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.

All Roads Lead to Watch City - But Take the Train

Public Transportation

Waltham is easily reachable by public transportation.

The best method: the Bus, as it runs the most often.

The second best method: the Commuter Rail, as the Waltham stop is right at the Common.

The third great method: the T, as the 128 Business Council is providing a FREE shuttle service from Alewife.  The schedule for this FREE shuttle is below.  Also below, please find directions on how to find the shuttle at Alewife.

Arriving by Car

For GPS purposes use 610 Main Street (a.k.a Route 20), Waltham, MA 02452.


Bring quarters as not all parking lots take credit cards.  Below, please find a map of local parking lots.


Arrive/Depart Alewife*Arrive/Depart Waltham Center**
11:30am12:00 noon
12:30pm1:00pm ‐ drop off only
No Service2:00pm

*Pick up/drop off at Alewife Station is in the "Passenger Pick Up/Drop Off" area in the rear of the
station. Look for this sign and this bus.

**Pick up/drop off at Waltham Center is on Elm Street near City Hall.

Detailed Instructions for Finding the alewife shuttle pickup location

If you arrive via the T:

  1. Exit the train and continue walking in the direction that the train was traveling (do NOT go towards Russell Field).

  2. Go up one level and exit via the turnstiles.

  3. Bear right and walk past the Dunkin Donuts and the Bank of America, following signs for the “Pick Up/Drop Off” area.

  4. Go up to ground level after you pass Bank of America.

If you arrive via bus:

  • The bus will arrive at ground level not far from the “Pick Up/Drop Off” area.

For all shuttle riders:

  • You should be at ground level by a driveway, under a sign that says “Drop Off/Pick Up No Parking."  Look for the 128 Business Council’s “Shuttle Service” sign, which indicates the pickup spot for the 128 Business Council Shuttle. Both the sign and the shuttle have a circular red “AWF" logo.

If you would like a set of direcctions that includes photographs of each step, download ShuttleToWatchCityatAlewife.pdf.