PRIOR SCHEDULE – 2022 – Schedule
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.
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!
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
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
*Please note, asterisk indicates a small fee may be charged.