Kick off Waltham Riverfest Saturday's activities with a walk along the Charles. Stick around the whole day (and come night before) for live music, canoe/kayak/SUP rentals, and more!
This is the 8th Annual Waltham Riverfest, and each year it just gets better. There will be live music Friday night through Saturday as well as canoe/kayak/SUP rentals from the newly relocated Charles River Canoe and Kayak, who are leading a Moonlight Paddle on Friday night (register through their website). Saturday is the main day of the festival, starting off with our guided walk along the Charles River from Moody Street downstream and back. We'll check out the "missing link" boardwalk that DCR installed along the Mill, and stroll to viewing platforms east of Newton Street. We'll be sure to return in time for a big parade and opening festivities, which will feature a pet contest!
There is live music until 5 p.m., including WLT member, Hardy Pond advocate, and blues guitarist Mike Williams and Friends playing between 3:15 - 4 pm at the Margaritas stage. Moody Street bridge will be partially closed so that vendors and groups like the WLT can set up tables and have room for lots of pedestrians. Children's activities are in Landry Park, where we hope the Bubble Man will again suddenly appear. Food vendors will be there and artists will also be painting along the river all day. The Waltham Land Trust is super thrilled to help support this awesome community event celebrating the Charles River, music, art, food, and culture!