Monday, July 25, 2016

Civic Holiday 2016 Events And Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

Civic Holiday 2016 Events And Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

Are you ready for the Civic Holiday Long Weekend?
If not here are some great ideas for those celebrating a “staycation” in the Kitchener Waterloo area.
As always we suggest you check all the links provided for each event as dates/times/venues change without our knowledge.

Ongoing During The Full Civic Holiday Weekend

Drayton Entertainment shows - It Runs In The Family (road trip to Drayton Ontario) and Legends Of Rock 'n' Roll in Cambridge

Friday July 29

Bake Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus
Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two.
Regular admission applies

FREE FLICKS - Eddie The Eagle

 Construction Squared

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

Movies Under The Stars @ Shades Mill Cambridge

Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night beginning June 10 and continuing until mid- September in the new outdoor amphitheatre at Shade’s Mills Park on Avenue Road in Cambridge. Please note that movies are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather.

Movies start shortly before sunset, and the times vary between 9 p.m. during the longer days of June and July to 7:30 p.m. in September. Cancellations due to poor weather or schedule changes will be posted on the GRCA events calendar, Facebook and Twitter, or call the park at 519-621-3697.

The movies are all rated parental guidance (PG) or general admission (G). Specific movies for each Friday are listed in the Events Calendar on the GRCA website at

July 29-31

will take place July 29 - 31, 2016
Downtown Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

This free festival is patterned after European festivals whereby the day’s events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Traditional forms of folk music and dance are the festival’s theme, with emphasis placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of food and refreshments are also available at the festival site and from the many fine eating establishments in downtown Cambridge. Local and internationally renowned performers, are selected each year to reflect a most diverse and entertaining mixture of musical cultures.

Saturday July 30

15th annual Afro Festival
Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Waterloo Park, Westmount Road entrance
The African Women's Alliance of Waterloo is proud to announce the upcoming 15th annual Afro Festival. Afro Festival is a festival of dance, music, drama, art and African cuisine celebrating the rich cultural heritage of all of the countries that comprise the African continent.
This year we are celebrating the memory of Sadia Gassim, The founder of African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region. Sadia found AWA in 1995 and worked hard to build a stronger community through richness of African Culture diversity.
The 15th Annual Afro Festival comes up this year on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at Waterloo Park, Westmount Road entrance from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We are expecting over 5,000 people, over 50 agencies, community groups, several dance troupes, and traditional storytellers. There will be vendors selling African food, traditional crafts and clothing. This is a free family friendly event.  Free parking is available.

Critter Show @ Guelph Lake (road trip)
Be part of an adoring audience as celebrity resident "creature teachers" from the Guelph Lake Nature Centre visit Guelph Lake Park. Learn some fascinating facts and stories about the animals and see them up close. Paparazzi and their cameras are welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For our animals’ safety, please do not bring dogs. Meet at the outdoor classroom near the pollinator garden and the new nature centre site. Preregistration is not required.
This event is free for Grand River Parks Members and those who have paid park admission fees.

Spongebob and Patrick @ Bingemans Kingpin Bowlounge
Buy tickets at

Come join Cloutsnchara and fellow collectors around Kitchener/Waterloo for traders night starting at 7PM
Last Saturday of every month we have traders night. Traders night is where collectors come to our store with their traders and trade with fellow collectors while watching sports on our 5 TV’s. Any age groups are welcomed and any style of cards are welcomed (Hockey is the main sport)

Harry Potter Midnight Magic @ Chapters Waterloo
The Magic happens here. Get your copy of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child first at Midnight on July 31st.

July 30 and 31
Serbian Food Festival 
Saturday and Sunday on the corner of Fischer Hallman & Ottawa St. One of KW’s largest outdoor dining experiences.
Doors are open between 10:00am to 11:00pm.
Sunday July 31

Sunday Family Fun Days @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. enjoy our Summer Music Series! Today's featured music artist is Shannon Lyon. Join us for a look in the galleries, a visit to the village and enjoy an afternoon of music on the patio.Join us for a look in the galleries, a visit to the village and enjoy an afternoon of music on the patio.
Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through Village from 1 to 4 p.m. and hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the day. Join the Waterloo Region Museum's volunteer Heritage Singers in the Freeport Church for hymn singing between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides and all activities that take place on Sunday Family Fun Days are included with general admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Family $25, all admissions plus HST.

Sunday Sampler @ Joseph Schneider Haus
1 to 5 p.m. Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea. (I would guess regular admission applies)

Nature Detectives @ Shades Mill (Cambridge)
Animals are well camouflaged and seldom seen by predators and humans. They leave clues such as tracks, scats, nests and dens. Join our nature guide on a detective hike and learn new skills to help find out who lives here at Shade’s Mills Park. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the nature guide. A hat, mosquito repellent and close-toed shoes are recommended. This program is suitable for adults and school-aged children. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Toyota Amphitheatre.
Preregistration is not required.
This event is free for Grand River Parks Members and those who have paid park admission fees.

PokemonGO Riverside Park BBQ, Lures And Cleanup

Piping Down The Sun @ McDougall Cottage (Cambridge)
Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner. Piper Angus Sutherland does the honours tonight. All donations go to the Piper.


Monday August 1

Kidsummer @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We're throwing a party and all kids are invited! KidSummer is mid-summer fun family day where kids of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun.
Try your hand at some of the gallery activities and games, or try some of the hands-on activities and games out in the village.
Visit for a wonderful summer day. Free admission for up to two children, with each $10 adult admission purchased.

St Jacobs Railway Excursion
All Ages : $25
Tots (2 and under): FREE
*Please Note: if the train is well attended we ask you to seat your children under 2 on your lap.*
Fares listed exclude HST.

Classic Car Mondays
Kitchener-Waterloo residents of all ages are invited to join car enthusiasts as they showcase their special edition and classic cars every Monday from June 6th to September 19th. Show & Shine Classic Car Mondays will run from 6 pm until dusk in the PartSource parking lot at The Shops at Highland and Westmount (weather permitting).  Admission is free and there are there great prizes to be won.  Public transit and parking is available.

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