This year, the Wellesley Celebration’s Committee is putting on the largest annual town gathering: Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend. On May 18th-19th, thousands of Wellesley residents and friends will attend the celebratory events, parade and fireworks. Wellesley Dental Group, true to their mission of being Smile Ambassadors, will once again be putting a smile on the whole town. This year, Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team of WDG are co-sponsors of the most amazing fireworks spectacle of the year!
Wellesley Dental Group is inviting the community to join them in the parade and picnic. The parade will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm on May 19th and the picnic will follow at 5. The firework show we’ve all been waiting for will commence at dusk.
This year, Wellesley Dental Group will be in the parade on a huge tractor! Young children and the young at heart are invited to sign up to ride in the parade float. To sign up, please call at (781) 237-9071, email at email@example.com, or stop by their office at 5 Seaward Rd. They will be passing out toothbrushes as they walking through the parade, spreading a message of oral health awareness.
At the picnic in the park, starting at 5 pm, stop by the Wellesley Dental Group tent to get one-on-one brushing lessons for young ones and participate in more fun activities for all ages. Balloons will be handed out as well as some special prizes.
This has become one of WDG’s favorite annual town events as it speaks to their deep commitment to the community. For last year’s parade video, click here!
Saturday – May 4th
|11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.||Wellesley Kitchen Tour 2013* — Wellesley Hills Junior Woman’s Club
Tickets sold @ Wellesley Roche Bros or online at www.whjwc.org
Friday – May 17th
|3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.||Annual Hunnewell Fun Fair* — Hunnewell School PTO
Hunnewell Elementary School, 28 Cameron Street, Rides, games, crafts
Saturday – May 18th
|7:00a.m.—2:30p.m.||Pancake Festival* at the Wellesley Middle School — Rotary Club of Wellesley|
|7:00a.m.—2:30p.m.||Free Eye Exams at the Needham Lions Club Eye Mobile at the Wellesley Middle School — Needham Lions Club|
(decamp after parade)
|18th Century Military Encampment at Town Hall Grounds
The Royal Irish Artillery, Tours all day, Cannon Firing on the half hour on Saturday
|All Weekend||Display of Korean War Materials at the Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street
|9:00a.m.—10:00a.m.||Town Forest Walk — Wellesley Trails Committee
Longfellow Pond parking lot (left side of Oakland Street 0.9 miles south of Rt. 9)
|9:00a.m.—10:30a.m.||Guided Walk “How Transportation Shaped Wellesley” —Wellesley Historical Society
Dadmun/McNamara House, 229 Washington Street (East corner of Route 9)
|9:00a.m.—3:00p.m.||Wellesley Community Center Wheels of Wellesley
219 Washington Street
Exotic and Antique Cars, Motorcycles, and Bicycles
|9:00a.m.—3:00p.m.||Art in the Park — Wellesley Community Art Project & Wellesley Women Artisans
Simon’s Park (Corner of Washington & Brook Street, left of the Library)
Wellesley Board of Health, & Wellesley Animal Control
Warren School Field, 90 Washington Street (Route 16)
Prizes awarded in various categories including “shaggiest”, “best grooomed”, “best tricks”, “wiggliest”, and many more!
|11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.||Open House at Wellesley Police Station — 485 Washington Street|
|11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.||Open House at Wellesley Main Fire Station #2 — 457 Worcester Street (Route 9)|
|11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.||Open House at Wellesley Municipal Light Plant — 2 Municipal Way (455 Worcester Street, Route 9)|
|11:00a.m.— 3:00p.m.||Open House at Wellesley Department of Public Works — 20 Municipal Way (455 Worcester Street, Route 9)|
|1:00p.m. — 3:00p.m.||Build Your Own Woodland Troll & Fairy House — Wellesley Conservation Council
Cochituate Aqueduct, Russell Road / Kendall Road (for elementary school kids)
|4:00p.m.||Veterans’ Ecumenical Memorial Mass at Saint Paul Church
Wellesley Veterans’ Council
502 Washington Street
Sunday – May 19th
|9:00a.m.—3:30p.m.||Gardeners’ Fair at Elm Bank — Mass Horticultural Society
Elm Bank Horticulture Center, 900 Washington Street
|1:00p.m.—3:00p.m.||45th Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade
2013 Theme: 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War
Wellesley Celebrations’ Committee
Bring a food item to the parade for the Wellesley Food Pantry – Look for the World of Wellesley (WOW) Float
The parade starts at the intersection of Route 16 (Washington Street) and Route 9 and continues westbound along Route 16 to Wellesley Square. The reviewing stand is in Wellesley Square.
|4:00p.m.—5:30p.m.||Grace Knight Babson Fund for Religious Education — 54rd Annual Program
Knight Auditorium, Babson College Campus, Wellesley Avenue
|5:00p.m. — DUSK||Picnic in the Park at Hunnewell Field
Food*, drinks*,kid’s rides*, crafts, games & other fun
Food by Charles River Rotary and others
|6:30p.m. Main Attraction||Concert for Wellesley at Hunnewell Field
Featuring the Reminisants
|DUSK||Fireworks —the Biggest Ever! at Hunnewell Field
Sponsors: Roche Brothers/Sudbury Farms and Wellesley Dental Group, Drs Ali and Ali
|*Please note, asterisk indicates a small fee may be charged.