Founders' Day Parade

Lee’s 19th annual heritage celebration, the Founders’ Day Weekend, is three days of family fun with a parade, live music, food tastings, sidewalk sales, crafts and much, much more.

Founders’ Day Weekend is not just a birthday party for the town of Lee. It’s a celebration of those who have helped to make Lee, MA the wonderful place that it is. Visitors are not just welcome but encouraged to share in the festivities!

Here’s a quick overview of what’s in store – for more details, please visit:

Thursday, September 20th:
The Lee “Idol” singing contest returns with Round 1 Tryouts at the Spectrum Playhouse. Registration for the tryouts is at 6pm and performances begin at 8pm. Lee “Idol” Finals will happen Saturday evening and past “Idol” winners will perform at various venues throughout the weekend.

Friday, September 21st:

Taste of Lee

A Taste of Lee – Irresistable

The festival kicks off proper with, among other things, Main Street Sidewalk Sales, the Creative Lee Annual Art Show, music in the park, the Lee Chamber Corn Cook-Off and, of course, the ever-popular “Taste of Lee.” The “Taste of Lee” features area restaurants and local food vendors lining Main Street with their finest offerings … a real food lover’s paradise.

Saturday, September 22nd:
The celebrations continue with the must-see, Hometown Parade. Watch the town of Lee come out and celebrate itself in the time-honored, American, tradition of the Main Street parade! Afterwards, if you’re looking for some good, clean fun with the kids, the Lee Youth Association Open House will be serving up free hotdogs and activities such as face painting, balloon making, and more. Of course, the sidewalk sales, raffles, food, and entertainment continues in throughout the day and don’t forget the Lee “Idol” Finals, Saturday night at the Spectrum Playhouse!

Sunday, September 23rd:
Sunday finishes things up with the Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast at Saint Mary’s School, a Musical Brunch at the Good Purpose Gallery, featuring talented local musicians and organic food, and live music continues in the park. You probably won’t want to miss the Launch of the Duck Race, either, held riverside near the Gazebo on Frank Consolati Way.

Lee Founders’ Day Weekend is a family friendly, admission free celebration with something for everybody. Why not tie it all up with a stay at a local, Lee house – Applegate Inn is proud to be part of such a wonderful community and would love to share the spirit with you!

Lee Founders’ Day Weekend Celebration – Friday September 20 through Sunday September 22, 2013