Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775.
The holiday (Officially observed on Monday, April 20, 2015), and the entire weekend, is celebrated with parades, reenactments and commemorative ceremonies.
Saturday, April 11th
Liberty Pole Capping
Meriam's Corner Exercise
Paul Revere Capture Ceremony
Saturday, April 18
"Armed as According to Law: Captain David Brown's Company of Minute Men
Life on the Battle Road
Battle Road: Returning to Lexington
Junior Ranger Day at Minute Man National Historical Park
Recommended for ages 8-11.
Sunday, April 19th
“America’s Army” featuring soldiers from the 4th Battalion of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment - The Old Guard
Arrival of the Sudbury Militia
Warlike Preparations at the Barrett Farm
Monday, April 20th (Patriot's Day observed)
Lexington Battle Reenactment
North Bridge, Concord
British and Colonial reenactors will commemorate the "Shot heard round the world" with a dramatic re-staging of the North Bridge fight featuring marching and musket fire. The Concord Parade will arrive at North Bridge around 9:30 a.m. with ceremonies featuring minute man companies, British reenactors and music groups. NOTE: all of the roads in the center of town are closed to vehicles beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 25th
Battle Road Heroes