April Events in Concord

In April, we observe many holidays and special events from honoring moments in history to taking vacations from school and enjoying the great outdoors. In Concord, you’ll find many events in April for multiple interests. Here are four upcoming events to look out for this spring season.  

Patriots’ Day 2024

Massachusetts residents commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord every April. This year, Patriots’ Day will be on Monday, April 15, 2024. Concord will hold many events leading up to Patriots’ Day and after the holiday. These include reenactments, demonstrations, parades, and more. Check out some of Concord’s highlighted events for Patriots’ Day:

On April 13, attend the Patriots of Color Walking Tour. This 90-minute walking tour will examine the histories and stories of Patriots of Color who fought for freedom locally during the American Revolution. The Concord Band will perform its annual Spring Pops Concert on April 13, 2024. Monday, April 15 marks Patriots Day. There will be a pancake breakfast from 7 am to 11 am, a Patriots Day Parade and North Bridge ceremony, and free admission to the Concord Museum. Find out more details from this event and others for Patriots Day and beyond.

You can pick and choose from the events or you can decide to attend all of them.

Concord250

Along with Patriots’ Day, Concord is getting ready to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 2025. In these battles, the brave residents of Lexington and Concord fought against the British army to secure their independence from Great Britain. While the 250th anniversary is more than a year away, Concord is prepping events for the big celebration with Patriots’ Day events this year and beyond. Check back for further updates for Concord 250 and how Concord will plan for this special moment in history.

The Ruta Beggars – A Bluegrass Concert

On April 27 at 7 pm at the Concord Conservatory of Music, join the Ruta Beggars Band for a night of Bluegrass music mixed with vocal harmonies and acoustic, progressive instruments. Winners of the Thomas Point’s band competition in 2019, this Bluegrass band includes Micha Nicol on guitar, Sofia Chiarandid on fiddle, Ariel Wyner on mandolin, Trevin Nelson on banjo, and Noah Harrington on bass.

The Ruta Beggers are masters at combining bluegrass and early swing to create an unforgettable act. 

Concord Nature Trails 

While not necessarily an event, the time has come this year when the sun is shining and the days are getting warmer. As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, honor the holiday by exploring the outdoors walking Concord’s several different trails. Pick between The Annursnac Trail, Barrett’s Mill Finnigan Way Trail, Emerson-Thoreau Amble, Harry Beyer Assessed Trail, and the Rivers Confluence Trail. 

Many of these trails have over 100 acres of terrain where you enjoy incredible views of Concord. You’ll also flash back to monumental historical moments with buildings from World War II, radio tower remains, Emerson and Thoreau’s cabins, powder mill ruins, and a Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Also, there are many spaces to enjoy nature from brooks, hilly woodlands, and swampy lowlands.

Between Patriots’ Day, Concord250, the Ruta Beggars Concert, and Concord nature trails, there are many adventures to explore within the town. You’ll always find places to visit, things to do, places to eat and shop, and important facts to learn on your journey here. Plan out your trip and explore Concord today. 

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