Friday, September 3, 2021

Labour Day Long Weekend Events, September Outdoor Activities, Fall Fairs, Oktoberfest 2021 and More Stuff To Do in the Kitchener Waterloo 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.


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 If you have any questions, please email

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit

YMCA Virtual Events

KPL Calendar

WPL Calendar

Region of Waterloo Library Calendar

Cambridge Libraries Calendar 

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

Joseph Schneider Haus events

McDougall Cottage Cambridge events 

KW Adventure Walks



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

and events at ON THE GRAND

KAYAK THE GRAND RIVER $35 Per person - various dates

Max's Sportsworld has Mini Golf and the Driving Range open. Prices vary. Info from 



Kitchener Rangers PRE-SEASON Schedule

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! 

Are you ready to jump on in for the Month's Trial, Click here:

 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!

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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

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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

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

Live Music in Belmont Village Every Saturday Beginning July 24



SEPTEMBER 2021 eBlast

Labour Day Weekend
Sept 2-6

Weekends from Sept 4 to Halloweenn
Brantwood Farms Fall Festival Weekends (out of town near Brantford) Admission is $14+ tax. per person. Pony Rides are an additional cost

Sept 6
Labour Day Corn Social @ Cherry Park Noon-2pm while supplies last

Sept 14

Movie at Kitchener Market - TWISTER   Free to attend, but you must pre-register. Info at

Sept 12


Dash and Splash 2021 will be on Sunday September 12th, 2021 at Kiwanis Park - Splash Pad from 10:00am - 2:00pm. With a minimum fundraising cost of $30.00, your dog and family members can attend this year's event. COVID-19 public health protocols will be in effect. Please continue to check this website for any updates regarding changing COVID-19 restrictions.

Not interested in fundraising? That's okay! A $15.00 general admission per dog will be available on the day of the event. Humans are free!

Please note that due to the venue capacity there may be a slight delay entering the event upon your arrival.

Homer Watson Art Fair 
The Homer Watson Art Fair will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Homer Watson House & Gallery (HWHG).
  • Local artist vendors
  • Community collaborative art piece
  • FREE Amateur paint battle (1:30 & 3pm)
  • Children’s colouring corner
  • Walking Tours of the property and Lower Doon
  • The Gallery will also be open to view the exhibitions.
*Attendees must wear masks and follow physical distancing guidelines
Tiny Home Takeout Fundraiser - Hunger No More from 2-6pm Free Food or by Donation, Entertainment by Erick Traplin and the Golden Keys
National Grandparents Day Family Car Parade @ Oxford Living Highland Place Retirement Home 3:00 p.m decorate your cars, make posters and practice your best silly faces to bring a bit of joy to your loved ones here at Highland Place Retirement Home.
Sept 17
Outdoor Movie (TBD) and Music from The Red Carpet Crew at 300 Gage St.

Drive-In @ Bingemans - Inside Out w/Carizon - Free but also accepting donations. You must pre-register at

Sept 17-19

Kitchener Ribfest @ Victoria Park.- Kids Zone 
Grand River Inflatables will be running all weekend with various fun inflatable activities for kids. Each play is one ticket. Tickets cost - 1 for $3, 4 for $10, 10 for $20 or an all day wristband for $20. If you return the next day still wearing the wristband, you get a new one for half price.

FREE All That Worldly Jazz Festival, Neruda Arts' celebration of world jazz, will bring three magical nights of music to the charming village of St Jacobs, Ontario.  Enjoy live music with the flavours of Brazil, Turkey, Africa, Ireland, Latin and Youth jazz; interactive music and dance workshops for children;  food, drinks, treats and local vendors. Everyone welcome, from children to grandparents, to gather outdoors in a safe, socially distanced, all-inclusive event.


Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Social distancing and facemasks encouraged. Register at

Sept 18
Neighbours Day
This Neighbours Day, we’re encouraging residents across our city to join us for a neighbourhood porch party! On Sept. 18, over 20 local musicians will lend their unique talents by staging small, intimate pop-up concerts in neighbourhoods all over Kitchener. From porches to driveways, front lawns to boulevards, you’re invited to join in the fun by bringing your mask and your lawn chair to enjoy some live entertainment in celebration of Neighbours Day 2021. Due to current provincial gathering limits, we can’t tell you where or when the performances will happen, but if you’re out exploring your neighbourhood on Saturday you may find a local artist performing near you!  


Local musicians participating in this year’s event include:

  • Amanda Kind & James Downham with Matt Koebel
  • Avalon & Braydon
  • Ben Rollo
  • Bobcat Bartolo
  • CalรบJules
  • Clarissa Diokno feat. Jeff Dow
  • Cole Allen
  • Dan Walsh
  • Griffin Brothers
  • Guistini Sisters
  • Jerry Grey 
  • Jesse Parent 
  • Jessie T 
  • Katy Topham 
  • Mike Ellliot 
  • Rachel Hickey 
  • Rick Andrade 
  • Rufus John 
  • Salvation Army Brass Band 
  • Sarah McLeod 
  • The MacQueens 

Outdoor Movie w/KW Musical Productions TBD

Sept 19
Sept 24-Oct 11
Oktoberfest - mix of in person and online events. Info at

Sept 25
Schneider Creek Porch Party 2-6pm

Lumen Lite in at WPL and Uptown Waterloo 6-11pm 
The City of Waterloo is hosting Lumen Lite this year with interactive installations throughout Uptown. Stop by the Main Library to check out our unique installation of sound and light.

Sept 26 
Vegfest @ Kitchener Market 10am-4pm

Sept 28-Oct 9
Families with older teens might be interested in IMPACT 21 by MTspace. Most tickets start at $10.  They do have a show for young children in October.  Info at

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