PLAN YOUR VISIT: PATRIOTS' DAY
Lexington Patriots’ Day Events
There are many town events in Lexington on Patriots' Day weekend. The following are some of the most popular, check out www.battleroad.org for a full listing.
Tower Park Battle: A reenactment of the battles fought between Lexington and Concord is held at Tower Park in Lexington the Saturday before Patriots' Day.
Battle Reenactment: This event recreates the historic skirmish in Lexington on the first day of the American Revolution. Following the ringing of the bell in the Old Belfry, members of the Lexington Minutemen gather on Lexington Green to await the column of British Regulars as they march into the town center. A shot rings out, the skirmish follows, and the British column marches on towards Concord leaving dead and wounded behind. VISITOR TIPS: The Battle Reenactment starts very early in the morning with the bell in the Belfry ringing at 5:30 am and the battle following at 6:00 am (the actual time the historic battle occurred). Plan to arrive between 4:00-5:00 am to pick a viewing spot. There is also usually a dress rehearsal of the reenactment the first Sunday in April in the afternoon.
Lexington Parades: A children’s parade is held after the battle reenactment and a large town parade is held in the afternoon on Patriots’ Day.