UPCOMING ROAD RACES
Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department
--Harvest Ramble Run 5 Mile Road Race, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. at Crestbrook Park, Northfield Road, Watertown.
--Shamrock Shuffle 3.5 Mile Road Race, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Polk School, 437 Buckingham Street, 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 SCARECROW CONTEST
The Town of Watertown Parks & Recreation Department is presenting the Town-Wide Scarecrow Contest! We would like families, businesses, schools, and organizations to flood the town with scarecrows of your making. We’re sure you’ve seen some before: scarecrows on skis, horseback, bikes, behind a tractor or a lawn mower, sport theme scarecrows, farmers watching TV, even brides and grooms. It’s up to you to decide what you can come up with. It’s so easy to participate:
Let’s put our talents out there for all to see!!
Click here for the Scarecrow Entry Form.
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 Parks & 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.
Click here for the TAG SALE registration form.
SANTA’S LIGHT PARADE
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
Click here for the Santa's Parade Application
Click here for the Santa's Parade Sponsorship Form
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.
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.
Click here for the Fall Festival Application
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.
“LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS”
It’s back by popular demand! Does your house shine with holiday cheer? Or maybe your neighbor’s house lights up the block. The Town of Watertown’s Park & Recreation Department invites you to enter any Watertown/Oakville home in our “Light up the Holidays” house decorating contest. Now is your chance to shine and be involved in some friendly, fun competition while brightening up the community. It’s so easy to participate:
Click here for the Light Up the Holidays Entry Form.
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
Click here for the Spirit of Giving Application
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