Patriots' Day

Patriot's Day is Monday, April 16, 2018



Urban Adventours Paul Revere's Ride Bike Tour - April 14, 8:30amBicyclists in front of Paul Revere statue

The tour departs from Paul Revere Mall at the Old North Church at 7:30pm for the 26 mile ride to Concord. This road paced ride is FREE and open to all but is also UNSUPPORTED. Please bring your bike, helmet, lights and anything else you need to ride for the next 2.5 hours. Urban Adventours

Old North Church: 243rd Annual Lantern Lighting - April 15, 8:00pm 
Every year since 1875, on the eve of Patriot's Day, Old North has commemorated the hanging of the lanterns by inviting guests to join a prominent member of the community at the Lantern Ceremony. This year, we are honoring the survivors of last year's marathon bombings and those first responders who so courageously came to their aid. Old North Church

Liberty Ride - April 14-15  
Patriots Day Trolley in LexingtonVisit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley to ride along the historic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture.  The Liberty Ride departs at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm from the Lexington Visitors Center at 1875 Massachusetts Avenue. Online tickets now available!

Paul Revere Row Re-enactment at the Charlestown Navy Yard - April 15, 7:00pm

Paul Revere rider reenactmentCome out and welcome Revere to "the opposite shore" and enjoy festivities at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Celebrate Paul Revere's historic row across Boston Harbor with an evening of fun starting at 7pm.  At 8:35 a procession begins to witness from Pier 1 the hanging of two lanterns atop Old North Church. Shortly after, witness Paul Revere being rowed across the harbor before riding off into the night for his famous ride!

Patriots Day Parade in Lexington - April 16, 2pm 
The parade starts at Massachusetts Avenue and Maple Street in East Lexington, proceeding west along Massachusetts Avenue through Lexington center, left onto Worthen Road ending at the town pool parking lot.

Lexington Green and Concord North Bridge Reenactments - April 16
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.  

Concord Museum - April 15, Noon- 5 pm; April 16, 9am-5pm

Exhibits at the Concord Museum
After the Patriots' Day Parade stop by the Concord Museum to hear the Middlesex County 4H Fife & Drum Corps, take part in patriotic crafts for families, and visit with living history re-enactors. Explore the Museum's outstanding collection of treasures from April, 1775 including the famous "one, if by land, two, if by sea" Revere lantern.

Freedom Trail Tours - Daily

Paul Revere statue with St. Stephen's Catholic Church in the backgroundLearn about the events leading up to the American Revolution with tours leaving from the Visitor's Center on Boston Common.  

 

 

Boston Marathon - April 16, 8:50am

Marathon Runners Front Shot

The Boston Marathon is the world's largest annual marathon - held annually on Patriots' Day. The Boston Marathon ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It's one of six World Marathon Majors.

 

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - April 16, 11:05 am
A Boston Patriots' Day tradition perfect for fans who have the day off from work!