Celebrate and learn about the mighty Charles at the 10th Annual Waltham Riverfest. Tag along on an easy stroll along the Charles. Traveling on the paved Blue Heron pathway, we’ll head upstream from Moody Street and hear how what was once an ugly industrial area became the beautiful Upper Charles River Reservation. As we cross over the Prospect Street bridge, we’ll discuss famous residents of the Mt Feake cemetery (currently including a pair of American bald eagles), the popular canoeing and entertainment venues along the river where big bands regularly played in bygone times, and contributions the Waltham Watch Factory made to the American Industrial Revolution and the Waltham community. All day long, festival attendees can soak up live music on multiple stages, observe artists painting along the river, buy crafts from vendors on a closed Moody Street Bridge, enjoy kids activities, and rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for cruising the river.
Meet by benches on north-westside/upstream of Moody Street bridge.