Saturday, July 31, 2021

Stuff To Do in August 2021 around Kitchener Waterloo Ontario Canada

 


As always, we suggest you go through the links now, as some activities require you to pre-register, and often the info will change without our knowledge.

If you are new to our list, the top part is ongoing activities and the eBlast portion further down has date specific events.  We have a great mix of outdoor and online suggestions for you.

ONGOING LIST

Looking for new things to do with your child? Do you think your child would enjoy participating in science? If your child is between the ages of 3-7, they are eligible to sign-up for an online study with researchers at the University of Waterloo. Participation is free and the studies are quite fun for children! Children get a certificate at the end and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. A typical session involves a 25-minute Zoom video call with their researchers. If you would like to sign-up, please visit https://www.uwcoral.ca/sign-up. If you have any questions, please email developmentalonline@uwaterloo.ca

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit https://earlyyearsinfo.ca

YMCA Virtual Events https://www.thisisy.ca/

KPL Calendar https://kplca.evanced.info/signup/

WPL Calendar http://calendar.wpl.ca/eventcalendar.asp?lib=all

Region of Waterloo Library Calendar https://www.rwlibrary.ca/en/programs-events/virtual-programs.aspx

Cambridge Libraries Calendar https://ideaexchange.org/programs-events 


Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx#

Joseph Schneider Haus events https://www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/index.aspx

McDougall Cottage Cambridge events 

KW Adventure Walks https://kwescape.ca/games/

KITCHENER SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN – info at https://www.kitchener.ca/en/pools-and-swimming/splashpads.aspx

KITCHENER SWIMMING POOLS OPEN AT REDUCED CAPACITY 

Harry Class, Kiwanis Park, Idlewood and Wilson outdoor pools will all reopen on Monday, June 14 with a 25 percent capacity. For more information and to book an outdoor pool time slot where applicable, visit www.kitchener.ca/outdoorpools.

and events at ON THE GRAND http://bingemans.com/onthegrand/



KAYAK THE GRAND RIVER $35 Per person - various dates https://www.airbnb.ca/experiences/2815943

Max's Sportsworld has Mini Golf and the Driving Range open. Prices vary. Info from https://www.maxssportsworld.ca 

TAKE A KID TO THE COURSE STARTS JULY 5TH AT PARTICIPATING COURSES (Cambridge, Conestoga, New Dundee locations close by). Free golf for kids when accompanied by a paying adult. Info at http://kidsplaygolf.ca

Skatium Mobile Skatepark dates


OUTDOOR FOOD TRUCK LOCATIONS POSTED DAILY AT https://www.facebook.com/Kwfoodtrucks

 KITCHENER COMMUNITY CENTRE FOOD TRUCKS https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/food-truck-days.aspx


Hot Shot Basketball Challenges at locations across Kitchener.

Winners from each challenge will then compete for the championship in September.

Registration is now open for youth 8-16 years old!

Register for a challenge


ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL – MUSIC LESSONS
In this unique Preschool Music Program, we learn all about Rhythm & Melody, PLUS children learn how to read Bars of music, make their own Bars of music and read Notes in a Scale on the Staff!

Come try it out! One Month Free!

After the free trial, if you are interested in signing up, classes start from $350 depending on Program purchased, Program Time purchased and age of your child. Do you have questions? Book a free Zoom Call to ask all about it! https://calendly.com/anatworld/music-lessons-2021 

Are you ready to jump on in for the Month's Trial, Click here: https://anatworld.convertri.com/free-month-trial

 The Giggle Mat is a brand new children's show!

https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat 

Come visit Dizzy, Mr. Purpleman, Miss Kate and Uncle PJ as they discover, explore and express themselves in the amazing world around them through stories, music, dance, crafts, juggling, magic, laughs and more!

"Like" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat/​​​



Tuesdays and Thursdays - Outdoor Karate at Parkminister United Church 5:15-9:30 pm


Every Wednesday Evening Starting August 4 is Summer Nights Live in Cambridge

Enjoy live entertainment for all ages every Wednesday evening starting Aug 4. Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited to follow provincial gathering restrictions. The entertainment space will follow provincial and regional public health restrictions. Bring your own lawn chair and blanket as chairs will not be available to borrow.

Location: Churchill Park, 255 Water Street South (West Entrance off Water Street S)

Date/TimeEntertainerRegistration Opens

Wed Aug 4

7:00 pm

Sonshine & Broccoli Wed July 28 at 7 am

Wed Aug 11

7:00 pm

Cambridge Symphony OrchestraWed Aug 4 at 7 am

Wed Aug 18

7:00 pm

Brent & Sarah's Comedy Magic Show

Wed Aug 11 at 7 am

Wed Aug 25

7:00 pm

Shy Harry and Pilot ProjectWed Aug 18 at 7 am

Wed Sept 1

Leisa Way & the Wayward BandWed Aug 25 at 7 am
Wed Sept 8To be announcedWed Sept 1 t 7 am
Wed Sept 15Team T&JWed Sept 8 at 7 am

*Event details are subject to change

 Check out more live performances with the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts

Subscribe to this Page
Info from 
https://www.cambridge.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/summer-nights-live.aspx






Every Thursday Evening Starting August 12 is Kitchener Market - Music at the Market Dates: Thursday evenings Aug. 12 – Sept. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 and pre-registration is required. It will take place at the covered outdoor space on Eby St.  Info at https://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/whats-happening/music-at-the-market.aspx

Every Saturday Morning - Kitchener Market  Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in July from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page.

On various dates and times in August, there will be Free Theatre at the Kitchener Market. Registration info at https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-08-16-2000-We-Could-Be-Theatrical-Production-with-Green-Light

Live Music in Belmont Village Every Saturday Beginning July 24 https://www.belmontvillagebestival.com/bestival-2021

Sundays is August - Kidspark at various locations
Beloved children’s performer, Eric Traplin, and his friend, J.P. Magic, are back to entertain the little ones across Kitchener. Look for mobile pop-up shows on Sundays in August at a park near you!
Look for mobile pop-up shows on Sundays in August at a park near you! Due to current provincial gathering limits, we can’t tell you where or when the performances will happen, but if you’re out enjoying one of our parks on a Sunday, you may get an extra special treat and a show. 


AUGUST 2021

August Civic Holiday Long Weekend

August 1

Guelph Nighthawks 2PM Game @ Sleeman Centre ticket link https://am.ticketmaster.com/nighthawks/buy  https://www.thenighthawks.ca/schedule

August 5
Flamenco Fest offers downtown Kitchener pop-up performances beside the patios at 3 Downtown restaurants from 6-9pm. Special guest:  Cuneyt Juneyt Yetkinerhttps://calendar.kitchener.ca/events/Detail/2021-08-05-1800-KW-Flamenco-Fest-Pop-Up-Patio-Performances-Downtow

August 6
Guelph Nighthawks 7PM Game @ Sleeman Centre ticket link https://am.ticketmaster.com/nighthawks/buy  https://www.thenighthawks.ca/schedule

August 6-8
Kitchener Bluesfest Crossroads - Various locations and times, artists include The Trews, Juynet and the Grand River Blues Camp All Stars. Info at https://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com/2021schedule

August 10
Movie at Kitchener Market - Stardust. Info TBD

August 13
Outdoor Movie - The Sandlot
Enjoy a free movie under the stars and reserve your own private outdoor seating area. Each seating area will be physically distanced with a maximum capacity of five people (exceptions possible for larger households). Please bring your own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc.). Registration opens up August 9. The location is Jack Couch Park (The AUD) info from https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/movie-nights.aspx


August 20
Cruising Drive-Thru at Bingemans
A modified version of our Cruising on King Street event. Travel back to a time of muscle cars, big fins and custom paint jobs when you drive through our route featuring over a hundred of the most beautiful classic cars and some entertainment, too. To register, visit https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/cruising-on-king.aspx
Outdoor Movie - The Sandlot
Enjoy a free movie under the stars and reserve your own private outdoor seating area. Each seating area will be physically distanced with a maximum capacity of five people (exceptions possible for larger households). Please bring your own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc.). Registration opens up August 9. The location is Jack Couch Park (The AUD) info from https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/movie-nights.aspx

August 21
Beechwood Outdoor Movie Night 326 Beechlawn Dr. Waterloo.  Info from https://stayhappening.com/e/movie-night-E2ISTNBJN0U 


August 21-22
The LINK Picnic Festival and Carnival Costume Parade is an African and Caribbean Cultural Diaspora event including food, art, music and activities to engage the whole family. Your support helps us raise awareness of these cultures, reduce barriers to cultural harmony and collaboration, and link people up through the Arts. Join us for our second virtual festival. The date is August 21-22, 2021 2pm-9pm. The event is a free family event with no age limit. For more information visit www.linkpicnicfestival.com.

August 22
Play Around the Park at Max Becker Common (Williamsburg) at the Little Brown Hut for a Free Freezie and fun family play time!

Unicorns & Fairies Ice-cream Social at Riverside Park in Guelph. Cost is $35 for one child w/an Adult.

Registration required  https://www.fairytaleparties.ca/unicorns--fairies-ice-cream-social.html 

August 27
Outdoor Movie - The Sandlot
Enjoy a free movie under the stars and reserve your own private outdoor seating area. Each seating area will be physically distanced with a maximum capacity of five people (exceptions possible for larger households). Please bring your own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc.). Registration opens up August 9. The location is Jack Couch Park (The AUD) info from https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/movie-nights.aspx

Thursday, July 1, 2021

July 2021 Events, Online Activities and Stuff to do with Your Kids in Kitchener Waterloo and Area

 


As always, we suggest you go through the links now, as some activities require you to pre-register, and often the info will change without our knowledge.

If you are new to our list, the top part is ongoing activities and the eBlast portion further down has date specific events.  We have a great mix of outdoor and online suggestions for you.

ONGOING LIST

Looking for new things to do with your child? Do you think your child would enjoy participating in science? If your child is between the ages of 3-7, they are eligible to sign-up for an online study with researchers at the University of Waterloo. Participation is free and the studies are quite fun for children! Children get a certificate at the end and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. A typical session involves a 25-minute Zoom video call with their researchers. If you would like to sign-up, please visit https://www.uwcoral.ca/sign-up. If you have any questions, please email developmentalonline@uwaterloo.ca

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit https://earlyyearsinfo.ca

YMCA Virtual Events https://www.thisisy.ca/

KPL Calendar https://kplca.evanced.info/signup/

WPL Calendar http://calendar.wpl.ca/eventcalendar.asp?lib=all

Region of Waterloo Library Calendar https://www.rwlibrary.ca/en/programs-events/virtual-programs.aspx

Cambridge Libraries Calendar https://ideaexchange.org/programs-events 


Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx#

Joseph Schneider Haus events https://www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/index.aspx

McDougall Cottage Cambridge events 

KW Adventure Walks https://kwescape.ca/games/



Grand River Conservation Authority Parks info https://www.grandriver.ca/en/grand-river-parks.aspx

KITCHENER SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN – info at https://www.kitchener.ca/en/pools-and-swimming/splashpads.aspx

KITCHENER SWIMMING POOLS OPEN AT REDUCED CAPACITY 

Harry Class, Kiwanis Park, Idlewood and Wilson outdoor pools will all reopen on Monday, June 14 with a 25 percent capacity. For more information and to book an outdoor pool time slot where applicable, visit www.kitchener.ca/outdoorpools

BINGEMANS Big Splash Partial Opening on July 7th. Big pool without waves and Splash Park $10.95+ tax and you need to prebook at http://www.bingemans.com/bigsplash  Mini Golf is open for $8+ tax. Book at http://www.bingemans.com/bigsplash/attractions-mini-golf.php
and events at ON THE GRAND http://bingemans.com/onthegrand/




Max's Sportsworld has Mini Golf and the Driving Range open. Prices vary. Info from https://www.maxssportsworld.ca 

TAKE A KID TO THE COURSE STARTS JULY 5TH AT PARTICIPATING COURSES (Cambridge, Conestoga, New Dundee locations close by). Free golf for kids when accompanied by a paying adult. Info at http://kidsplaygolf.ca

Skatium Mobile Skatepark dates


HOT SHOTS BASKETBALL CHALLENGE
at locations across Kitchener.
Registration is now open for youth 8-16 years old!

Register for free online at Kitchener Active Net.

Find the date and location that works best for you on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cityofkitchener/events
Info from 

OUTDOOR FOOD TRUCK LOCATIONS POSTED DAILY AT https://www.facebook.com/Kwfoodtrucks

 KITCHENER COMMUNITY CENTRE FOOD TRUCKS https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/food-truck-days.aspx

Kitchener Outdoor Sport, Recreation and Fitness areas https://www.kitchener.ca/en/recreation-and-sports/outdoor-fitness-options.aspx 

Old Post Office Light Show THURS-SUN beginning July 15 Various times and shows. Info at https://www.cambridge.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/Public-Art-and-Sculpture-Gardens.aspx

Attractions ONTARIO coupons for 2021 https://attractionsontario.ca/coupons


ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL – MUSIC LESSONS
In this unique Preschool Music Program, we learn all about Rhythm & Melody, PLUS children learn how to read Bars of music, make their own Bars of music and read Notes in a Scale on the Staff!

Come try it out! One Month Free!

After the free trial, if you are interested in signing up, classes start from $350 depending on Program purchased, Program Time purchased and age of your child. Do you have questions? Book a free Zoom Call to ask all about it! https://calendly.com/anatworld/music-lessons-2021 

Are you ready to jump on in for the Month's Trial, Click here: https://anatworld.convertri.com/free-month-trial

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat

The Giggle Mat is a brand new children's show!

Come visit Dizzy, Mr. Purpleman, Miss Kate and Uncle PJ as they discover, explore and express themselves in the amazing world around them through stories, music, dance, crafts, juggling, magic, laughs and more!

"Like" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat/​​​


Mondays and Thursdays - AGO Summer Pop Online Get ready for Summer POP! Join us this July for FREE online art activities, every Monday through Thursday. These daily artmaking breaks are open to children of all ages and you can do them all at home, inside or out! Each day has something new to offer. https://ago.ca/summer-pop



Every Saturday Morning - Kitchener Market  Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in July from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page.

Live Music in Belmont Village Every Saturday Beginning July 24 https://www.belmontvillagebestival.com/bestival-2021




July 2021

July 1
Cambridge Canada info http://www.cambridgecanadaday.ca/



July 2
Summer Fun w/Erick Traplin Online 10am https://www.facebook.com/events/190168889575309

July 3-11

July 9 - Aug 1

July 10-11
ROCKTON TRACTOR TOUR Drive-Thru experience safely takes you on an fun trip through our incredible displays of farm equipment, antique tractors, construction equipment and more! Finish off your drive-thru with a Rockton Lions Food Truck "Car-B-Que"! Grab your Tickets, Pack the Car up and head on over to the Rockton Fairgrounds July 10th & 11th for a truly unforgettable Agricultural experience. 
Tickets are $20 Registration info https://www.ticketscene.ca/series/870

Shark Week starts July 11th.  Here are some fun viewing party ideas https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2018/07/fun-ways-to-celebrate-shark-week-shark.html


July 19

Guelph Nighthawks Game @ Sleeman Centre ticket link https://am.ticketmaster.com/nighthawks/buy  https://www.thenighthawks.ca/schedule

July 22

Guelph Nighthawks Game @ Sleeman Centre ticket link https://am.ticketmaster.com/nighthawks/buy https://www.thenighthawks.ca/schedule

July 27

Guelph Nighthawks Game @ Sleeman Centre ticket link https://am.ticketmaster.com/nighthawks https://www.thenighthawks.ca/schedule