Fresh Pond Day

Fresh Pond Day logo inside a water drop

Save the Date!

Fresh Pond Day 2024 is scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd 

from 11am to 3pm at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway.

The Cambridge Water Department's 14th Annual Festival-style Celebration of Water, Community, and Sustainability


On Saturday, June 22nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm all are welcome to join the Cambridge Water Department for Fresh Pond Day! Fresh Pond Reservoir is the City's active drinking water supply, and every drop of water from every tap in Cambridge comes from Fresh Pond and passes through the Walter J. Sullivan Water Treatment Facility. Every single day Cambridge Residents use between 10- and 14-million gallons of water, and this is our chance to celebrate our independent water supply and green space oasis in such an urban environment.


What can you expect?

  • Live music all day- Trail Mix (Folk and Americana) from 11-1pm and Retro Polatin (Vintage Rock 'n Roll) from 1-2:45pm
  • An open house of the Water Treatment Plant with structured tour at 1pm
  • Live animal exhibit from the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team all day in the Kids' Zone
  • Touch-a-Truck with the Water Dept. and Fire Dept. vehicles
  • Free popcorn and reusable water bottles
  • Kids crafts and games
  • Info tables and giveaways from various City Departments and local organizations
  • ... and fun in the sun!


Because this event encompasses the area around the Water Department, the parking lots will be closed for the duration of the festival. Plan accordingly, off-site parking is available along Huron Avenue and at Danehy Park (New Street).


Check out the photos previous years!


Fresh Pond Day is Saturday June 22nd 2024, save the date