Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 2016, Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Halloween And More Events, Activities And Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo

As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast
Ongoing Events
Be sure to check out our Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes post


Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research

Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO. The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses. Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study

Infant Studies Group

If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!

TEL: 519 888 4567

ext. 31164


Youth Drum & Bugle Corps

Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are a the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!

No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website:


Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions

(various dates and times)

Session Details:

The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.

The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly starting January 2016 at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings

Parents/caregivers can register online at The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar


Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission is free


·         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 4: Erick Traplin
·         October 25: Erick Traplin

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.…/event-details/…


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!

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.…/event-details/…


Boston Pizza at Erb and Erbsville is every Thursday 5:30-7:30pm

Outdoor Concert Series @ Castle Kilbride Baden

Concerts are every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m (Sept 1 and 8). (Weather Permitting)






 Construction Squared

A weekly noon hour event series featuring local performers.Join us in Waterloo Public Square every Friday from 12-1pm.


Saturdays KPL Kids’ Club Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level) Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.No registration required.

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex

FREE FLICKS (suited for the older teen crown)

Bake Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus (regular admission applies)

Waterloo Public Square Drum Circle - Sunday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Uptown Waterloo.Bring your drum & percussion & a folding chair.It's free & everyone is welcome!

October 2016 Event Blast

Oct 1-8 (Various Dates)

Oct 5
Mom and Babes Morning Out at the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village is on Wednesday, October 5th, 10AM. The guest speaker will be from Sleeperific, providing lots of great tips on healthy family sleep.

Cambridge Mayor’s Oktoberfest Lunch 11:30am FREE

Oct 6-9
Potted Potter @ University of Waterloo Humanities Theatre

Show info
Ticket info

Oct 6-16 (Various Dates)


Woodside National Historic Site presents traditional Thanksgiving in the Victorian Era. The boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King is decorated for the harvest season and the grounds are ablaze with fall colours, perfect for a picnic, an afternoon stroll or picture taking.

OPEN: October 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16; Noon - 4 pm

ADMISSION: Adults - $3.90, Seniors - $3.40, Youth - $1.90, Family / Group - $9.80

For more information / admission fees, visit or call 519-571-5684.

Oct 6
Waterloo Mayor’s Oktoberfest Lunch 11:30am FREE

Oct 7
Oktoberfest Opening Ceremonies @ Kitchener City Hall

Oktoberfest @ Kitchener Market
19+ event – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Friday Oct.7 - 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, Frieda & the Beir Nutz
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Frank n Frieda
7:00 pm to 1:00 am, Frieda and Beir Nutz

Fri. Oct. 7 @ 9:30 pm - Alpine Dancers

Oct 8

Oktoberfest Family Day @ Kitchener Market

Harvest Festival – Cook Like Oma with ChefD 9am-Noon in the upper Markeplace kitchen

No tickets required for Cook Like Oma, FREE event for the whole family.Bring your family to learn how to make pretzels and other traditional German food like Oma makes, but Chef D style. Afterwards, see traditional German dancers and music, along with appearances from some of your favorite Oktoberfest mascots!
This is a free event however we would like to encourage participants to bring a non-perishable food donation with them which will go toward the Waterloo Region Food Bank for the Thanksgiving holiday season!

Then 19+ event happening on October 8, 2016 PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Saturday Oct.8 - 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Transylvania Hofbrau Band
7:00 pm to 1:00 am, Frieda and Beir Nutz, @ 9:30 pm - KW Schuhplatter & Folkdancers


Chapters Waterloo Paint Your Own Pumpkin event 11am

Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10am – 6pm
425 Bingemans Centre Drive Kitchener
2nd Annual KW Grassroots Powwow "Honouring Our Youth"
Aboriginal Drumming, Dancing & Singing Free Family Friendly Dry Event Everyone Welcome


Sunday Oct.9 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Tiroler Brass @ Kitchener Market

Oct 9


Once again the Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at Kitchener Market at 8:30am!

You can see the full parade route at

The Kitchener Market is a great place to watch the parade with children as there are open washrooms onsite and the food court vendors will be open so you can buy breakfast.

After the parade you can stay for family day!
Monday Oct.10 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Frank n Frieda.
12 noon to 2:30 pm. Transylvania Hofbrau
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Frank n Frieda and Mon. Oct.10 @ 1:30 pm - Transylvania Dancers

Oct 14-16

Spooky Tours For Cancer
haunted house is held at home - 262 Casswell Court, Waterloo, Ontario.

Guests are encouraged to book a tour time by:
Phone: 519-886-5021
Text: 226-317-3043

Date & Time:
Friday, October 14 5-10pm
Saturday, Oct 15 5-10pm
Sunday, Oct 16 10am-1pm Address: 262 Casswell Court, Waterloo (Weber & Columbia area)
FaceBook: @ SpookyTours
Twitter: @SpookyyTours (note: Has two Y’s)
Instagram: @spookytours
Hashtag: #spookytours4cancer

Oct 14-31

Friday, October 14, 2016 | 7 – 10pm
75 Dublin St North, Guelph, Ontario
The areas newest and scariest haunted attraction located in downtown Guelph featuring two terrifying walk-through haunted houses! All profits go directly to help fund the Guelph General Hospital.

Oct 14
Oktoberfest @ Kitchener Market
Friday Oct.14 - 12 noon to 5:30
7:00 pm to 1:00 am, Frieda and Beir Nutz + 9:30 pm - Schwaben Dancers


Chapters Waterloo Out of this world Pajama Party, 11am


(and Oktoberfest Car Show) @ Inn of Waterloo
A century ago, over half of Canada’s population farmed. Today, less than two per cent of Canadians are farmers. As a result, most Canadians have lost touch with farming and often don’t understand how their food is grown!

Farm & Food Care is pleased to partner with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest to present the inaugural Breakfast from the Farm event on Saturday, October 15, 8:00am to 3:00pm, at the Inn of Waterloo.

Come enjoy a free all-Ontario farm breakfast, meet farmers and members of the agri-food industry and have a conversation about
food and farming. Enjoy live entertainment, great activities for the whole family and the annual Oktoberfest Car Show!

Register online for your FREE ticket for the breakfast (limited quantities) and get a taste of what Ontario farmers have to offer! CLICK Here to Reserve your Free Tickets! While Supplies Last!

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 12 – 3pm
Kitchener Public Library 85 Queen Street North

Oktoberfest @ Kitchener Market 19+ events PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Frank n Frieda
7:00 pm to 1:00 am, Frieda and Beir Nutz + 9:30 pm - KW Schuhplattler & Folkdancers


Oct 16

Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 2 – 4pm
City of Cambridge in the Bowman Room
50 Dickson Street, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8S1
City of Cambridge in the Bowman Room
50 Dickson Street, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8S1
This free all ages event from 2-4pm will have talented student performers, spoken word, historical stories, kids colouring and educational facts about Canadian history!

Oct 22
Kitchener Market Kids In The Kitchen Free Event 10am-Noon
The season for pumpkin spice is upon us, let's get into fall mode with a delicious pumpkin spice dip that is easy for kids and parents to make.

Bring your kids age 5-12 to the Marketplace to stir up a storm with fun themes and activities focused around food, cooking and nutrition. Classes are taught by one of our professional chefs who give your kids, and you, lots of opportunities to participate.

TerZettto @ Centre In The Square                                                           
Saturday, October 22 @ 11AM and 2PM
Tickets: $10 (Child), $15 (Adult), $35 (Family 5-Pack)
Show Info

Chapters Waterloo IndigoKids Open House event, 11am
and In Person: Youtube star Estee Lalonde, 2pm

Saturday, October 22 and 23, 2016 | 10am – 5pm
Elmira, St Jacobs
Free visit to artists' studios in Elmira, St Jacobs and surrounding area. This Fall, take a scenic drive through our historic neighborhoods and visit artists in their homes and studios.  Set your own tickets to buy.
Phone number:

Oct 27
Tropical Delight with ChefD - Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #226617
Not ready for winter yet? Neither are we! Hold on to those lingering summer vibes with a taste of the tropics. ChefD from At Home With ChefD on Rogers TV will be stopping by to host this awesome class with dishes inspired by his travels through the tropics Registration info

Oct 28
Halloween Party @ Luther Village 10am-1pm Free

Friday, October 28, 2016
RIM Park
2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4
RIM Park
2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4
There’s more than one story when it comes to how people end up homeless and that’s why there is more than one way to help. Hockey Helps the Homeless invests in solutions that ensure fewer individuals and families end up on the streets.
To do so, we support organizations and programs committed to ending homelessness through:
•Transportation Initiatives
•Mental Health Support
•Education, Training and Employment

The tournament includes 3 guaranteed games with 2 former NHL Pros per team, plus:
•Men's and Women's Tournament - Individual and Team Registration available
•14 players (13 skaters + 1 goalie) on your roster + 2 pros per team = 16 players total on each team
•Fully-equipped locker room
•Pro-style personalized jersey & socks; participant gift
•Delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner reception
•Silent auction with valuable prizes
•AMAZING Fundraising Prizes!

Oct 29

Monster Mash Party @ Kitchener Market 10am-Noon
Spooky skeletons and creepy crawlies abound in our Halloween space filled with fun decorations and treats for kids! We will be hosting a super monster mash so come dressed for the occasion as your favorite monster. Goodies and crafts, along with fun music to dance to, will put everyone in the spirit to celebrate Halloween from sunrise to sunset! 
This event is free but please bring a donation for the Waterloo Region Food Bank

Chapters Waterloo Halloween Spooktacular, 11am

Kids In Kilts @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
fun and family friendly Hallowe’en activities. There’ll be Monster and Spider Wreath, Light-up Eyeball and Bat Decoration crafts, ‘neep (turnip) carving demos, toffee tasting and more. $3 per child; adults free. Drop in Between 1 - 4 p.m.
Trunk Or Treat 4-6pm
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for our 4th annual free Trunk or Treat. Great for the whole family. We fill our parking lot with all kinds of decorated cars and people in their costumed finest. Go from trunk to trunk to see the exciting displays and play fun games to earn free candy. There will be hot dogs, popcorn and hot chocolate to keep you going. We’ll have coffee and tea for the adults too, and a nice warm place inside for moms and babies to warm up.
Northside Baptist Church
1373 Lobsinger Line
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4G8



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