2pm, Dress Rehearsal of the Lexington Skirmish on April 19, 1775 - Location: Battle Green, Lexington Center - The Lexington Minute Men hold their dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day (Monday, April 20) reenactment of the April 19, 1775 skirmish.
There's plenty of well-marked parking in lots around the park, but wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.
am - pm, Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House (open until pm), "Life on the Battle Road - See where the Patriots spent their leisure time, and get a glimpse of what life was like in Massachusetts at the beginning of the American Revolution.
You'll be surprised by how realistic the reenactments feel as you relive the thrilling beginning of the Patriots' fight for freedom from British rule.
Although Massachusetts officially observes Patriots' Day on the 3rd Monday in April (April 16 in 2018), commemorative ceremonies and re-enactments take place throughout the month.
Many additional local events, parades, and ceremonies take place in and around Boston on Patriots' Day weekend.
Please note: Most of the dates on this page still need to be confirmed for 2018.
From the whole Boston Calling team, thank you for spending the weekend with us!
Boston Calling fans are the best in the world and we're so happy you were there to join us for our first year at our new home.
Thousands of members of local minute men companies, militias, and historical societies participate in the re-enactments in Boston, the Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord's Old North Bridge, Lexington's Battle Green, and other historic sites in the Boston area.
The following Patriots' Day schedule highlights over 60 key events.
Both the tavern and the house date back to before 1775.