Revolutionary Revelry in May

a celebration of arts, culture and recreation held every May


All event locations are in Lexington, Massachusetts

Lex Play Tunes

Enjoy the sounds of piano music coming from the painted piano placed by the Visitors Center. Sit down and entertain passersby with your favorite tune. And watch for performances by some of Lexington’s most gifted pianists.

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SUNDAY, MAY 1st

May Day Celebration
1:00 – 4:00 pm, Free

Celebrate May Day with dancing around the Maypole. Children’s Demos of fun jazz dances from the Dance Inn's recent recital and Maypole fun.  Enjoy festive music and hands-on activities for children.

At Depot Square, Lexington Center, Lexington
Lexington Tourism Committee

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy
3:00 p.m., $

Described as “One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac,” you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache!

Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington
Cary Hall Calendar

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MONDAY, MAY 2nd

Delectable Dining at Via Lago
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., $

Enjoy an evening out at this unexpectedly sophisticated oasis...a fine choice for a romantic dinner, with a good cocktail or a glass of wine to soften the edges of the day. Special for the season it is a place where you can chill, they've got the grill!

Via Lago
1845 Massachusetts Avenue
781-861-8276

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TUESDAY, MAY 3rd

Lex Tee It Up
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $

Enjoy a relaxed 9 holes of golf, earn prizes, and eat a light lunch (hot dogs, chips, and drink) after you golf, all at a special discounted rate. You must have your own clubs. Electric cart or pull cart rentals are optional for an extra fee. $16 per person. 

At Pine Meadow Golf Club, Cedar St. Lexington
Lexington Recreation Department 
781-698-4800
New England Golf Corporation 
781-861-5516

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4th

 

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 5th

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt
8:00 p.m., $

Listen to recording artist John Hiatt perform from his 22nd studio album "Terms of My Surrender."

Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington 
Cary Hall Calendar

A Pocketful of Posies Scavenger Hunt
10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Free

Solve clues and search for prizes at the Pocketful of Posies scavenger hunt!  

Pocketful of Posies
1656 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

A Pocketful of Posies

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FRIDAY, MAY 6th

Fitness Friday: Elite Freestyle Karate
3:15, 4:00, 4:45, Free

Try out a Karate class with Elite Freestyle karate!

Elite Freestyle Karate
Depot Square
781-942-9898

Fife & Drum Tattoo
6:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free

An Evening of Fife and Drum music spanning three centuries on the historic Lexington Battle Green 

The Lexington Battle Green, Lexington
The William Diamond Jr. Fife and Drum Corps
781-254-0934

Buckman Tavern Tours - Extended Hours
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $

Enjoy tours at Buckman Tavern during extended evening hours.

Buckman Tavern
1 Bedford Street, Lexington
781-862-5598

A Pocketful of Posies Scavenger Hunt
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Free

Solve clues and search for prizes at the Pocketful of Posies scavenger hunt!  

Pocketful of Posies
1656 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

A Pocketful of Posies
 

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SATURDAY, MAY 7th

Historic House Story Hour at Buckman Tavern
9:00 a.m., $

Come one, come all and gather around!  Children will gather in Buckman Tavern and be regaled with stories of times gone by. During this new program, led by a Historical Society staff member, children will listen to a story dealing with the Colonial Period and have the opportunity to tour Buckman Tavern. Children will be able to imagine themselves in the Colonial Period as they tour the historic house AND they will complete a Colonial craft to take home and enjoy.

Lexington Historical Society
1 Bedford Street, Lexington
781-862-0295

Fife & Drum Muster
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Free

An afternoon of historical music presented by 30 fife and drum corps.  An on-site parade will begin the event, followed by performances of uniformed musicians in historical uniforms. Complete with colonial vendors and re-enactors. Enjoyable for people of all ages. FREE Parking

The William Diamond Jr. Fife and Drum Corps
At Minute Man National Historical Park, Visitors Center
Route 2A, Lexington 

781-254-0934

Free Shuttle - Lexington Visitors Center to Minute Man National Historical Park

Leave your car in one spot and enjoy both the Fife & Drum Muster AND Lexington Center. Ride the free shuttle from the Lexington Visitors Center (1875 Massachusetts Avenue) to the Muster. The shuttle will be running about every 15 minutes from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Avenue
Minute Man National Historical Park, Visitors Center
Route 2A, Lexington 

State of Clay
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (thru June 5; closed Mondays) Free

The State of Clay is a juried show open to original, innovative ceramic work by current and former residents of Massachusetts. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts’ clay artists.

State of Clay
130 Waltham St.
Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-9696

A Pocketful of Posies Scavenger Hunt
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Free

Solve clues and search for prizes at the Pocketful of Posies scavenger hunt!  

Pocketful of Posies
1656 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

A Pocketful of Posies

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SUNDAY, MAY 8th

Lex Fly a Kite 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Free

Bring a kite, family and friends to this kite flying event. All ages and kite flying abilities are welcome. Expert fliers will be on hand to teach you how to fly. Kites and kite kits will also be for sale.

Chiesa Farm
Adams Street, Lexington
Park at Diamond School ball fields, corner of Hathaway and Sedge Road.

Don McCasland
Kites Over New England / Blue Hill Observatory 
781-929-9776

A Pocketful of Posies Scavenger Hunt
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Free

Solve clues and search for prizes at the Pocketful of Posies scavenger hunt!  

Pocketful of Posies
1656 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

A Pocketful of Posies

Artistry on the Green Mother's Day Brunch
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $

Enjoy a three course prix fixe menu at the Inn at Hastings Park

Inn at Hastings Park
2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington

781-301-6655

 

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MONDAY, MAY 9th

 

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TUESDAY, MAY 10th

Artistry on the Green Relais & Chateaux Visiting Chef Series
6:30 p.m., $
 

Enjoy the culinary creativity of Chef John Kolesar with an original four-course prix fixe menu served one night only at the Inn at Hastings Park!

Inn at Hastings Park
2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington

781-301-6655
 

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11th

State of Clay
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Free

The State of Clay is a juried show open to original, innovative ceramic work by current and former residents of Massahcusetts. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts' clay artists.

State of Clay
130 Waltham Street.
Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-9696

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 12th

Lexington Community Farm, Farm Hands for Kids
1:30 - 2:30, $

Children and their caregivers are invited for a morning of farm work and fun!  The time will be split between two important farm activities – planting for spring plants in the learning garden and caring for the “farm” animals at neighboring Silk Fields Farm.  Learn more about soil, seeds, plants, goats, rabbits, and chickens … and have fun along the way. All ages.

Lexington Community Farm
52 Lowell Street, Lexington

Lexington Community Farm, Dirt Scouts for Kids
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., $

 

Lexington Community Farm
52 Lowell Street, Lexington

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FRIDAY, MAY 13th

Fitness Friday: Yoga on the Square
9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Free

Have you wanted to try yoga but not ready? Be guided through a 1 hour Vinyasa flow, a great way to strengthen, stretch and revive. Bring a mat, towel and water. No pre-registration required.       

At Depot Square on the lawn in front of the Depot, Lexington
Lexington Power Yoga
(781) 861-9661

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SATURDAY, MAY 14th
 

Bike Walk ‘n Bus Week

Saturday, May 14th - Sunday, May 22th

What a glorious morning...to leave your car at home

Time to dust off those sneakers and have some fun! A number of free events are being planned for this week including historic walks, guided bike rides, free Lexpress rides, and more! Celebrate the many alternative transportation resources available in town.
 

Find out More about Bike Walk 'n Bus Week
 

At locations throughout Lexington
Bicycle Advisory Committee, Greenways Corridor Committee, and the Safe Routes to School Committee in conjunction with Town staff.
781-861-1210

 

Arts Off Road
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Free

Spend the day enjoying Lexington's beautiful open spaces, and the work of local visual and performing artists. Find your way to the historic Lexington Battle Green, just off the Minuteman Bikeway to get started with an itinerary of all performances and installations! 

Lexington Visitors Center Lawn
Lexington Council for the Arts

Bike Art Contest
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Free

Find your self an old bike, or some bike parts and get creative! Or, get your current bike and spruce it up with some paint, needlework, or recycled materials. The possibilities are endless for turning bikes into art!

Lexington Visitors Center Lawn
Bike Art Contest

Community Music Festival
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Free

Join Lexington Symphony and Conductor Jonathan McPhee for an afternoon filled with family activities and performances by local artists.

Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington
Lexington Symphony 
781-523-9009

Music from the Movies
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., $


Without the spine-tingling, pulsing bass notes of John Williams’s Jaws theme, those Steven Spielberg beach scenes would have seemed just like any other day at the beach! Featuring some of the greatest music ever written for the big screen, our Music from the Movies concert explores the important role music plays in setting the scene and telling a story via the medium of film.

Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington 
Lexington Symphony
781-523-9009

Hidden Treasures
May 14 - May 22, Free


A region-wide celebration of the natural, cultural and historic “treasures” located within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, Hidden Treasures 2016 features a unique variety of regional treasures to explore during eight days of creative, community organized and presented activities offered free of charge.

View the map of events
Hidden Treasures

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SUNDAY, MAY 15th

La Musique en Fête
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Free

Imagine yourself on the streets of Paris watching spontaneous performances and shopping in Lexington.

At sites throughout Lexington Center
www.tourlexington.us

Tap Into History Parade & Performance, 12:00 p.m., Free

Spontaneous performances of the classic shim-sham shimmy accompanied by the William Diamond Jr. Fife and Drums Corps. Everyone's invited to join in on the fun! The parade begins at 12 noon at the Fairgrounds, then proceeds along Massachusetts Avenue and ends at the Lexington Visitors Center. At the end of the tap parade at approximately 12:30 p.m. there will be a performance of classic tap choreography at the Lexington Visitors Center.

At Fairgrounds at the corners of Woburn Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Fletcher, along Massachusetts Avenue to the Visitors Center Lawn, 1875 Massachusetts Avenue

The Dance Inn and William Diamond, Jr. Fife & Drum Corps

781-863-5360

An Evening with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues
7:00 p.m., $


Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over.  Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked.

Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington 
Cary Hall Calendar

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MONDAY, MAY 16th

 

 

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TUESDAY, MAY 17th

Silver Sneaker Walk
10:00 a.m., Free

Complete a leisurely 2 mile loop that will include a foray into DunbackMeadow and a traverse of the Cotton Farm and Upper Vine Brook Conservation properties, utilizing sidewalks, quiet streets and graded footpaths along the way.

Bike Walk 'N Bus Week
Entrance to the Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd.
Sign up at 781-698-4870

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th

State of Clay
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free

The State of Clay is a juried show open to original, innovative ceramic work by current and former residents of Massachusetts. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts’ clay artists.

State of Clay
130 Waltham St.
Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-9696

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THURSDAY, MAY 19th

Teen Fun Fair
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Free

Come listen to the DJ play your favorite songs. Grab your lunch at Avenue Deli or one of many Lexington restaurants and enjoy an afternoon of friendship.  Learn about summer and other job opportunities.

At Depot Square, Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

Lexington Community Farm, Farm Hands for Kids
1:30 - 2:30, $

Children and their caregivers are invited for a morning of farm work and fun!  The time will be split between two important farm activities – planting for spring plants in the learning garden and caring for the “farm” animals at neighboring Silk Fields Farm.  Learn more about soil, seeds, plants, goats, rabbits, and chickens … and have fun along the way. All ages.

Lexington Community Farm
52 Lowell Street, Lexington

Lexington Community Farm, Dirt Scouts for Kids
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $

 

Lexington Community Farm
52 Lowell Street, Lexington

 

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FRIDAY, MAY 20th

Annual Communter Breakfast on the Bikeway
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Free

Walking, biking, or taking transit to work? Stop by for a free breakfast, coffee and giveaways at the Depot building in Town Center.  It doesn't matter how short or far your commute is - come by foot, bike, or bus and enjoy some tasty fare before you head off to work or school. Representatives from some healthy and sustainable organizations in Lexington will be on hand to greet you and hand out freebies.

Bike Walk 'N Bus Week
Historic Lexington Depot on the Minuteman Bikeway

Lexington Center Walking Tour
9:30 a.m., Free

Join architect and Lexington resident Mark Connor for a walking tour of Lexington Center and insights into the design of our current streetscape. Free and open to the public courtesy of the Lexington Historical Society.

Bike Walk 'N Bus Week
Leave from the Commuter Breakfast at the Lexington Depot

Lexington Battle-Green BBQ Festival
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $

Let the Battle Begin!  BBQ and Summer Food Vendors, New England Craft Beers on tap and Live Music! Admission benefits The LABBB Collaborative Schools for Special Needs Students!
Once inside food and beer may be purchased from vendors.

$5 Admission Fee, Kids 13 and under enter free!
Food cost additional
At the corner of 1557 Massachusetts Avenue and Woburn Street, Lexington
Lexington BBQ Battle

State of Clay Artist Reception and Gallery Talk
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Free

The State of Clay is a juried show open to original, innovative ceramic work by current and former residents of Massachusetts. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts’ clay artists.

Ceramics Guild
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society

130 Waltham St.
Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-9696

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SATURDAY, MAY 21st

Lexington Bike Parade
1:00 p.m., Free


Theme: Spring! Feel free to decorate yourself or your bike with whatever spring brings to mind. A social ride of 5-10 miles (route TBA). Families welcome! Helmets required. We'll stop for ice cream at the end of the ride.
Depart: Behind the Lexington Depot (Bikeway side)


Information: http://lexbikeparade.org/  

Lexington Battle-Green BBQ Festival
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., $

Let the Battle Begin!  BBQ and Summer Food Vendors, New England Craft Beers on tap and Live Music! Admission benefits The LABBB Collaborative Schools for Special Needs Students!
Once inside food and beer may be purchased from vendors.

$5 Admission Fee, Kids 13 and under enter free! 
Food cost additional
At the corner of 1557 Massachusetts Avenue and Woburn Street, Lexington
Lexington BBQ Battle

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SUNDAY, MAY 22nd

Lexington Battle-Green BBQ Festival
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., $

Let the Battle Begin!  BBQ and Summer Food Vendors, New England Craft Beers on tap and Live Music! Admission benefits The LABBB Collaborative Schools for Special Needs Students!
Once inside food and beer may be purchased from vendors.

$5 Admission Fee, Kids 13 and under enter free! 
Food cost additional
At the corner of 1557 Massachusetts Avenue and Woburn Street, Lexington
Lexington BBQ Battle

Keys for Kids Community Performance Gala
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. $

Our 2016 concert will feature performances by Keys for Kids soloists and ensembles, made up of children from multiple towns and communities. This unique event will feature Keys for Kids strings, brass and wind instruments, Sing ’N’ Kids group, chamber ensemble, keyboard "orchestras", and even a jazz improvisation. Join us for a fun, music -filled afternoon!

Cary Hall
1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington

Keys for Kids

Lexington Community Farm Benefit Concert
3:00 p.m., $

Live music will be served up by legendary fiddler and multi-string master Darol Anger, standout vocalist and guitarist Emy Phelps, and friends. Feast your ears and
help Lexington Community Farm grow.

Lexington Community Farm
Lexington’s First Parish Unitarian Church
7 Harrington Road Lexington

Special Needs Arts Program Annual Spring Event
3:00 p.m. Free

The program features a concert of patriotic songs and other selections performed by the Sing Along choruses. The concert includes a special guest performance by Harvard University’s Collegium Underground.  This a cappella group is a subset of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum that sings a full eclectic mix ranging from jazz standards and oldies to the best songs currently on the radio. Reception and Raffle to follow.

First Baptist Church
1580 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

Special Needs Arts Program

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MONDAY, MAY 23rd

 

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TUESDAY, MAY 24th

Supper Club
6:30 p.m., $

Enjoy a wine and cuisine pairing experience at the Inn at Hastings Park. Dine, drink and dish with general Manager Daniel and Executive Chef Anthony Mazzotta.


2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington

Inn at Hastings Park
781-301-6655

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th

State of Clay
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free

The State of Clay is a juried show open to original, innovative ceramic work by current and former residents of Massachusetts. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts’ clay artists.

State of Clay
130 Waltham St.
Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-9696

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THURSDAY, MAY 26th

Food Truck Festival
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free

Take a night off from cooking and purchase food from different food truck vendors and local restaurants.  Enjoy great food, entertainment and activities.

Look for:
The Cod Squad
Fat Belly BBQ
Chicken on the Road
Belgian Acres Farm
Cupcake City

At Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Woburn Street Fairgrounds, Lexington

Lexington Community Farm, Farm Hands for Kids
1:30 - 2:30, $

Children and their caregivers are invited for a morning of farm work and fun!  The time will be split between two important farm activities – planting for spring plants in the learning garden and caring for the “farm” animals at neighboring Silk Fields Farm.  Learn more about soil, seeds, plants, goats, rabbits, and chickens … and have fun along the way. All ages.

Lexington Community Farm
52 Lowell Street, Lexington

Lexington Community Farm, Dirt Scouts for Kids
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., $

Lexington Community Farm
52 Lowell Street, Lexington

Benjamin Franklin’s Electrical Workshop
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., $

It’s 1774 and you’ve been cordially invited to an evening meeting of the Lexington League for Scientific Discovery! Our very special guest this evening, recently returned from London, will be Boston-born, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, the eminent scientist and inventor. The good Dr. will regale the league with tales of his experiments with “electric fire” (electricity), his miraculous invention of the lightning rod, and of course his celebrated wit. Guests will also have opportunities to explore experiments and demonstrations in electricity, and have encounters with the Empow Studios robots. Pizza, snacks, and refreshments will be served.

Empow Studios
1776 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420

617-395-7527

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FRIDAY, MAY 27th

Fitness Friday: The Dance Inn

12:00-1:00 - Adult Hip Hop all levels welcome with Elana

1:00-2:00 - Adult Jazz dance and conditioning all levels welcome with Nicole 

At Depot Square, Lexington
The Dance Inn
781-863-5360

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SATURDAY, MAY 28th


Discovery Day
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Free

You'll find over 80 of Lexington's businesses, organizations and Town departments at this fun-filled family-friendly street fair; with great bargains, a huge variety of food, entertainment and more. 

Muzzey St. / Waltham Street, municipal parking lot, Lexington
The Lexington Retailers Association
(781) 862-1034

Relinquished Treasures
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Free

This popular annual event is here again! Mark your calendars, and find yourself a treasure! This is truly a one-of-a-kind sale, featuring antiques, vintage and retro housewares, decorative items, and fashion pieces.  Free and open to the public.

Depot Square
Lexington Historical Society
 (781) 862–1703

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SUNDAY, MAY 29th

A French A Faire
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free

Stop by the parking lot at Berman's Wine and Spirits for 'A French A Faire'. This event, which will essentially be an East Lexington Block Party, will feature samples of wines, beers, cheese, bread, and crepes! The event is totally free and will be a great excuse to come hang out with your neighbors and talk to some great local businesses. Participants include Berman's Wine and Spirits, MA France, Great Harvest Bread Company, and Tres Petite Creperie. Food and wine also available to purchase. We'll see you there!

Berman's Wine & Spirits
MA - France
Great Harvest Bread Company
Tres Petite Creperie

At Berman's Wine & Spirits, Lexington
55 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA
Berman's Wine & Spirits
781-862–0515

 

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MONDAY, MAY 30th

 

Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade
8:45 am, Free

Take a moment to join the Town in honoring our fallen heroes.  There will be a brief ceremony at the Fire Memorial and Westview Cemetery.  This will be followed by a Memorial Day Parade culminating with a ceremony on the Battle Green. Parade begins at 10 am starting at 1557 Massachusetts Avenue, heading east to Munroe Cemetery for a ceremony, and then along Massachusetts Avenue with a ceremony on the Battle Green.

At Fire Station on Bedford Street, Lexington at 8:45 am
At Westview Cemetery, 520 Bedford Street, Lexington at 9:15 am 

Town Celebration Committee
781-698-4640

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TUESDAY, MAY 31st

Farmers’ Market Opening Day
2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Free

Recognized as the best Farmer's Market in Massachusetts, and one of the best in the United States by Clean Living Magazine, don't miss the Grand opening of the Lexington Farmers' Market, featuring locally grown & made products from farmers and vendors, artisans tent.  Enjoy the last event of Revolutionary Revelry while sampling locally produced food and entertainment. SNAP accepted.

At Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Woburn Street , Lexington 
Lexington Farmers’ Market
802-498-8843

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