00p.m. Ricardo Frota's Ecology of Sound — World of Wellesley & the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries

Wakelin Room, Main Library, 530 Washington Street

4:00p.m. Wellesley High School Dedication at Wellesley High School Katherine L Babson, Jr. Auditorium — 50 Rice Street

Refreshments will be served in the Commons immediately following the Dedication. There will also be additional public tours of the building


Veterans’ Ecumenical Memorial Mass at Saint Paul Church

Wellesley Veterans’ Council

6:30p.m. Kids' Movie Night at Wellesley High School Gym — 50 Rice Street

Featuring a screening of The Goonies in the new WHS Gym

Sunday - May 20th

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

Elm Bank Horticulture Center, 900 Washington Street


44th Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade

Wellesley Celebrations’ Committee

4:00p.m.—5:30p.m. Grace Knight Babson Fund for Religious Education — 53rd 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

Sponsors: Roche Brothers/Sudbury Farms and The Family of G. Drew Conway

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

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