Watch City performers

The Watch City Steampunk Festival, one of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S., returns Saturday, May 13, to Waltham, Massachusetts with a Sherlock Holmes theme. The Great Detective himself (or a reasonable facsimile) will be there along with Dr. Watson to solve a mystery involving a missing crown.

The program also features circus acts, art exhibits, theatrical performances, kids’ activities, a blacksmithing demonstration, and live music, including a set by Frenchy and the Punk.

It takes place on Waltham Common in downtown Waltham, about 10 miles west of Boston. Admission is free. Learn more on the website and Facebook page.

Photos by Babette Daniels Photography

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