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.

2019 Performer APPLICATIONS are Closed!

Applications at this point will go on our waitlist.



Seeking unique STEAMPUNK musicians, entertainers, lecturers, and more!

photo: Dick Koolish

photo: Dick Koolish

We fill up each Watch City Festival day with a wild and varied array of thrilling entertainment for our ten-thousand-plus attendees.

With musical acts on multiple stages as well as busking throughout the event, acrobats and circus performers, unusual exhibitions of historical items such as antique car and other technologies, educational presentations, we present a little bit of everything! If you have something exciting, fresh and fun to add to our festival day, then please let us know!

Send your presskit, video links, photos, musical samples–anything to give us a good idea why we should consider YOU–to the link below:


photo: Coelynn McInnich

photo: Coelynn McInnich