Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend 2023 will he held on May 20-21.

The Wellesley Celebrations Committee announces that the 2023 Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend will be held on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. Check back at this location for updates to the schedule

PRIOR SCHEDULE – 2022 – Schedule

May 19, 2022

Thursday, May 19

8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movie: Forrest Gump — Wellesley Recreation Department, Wellesley Youth Commission and Wellesley Kiwanis Club — Tailby Parking Lot, Corner of Linden and Crest Roads. Must register at Wellesley Recreation Department website.

May 19, 2022
May 20, 2022

Friday, May 20

All Weekend – Purple Heart Historical Displays – Main Library, 530 Washington Street, Library hours – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3 to 6 p. m. – Annual Hunnewell Fun Fair* – Hunnewell School PTO – Hunnewell Elementary School, 28 Cameron Street, rides, games and crafts.

7:30 p.m. – Rockin’ the Firehouse is back!* — Wellesley Education Foundation, Location is “The Center for the Arts in Natick” (TCAN). Fundraiser for teacher grants in Wellesley public schools. Get your dancing shoes ready and join us for a fun evening of live music, as we kick off Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend with the biggest party of the year!
$30 Ticket

May 20, 2022
May 21, 2022

Saturday, May 21

Saturday – Sunday (decamp after parade) – Military Encampment at Town Hall Grounds. The Royal Irish Artillery and Battery B 1st R.I. Light Artillery, Tours all day on Saturday, Cannon firing on the 1/2 hour on Saturday.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pancake Festival* at Wellesley High School — Wellesley Key Club, Wellesley Kiwanis Club

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Free Eye Exams at the Wellesley High School –Wellesley Lions Club

9 to 10 a.m. – Walking Tour of Centennial Reservation – Wellesley Trails Committee, Meet at Oakland Street.

10 a.m. to Noon – Historical Scavenger Hunt, Wellesley Square – Brought to you by Elizabeth McDonnell and Thea Fischmann, Silver Project, Girl Scout Troop 73505; and the Wellesley Historical Commission and Wellesley Historical Society, Start at “Central Park,” Corner of Washington and Grove Streets, Wellesley Square

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Wellesley Police Bike Safety – Wellesley Police and Wellesley Kiwanis, Tailby Parking Lot, Linden and Crest Roads. For children under twelve.

9 to 2 p.m. – “Touch a Truck” – Open House at Wellesley Department of Public Works — 20 Municipal Way (off Rt 9)
· Touch – A – Truck: See up close and even sit inside some of the DPW’s Large Trucks & Heavy Equipment that helps maintain Wellesley’s road and inter-structure.
· Fill – A – Truck: Drop off a bag of non- perishable groceries to help fill up DPW Truck with a delivery to the Wellesley Food Pantry

11 to 3 p.m. – Open House at Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, 4 Municipal Way (off Rt. 9)

11 to 3 p.m. – Open House at Wellesley Police Station, 485 Washington Street

11 to 3 p.m. – Open House at Wellesley Main Fire Station #2

Noon to 3 p.m. – Open House at Tolles Parsons Center, 500 Washington Street

12 to 3 p.m. – Open House at Wellesley Historical Society, Stanwood House, 323 Washington Street

Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Art in the Park – Wellesley Community Art Project & Wellesley Women Artisans – Simons Park (Corner of Washington & Brook Street, left of Main Library)

1 to 3 p.m. – Pooch Parade, Rotary Club of Wellesley in Cooperation with Wellesley Celebrations Committee, Hunnewell Field

1 to 3 p.m. – Build Your Own Woodland Troll & Fairy House — Wellesley Conservation Land Trust, Cochituate Aqueduct, Russell Road/Kendall Road (for elementary school kids)

4 p.m. – Veterans Ecumenical Memorial Mass at St. Paul Church, 502 Washington Street, Wellesley Veterans Council

May 21, 2022
May 22, 2022

Sunday, May 22

8 to 10 a.m. – Guided Bird Walk at Morses Pond with Elissa Landre — Wellesley Conservation Land Trust. Meet at the gate on Turner Rd.

8 a.m. – Wonder Run 5K Race* and
9 a.m. – Kids Fun Run* – Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, register at www.whjwc.org

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Antique Car Show “Wheels of Wellesley IX” on Central Street. Organized by the Modifiers Car Club and the Wellesley Celebrations Committee (from Juniper Restaurant to Fire Station 1)

1 to 3 p.m. – 54th Annual Wellesley Veterans Parade – 2022 Theme: 90th Anniversary of Purple Heart. Route along Washington Street (Route 16) through to Central Street in Wellesley Square. Reviewing Stand in front of Wellesley Village Church. Wellesley Celebrations Committee

4:30 p.m. to Dusk – Picnic in the Park at Hunnewell Field, Food by Captain Marden’s and others, Food, drinks, kids’ rides, crafts, games, ponies, & other fun. Hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the field.

6 p.m. – Concert for Wellesley at Hunnewell Field. Featuring music by The Reminisants and a musical theatrical performance by the Wellesley Theatre Project.

9 p.m. – Fireworks – The Biggest and the Best! at Hunnewell Field. Sponsors: Roche Bros./Sudbury Farms and Wellesley Dental Group, Drs. Ali and Ali

May 22, 2022

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

May 20th & 21st, 2023