This week Watertown is packed full of fun and interesting events, and most of them are free!
Thursday evening you can enjoy the latest Watertown Summer Concert. This week’s featured performer is Southern Rail. The band has been playing Bluegrass music for more than 30 years. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at Saltonstall Park (next to Town Hall). See more details here. Rain venue: Watertown Free Public Library.
Also Thursday you can check out the Watertown Farmers Market at the Arsenal on the Charles. Vendors have fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese. Also,Divas Daughters with lead singer Sarah Morrow will be playing singer songwriter style tunes, bring an old T-shirt and turn it into a shopping bag, and check out Bondat Foods’ rubs for the grilling and more. The market is held from 2-6 p.m., behind the parking garage.
Friday night, the Watertown Police Department and the Recreation Department team up to put on a free screening of “Despicable Me” (with the Minions!). The family movie will be shown on the back of the Police Station, 552 Main St., Watertown. The evening begins with games, face painting, pizza, popcorn and refreshments. The movie begins at 8 p.m. Parking is available in front of the Police Station. Find out more here.
On Saturday, the Historical Society of Watertown celebrates two major events that occurred in Watertown. They will re-enact the first reading of the Declaration of Independence in Massachusetts, which took place in Watertown at the Edmund Fowle House. They will also celebrate the signing of the first treaty entered into by the new nation – an agreement with the Mi’kmaq Tribes of Nova Scotia. The event will be on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Fowle House, 28 Marshall St., Watertown. See more information here.
Try a popsicle made with an award-winning lemonade infused with birch sap. Botanical Springs won a contest at an international birch sap conference for its lemonade (see more here). Free samples will be available on Sunday, July 19, at Strip T’s, 93 School St. in Watertown, from 2-4 p.m.