The 2016 Watch City Steampunk Festival will feature costumed performers, musicians, lectures and panel discussions, kids' activities, and an open-air market with a large collection of unique vendors peddling all things Steampunk!
As in past years, this year's Festival is centered on Waltham Common. A beautiful setting for an outdoor Festival if ever there was one, the Common features a gazebo for live performances, and a network of footpaths for merchants of all stripes. Just as last year, we plan to close Carter Street at the southern edge of the Common to vehicular traffic; where visitors will find a great selection of tasty treats from some of Greater Boston's most loved food trucks.
We're excited to share, as well, that the 2016 Festival footprint also includes the Waltham Public Library, the Waltham Farmers' Market at their School Street home, the Waltham Museum on Lexington Street and the Charles Rive Museum of Industry and Innovation. Additional outdoor performances will take place at other venues located in downtown Waltham. New this year will be an appearance by Old Peppersass of the Mount Washington Cog Railway!
Finally, as with past Watch City Steampunk Festivals, in 2016 we also have a Festival plot-line tracing a dramatic arc: will the Kraken that has plagued Watch City be finally brought to justice by the city's leading scientist?