2018 Arlington Patriots Day Parade
Join us for the Arlington Patriots Day Parade on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Downtown Arlington, Massachusetts. The Arlington Patriots Day Parade will begin its route at Brattle Square in Arlington Heights at 2:00 p.m., traveling down Mass Ave to the Linwood Street area in East Arlington. The Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums, along with other minuteman reenactor groups, will march in this year’s parage.
Arlington Patriots Day Parade
For more information about the Arlington Patriots Day Parade and other activities that will be held on parade day please visit the Arlington Patriot Day Parade webpage.
About Arlington Patriots Day Parade
Patriots’ Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775. The village of Menotomy (now Arlington) was located on Concord Road (now Massachusetts Avenue) between Boston and Lexington. Following the skirmishes that took place in Lexington and Concord, eleven men were killed and two Redcoats were killed in battle in Menotomy, making it the bloodiest fighting on the first day of the American Revolution, April 19,1775.
Arlington’s annual parade pays tribute to the brave citizens of Massachusetts that helped forge our nation’s mantle of liberty. The parade is a tribute to our Armed Forces and represents the history and origins of our U.S. military.
Other Arlington Patriots Day Parade Day Activities
“Fun Run” Patriots Day Road Race
The Boys and Girls Club of Arlington will be sponsoring the Annual “Fun Run” Patriots Day Road Race. The first Fun Run was held on April 19, 1965. The 2.5 mile event is open to all Arlington residents and members of the Boys and Girls Club. The race will be held on Sunday, before the parade, at 8:00 a.m., beginning at the Arlington/Lexington line on Massachusetts Avenue and proceeding to the Boys and Girls Club. Registrations fees apply. Visit their website for more details as they become available.
Memotomy Battle Re-enactment
On April 19, 1775, the Jason Russell House was the site of the bloodiest encounter in the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Eleven colonials were killed during the skirmish; bullet holes still show in the cellar way, parlor, and guest room. Two Redcoats were also killed. Russell and nine of the colonial dead were buried in the nearby Old Burying Ground, where an obelisk was erected to their memory in 1818. This battle re-enactment will take place at the Jason Russell House on Sunday, before the parade at 12:00pm. This event is free to the public.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss tne next Arlington Patriots Day Parade in Downtown Arlington, Massachusetts. Note: Easter Date Conflict: The Arlington Patriots Day Parade normally is held the Sunday before Patriot’ Day. In year’s where that is Easter Sunday, it is moved to the Sunday after Patriots’ Day.
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