Patriots' Day 2016. The 241st Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriots' Day. Patriots' 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 18, 2016), and the entire weekend, is celebrated with parades, reenactments and commemorative ceremonies.
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Saturday, April 9th
Liberty Pole Capping
Meriam's Corner Exercise
Paul Revere Capture Ceremony
Saturday, April 16th
"Armed as According to Law: Captain David Brown's Company of Minute Men
Life on the Battle Road
Explore Bloody Angle with Edmund Foster
Visit Whittemore House (Behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Rt 2A Lexington)
Junior Ranger Day at Minute Man National Historical Park
Recommended for ages 8-11.
Sunday, April 17th
Monday, April 18th (Patriots' 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.
Tuesday, April 19th
Arrival of the Sudbury Militia
Photo by Jerry Callahan
Saturday, April 23rd
Battle Road Heroes