Events & Festivals*
Waterloo is recognized as a hotbed of festival activity. The community
has fully embraced the events either by volunteering, sponsoring, or by
coming out to enjoy the multitude of amazing attractions. All of Waterloo's
festivals are free to attend. Whether you are into music, food, zany international
street performers, medieval times, twinkling winter light displays - there
is something for you in Waterloo....
The City of Waterloo takes great pride in the many festivals and events
hosted and sponsored in our community year-round. Be certain to check our
of events for dates and times as they become available.
Waterloo's newest festival Ice
Dogs, occurs annually in February and features an exciting variety of
activities centred around ice sculpture demonstrations and live dog-sled
April brings Earth Day activities and awareness programs, followed by Arbor
Also, in May is the Waterloo
County and Area Quilt Festival, celebrated at locations across Waterloo
June sees UpTown
Country live on King Street (between Princess and Erb) in UpTown Waterloo.
July brings another ever-popular music festival to the UpTown area - the
The Waterloo Buskers
Festival continues growing in popularity over four days late August.
Following closely is the Royal
Medieval Faire in Waterloo Park, and the annual Dionysia
Wine and Food Festival at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.
Annually, Waterloo looks forward to kicking off the Kitchener
Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations by hosting the Mayors Luncheon in
Waterloo. Watch the Chronicle and our News for more information as the event
approaches. Spas' N Spiel is a non-alcoholic family event including great
music, great food and great entertainment.
From December through early January enjoy the Wonders
of Winter in Waterloo Park.
Our neighbour, Kitchener, also has a multitude of attractions
and events that will be sure to please. Check them out to find one or two
or three or more to entertain you for the day! For all other events in the
Kitchener-Waterloo area, The Record Online's
Events Calendar provides a fairly comprehensive listing broken down
into several subcategories.
If you are planning to do any day
trips or sightsee around the Ontario area, be sure to consult the Festivals
& Events Ontario site to plan your trip according to what's happening
in and around the beautiful province of Ontario.
And don't forget to check out the University's event
calendar, listing events occurring throughout the UW community.
* Excerpted from the City of Waterloo website.