Watch City Steampunk Festival

Centered on Waltham’s beautiful Common at the corner of Main and Moody Streets, the Watch City Steampunk Festival is the great outdoor festival of the Steampunk genre—a cultural and social movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic technology.

Watch City 2015 will featuring a broad array of theatrical and musical performers as well as clothing, jewelry, art, and food vendors. The Festival is will also include kids programming, making this most definitely a family friendly event, as well.


On May 11th, 2019 (the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend), the Watch City Steampunk Festival will attract 10,000+ people from the New England Area to downtown Waltham for a day of Steampunk-themed family fun and entertainment, centered on Waltham Common. In order to make the event a success, we ask for sponsorship support from businesses and individuals such as you. By sponsoring this annual event you’ll be supporting and associating your brand with the Watch City Steampunk Festival, helping to raise the profile of and bring additional tourism to Waltham, and helping us to give back to the community that helps us to host this event each year.

Contact us to SPONSOR, or for further information

Advertise at the Watch City Steampunk Festival

Drawing thousands of visitors, supporting the festival through an advertising sponsorship is an opportunity to get your name out in front of thousands of people. Artwork will be provided by you (we do not offer design services).

Click here for more details on buying an ad in our print brochure.

Banner Ad: Provide a banner and we will display it at one of our performance stages ___$500

Back Cover Full Page Ad in our festival program (5” x 7.75”) _________________________$400

Interior Full Page Ad in our festival program _______________________________________$250

Half Page Ad in our festival program (5” x 3.75”) ____________________________________$150

Business Card Sized in our festival program (3.5” x 2”) ______________________________$75

 Be Part of the Fun on the Common

 Your organization can join our vendors and performers at the center of the activity on the Waltham town common. Representatives from your organization can interact face to face with thousands of attendees from Waltham and the Greater Boston area.

Single Space on the common (10x10) _______________________________________________$750

Sponsor a Percentage of the Event

There are a lot of moving parts to making our festival happen. For sponsoring a percentage of vital festival functions you would be thanked at closing ceremonies of the festival and in our program.

Emergency Services: 

For an event this big, a quick response to trouble is important. Emergency Services expenses covers our police detail and on-site first aid personnel. ____________________________________________________% of $2,350

Sound Engineering: 

Multiple outdoor stages require sound equipment and capable sound engineers. _____________% of $2,200

Stage Rental: 

A covered stage on Carter Street allows our performers to entertain you while being protected from the unpredictable weather. _________________________________________________________________% of $1,400

Performances and Activities: 

Our patrons are entertained by performers throughout the day. Sponsor a 45-minute block of entertainment and your name will be read at the end of the performance. _____________________% of $400 each performance block

Provide In-Kind Sponsorship

If you wish to participate in the Watch City Steampunk Festival in some other way, such as hosting an event in your space, contact us with your ideas and we may be able to list you on our schedule. (See our contact information at the top of this page.)