2018 Patriots Day Weekend Schedule of Events

NOTES:
SOME EVENTS HAVE BEEN MOVED OR CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

MONDAY, APRIL 16 - PATRIOTS' DAY 
 
5:30 AM“The Alarm” at the Old Belfry
Massachusetts Ave at Clarke Street
(across from the Battle  Green) 
Free
 
Come ring the bell that sounded the alarm that the British were coming.
5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
(Rain or Shine)
Post 9/11 Traveling Tribute Wall of "Faces of Remembrance" 
& Massachusetts Vietnam Gold Star Tribute Wall

Masonic Hall
3 Bedford Street

Burlington residents Gina Johnson and her brother Paul Roth, co-founders of Operation: Home Ties, will have their Traveling Tribute Post 9/11 Portrait Wall of "Faces of Remembrance" and the two-sided Massachusetts Vietnam Gold Star Tribute Wall displayed.

5:30 AMReenactment of the Battle of Lexington
Lexington Battle Green   
(Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, April 8 @ 2 PM
rain date Saturday, April 7 @ 2 PM)  
6:00 AM - 5:00 PMLexington Visitors Center
1875  Massachusetts Ave
(across from the Minuteman Statue)
781-862-1450
View diorama of Battle of Lexington and shop for custom and unique Lexington gift items. Public restrooms
6:00 AM - 8:00 AMBuckman Tavern Walk Through Tours
1 Bedford St
(across from the Battle Green)  
Walk through the rooms of the historic tavern (interpreters present). Admission tickets available at the house.  Adults $3/Children $1.   
6:00 AM - 10:00 AMPancake Breakfasts
• Boy Scout Troop #160
  St. Brigid Church
  2001 Massachusetts Avenue


• First Baptist Church of Lexington
  1580 Massachusetts Ave
  (across from Police Station) 


• The Church of Our Redeemer
   6 Meriam Street
   (behind Visitors Center)
   All proceeds to benefit LexRAP
   (Lexington Refugee Assistance Program).

 

 
CANCELLEDSunrise Youth Parade
Starting at Munroe Cemetery driveway, proceeding west along Massachusetts Avenue through Lexington center onto the Battle Green.
 
8:00 AMFirst Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors
Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/ Children $1 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PMBuckman Tavern Tours
1 Bedford St.
(across from the Battle Green)
Self-paced audio tours available. Admission tickets available at the house. 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PMHancock-Clarke House Tours
36 Hancock St
Guided tours available every half hour. Admission tickets available at the house.
8:00 AM - 2:00 PMMunroe Tavern Tours
1332 Massachusetts Ave
Self-guided tours available. Admission tickets available at the house. 
8:15 AMPatriots’ Day Ceremonies
MOVED TO CARY MEMORIAL BUILDING
1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington
(map)
Free 

 

9:00 AMFirst Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors
Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/ Children $1 
9:30 AMWestfield High School Band Concert
Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Ave
Westfield High School Shamrock Pride Marching Band, from Westfield, Indiana, will perform
10:00 AMFirst Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors
Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/ Children $1 
10:00 AMLexington Lions Club 104th Annual Five-Mile Road Race
Starting/ending on Massachusetts Avenue at the Battle Green.
For more information, call (781) 862-2534 or visit the Lions Club website.
CANCELLEDLexington Minute Men/DAR Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Obelisk
On the Battle Green
Free
 
CANCELLEDUSS Lexington Memorial Ceremonies
Visitors Center,
1875 Massachusetts Ave
(across from the Minuteman Statue)
Free   
 
11:00 AMFirst Shot! Film Screening and Q & A with British and Colonial Reenactors
Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Tickets available at the door. Adults $3/ Children $1 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMAnnual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American Music
Hancock Church
1912 Massachusetts Ave
(stone church across from the Battle Green)
The concert is family-friendly and includes music played on 5 octaves of hand bells and 6 octaves of hand chimes, sure to please all ages: Broadway hits such as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” American ragtime, spirituals, and patriotic songs. Suggested donation of $3 per person to benefit the Russell School in Dorchester.  
CANCELLEDBand Concert on the Battle Green
Free
Special Guests Westfield High School Shamrock Pride Marching Band, from Westfield, Indiana, will perform.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM“What Really Happened That Day” Talk

First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road
Free

Lexington Minute Man Dan Fenn gives a half-hour talk on what really happened on April 19, 1775

CANCELLEDFloat Judging
Massachusetts Avenue in East Lexington. Free 
 
CANCELLEDPaul Revere Arrives at the Battle Green on Horseback
Free
Greeted by the Board of Selectmen and the Lexington Minute Men.  
CANCELLEDPatriots’ Day Afternoon Parade 
Free
Starting at Massachusetts Avenue and Maple Street in East Lexington, proceeding west along Massachusetts Avenue through Lexington center, left onto Worthen Road ending at the town pool parking lot.