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Upcoming Events

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The Commander's Mansion team is proud to coordinate and collaborate with members of other city departments, nonprofits, local businesses, and volunteers to bring many of the most beloved annual City of Watertown events to the community. 

Save the dates and stay tuned for details on our upcoming 2024 events, including:


Saturday, May 11: Touch a Truck, at Department of Public Works, 124 Orchard St. 10am to 2pm


Friday, May 24: The Poppy Social, at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave. 9:30am-12:30pm. 


Sunday, June 2: Watertown Pride 2024: Loud, Proud, Island-Bound, at Moxley and Saltonstall Parks from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Website coming soon. 

Sunday, June 23: Watertown Proud: A Tipsy Tea Party (ticketed event for guests ages 21+) at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave from 11:00am-3:00pm


Sunday, July 14: Watertown Wheels: Classic Car Show, at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave. 10am to 2pm. 


Saturday, September 21: Faire on the Square 25th Anniversary, at Saltonstall Park. 12:00pm-5:00pm.


Saturday, October 26: Wicked Watertown (formerly the Haunted Joyride and now in person!) at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave. Time to be determined.


Sunday, December 1: The Merry Mingle (formerly the Whoville Jubilee) at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave. Time to be determined.

Up Next: The Poppy Social


Memorial Brick Information: 


  • Cost is $125 per brick. 

  • Memorial Bricks are approximately 4" x 8"

  • Each brick will include two customizable lines with a maximum of 14 characters per line including spaces & punctuation. 

  • Please note, customizations including inappropriate language or profanities will not be accepted. 

  • All bricks will be placed randomly within the wall design in the Freedom Garden at the Commander's Mansion.

  • Payment for bricks must be made by check made payable to the City of Watertown.

    • Please include the following on the memo line:

      •  "Memorial Brick"

      •  The primary contact from your order form

  • You may scan and submit your completed order form by email to or mail it to us at The Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave. Watertown, MA 02472. 


Click here for Submission Form

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