Monday, June 18, 2018

Where To Find Outdoor Movies In The Kitchener Waterloo Area 2018 List


Every year we get lots of inquiries about the outdoor movie listings.  Here's what we have compiled so far. Please note not all movies listed are G rated as we have lots of older teens that may be interested in the outdoor movies as well.  If we have missed any, please post them in the comments.

NOTE: Not all outdoor movies are free. Please check the links for updated information as times and venues change without much notice and some events charge admission

 

June 29Trolls (2016) PG 100 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!

 
July 6: The Peanuts Movie (2015) 93 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


July 6: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/
 

July 12: Despicable Me 3 @ Waterloo Park Free Entry with Non-Perishable Donation of Food or Cash To The Food Bank of Waterloo Region http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1
 

July 13The Boss Baby (2017) PG 97 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!

 
July 20Captain Underpants (2017) PG 84 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


July 20: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/

July 26: Jaws @ Waterloo Park Free Entry with Non-Perishable Donation of Food or Cash To The Food Bank of Waterloo Region http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1

July 27: Shark Tale (2004) PG 100 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug 2: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

Aug. 3Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) PG 143 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug. 9: Coco @ Waterloo Park Free Entry with Non-Perishable Donation of Food or Cash To The Food Bank of Waterloo Region http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1  We loved this film!!! You can see our review at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2017/11/disney-pixars-coco-will-have-you.html

Aug 9: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

Aug. 10Shrek 2 (2004) PG 105 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug 10: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/

Aug 14: Homeward Bound @ Waterloo Park with Dogs http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1 $5 Donation https://www.facebook.com/events/189421955210978/

Aug 16: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

 

Aug. 17: Ferdinand (2017) PG 108 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!




Aug 23: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

 

Aug. 24: Turbo (2013) PG 95 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug 24: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/

Aug 30: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

Aug. 31Rio 2 (2014) PG 102 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!
Movies are FREE with paid park admission or with a Grand River Parks membership. https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2018-06-29-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2018-06-29-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill/MoviesUnderStars2018%20Poster.pdf

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Canada Day 2018 Long Weekend Events In The Kitchener Waterloo Area


This year’s Canada Day is on a SUNDAY.  This makes it is a LONG WEEKEND!

AS ALWAYS PLEASE CHECK THE LINKS PROVIDED AS TIMES, VENUES AND EVENTS CHANGE WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE

Friday June 29, 2018

St. Jacobs Place Open House Canada Day Party

A free event to celebrate Seniors month in Ontario. St. Jacobs Place Open House Canada Day Party. We will have Life musical entertainment, Learning, Car Show, Snacks and refreshments. All are eligible for our raffle table prize draws. http://www.stjacobsplace.ca
Saturday June 30, 2018

City of Kitchener


Kick Off Canada Day At Kitchener Market 10am-2pm

The Kitchener Market will be celebrating with some family fun on the market piazza from 10-12 pm for live music, face painting, crafts for kids and chalk art. http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=44ccecdc-065b-486d-91d0-a5d3dc1d4a9f
 

For those that don’t mind a little ROAD TRIP, Terra Blu Lavender Farm in Milton is having a weekend Canada Day Celebration from June 30 to July 2

Oh Canada! Join us for a weekend in the lavender fields to celebrate the true north strong and free, from Saturday June 30th to Monday July 2nd. Take in live music from wonderful local musicians, see exciting equestrian demonstrations, or enjoy our signature lavender ice cream cone. We would love to see you for a tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides!

Regular Admission price applies. https://www.facebook.com/events/2134501853496660

Admission rate details at https://www.terrebleu.ca/pages/visit address 2501, Sideroad 25, Milton, Ontario


Happy Canada Day! Sunday July 1, 2018

 
Downtown Kitchener City Hall

This year The Strictly Hip, masters of the music of The Tragically Hip will headline our main stage. Since 1995, The Strictly Hip have been evangelists, spreading the good word of The Tragically Hip's music far and wide. Taking an almost academic and studious approach to performing the music of Canada's most popular band. This is the music of The Tragically Hip presented with reverence, respect, and accuracy.

We'll also feature a showcase of local talent with performances by Kitchener's own Hugo Alley and To The Trees.

While listening to the live musical performances have a burger fresh off the grill, enjoy a drink in our licensed area, participate in a variety of onsite activations, visit one of our many downtown patios where you can listen to live music throughout the day.

The night will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display off of City Hall presented by the downtown Kitchener BIA.

Main stage schedule presented by Blackberry Key2 

6:00 pm          To The Trees live performance

7:25 pm          Hugo Alley live performance

8:45 pm          The Strictly Hip live performance

10:15 pm        Fireworks display presented by the Downtown Kitchener BIA

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change

 

Joseph Schneider Haus

10am-5pm Take the Schneider Challenge and complete a series of tasks that include using a cross cut saw, writing with a quill pen, and making a remedy.
Canada Day Cake served at 2 p.m. Free admission! http://calendar.schneiderhaus.ca/Default/Detail/2018-07-01-1000-Canada-Day-Schneider-Survival-Challenge


Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pm

Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party on Canada Day to celebrate Canada’s birthday party and everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is FREE to the museum and the living history village for this fun family event including musical entertainment and fun games like croquet and horseshoes.  Guests bring your own picnic lunch or purchase a tasty BBQ lunch (cash only). Admission is FREE. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2018-07-01-0930-Canada-Day-Celebration


Bingemans
Celebrate Canada Day at Boston Pizza Kingpin Bowlounge for live music on the patio from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AND watch FREE fireworks at dusk. http://bingemans.com/events/

City of Waterloo



University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebration 2018 @ Columbia Lake

The afternoon kicks off with a bang for children of all ages featuring the iconic, multi-Juno award winning children’s performer, Fred Penner. Fred is well-known for his North American-wide appearances, his television show, Fred Penner's Place that aired on CBC and Nickelodeon.

In the evening on the OpenText Live Music Stage, rock to the tunes of Sloan, the Canadian Juno-award winning pop quartet who have released 12 full-length albums, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than 30 singles. Their performance will be capped off with our annual, not-to-be-missed fireworks display, the largest in the area! https://uwaterloo.ca/canada-day/

Township of Wilmot – Norm Hill Park New Hamburg
 Brampton Batman, Erick Traplin, Stunt Show, FIREWORKS and more. https://www.canadadayinwilmot.com/schedule
• OPENING CEREMONIES with Brittlestar
• Vendor’s Market
New Hamburg Dental Group #KidsZone
Sunbelt Rentals Stratford FMX Stunt Show presented by Jordan Szoke
• Food Booth & Beer Garden
Dolman Eyecare Centrec Main Stage featuring Orangeman & for the kids Erick Traplin
NW Roofing of New Hamburg www.nwroofing.ca Fireworks

 

City of Cambridge


Canada Day @ Riverside Park

Fishing Derby 8am - 11am

Children's Area 12pm - 6pm

Carnival Rides/Games 11am - 11pm

Food Truck Alley 11am - 11pm

Vendor MarketPlace 12pm - 11pm

Beer Garden  12pm - 10pm

Parade (King St.) 1pm - 3pm

Mopar Show N Shine 12pm - 7pm

Portraits of Honour 12pm - 7pm

Fireworks (synced to music) 9:40pm

Live Music/Entertainment 2pm - 9:30pm

 

Calvary’s 4th annual Canada Day Celebration

127 Hespeler Road location. Official hours of the event are 6:00pm to 10:00pm
It all kicks off at 6PM where there will be no shortage of exciting games, tasty carnival treats, fun music and many more activities leading us through the night. A massive fireworks display will fill the sky to close out the event in style. This is a family friendly event you don’t want to miss! https://mycalvary.life/canada-day/
 

McDougall Cottage

Noon to 5 p.m. Join us at the Cottage as we celebrate our Scottish-Canadian heritage with crafts, tours, Special Canada Day treats (our popular mini-shortbread ice cream sandwiches) and more!  Celtic harper and songwriter, Ruth Sutherland performs from 1:30 to 3:00. Admission is by cash donation. http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-07-01-1200-Canada-Day-Celebration
 

City of Guelph


Riverside Park in Guelph

Fun family activities starting at 11:00 am with a musical fireworks finale closing the day about 10:00 pm.

Donations: $5 per person or $10 per family helps support local charities and events. http://canadadayinthepark.ca

What's Happening

On the Main Stage

·         11:00 – Welcome
Opening Ceremony

·         11:10 – Coro CantItalia
Choir Performance

·         12:05 – Zumba® with Karen
Warm up and Zumba along with Karen and her troupe – fun for the whole family

·         1:15 – The Wanted
Distinctive roots band playing a mash-up of country, rockabilly and rock n’ roll

·         3:00 – Guelph Celtic Orchestra
Music and dance with local musicians & dancers performing traditional Celtic music

·         4:15 – Overtones
Guelph’s award winning acapella barbershop choir

·         5:00 – Citizenship Ceremony
Join the celebration as local citizens become our newest Canadians

·         6:30 – John Licari & No Fixed Address
John Licari, Marco Ciardullo & Carmen DiBraccio: an entertaining and energetic rock trio from Hamilton

·         8:30 – Royal City Big Band
One of the premiere swing bands in SW Ontario, performing some of the world’s favourite music

·         9:45 – Closing Remarks
Greetings, 50-50 draw and the countdown

·         9:55 – O Canada and Fireworks!
We sing our anthem and then enjoy the largest display in Guelph!
PLEASE no fireworks of your own and no dogs!

This is the correct line-up and may differ from previously printed or advertised stage schedules. Subject to change without notice.

Tap or click each title below to see more information:

At the Pavilion

·         12:00 KC Lee and His Checkered Past
A Blues, Rock and R&B cover band.

·         2:15 Fresh Water Funk
An 8-piece funk project playing your favourite funky faves and some original pieces too

·         4:45 The Wanted
Distinctive roots band playing a mash-up of country, rockabilly and rock n’ roll

·         7:00 Bottle Kids
Local musicians playing some rockin’ tunes and having some fun

The Pavilion is the large picnic shelter.

In the Canada House Tent

(formerly known as the Seniors’ Tent, on the upper field, east of the Main Stage)

·         12:00 Seniors’ Bingo

·         1:00 Family Bingo

·         2:00 Canadian Trivia

·         3:30 New Citizen Information Session

At the Riverside

(south of the footbridge – the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington brings you the Canada Day Duck Race for the 27th year!)

·         3:00 Corporate Duck Race

·         4:15 Main Duck Race – Cheer thousands of little ducks (especially your own) as they compete for great prizes in the great Danby Duck Race

·         5:00 Duck Colouring Contest – The colouring contest continues all day, so bring the kids down to the Duck Station next to the river. The winner will be announced at around 5:00pm

 

If we missed a Low Cost or FREE family friendly Canada Day event, please post it in the comments!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Wrinkle In Time and Peter Pan Are Stories of Siblings Entering Different Stages – Enter To Win


We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary copies of these films, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance win one too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 

Family Movie Night


Both A Wrinkle In Time and Peter Pan are stories of siblings embarking on an adventure.  While Peter Pan is a classic animated tale and A Wrinkle In Time is a live action modern-day story, we think both films will capture the attention of family audiences.

A Wrinkle In Time Review


While the premise of this story is for Meg and her brother Charles Wallace to find their Father, who is lost in the universe, it teaches the themes of hope and the importance of believing in yourself.  Much like the film TOMORROWLAND, A Wrinkle In Time emphasizes the power of positivity and how it can change the world. While in Tomorrowland they were looking for dreamers, in A Wrinkle In Time they are searching for WARRIORS.  The warriors they are seeking are those that bring light to world and push away the darkness.  Meg’s life has been filled with darkness for the past four years and it takes her brother, Charles Wallace along with the 3 Mrs. Characters, a level-headed boy from school and a “see-er” of sorts to make Meg see the light.  When Meg starts changing her ways and becomes a warrior of light, her brother becomes the opposite.  Meg’s quest now becomes a battle of good vs. evil in a fight to save her family.

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and breakout star Storm Reid ­­take viewers on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, then behind the scenes through exciting extras! Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, comes home May 29 on Digital HD and June 5 on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand. The stunning story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.

We recommend the film for those with older tweens as there are some dark scenes that younger viewers may find frightening.

 

Peter Pan


Growing up we had several of the Disney records that came along with a storybook.  I always love hearing the Tinkerbell’s “ding” letting me know to turn the page.  It was like she was reading the story along with me.  Since then Tinkerbell has been featured in several movies and shows of her own, but it was in Peter Pan that she first appeared.

Now together as a family you can gather round and watch as Wendy Darling joins her younger brothers Michael and John in a flight across the universe with Peter Pan to Never Land.  A place where children never have to grow up.  This sounds good to Wendy as she is being pushed to act more mature but she still wants to enjoy being a child.  Peter Pan wants to convince the Darling children to stay in Never Land but when Tinkerbell sees Peter’s interest in Wendy she becomes jealous and begins to plot against her.  While Tinkerbell is plotting against Wendy, Captain Hook is plotting against Peter Pan and his Never Land friends.  They all have to find ways to overcome the obstacles and show mercy to one another. This film will delight young and old with magic pixie dust and how thinking happy thoughts makes it work, but the theme throughout the film is about growing older and finding ways to be mature while still listening to your inner child.


Peter Pan Anniversary Edition | On Digital 5/29 & Blu-ray 6/5
In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Disney's beloved flight of fantasy, "Peter Pan," joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies Anywhere on May 29 and on Blu-ray June 5. With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features.

Want to extend the experience? Check out this cardboard art video (if it does not play, try a different brower).


Enter To Win 

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us which one of the films you hope to win comments at the bottom. It may just win you BluRay A Wrinkle In Time OR Peter Pan!
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