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.

The Watch City Evening Social!

Eventbrite - Watch City Evening Social - a Watch City Steampunk Festival Kickoff Concert

Welcome, friends! The Watch City Evening Social is a fantastic party that kicks off Watch City Steampunk Festival Weekend!

Join us in Landry Park outside of the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation at 7:15pm for an amazing fire performance by the Boston Circus Guild. This outdoor pre-show performance is FREE to the public!

Then come inside when the doors open at 8:00pm to enjoy the guitar artistry of Scott Helland, followed by the eclectically eccentric HUMANWINE, plus the swinging sounds of DJ Just Jam! As always, your hosts will be the Festival's favorite mortal enemies, Solomon Sedgewick and Captain Edward von Arkham. 

All our fine performers will also have merchandise available so you can take a piece of their work home with you, and of course we'll have some festival swag for sale as well!

7:15pm: Boston Circus Guild Show (outside on Landry Park- FREE to the public!)

Ticketed Watch City Evening Social in the Charles River Museum:
8:00pm: Doors open
11:00pm: End of the party -- see you at the Festival tomorrow!

Tickets $30, available at the door or in advance through Eventbrite. Admission is limited! Beverages are included in the ticket price, non-alcoholic for everyone, and beer & wine to those 21+.

Of course, drink responsibly, and Steam On!


Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
A: The event admission is strictly 18+. For beer and wine service, you must be 21+ with valid proof of age presented upon entry to the Museum.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: Prior to the event, address all inquiries to

Day of, the Museum phone number is:781-893-5410. Someone will be available to answer any calls the day of the show.

Q: Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
A: Yes, we do not need to verify identity of the bearer upon presentation of the ticket.

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A: There is NO Museum Visitor parking at the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill facility where the event is located. We ask that you use the nearby public parking facilities.

Maps and directions to both the Museum Visitor Entrance and Parking can be found here:

Eventbrite - Watch City Evening Social - a Watch City Steampunk Festival Kickoff Concert