Parking and Road Closures

Tens of thousands of people come to Lexington for Patriots' Day weekend, especially on Monday morning, when many arrive before the 5:30 AM start of the reenactment. Please make sure you plan for road closures and parking.

Road Closures and Delays - see below

Parking

No Parking Areas

There will be several places where parking is not allowed, either all weekend, or at specific times. These places will have signs. Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed.

  • NO PARKING SATURDAY - MONDAY IN SPACES NEXT TO THE BATTLE GREEN. Vehicles parked here will be immediately towed.
  • Parking for religious services will be allowed Sunday in some areas. Vehicles must be moved after services conclude.

Free Parking

All municipal lots and metered spaces not designated as No Parking will be free from Saturday - Monday.

Parking map for Patriots' Day weekend

Road Closures & Delays

SATURDAY APRIL 16:

  • Battle Green Activities – approx. 10am-4pm (expect delays)
  • Tower Park Reenactment:
    • Expect delays approx. 2:30 PM by Munroe Tavern (Mass Ave by Percy Rd)  
    • Mass Ave from Marrett Rd and Woburn St will be closed to through traffic from approx. 3:30 - 5:15 PM.

SUNDAY APRIL 17:

  • Battle Green Activities – approx. 10 AM - 4 PM (expect delays)
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: 10:30 PM April 17 to 12:30 AM April 18
    • Bedford St from Mass Ave and Harrington Rd will be closed
    • Hancock St between Adams St and Bedford St will be closed

MONDAY APRIL 18:

  • Battle Green Area - Harrington Rd will be closed all day.
  • Expect delays throughout day in Lexington Center area

Reenactment:

  • Approx. 3:00 AM:
    • Bedford St between Harrington Rd and Mass Ave will be closed                                      
  • Approx. 5:00 AM:
    • Mass Ave from Worthen Rd to Waltham St will be closed
    • Bedford St from Worthen Rd to Mass Ave will be closed
  • Approx. 5:45 AM:
    • Mass Ave from Woburn St to Waltham St will be closed

**Roads will re-open after most pedestrian traffic is clear of Battle Green area**

Morning Parade:

  • Approx. 6:30 AM - 8 AM:
    • Expect delays from Mass Ave by Bloomfield to center area
  • Approx. 07:15 AM:
    • Mass Ave from Bloomfield to Woburn St will be closed
  • Approx. 07:25 AM:
    • Mass Ave from Bedford to Woburn St will be closed
    • Hancock St between Adams St and Bedford St will be closed
    • Bedford St between Mass Ave and Worthen Rd will be closed
    • Mass Ave from Statue to Worthen Rd will be closed

Road Race:

  • Approx. 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM:  Expect delays on race course
  • Approx. 09:00 AM:  Mass Ave from Minuteman Statue to Worthen Rd will be closed

Afternoon Parade:

  • Parade Route: Mass Ave from Maple St to Worthen Rd. Expect delays at staging area and parade end Worthen Rd by Lincoln St
  • Approx. 12 PM:
    • Mass Ave from Maple St to Pleasant St Rotary will be closed
  • Approx. 12:45 PM:
    • Mass Ave from Worthen Rd to Maple St will be closed
    • Bedford St from Worthen to Mass Ave will be closed

**Traffic will be directed away from Lexington Center until traffic clears up**