With all the Thanksgiving, Oktoberfest and Halloween Stuff To Do this list is a long one! To start the list is the events Ongoing In October followed by the Calendar Blast (which will become longer as the month goes on!)
FYI the PanAm Games Torch will be coming through Kitchener! Apply to be a Torchbearer (13 and up) http://www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay/torchbearers
For those with older (and brave) kids, Bingemans Screampark is open for various dates throughtout the month http://www.bingemans.com/screampark/home.php
Kitchener Rangers 2014 has started!
Ongoing In October
Have you picked your pumpkin yet? We have a whole post dedicated to Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In The Kitchener Waterloo Area
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!
- October 7: Crafts
- October 14: Erick Traplin
- October 21: Crafts
- October 28: Erick Traplin (see more info under further down on this post listed by date)
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!
FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver
The Feel-Good Musical
October 8 - November 2 | St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the St. Jacobs stage with exhilarating results.
A young rebel moves to a small middle-America town where dance is forbidden, and encourages all young people to defy the strict edict of local pastor and call for a rock 'n roll party. In so doing, he brings healing to the heart of a town held back by the memory of tragedy.
Waterloo Public Square
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 5 – 7pm
Friday, October 10 – Monday, October 13, 2014
Music and Movement with the Early Years Centre
Move and groove with us at the Kitchener Market!
This program offers families an opportunity to let off a little steam by moving, singing and
exercising together! We invite families with children from birth to age six to join us!
Oktoberfest begins! There are so many Family Friendly events! They have a link just for that!
Rockton Worlds Fair
Waterloo Public Square
While supplies last.
How well can you hoot? We will try our hand at imitating owl calls to try and attract the resident owls. Learn about their ecology and importance. Dress warmly, we will be outside. Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meet at: Shade's Mills Nature Centre
Price: Free with park admission
THANKSGIVING DAY EVENTS October 13 2014
THE OKTOBERFEST THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!!!! http://kwoktoberfestparade.oktoberfest.ca/
It begins at 8:30am in Waterloo
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Village 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Thanksgiving Day Monday visit for an afternoon of family fun activities and enjoy the magnificent colours of fall at one of the prettiest places in Waterloo Region.
Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, live music and much more! Experience our main museum gallery that tells the story of Waterloo Region and our feature gallery with Museum Mysteries and Street Style currently on exhibit.
Enjoy the village and museum all for one low admission price. Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.
THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener) will be open
Monday, October 13, 2014 | 11am – 2pm
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp
Delicious Food Show
This one is in Toronto, take a look at our post on The Delicious Food Show. You might want to make the trek!
Dance Dance Party Party Halloween Edition @The Button Factory
All women* and children are invited to join us for an hour of dancing, partying, laughing, grooving, and playing to all your favourite music! DJ Ines takes your requests and keeps the room a hoppin'!
Admission is $5 for adult, and children are free. More info at
Join in the morning of Saturday October 18 at all Cineplex Entertainment theatres for Community Day in support of Free The Children. Doors open at 8:30am with great selection of FREE movies beginning at 9:00am.
Plus, enjoy a regular popcorn, regular fountain drink and selected candy for only $2 each with 100% of the proceeds donated to Free The Children. Visit www.cineplex.com/
Happy Healthy Family Event @ WERC
Children's Safety Village Halloween Party
$5 per child, adults are free
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 10am – 4pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 10am – 2pm
Science Open House and Gem and Mineral Show 2014
By now many of you have heard about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Well there has been a Halloween Comic Book Day added the Saturday before Halloween http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Home/1/1/78/1138
See the local shops participating
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 10am – 2pm
Halloween Kids Hop @ Kitchener Market w/ Erick Traplin
Kids hop on the 28th will begin at 10am
- Monster Mash with Crafts
- Everyone can wear their Halloween costumes
- The kids will get a chance to trick or treat with the upstairs Market vendors too!
HALLOWEEN October 31st
Halloween Tot Parade @ THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener)
Happy Halloween – it’s time to Trick-Or-Treat! Join us today at 11:00am to design your very own spooky treat bag that you can bring along on your trick-or-treating adventures. Little ghouls, ghosts and monsters will be roaming the streets of Downtown Kitchener for THEMUSEUM's annual Tot Parade! At 11:30am, a team of Interpreters will lead the Tots to local businesses to collect some treats. Chocolates and candies and chips, oh my!
(Note I believe regular admission would apply, but it would be best to contact THEMUSEUM to be sure)
Halloween Party @ The Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wear your scariest costume to a Halloween Party and be ready to have some fun!
Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the lantern lit historic village and see what tricks you'll need to do and what games you'll have to play to get a treat! Scary boo crafts and activities in the museum building will guarantee fun for everyone.
The Halloween Party is appropriate for children up to the age of 10 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is $5 per child plus taxes, accompanying adult is FREE.
Friday, October 31, 2014 | 3 – 4pm
Upcoming Events!Parents Night Out
Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Waterloo INN
The Headliner that night is SEAN CULLEN!
The Little Mermaid
The Splashy New Broadway Musical
November 19 - December 21 | Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful mermaid Ariel longs to leave the ocean to live in the world above. When the evil sea witch Ursula grants Ariel the opportunity to sprout legs and go after the heart of Prince Eric, she jumps at the opportunity. But with forces working against her, Ariel will need help if she is ever to see her dreams come true.
A Traditional British Panto
November 19 - December 21 | St. Jacobs Country Playhouse In the proud tradition of past holiday favourites Peter Pan, Robin Hood, and Cinderella comes a deliciously entertaining production for the entire family.
Cast out by her jealous stepmother and tricked into eating a poisoned apple, the beautiful Snow White must defeat the wicked queen and find her way back to the palace – with the help of seven new friends and a handsome prince.https://www.draytonentertainment.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=0EF74259-7D9A-4927-AFA5-5106F1AA6C7E&sessionlanguage=&SessionSecurity::linkName=