Things To Do around Westwood This Memorial Day Weekend


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This Memorial Day weekend, similarly to neighboring towns, Westwood remembers the sacrifice of members of the armed forces with its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday. The Norfolk County Sheriff also holds an earlier observation on Saturday, with a Flags of Our Families Ceremony and Flag Installation.

The New England Revolution will honor servicemembers and first responders, celebrating them in a Salute to Heroes event that includes special uniforms and fireworks after a soccer match. 

Additionally for sports fans, on Friday, the Wolverines play at home in a Boys Varsity Lacrosse match against Medfield; Westwood's Girls Softball meet up with Lexington in a non-league game at home.

 Walpole Historical Society and two Boston museums hold free, open house hours this weekend. Lexington holds a street fair. These are a few highlights, but there are more ideas for your weekend below. Because things can change, be sure to call ahead and double-check on your destination before stepping out the door!


Softball: Lexington v. Westwood - Fri May 26 4:30 pm

Westwood High School softball field

In this non-league game, Westwood Girls Softball (10-5) plays Lexington (11-6) at home in Westwood. [more details]

Boys Lacrosse: Medfield v. Westwood - Fri May 26 6:30 pm

Flahive Field

In Varsity Boys Lacrosse, No. 14 ranked Westwood competes against Medfield, on Friday, May 26th at 6:30 p.m. on Westwood's Flahive Field. [more details]

Flags of Our Families Ceremony and Flag Installation - Sat May 27 9:30 am

Braintree Public Safety Complex

Fifty full-size American flags will be installed and displayed on the lawn of the Braintree Public Safety Complex, and a ceremony will be held to honor the memory of those who have passed and to recognize their sacrifices. [more details]

2nd Annual West Roxbury Art Walk - Sat May 27 10:00 am

Main Streets District

For the second year, West Roxbury holds an Art Walk, with local artwork displayed in the windows and storefronts of 30+ local businesses. 
[more details]

Lexington Discovery Day - Sat May 27 10:00 am

Massachusetts Ave. (between Meriam and Waltham streets)

Discovery Day activities run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Learn about the 90+ Lexington organizations and businesses at this street fair with music, entertainment, food and fun. [more details]

Walpole Historical Society 125th Anniversary - Sat May 27 12:00 pm

Deacon Willard Lewis House

The Walpole Historical Society holds an open house to celebrate its 125th anniversary, from noon to 4:00 p.m.  [more details]

MLS Soccer: Revs v. Chicago Fire - Sat May 27 7:30 pm

Gillette Stadium

 New England Revolution plays Chicago Fire on a Saturday that is also the Rev's annual Salute to Heroes. The event honors local military, police, fire, and first responders.  [more details]

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2nd Annual West Roxbury Art Walk - Daily through June 4 10:00 am

Main Streets District

For the second year, West Roxbury holds an Art Walk, with local artwork displayed in the windows and storefronts of 30+ local businesses. 
[more details]

ICA Memorial Day Free Admission - Mon May 29 10:00 am

Institute of Contemporary Art

It's free admission from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Memorial Day at the Institute of Contemporary Art, but tickets are required.  [more details]

Indoor Yard and Rummage Sale in Stoughton - Mon May 29 10:00 am

Ahavath Torah Congregation

Do you like a bargain? Ahavath Torah Congregation's Sisterhood is holding the event that bargain hunters can't wait for-- the synagogue's upcoming Semi-Annual Indoor Yard & Rummage Sale.   [more details]

MFA Boston Memorial Day Open House - Mon May 29 10:00 am

MFA Boston

Admission is free with a valid Massachusetts zip code, and tickets are available, first-come, first-served, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Along with a chance to view art, stop by for an ArtFair, drop-in art making, and a collaborative work of poetry, improvised music, and electronics.  [more details]

Memorial Day Parade - Mon May 29 10:00 am

Town Hall (start) to New Cemetery (finish)

The Town of Westwood will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade, beginning at Town Hall at 580 High Street, and ending at the New Cemetery at 877-881 High Street. A ceremony will be held at the end of the parade route. [more details]

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