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

Schedule for 2023 Weekend

May 15, 2023

Monday, May 15th

7-8 p.m. – Historic Lecture on the Boston Tea Party — Main Library, 530 Washington Street, Wakelin Rood, Main Library

May 15, 2023
May 19, 2023

Friday, May 19th

All Weekend – Boston Tea Party 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 19, 2023
May 20, 2023

Saturday, May 20th

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

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN (to be rescheduled this fall) – 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)

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN 1 to 3 p.m. – “Pups in the Park,” Rotary Club of Wellesley, Friends of Wellesley Veterans, Inc., and Wellesley Celebrations Committee, Hunnewell Field

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN 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)

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN (limited showing of the artwork will happen during Sunday’s picnic instead) – 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.

RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY – 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 20, 2023
May 21, 2023

Sunday, May 21st

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.

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 https://whjwc.org/fundraising-events/wonderrun-5k-and-kids-fun-run/

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. – 55th Annual Wellesley Veterans Parade – 2023 Theme: Birth of Our Nation: Celebrating the 25oth Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party — 1773-2023. 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 21, 2023

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

May 20th & 21st, 2023