Waban Improvement Society

Building a better future for our neighborhood


Waban Village Day May 19, 2024

Join us for our annual Waban Village Day and Family Fun Run on Sunday, May 19, 2024. These family-friendly events will be kicked off by the Family Fun Run at 10:00 AM and continue throughout the day in Waban Square with rides and amusements for kids of all ages, vendor tables, music, food, and ice cream.

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Racers of all ages are encouraged to participate, including children who are permitted to ride bikes and scooters along the 3-mile race course. Walkers and those with strollers are also welcome.

The registration fee is $30/individual or $100/family (up to 4 members) and includes race day T-shirt(s), which will be made from performance fabric again this year! *PayPal transaction fees of $2 for individual registrations and $3 for family registrations will apply. 

To be guaranteed a Fun Run race day T-shirt, you must PRE-REGISTER for the race no later than Wednesday, May 1st.

Click here to Register for the Fun Run

After the Fun Run, the rides and amusements open up along with the vendor tables and food stations. The entertainment begins at 11:00 am with performances by young musicians from Waban’s very own, Suzuki School of Newton. Followed by more entertainment to be announced.

Click here to register your Vendor Table

We hope you can join us on Sunday, May 19 from 10:00 am-2:30 pm.  

We’re overjoyed to present DVinci Soul, a powerhouse band known for their soulful harmonies,  tight horn section, and body-shaking rhythms. As regular performers in the Greater Boston Area, they’ve earned acclaim for their dynamic shows that skillfully blend hits from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Earth, Wind & Fire with their unique sound.

We are grateful to our sponsors: 

Here are some pictures taken at a previous Village Days

More is visible on our Facebook page

Below is a video from 2012



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About the WIS

Community is at the core of the Waban Improvement Society. Established in 1889, the Waban Improvement Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving all people who live and/or work in Waban. The WIS is committed to community building, cultural enrichment, and promotes any activity intended to improve Waban and fosters a sense of community. Its activities include running the Waban Library Center, Waban Village Day, landscaping community assets, the Progressive Dinner, Waban Lights and Sing-along, and The Newton Piano Summit.

Support the WIS

We are no longer asking for dues. Instead, we ask for donations to continue all of our activities.