Watertown "Drive By" Egg Hunt
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The annual Memorial Day parade will step off from the Watertown Plaza parking lot beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020. The parade will travel to the OAKVILLE GREEN this year.
Click here for the Memorial Day Parade Application.
2020 SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES!
"A NIGHT OUT ON MAIN STREET"
JUNE 6 and AUGUST 29
6:00PM – 9:00PM
It’s Block Party time! Main Street in Watertown, CT will be closed to traffic on 2 Saturday nights this summer to bring residents and visitors together for good, old-fashioned fun during our summer block parties! Each of these nights will follow the theme of: A Night Out On Main Street! Live entertainment will keep the crowd engaged during each event. People 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 year, events will be located on Watertown's Main Street, between Woodruff Avenue & Depot Street. (The Rite Aid Pharmacy, Town & Country Cleaners and Tailors, and Mobile Gas Station will still be accessible via limited access). Be on the lookout for the always popular Lip Sync Battle hosted by DJ John Elliott! Each block party offers a great evening of entertainment, dining, and fun for the whole community!
click here for the 2020 Vendor Application! 2020_summer_block_party_application.pdf
Please contact the Watertown Parks and Recreation Department with any questions! Call (860)945-5246 or email email@example.com. We are looking forward to seeing YOU "out on Main Street" this summer!
EVENING ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PARK!
The Watertown Recreation Department is planning to schedule live music as well as movies on the lawn this summer! These evening events will take place, weather permitting, on Soccer Field #1/the Pavilion at Veteran’s Memorial Park at dusk!
Each event will be free of charge.
Be on the lookout for more information as the following July dates approach: 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29!
WATERTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
The Watertown Farmers’ Market is returning in 2020 at the Town Garage, 690 Thomaston Rd. (Rt.6). We are extending the season from 16 weeks to 18 weeks after speaking with our farmers and vendors. The dates will be Sundays, June 21st – October 18th from 9AM – 1PM.
We have many of the farms returning from last year with new farms and season vendors. Local vendors, artisans and musical entertainment will also be attending weekly. We are having theme days as we have done in the past. Locally grown produce from the awesome farmers in our area along with baked goods, jams and jellies, local honey, oils and vinegars and much more. We are welcoming food trucks, roasted coffee and wine also. Come celebrate the people who grow your food and join us for Kids’ day, Pollinator day, Health and Wellness -- just to name a few.
Follow us on Instagram (watertownctfarmers) or like our Facebook page – Watertown, CT Farmers’ Market, for more information and updates. We will also have a donation container for the Dog Park and Watertown Food Bank every week. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Market Manager, Claudia Duhamel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Watertown Parks and Recreation Dept. at 860-945-5246.
UPCOMING ROAD RACES
Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department
--Shamrock Shuffle 3.5 Mile Road Race, Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 A.M. at Polk School, 437 Buckingham Street, Watertown
Click here for the Shamrock Shuffle registration form.
Click here for the Shamrock Mini Shuffle registration form.
--Summer Poker Runs on Wednesday nights this summer in Veterans Memorial Park at 6:00 pm. Look in the Summer Activities guide for dates.
TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE (YARD SALE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020
RAINDATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020
EARLY BIRD: 7AM-3PM REGULAR HOURS 8AM-3PM
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. 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 spring everyone not tosses 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 spring.
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to complete a registration form prior to Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 5pm. Maps will be located at Adams Market, LaBonne’s Market, the Watertown Meat Center and Tony’s Seafood.
Click here for the Tag Sale registration form.
Save the date: Saturday September 19th! The 2021 Fall Festival committee is already underway to make 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.
HARVEST CRUZE CAR SHOW
The Watertown Lions Club and the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department
When: Sunday; September 27, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Awards: 2:00 pm
Raindate: Sunday, October 4th
Where: Watertown High School parking lot
Rules: Any year welcome
Good Stuff: 26 Class Trophies, Giveaways, Raffles, Music, Food & Fun!
Admission: Show Cars: $10.00 each. Free admission for spectators.
Info: Dash plaques: 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
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