Happy Birthday Lee, MA! The home of Applegate Inn celebrates its 242nd birthday this year and you are invited! Lee Founders Weekend is scheduled for September 13th through the 15th, 2019. Come out and join in the fun with a parade, Taste of Lee, a Craft Fair, and so much more.
The end of summer always gets here too fast but it’s also such a beautiful time of year, here in the Berkshires. Soon the leaves will be changing color and the temps will begin to drop but for now it’s still warm and lovely with plenty to do and see.
It is just with this in mind that we offer our seasonal Berkshires lodging special:
Labor Day Lodging Special
Applegate Inn is happy to once again offer our Late Summer – Labor Day Lodging Special.
This offer nets you a 25% discount off a two consecutive night stay. Stay a third consecutive night and receive 30% off!
This special is available starting August 26th through September 1st, 2019. Some restrictions apply. Learn more on our Labor Day Special page. Be sure to check out our other Berkshires lodging specials and packages as well.
Lee Founders Weekend Highlights
Lee Founders Weekend is a traditional, Berkshires hometown celebration. The popular event sees three days of delicious food, lively music, and good, old-time fun. So much fun, in fact, that we can’t possibly list it all here. Instead, we’ll just go over some of the weekend’s bigger highlights.
The annual “Taste of Lee” kicks off the festivities with a culinary street party Berkshires-style! Enjoy an al fresco array of dining options on a closed section of Main Street, from Lee’s finest restaurants and local food vendors. The evening also includes music, fun activities, and a fireworks display. 5pm to 8pm, September 13.
On Saturday things really get going. There’s the annual Founders Weekend 5K Road Race, held early in the day at Lee High. The Hometown Parade, a traditional, small town parade down Main Street, follows closely behind. This event is one of the weekend’s highlights and not to be missed.
After the parade, Main Street clears for sidewalk sales, kids activities, food, live music, and more. The evening includes a concert of live music by an as-of-yet unannounced band at the historic 1st Congregational Church.
The fun continues on Sunday, beginning with the annual Pancake Breakfast at Saint Mary’s School. Greenock Country Club will once again host the Vintage Tennis Tournament on their red clay courts, and everyone always enjoys the Duck Derby.
Join in the Lions Club Duck Derby for only $5 or just watch as hundreds of yellow rubber ducks “race” down the Housatonic through downtown Lee. The first duck across the finish and many runners receive cash and prizes.
Come join in the fun!
Lee Founders Weekend 2019
September 13th through the 15th, 2019
Visit www.leechamber.org for more information.
Applegate Inn is proud to be a part of the Lee community and surrounded by a wealth of attractions and activities. Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, theaters, museums, galleries, hiking, dining, golfing, shopping, and more. Come explore all that the Berkshires have to offer. Book your stay at Applegate Inn today!