WatertownFirst Independents Week, July 1-8, 2017

Independents Week is a weeklong celebration which celebrates culture and independent businesses in our community from July 1–8. The celebration will kick off on July 1st with the Riverwalk Market. The market will fill Veterans Memorial Walkway with local artisans and food vendors, and feature performances by local musicians. The week will feature events highlighting locally owned and independent businesses. The week will conclude with the Black River Brew & Music Fest on July 8. Check out a list of the week's events below!

July 1st

WatertownFirst Riverwalk Market

This family-friendly event will take place along the Veterans’ Memorial Riverwalk in Downtown Watertown and feature local vendors, organizations, entertainment, and more! If you are interested in a table check out the Vendor sign-up page above!

July 2nd

Ice Cream Social

Visit any number of local Ice Cream Shops today and post using the hashtag #IceCreamSocial. Support these businesses that bring the flavor to Watertown's Summer Season!

July 3rd

American Pops @ The Park

The City of Watertown's historic Thompson Park hosts the Orchestra of Northern New York for American Pops and Summer Jazz. The main event starts at 8pm, but grab a spot early with local favorites starting off at 5pm.

July 4th

Independence Day! Enjoy your holiday.

July 5th

GWNC Farm and Craft Market

The weekly summer farmers market presented by the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce is a local favorite! Stop by for locally sourced fresh produce, vendors, and food!

April's Cake Shop 6th Anniversary Celebration

April's Cake Shop is having a coloring contest leading up to their 6 year anniversary. Cupcake specials, face painting, and a fun performer will be present.

July 6th



July 7th

Closing Ceremony


July 8th

Black River Brew & Music Fest

Watertown Daily Times, ABC50, & Tunes Ninetytwofive proudly present Black River Brew & Music Fest featuring Rusted Root at Maggie's on the River. Tickets only $30 and can be purchased at Ticketfly & Maggie's on the River. Event runs from noon to 10:00 PM. WatertonFirst Contributing Sponsor.