Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend 2024 will be held on May 18-19.

The Wellesley Celebrations Committee announces that the 2024 Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend will be held on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Check back at this location for updates to the schedule

Schedule for 2024 Weekend

May 1, 2024

Prior to Weekend

Lectures on the 200th Anniversary of Modern Battlefield Medicine Advancements — Main Library, 530 Washington Street, Wakelin Rood, Main Library

May 1, 2024
May 17, 2024

Friday, May 17th

All Weekend – Historical Displays – Main Library, 530 Washington Street, Library hours – Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 17, 2024
May 18, 2024

Saturday, May 18th

Saturday – Sunday (decamp after parade) – 18th Century Military Encampment at Morton Field Park. The Royal Irish Artillery, 26th Yankee Division. Tours all day on Saturday, Cannon firing on the hour on Saturday.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pancake Festival* at Wellesley High School — Wellesley Key Club, Wellesley Kiwanis Club, 50 Rice Street

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Free Eye Exams at the Wellesley High School –Wellesley Lions Club, 50 Rice Street

9 to 10 a.m. – Morses Pond Trail Guided Walk – Wellesley Trails Committee, Meet at town beach access road gate, end of Turner Road

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Walking Tour of Wellesley Hills Square – Wellesley Historical Society, meet at the Tollhouse, 229 Washington Street

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

9 to Noon – “Touch a Truck” – Open House at Wellesley Department of Public Works — 20 Municipal Way (off Rt 9)

9 a.m. to Noon – 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.

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

11 a.m. 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. – “Pups in the Park,” Rotary Club of Wellesley, Friends of Wellesley Veterans, Inc., and Wellesley Celebrations Committee, Hunnewell Field

1 to 3 p.m. – Build Your Own — Nancy’s Troll and Fairy House Event” — at Pickle Point on Morses Pond — in memory of Nancy Bagdasarian. Wellesley Conservation Land Trust, Crosstown Trail. Parking area opposite 49 Russell Road (for elementary school kids)


10 a.m. — 4 p.m. – Charity Art Show and Sale — Wellesley Society of Artists. Funding Wellesley High School Art Achievements Awards. Simons Park (Corner of Washington & Brook Street, left of Main Library.

4 p.m. – Dusk — “Paint the Town – Plein Air Painting Event” Wellesley Society of Artists and Page Waterman Gallery — Town Hall Grounds, Corner of Washington and Grove Streets, Wellesley Square.
4 p.m. – Veterans Ecumenical Memorial Mass at Saint Paul Church, 502 Washington Street, Wellesley Veterans Council

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024

Sunday, May 19th

8 to 10 a.m. – Guided Bird Walk at Morses Pond — Wellesley Conservation Land Trust. Park on wooded side of Turner Road. Meet at Turner Road Gate.

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Antique Car Show “Wheels of Wellesley X” 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. – 56th Annual Wellesley Veterans Parade – 2024 Theme: 200th Anniversary of Modern Battlefield Medicine Advancements. 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.

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

Dusk – Fireworks – The Biggest and the Best! at Hunnewell Field. Sponsors: Roche Bros./Sudbury Farms and Needham Bank

May 19, 2024

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

May 18th & 19th, 2024