Founders Weekend2018-09-10T18:43:31+00:00

Lee Founders Weekend 2018

  

Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 16, 2018

What a great weekend we had in 2017! Perfect weather, fabulous food, amazing music, fun activities and wonderful fun-loving crowds!!! Join us in 2018 to see what new activities we have added – tons of family fun!

Thanks to all who participated – visitors, vendors, artists, community groups and Lee residents in 2017! See you in 2018 for another fabulous celebration – along with a few surprises!!!

Three days of fun for the entire family … Food, Music, Art, Hometown Parade, Community Block Dance, Crafts, Magic Show, Face Painting, Entertainment, Duck Derby, Vintage Tennis Tournament, Sidewalk sales, Contests & Prizes, Street Vendors and much, much more!

Artwork by Eva Ricci – Lee High School

Lee Founders Weekend 5k Run
Saturday September 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Lee High School – Finnegan Course

Race Information: Start and finish the run is at Lee Middle & High School.

Registration and Packet Pick-up Information: Register by mailing in a registration $15.00 or in person on race day $20.00. Race day registration on the lawn at Lee Middle & High Street at 300 Greylock Street in Lee starting at 7:00 am.

Course Description: Start and finish main entrance at Lee Middle & High School.

Awards: Top three overall Male and Female and age group award winners.

Additional Information: T-shirts to all pre-registered runners and limited amount available on race day.

Any questions call Danna Snow (413) 243-1734 or email djeansnow@roadrunner.com.

5k Run Entry Form

Click here to download form. Mail Entry Form and make Checks payable to: Mail in registrations should go to Wildcat Cross Country Booster Club, 185 Summer St. Lee, Ma 01238. Make Checks payable to: Wildcat Cross Country Booster Club.

Online registration: http://berkshirerunningcenter-com.3dcartstores.com/Founders-Day-5K_p_65.html

The Lee Cross-Country Running Team working with the Lee Founders Weekend Committee are bringing back the Lee Founders Weekend 5K Run. We are not using any funds from the Lee Founders Weekend Committee!

Lee Police Announce Founders Weekend Temporary Road Closures

The Lee Police Department would like to remind everyone planning to attend Taste of Lee on Friday evening, that Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic by 3:30pm from the Town Park to Franklin Street. Any vehicles parked along this stretch of Main Street after 3:30 on Friday will need to remain there until after Taste of Lee ends around 8:00PM, for the safety of the pedestrians and vendors who will line Main Street for this popular event.

On Saturday morning, motorists are asked to keep in mind that Main Street to Canal Street will again be closed for the Hometown Parade that begins at 10:00 AM. By the start of the 10:00am parade, police will close the route from Fuller to Summer and Laurel until the completion of the parade.

Authorities and officials from the Lee Chamber of Commerce ask for your understanding and cooperation as we offer Founders Weekend activities to commemorate the Town’s incorporation 239 years ago — in 1777. Thank you!

Adams Community Bank Photo Booth

Adams Community Bank Photo Booth

Africa Connect Crafts and Jewelry

Africa Connect Crafts and Jewelry

Berkshire Highlanders

Berkshire Highlanders

Berkshire Quilters Guild

Berkshire Quilters Guild

Bowey the Magic Clown

Bowey the Magic Clown

CARRnival! Food/Bouncy Houses/Games

CARRnival! Food/Bouncy Houses/Games

Catherine's Chocolates

Catherine’s Chocolates

Guided Historic House Tours

Guided Historic House Tours

CHP on Wheels - Health Checks

CHP on Wheels – Health Checks

Chuck Wagon

Chuck Wagon

CreativeLEE XVI Opening Reception

CreativeLEE XVI Opening Reception

Face and Body Painting

Face and Body Painting

Latino Festival of the Berkshires

Latino Festival of the Berkshires

Flying Cloud Institute

Flying Cloud Institute

Grand Marshal

Grand Marshal

Gymnastics Unlimited

Gymnastics Unlimited

Hay Wagon Rides/Baby Goats

Hay Wagon Rides/Baby Goats

Hilltown Rodders Classic Car Display

Hilltown Rodders Classic Car Display

Hot Air Balloon Rides (tethered)

Hot Air Balloon Rides (tethered)

Wooden Racket Tennis Tournament

Wooden Racket Tennis Tournament

Fireworks Show

Fireworks Show

Founders Hometown Parade

Founders Hometown Parade

Poster Contest Winners

Poster Contest Winners

Customer Appreciation Day

Customer Appreciation Day

Big Green Egg Cook-Off

Big Green Egg Cook-Off

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Lee Lions Club Duck Race

Lee Lions Club Duck Race

Lee Youth Association Open House

Lee Youth Association Open House

Children's Activities

Children’s Activities

Live Music: James

Live Music: James “Hacker” Walker

Patriots Game Viewing Party

Patriots Game Viewing Party

Porchlight-Kids Games, Raffles, Flu Clinic +

Porchlight-Kids Games, Raffles, Flu Clinic +

Psychic Studio

Psychic Studio

Sons of Italy - Grinders + Italian Cookies

Sons of Italy – Grinders + Italian Cookies

St. Mary's Mum Sale + Taco In A Bag

St. Mary’s Mum Sale + Taco In A Bag

St. Mary's PTO Fried Dough Sale

St. Mary’s PTO Fried Dough Sale

Taste of Lee

Taste of Lee

Terry ala Berry Sing-Along

Terry ala Berry Sing-Along

413 Grill Food Truck

413 Grill Food Truck

Rotary Raffle

Rotary Raffle

Twin Pines Jewelry Sale

Twin Pines Jewelry Sale

Quilt Show & Church Tours & Labyrinth

Quilt Show & Church Tours & Labyrinth