Sunday, February 11, 2024

Valentine's Day, Family Day Long Weekend, Bring on the Sunshine Festival Community Festival, Black History Month, KW Titans and more Stuff to do in the Kitchener Waterloo Area in February

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

Playgrounds Movement and Training Centre

Play a Latte Cafe

Cambridge Libraries Calendar

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

Joseph Schneider Haus events

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays

Kitchener Market Events Calendar

Indoor Skateboard Park @ Queensmount Arena - various dates and times

Infant and Child Studies group is a group of researchers interested in better understanding child cognition: so how kids learn! All our studies are designed as games for children to play while we observe how they respond to various toys, videos or sounds. The activities are fun for the kids, and help us to understand concepts like how children learn new words, when children can begin to understand math, or what learning strategies kids use to understand new concepts. We deliver studies in person, as well as online and in take home formats.

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University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum info 

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Walking Tours - Various locations

Our BEST PLACES TO TOBOGGAN LIST can be found at there are even great recommendations in the comments of that post too!

When it is Outdoor Skating Weather, find rinks below

Outdoor Skating Rinks in Guelph

FREE COMMUNITY SKATING AT VARIOUS ARENAS IN KITCHENER then select Free Community Skating for schedule

Laurel Creek Conservation Area (Waterloo) and Shade’s Mills Conservation Area (Cambridge) Snow Shoeing and Cross-Country Skiing info  NOTE *Admission fee when an attendant is on duty.

Wednesdays in January and February
Skate Night Date Night at Waterloo Public Square 6-8pm All city events

February 2024
Black Heritage Month Info

Ongoing to Feb 14th at Conestoga Mall Love-ffirmation Station

Feb 14
Retro Skate Party @ Kitchener City Hall
Carl Zehr Square:
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 - 6:30 PM: Family Skate
Enjoy a delightful, family-friendly skating session with exciting contests!
Contest Categories: Best Outfit and Best Dance Moves.

7:00 - 10:30 PM: Retro Skating Party (All Ages)
Get ready to groove with our Retro Skating Party featuring a blast from the past!
Contest Categories: Best Costume, Best Dance Moves, and Best Couple Dance for the adults.

Hosted by Eardrum Productions
Mirror Photo Booth
Interactive Lighting
Patio Heaters with Adirondack Seating
Complimentary Hot Chocolate, Coffee, and Baked Goods.

Feb 14 to 25

Feb 15

Feb 16-18
KWMP Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Feb 17
Winterloo - various locations in Uptown Waterloo

Feb 17-18

Feb 18
Bring on the Sunshine Festival @ Kitchener City Hall Rotunda 11am 

Featuring delicious culinary offerings, artisanal crafts, live performances, engaging workshops, kid’s activities, and much more! Don’t miss this immersive celebration designed to unite communities and honor the richness of African Cultures and contributions.

Feb 19

Family Day @ Bridgeport Community Centre
Monday, February 19, for some family fun!
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
magic show starting at 11:15 a.m.
balloon artist
face painting
games and crafts
Tickets are $7 each and available on ActiveNet.

LAUNCH Family STEAM Day @ Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo

Family Day @ KWAG

1:30 p.m. - Sensory Tour Begins 
2:30 p.m. - Self-Portrait Session 1 begins 
3:15 p.m. - Self-Portrait Session 2 begins 

Drop-In creation time: 1 pm - 4 pm
All ages welcome accompanied by an adult.
Family Day Activities in Waterloo - various locations

Family Fun Day @ North Dumfries Community Complex

Feb 21
5 Great Reasons for Pursuing a Career in the Skilled Trades - online event

Feb 23

Feb 24
Princess Party @ Creekside Church Waterloo

SWAY's Ramadan Market @ Bingemans 
Shop at your favorite booth while relishing instrumental music.
Savor mouthwatering snacks and capture memorable photos at the elegant photo booth.
Stand a chance to be the winner of surprises unveiled during the event.
Kids rides to enhance the family-friendly atmosphere.

Black History Month Celebration by Rhythm and Blues Cambridge @ Idea Exchange Queen's Square
Drop by and see Marvin Colebrooke for your very own Caricature drawing
Our Kids Corner will feature book readings from Messy Marvin & Friends
Visit our History Corner
There will be a Fireside Chat in the Art Gallery focusing on Joy and Wellness with Nicole Brown Faulknor from Wounds 2 Wings, Suzanne Trotman from Winds of Change, and Ajirioghene Evi-Cobbinah from Kind Minds Family Wellness
We will be hosting interactive drumming workshops
Irie Mirie's will be providing delicious Caribbean cuisine

Free Long Drive Clinic @ Indoor Golf Academy

Feb 25
0.25k Run for Cancer Registration 
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Catalyst 137 (137 Glasgow Street, Kitchener, ON — the run will be inside Catalyst)
Prices for Children and Adults

Feb 29

Looking Ahead
FREE careers event organized by Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region for local youth and their parents / guardians. March 5th -- 6- 8:30 pm Kitchener Public Library Central Branch

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Apollo Cinema's February Freaky Fantasy Adventures Films for the Family Day Long Weekend - The Goonies and Labyrinth

This Family Day Long Weekend, Apollo Cinema is throwing it back to 80s with screenings of The Goonies and Labyrinth.  Both films were known for quirky characters both human and otherwise. Add in singers with big blonde hair to give that extra touch of nostalgia

Each of these  movies mixed the realms of Adventure with Fantasy but these tales were a bit freaky too. To offset some of the spooky scenes, there were lots of funny spots as well. The mash-up of all of these genres made these movies memorable.

This Family Day Long Weekend, Apollo Cinema is playing both films

Klassic Kidz: The Goonies playing on February 17th at 1pm and February 18th at 1:30pm

Labyrinth: Quote Along/Sing Along playing on Family Day February 19th at 1:15pm (if you are unable to make it, you can also see it on Feb 23rd)

For the full list of February Films at Apollo Cinema, visit

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Big Wins in Kitchener Tonight at the KW Titans Game - Caribana Ignite Festival Announcement and a Home Game Win

Tonight the KW Titans took on the Windsor Express and the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium was filled with Caribbean flair! To celebrate Black History Month, the KW Titans partnered with The Waterloo Region Police Service and The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region with excitement throughout the Basketball Game.

The KW Titans took the win, but another win for the City of Kitchener took place on the Titans court when Mayor Berry announced the Caribana Ignite Festival will take place this August in Downtown Kitchener.

I was speaking with Geraldine Stafford of WRPS and the Caribana Ignite Organizing Committee after the announcement, she let me know that this will be affiliated with Toronto's Caribana and will take place 2 weeks after the Toronto Celebration. It will include a family party including glow sticks the first night, and the second day will have a mini parade and street festival. I look forward to providing more info about this new Kitchener Festival as the information is released.

It was a night of great basketball, great energy and great news for the community!

Catch the KW Titans at their next home game this Sunday February 4th at 2pm. For info and tickets visit