Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Thanksgiving Parade, Oktoberfest, Halloween and more October 2022 Events and Stuff to do in the Kitchener Waterloo Area


Please check all the links listed as info tends to change without our knowledge.  We also suggest you go through the full list as some activities require you to pre-register and many have limited spaces. Dates/Times and Prices Vary.
The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS (daily/weekly events) and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS


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

Max's Sportsworld https://maxssportsworld.ca/

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

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

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideNHS/photos/a.797717783604573/4705277552848557

LAUNCH Waterloo offers free STEAM programs for kids! 6-week team-based, super fun programs introducing, exploring and engaging in all things coding, science, technology, climate and so much more. Learn more and sign up today https://www.launchwaterloo.ca/cmsa

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Calendar https://www.wellbeingwr.ca/calendar/

Kitchener Market Events Calendar https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Month


STEM Coding with Three Apples Education https://threeapplesedu.com/

Open Tuesdays @ Steckle Farm Open Tuesdays | Steckle Heritage Farm (until Oct 25)

Musical Swings at Waterloo Public Square until October 19th


October 4-10
Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show https://norfolkcountyfair.com/ 

October 4-5 

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The City of Cambridge is pleased to once again be hosting the community Oktoberfest Lunch at City Hall. 
All are welcome to attend this free public event, with donations to the Cambridge Food Bank encouraged. There will be a ceremonial keg tapping, Bavarian music, maypole raising, appearances by Onkel Hans and Tante Frieda and free Oktoberfest sausages. https://explorewaterloo.ca/event/api-4281/

October 6-22
Driving Miss Daisy at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Info at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2022/10/set-gps-for-st-jacobs-country-playhouse.html

October 6-10 

October 7-9
KIDTOBERFEST at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener) 
Perfect for kids aged 3-10, KIDtoberfest features traditional music and dancing, curriculum-based learning stations, and guided activities created in partnership with various local arts organizations.

Event Hours:
Friday, October 7 12p-7p
Saturday, October 8 10a-4p
Sunday, October 9 10a-4p

Children ages 2 – 11 $10.00+HST
Adults – Complimentary
Children under 2 – Complimentary 
*All passes include access to explore THEMUSEUM exhibit!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a cashless event, only debit and credit are accepted!
Children under 2 & Adults must “purchase” a complimentary ticket and must be have a minimum of (1) paid Child Admission in the order.  Admission valid for single day purchase.

October 7-10

October 8 
National Service Dogs Walk for Paws
Come join us Saturday for a 3.5 km group walk in Huron Natural Area in support of #nsdpawsinmotion! Everyone is welcome and it's free to join (donations are welcome).
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Where: 801 Trillium Dr, Kitchener, ON
Check in : 10:00am-10:30am
Start time : 10:30am-11:30am
All participants who donate $20 or more will receive a free Paws in Motion T-shirt ($25 value) https://www.instagram.com/p/CjOEQpyu-nW/

1001 Nights KW Symphony Kinderconcerts
The KWS brass quintet in collaboration with a storyteller will recreate some of the many stories from the 1001 Nights and Sinbad’s sea adventures. Children and adults alike will be transported into the magical world of Sinbad and his many travels, encountering mystical lands and creatures through the music of Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged for brass quintet. 1001 Nights - KW Symphony

"Family Tree" Family Painting Workshop @ Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/family-tree-family-painting-workshop-tickets-412107654087

October 8-10

October 9-10
Oktoberfest Family Day at many Oktoberfest Halls https://www.oktoberfest.ca/event-calendar/

October 10
KW Oktoberfest THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE begins at Weber and Frederick St. in Kitchener at 8:30am. Full Parade Map at https://www.oktoberfest.ca/event-calendar/thanksgiving-day-parade/

October 12
Campfire at Waterloo Public Square 7pm Halloween themed https://uptownwaterloobia.com/

October 14
Pumpkin Carving Party
5:30 p.m.  8:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Kitchener https://www.standrewskw.com/events/pumpkin-carving-party

October 15

SASC Halloween Fun Run 11am @ Bechtel Park https://www.sascwr.org/sascfunrun.html

KW Symphony Halloween Fun @ Centre in Square 
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor
Thorgy Thor, special guest
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducts our Halloween-inspired concert exploring the links between costumes, through festivals like Halloween and Carnival and its inspiration for classical music, with special guest Thorgy Thor. The melodies of the Dance Macabre, the nightmare before Christmas, Harry Potter and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture among others will encourage not only the audience but also the orchestra to put on their best festive attire! https://kwsymphony.ca/concerts/halloween-fun/

Trees In My Neighbourhood | Guided Tour of Forest Heights Neighbourhood 2pm 

Family Magic Show Matinee in Fergus
Show Time: 2pm Tickets:  Kids $10 | Adults $15  Fergus Grand Theatre  October 15 at 2 pm  family-friendly magic show that will surely delight both young and old alike. Our talented Ontario magicians will perform a one-hour show that will leave you in awe.  Hosted by Ryan Joyce. https://www.magicfestival.ca/event/family-matinee-magic-show

Grand River Raceway Stables Spook Stables Halloween festive feature - Elora
4-6pm: Family friendly for all ages
6:30-8pm: We turn up the scare meter for the ones who dare! 
All proceeds from ticket sales support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington.
There will be crafts and family fun activities along with a Spook-tacular Cafe from 4-6pm. https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/ticketing/a753b8a8-8c6f-4339-a25b-c393a298c92e

October 15-16

October 16
October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From laser cutters to multimedia technology, come and tour the Old Post Office, Canada’s first all-digital library.

Woodstock Model Train Show and Sale http://www.collectorshows.ca/Shows/TRA_2022-10-16.php

October 22

Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee Kids Party @ Schneider Haus National Historic Site https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jack-o-lantern-jubilee-kids-party-tickets-416274978667

Children's Halloween Workshop: Saturday at the Booseum @ Castle Kilbride Baden $25 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/childrens-halloween-workshop-saturday-at-the-booseum-tickets-418124761417

Annual Elora non motorized Monster March Parade!
Rain or moonshine. All Ages. 
Meet at MacDonald Square Uptown Elora
Marching at 6:30 pm on a New Route this year Due to construction
March along Colbourne St. down Chalmers St. to east Mill along to Union St (East Bissell Park entrance) to the KiPP  Pavilion in Bissell Park. There enjoy some themed tunes and a snack. And announcing the Wicked Wagon Boo Buggy Contest Winners at 8 pm! https://calendar.wellington.ca/default/Detail/2022-10-22-1800-Monster-March-Parade

Vegas-style Magic Show in Downtown Kitchener
Sin City Illusions Tickets are $19+tax/fees, but our readers receive 25% off the ticket price by using our coupon code kwblog

Grad Your Tickets before it sells out!
Head to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sin-city-illusions-featuring-penn-tellers-matt-disero-tickets-428923440557
then use the discount code kwblog at checkout to save 25% on the ticket price.

October 28
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Halloween Party - Trick-or-Treat! Wear your scariest costume and take a walk through Doon Heritage Village lit with lanterns and carved pumpkins! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ken-seiling-waterloo-region-museum-halloween-party-tickets-416810480367

October 28-29

October 29
Trunk or Treat @ Stanley Park Community Church Noon-3pm Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trunk-or-treat-tickets-433763838317

Sushila Goyal Art Contest, and Diwali Festival 2022 https://www.omeghaspark.ca/events-and-exhibitions/sushila-goyal-awards

Reach for the Stars Halloween Party Fundraiser
Calling all kids ages 4-12! Come on out to our Halloween party and enjoy games, crafts, dancing, costumes, treats and more! All attendants will leave with a loop bag. Please email rftsdcfundraising@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Come support our competitive team fundraiser on Saturday October 29th from 6-8pm INFO from https://www.facebook.com/reachforthestarsdance.co/posts/pfbid056n6LDNSxk2hfnnA3uunQAhNbx57Ecf6Xci2ns1Q5wqzQCu6PbH7M6kVK9nKe2zml

October 30
Dog Friendly KW 
2nd Annual Howloween Pooch Party
12:00 PM  5:00 PM

Kids Halloween Party @ Duke of Wellington
Bring your little gremlins to the Duke for a spook-tacular Halloween party on Sunday, October 30th! We have lots of food, activities & prizes for costumes! There's limited seating so please sign up by calling 519-886-9370 to ensure your spot. Info from https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjaz9BvgQy-/

Dynamo Cambridge Trunk or Treat 3:30-6pm Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dynamo-trunk-or-treat-tickets-429175103287

October 31
Trunk or Treat @ Temple Baptist Church Cambridge 5-7pm Register https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trunk-or-treat-tickets-431018366537

Go ENG Girl @ Conestoga - Experience the exciting world of engineering

Saturday November 12, 2022 at 9:30 am  

Go ENG Girl @ Conestoga is an opportunity for girls and non-binary youth in grades 7-10 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about the exciting world of engineering. This free morning event will include fun hands-on activities that showcase the power of engineering. There will also be opportunities for participants to connect with female engineering students, professionals and faculty, learn about their projects and accomplishments, and gain insight into education and career possibilities.   

DATE:  Saturday, November 12, 2022 

TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm 

LOCATION:  Conestoga College Cambridge Campus - 850 Fountain Street South 

FREE:  There is no cost to attend the event.  Free parking is available.   

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