Lee Founders Weekend 2019
Friday, September 13, through Sunday, September 15, 2019
What a great weekend we had in 2018! Perfect weather, fabulous food, amazing music, fun activities, and wonderful fun-loving crowds! Join us in 2019 to see what new activities we have added – tons of family fun!
In 2019 we will be offering: Three days of fun for the entire family … Food, Live Music, Local Art, Beer & Wine Tent, a “Friendly” Burger Cook-off among 6 local Fire Companies, Hometown Parade, a Jack Waldheim concert, Crafts, Magic Show, Face Painting, Entertainment, Duck Derby, Vintage Tennis Tournament, Arts & Crafts for children, Sidewalk sales, Contests & Prizes, Street Vendors and much, much more!
The 2019 Parade Grand Marshal will be Don Zukowski of Onyx Specialty Papers – in honor of this year’s theme of “Lee’s Proud History as a Leader in the Paper-Making Industry”. Please join us on Saturday, September 14 at 10:00 am for our Annual Hometown Parade to honor this 36 year veteran of Lee’s mills. For those of you who cannot join us, the parade will be shown live on CTSB.
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 4:00 pm 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 8:00 PM, 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 10:00 am 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 242 years ago — in 1777. Thank you!