Massachusetts legal holidays
Committee email address
Celebrations Committee recorded phone line 781-698-4640
11 full members who: have specific knowledge of Lexington's history and historic celebrations; represent Lexington's newer citizens; have good working relations with the Lexington Minute Men; and work well with others. (may be up to 15 subcommittee members)
Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Term: 3 years full; 1 year subcommittee
Usually meets every other week except weekly March and April.
See the Public Meetings Calendar for meeting postings and agendas
Town Celebrations Committee
From the Committee charge:
The Committee plans and carries out the proper observance of Patriots Day and all other holidays and special events that the Board of Selectmen may designate from time to time.
Full Committee Charge
The Town Celebrations Committee plans and carries out observances of holidays and special events including:
- Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday: Monday, January 19, 2015 - March, ceremony and Day of Service.
- Patriots' Day (normally celebrated on the third Monday in April): April 20, 2015.
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2015 - Wreath laying, parade, and Battle Green ceremonies.
- Veterans' Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - Parade, wreath laying, and ceremonies.