During the summer months there are a lot of choices in the Kitchener Waterloo area. To make it a bit easier I am listing all the ongoing/weekly events at the top, scroll down to see individual events by date.
Ongoing Summer Events
Food Trucks @ Kitchener City Hall 11:30am-1:30pm
Classic Carshow @ Highland Westmount Shopping Centre 6pm https://www.facebook.com/ClassicCarMondays
Kids Hop @ Kitchener Market
Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children’s events as our performers entertain your tots!
Erick Traplin, a popular local musician, performs some of kids' favourite songs on alternate Tuesdays. On the crafts and storytime days, listen to seasonal tales and work together to create unique crafts. http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp
Bike It You'll Like It @ Kitchener City Hall
Join us for a community bike ride and receive a $5 lunch coupon at the Kitchener Market! Every Tuesday in July and August. Meet at 11:50am at Kitchener City Hall. Rides are 20-25 minutes and are led by Easy Riders Cycling Club. All rides end at the Kitchener Market where cyclists can enjoy a discounted lunch.
Discovery Square @ Kitchener City Hall (formely Tooney Tuesday)
This event features hands-on activities and demonstrations for children 5 - 12 focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math! This event is hosted by popular children's entertainer, Erick Traplin. http://www.kitchenerevents.ca/en/whatson/DiscoverySquare.asp
WPL Story Time @ Waterloo Square 10:30am-11:30am (Beginning July 9th)
Join Kathy Wall LIVE at Bingemans Big Splash every Wednesday all summer long!
If you want to buy tickets for the special price of $14 (plus tax), CLICK HERE to order yours and use thebeat as the promotional password. This special ticket can only be redeemed between 10am - Noon on Wednesdays at the gate.
1pm Earth Sciences Building
Whimsical Wednesday @Cambridge City Hall
Fun and entertainment for the whole family
6:30pm – 8:15pm
Art Innovators @ Kitchener Market
Every Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp
Summer Concerts @ Castle Kilbride
Thursday Evenings in July and August bring your lawn chair and enjoy unique music every time on the front lawn of Castle Kilbride 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. http://www.castlekilbride.ca/newsckList.php
As a special summer treat, every Friday morning, Frederick Imagine Cinemas will be showing a childrens' film, for the low box-office price of only $2.00!
On Friday, July 11th at 10am
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2
On Friday, July 18th at 10am
MR PEABODY & SHERMAN
On Friday, July 25th at 10am
DEPSICABLE ME 2
On Friday, August 1st at 10am
THE NUT JOB
On Friday, August 8th at 10am
THE SMURFS 2
Friday, August 15th at 10am
Outdoor Movies @ Shades Mill
The movies are free for GRCA Park Membership and day pass holders. Or, up to six people in a vehicle can gain admission for a special flat fee of $10 on Friday nights starting at 7 p.m.
Live Music @ Kitchener Market
$2.50 Cineplex Family Movies
Construct a community, test a tower, plan a city, build a house, design a dome, and learn about award-winning architecture in Waterloo Region. Collaborate on your project with an architect in training! Ages 6 to 12. It all happens at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline St N, Waterloo, from 1 to 4 pm
Cheer in the Park
Every Saturday (July 5 - August 23)
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Victoria Park Pavillion
Alternate Location (if it is raining): Twisters Cheer Athletics (330 Gage Avenue, Unit 4&5, Kitchener, ON, N2M 5C6)
Contact Info: 519-741-4314 or email@example.com
Come join us at Victoria Park in Kitchener for dancing, jumping, tumbling and stunting! There is no need for experience, this is a fun way to learn what cheerleading is all about. This activity can involve the entire family so we hope to see you at Victoria Park
A Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine @ Elgin County Rail Museum Various Dates and Prices. Also Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt Various Dates an Prices http://ecrm5700.org/
July 6 at 2:00pm
For your comfort, remember to bring a lawnchair or blanket to sit on for the performance. Pay what you can
At Merry - Hill Golf Course, kids golf free with a paying adult Monday to Sunday during the "Take a Kid" promotion. One parent with up to 3 kids is ok with them. They offer golf club rentals for kids who haven't played golf previously.
The regular golf program allows kids to play for free with a paying adult any day of the week after 1 pm. For more information please visit www.merryhillgolf.com and click on the Junior Golf Tab
Register for a seat at a live filming of At Home with ChefD on Rogers TV. You will have a chance to be chosen to eat what is prepared during the show, and a chance to win two gift certificates for Dinner with ChefD, a series of cooking classes hosted at the Kitchener Market. Schedule: Tuesday, July 8 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 9 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. or Friday, July 11 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Note: This is a free event, please clearly identify which day and time you wish to register for. Register!
Breaking Bands @ Big Music Fest
This is A FREE FRIDAY NIGHT only show. I thought it would be great for parents with older kids http://bigmusicfest.com/breaking-bands/
The rest of the shows you need to purchase tickets for http://bigmusicfest.com/
Classic Car Parade: 7 - 8 p.m. on King Street
King Street Car Show: 8 - 10 p.m. in Downtown Kitchener
Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 1 – 4pm
Pizza Europe Games Day
Game Asylum on site other activities TBA
Deeridge Centre Parking Lot
Heat up your barbie and get ready for some sizzling meals ideas that you can make quickly on the grill. In this class you will learn techniques for barbecuing which will make your summer dinners easy and impressive! The meat used in this class has been sponsored by one of our vendors, Finest Sausage and Meats. As well, whip up a few refreshing drinks to enjoy in the sunshine! Register!
Experience jazz in a whole new way at the Kid’s tent! Come by to play a variety of instruments commonly used in jazz music at the Instrument Petting Zoo! The Kids Tent is will be located near Waterloo Public Square.
Cambridge Highland Games
Kids under 12 FREE
As well the piazza will be home to various vendors displaying art, crafts and other products!
Lord Stanley's Cup is headed for #kwawesome PRESS RELEASE from City of Kitchener The Stanley Cup is coming to Kitchener!
KITCHENER - Hockey fans from the region are going to be gathered outside City Hall when L.A. Kings’ player, Tanner Pearson, brings the cup back to his home town. Head down to Civic Square on Sunday, July 20 to experience this rare and incredible opportunity.
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BIG SPLASH BIRTHDAY BASH! Help us celebrate our 54th birthday. We're offering admission to Big Splash Water Park for only $5.40 (plus tax). Add $10 to upgrade your pass! Discounted passes ONLY available from 10am-11am.
Eating a balanced vegetarian diet can be challenging, especially when lifestyle or dietary restrictions make options more limited. Find ways to eat healthy, vegetarian meals that are out of the ordinary and exciting! Even if you are simply interested in learning more about a vegetarian diet before you take that first step, or you're a veteran veg-head looking for meal inspiration, come join this class and explore the options that are available to you! Register!
Over 50 agencies, community groups, several dance troupes, and traditional storytellers. In addition there will be vendors displaying food, traditional craft and clothing.
Kids in Kilts Bug Hotels @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
1 to 4 p.m.
For kids age 3 and up
Food Truck Fare @ Waterloo Square
July 26 and 27
KW Serbian Food Festival
Fischer-Hallman and Ottawa St. Kitchener
Doors are open between 10:00am to 11:00pm. It’s here that you can sample the full menu. Grilled meats, roasted pig and lamb, sweet and salty pastry dishes, deserts, cold drinks and much more. It’s an amazing atmosphere with live music, dancing, lots of outdoor seating and fun stuff for the kids. Truly a great way to experience a different culture!