NIGHT OUT on MAIN STREET
JULY 29 & AUGUST 26
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
It’s Block Party time! The Main Streets in Watertown and Oakville will be closed to traffic on 4 Saturday nights throughout the summer to bring residents and visitors together for good, old-fashioned block parties. Each of these nights will follow the theme of: A Night Out On Main Street! The Summer Concert Series brings live entertainment to each venue. Event goers of all ages enjoy fabulous food and delightful desserts sold by local eateries. Main Street business storefronts open their doors, and a variety of artisans line the street. This event will be located in Watertown on Main Street, between Woodruff Avenue & Depot Street. Be on the lookout for our all NEW Hypnotists act! Each block party offers a great evening of entertainment, dining, and fun with the community! Please contact Hannah Collier, Special Events Coordinator at (860)945-5246 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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UPCOMING ROAD RACES
Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department
--Summer Poker Run Exciting News!! We will repeat tremendously popular Summer Poker Runs (5K, 3K, 1K run | kids run) on Wednesday nights this summer in Veterans Memorial Park June 21 through August 9. The race will start at 6pm so get there earlier to pre-register/sign in. All ages are welcome! Prizes will be rearward to whomever has the best "Poker Hand" at the end of the series! Please meet at the lower basketball court.
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Click here for the Summer Poker registration form.
--Harvest Ramble Run 5 Mile Road Race, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. at Crestbrook Park, Northfield Road, Watertown.
Click here for the Harvest Ramble registration form.
HARVEST CRUZE CAR SHOW
The Watertown Lions Club and the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department
When: Sunday; September 24, 2017 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Raindate: Sunday, October 1st
Where: Siemon Business Park, 27 Siemon Company Drive, Watertown, CT
Rules: Any year welcome
Good Stuff: 23 Class Trophies, Giveaways, Raffles, Music, Food & Fun!
Admission: Show Cars: $10.00 each. Free admission for spectators.
Info: 1st 50 Cars get a free t-shirt
All car clubs are welcome. Please join the fun! Proceeds to benefit the Watertown Lions Club Community Service Projects
TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE (YARD SALE)
Sales will occur in front yards, garages and on sidewalks throughout the town. A uniquely Watertown/Oakville event involving citizens, businesses, churches, civic groups, associations, Town leaders, neighbors and visitors building community and identity. Look for the “original yellow signs” by Watertown Recreation.
Yard sales are a regular occurrence any weekend throughout the state. Several organizations hold annual fundraising rummage and book sales that have become anticipated events. Town-wide tag sales have long been a tradition in New England and in many Connecticut communities as well. The intent is that while cleaning out in the Fall everyone not toss everything but instead offer an opportunity to turn trash into treasure. All this to help build community through a shared experience and other celebrations one weekend in the Fall.
DATE: SATURDAY; OCTOBER 7
RAINDATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
TIME: EARLY BIRD: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
REGULAR HOURS: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
COST: $20.00/PER HOUSEHOLD
Registrations are due by Friday, September 29th by 12pm.
SANTA’S LIGHT PARADE & FESTIVAL
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH
We continue to celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus with our annual parade and festival. This event is based upon a 20 year partnership between the Watertown Parks & Recreation and Watertown Fire Departments. Once again, for 2017, Santa’s “escort” Parade will be a fully illuminated Light Parade. All participants must incorporate lighting into their parade costume, float, etc. The Parade, which will be led by special holiday characters, is open to children, families, school & private music groups, theatre & performance groups, civic organizations and churches. Plan your participation early and start working on your plans now! In continuing with our tradition, Santa Claus will bring up the rear of the Parade along with the Big Red Fire Engine.
“Winter Wonderland” is the theme for the parade route (Main Street from the Fire Department to the Gazebo) and so we are requesting that businesses and homes decorate with white lights and turn them on during the event.
When you arrive at the Gazebo, the Festival will continue with lots of fun activities for everyone in the family:
Dress warmly…..lots of hot chocolate…..a great family holiday tradition……join us! Please email email@example.com if you want to be part of the festivities. FREE OF CHARGE
LOCATIONS: WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
GAZEBO – CORNER OF ROUTES 6 & 63
DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
TIME: 3:30PM AT THE FIREHOUSE
5:00PM AT THE GAZEBO
NORTH POLE CALLING
Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department and The Watertown Recreation Commission. Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten can receive a call from Santa. Even with Santa's busy schedule, he will find time to call you directly from the North Pole. A special notice will be coming through the schools to help Santa schedule his call.
7th ANNUAL COOLEST CANINE/BOW WOW OLYMPICS WINNER IS... Albert!!!
NAME THE DOG PARK
The Watertown Parks and Recreation Commission is pleased to announce Name the Dog Park. 2017 Kick-Off Fundraiser! You submitted over 150 entries. Now is your chance to choose the name of the Watertown Dog Park. Choose one from the three most popular submitted: 1. Bark Park 2. Happy Tails Dog Park 3. Tails of Trails Dog Park
PLEASE HELP us make the Watertown Dog Park a reality! We have the land. The area behind Dollar General, near UNICO Soccer Fields, it's been cleared and the water line has been installed. Now we really need your help. Many civic-minded businesses and individuals have really come forward and raised over $6000 and donated 2 Waste Disposal Stations. But we are a long way from our goal! We need $68,000 to purchase & install 600 lineal feet 5" chain link fence (vinyl coated); 3 -3' pass gates and 3 - 8' access gates, benches, drainage, human/pet water fountain, etc. Please help! Consider donating! You can get your entry form at the Watertown Parks & Recreation Dept, 61 Echo Lake Road, Watertown, CT. Thank you! Arf, Arf! Bark, Bark, Bark!
WATERTOWN FALL FESTIVAL
Save the date: Saturday September 16th! The 2017 Fall Festival committee is already underway to make the 38th anniversary of the annual Watertown Fall Festival even better than last year's. The committee is always in need of new blood and new ideas! If you are interested in helping, or are interested in buying booth space, please contact the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department today at (860)945-5246.
Event 1: Saturday, October 21st (Raindate: October 22nd) Join us in A Trunk or Treat where we urge everyone to gather and park their vehicles Siemon Business Park, 27 Siemon Company Drive, Watertown, CT from 3pm-4pm. This event is absolutely free but we do have a few simple rules by which to abide to make the program run safely and smoothly.
When it comes to decorating your vehicle there are the obvious choices, like decorating for Halloween, using pumpkins, spider webbing, spiders, brooms, bats, cauldrons, scary stuff… This event provides a safe family environment for trick or treaters. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
Event 2: Tuesday, October 31st The Watertown Fire Department and the Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring their annual celebration of mischief and merriment. Halloween treats, games, and much more will be given out between 6pm-8pm at Watertown and Oakville Fire houses. Volunteers needed to help run games and hand out treats.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
The 8th annual The Spirit of Giving: Holiday Marketplace will be held from 10am – 2pm as part of the town-wide Santa’s Light Parade and Festival. This Holiday Marketplace has developed a reputation and following because all of our venders are local artists and artisans and offer their own hand-crafted and unique arts and crafts (no commercial vendors permitted). Applications for vendors are available at the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department. Come out for all your holiday gift shopping! There is something unique for everyone on your list. November 25th is also Small Business Saturday and in celebrating the many great businesses in Watertown/Oakville, we will work with local merchants, restaurants and businesses to offer great incentives to stay and shop local. Businesses who want to participate may contact Carrie Godfrey at 860-945-5246 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be part of the festivities. FREE OF CHARGE
LOCATION: HEMINWAY PARK, GYM
DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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