Melrose Centennial

Melrose Centennial Schedule

... Art festival to kick off Centennial Celebration Feb 28

Arts Festival to kick off centennial celebration

The following is a partial list of events planned to celebrate the city's 100th year as a city.  The party kicks off with the Melrose Arts Festival on Sunday, Feb. 28 at Memorial Hall.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Memorial Hall - Fifth annual Melrose Art Festival - Mayor Patrick Guerriero proclaims a year of Centennial Celebrations at the fifth annual Melrose Art Festival in Memorial Hall. Talented local artists demonstrate their work for thousands of visitors.  An afternoon in art appreciation with light fare in the cafe in GAR Hall. Free admission.

Saturday, March 6, 8 p.m., at Memorial Hall - Melrose Symphony Orchestra Concert - Melrose Symphony Orchestra concert includes a premiere piece composed especially for the city's Centennial Celebration.

Sunday, March 7, noon, at Memorial Hall - Victorian Family Ice Cream Social - A fun-filled afternoon with activities and games, highlighting our city's Victorian heritage. Sponsored by Melrose Schools and Melrose Arts Council.

Friday, April 16, 6 to 9 p.m., "A Taste of Greater Melrose" - Local restaurant owners and caterers offer a smorgasbord sampling of their finest cuisine.  Tickets available at the door.

Sunday, May 16, 1 p.m., Centennial Celebration Parade - The largest parade in the city's history is planned down Main Street with 25 bands and elaborate floats decorated by local organizations.

Sunday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19th Annual Victorian Fair - Main Street in the downtown business district is closed to traffic as thousands of visitors view goods and services from local merchants and are entertained all day by local talent.  MMTV coverage.  Free.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m., Gala Centennial Ball, Memorial Hall - Formal black tie event featuring The Bob Bachelder Orchestra.

Tickets to the Grand Ball on Oct. 2 are going fast.  They are available only at Garniss Market, 152 W Emerson St.

Poster Contest:
"My Favorite Place in Melrose," for children in kindergarten through grade five. Poster drawings no larger than 14-by-22 inches should be dropped off at your local school. Savings bonds to winners at Victorian Family Ice Cream Social.

If you want to help, call the mayor's. office at 665-0170, or write the Centennial Committee, PO. Box 969, Melrose, MA 02176

Originally published in
Reprinted in the Melrose Mirror with permission of the Melrose Free Press.

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