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 Waltham Museum is located at 25 Lexington Street, Waltham, just steps from Waltham Common.

Along with collections chronicling Waltham's civic and cultural history, the Waltham Museum also celebrates the city's profound contributions to America's industrial past, including the Boston Manufacturing Company, the American Waltham Watch Company, and the Waltham Manufacturing company which made Orient bicycles and Metz automobiles.

We're VERY excited that the several of the Waltham Museum's Metz automobiles will be on display on Carter Street at the southern edge of Waltham Common during the Watch City Steampunk Festival.

On Festival Day the Waltham Museum will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  They will be hosting three guided tours focusing on items in their collection that might be of particular interest to the Steampunk Community at the following times:

12:30pm, and 

Self-guided tours of the very same artifacts can be made at anytime during their operating hours on Festival Day.

We wish to offer special thanks to Museum Director Al Arena, Tom Arena, Louise Butler, Jack Vallely and the rest of the generous volunteer staff that make the Waltham Museum great!