Opening Ceremonies

It’s time to join the party. Reading 375 Opening Ceremonies are Friday, May 31 at 7:00 on the Town Common.  Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-generation event.


FRIDAY MAY 31, 7:00 PM 


Kick off the two-week Reading 375 in grand style!  Join us on the Common for a special celebration of Reading featuring: 

  • Live music
  • A JUMBOTRON with an original video production highlighting Reading’s vibrant history
  • Tree lighting! 

After the ceremony on the Common, spend some time strolling downtown Reading, making sure to stop in every location decorated with purple balloons.  Local organizations, churches, and businesses are participating in Reading 375 Opening Ceremonies in a wide variety of ways including 

  • Ice cream sundae bar
  • Dance events
  • Musical events
  • Wine tasting
  • Discounted food and specials at downtown restaurants for anyone wearing Reading 375 pins and t-shirts

Full list of participating venues coming soon!  

If your downtown organization, business, or church has not yet signed on to participate, email us at to learn how you can join the celebration!