Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Mother's Day, Victoria Day Long Weekend, Fireworks, Outdoor Movies and More Spring Stuff to do in Kitchener Waterloo and 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

Playgrounds Movement and Training Centre https://kwplaygrounds.ca/

Play a Latte Cafe https://playalattecafe.com/

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

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

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.

Lab Website: http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/ 

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/infantstudiesgroup/

Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/infantstudiesgroup/ 

Have a new child? Sign them up too: https://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/sign

Parent and Tot Drop in on Fridays at Bridgeport Community Centre 10am-11am https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/posts/10161329086425750

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum info https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/ 

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Walking Tours - Various locations https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/walking-tours

FREE COMMUNITY SKATING AT VARIOUS ARENAS IN KITCHENER https://www.theaud.ca/en/events-tickets/public-skating.aspx then select Free Community Skating for schedule

Retro Rollers @ The Boardwalk - various days/times/prices https://retrorollers.ca/retro-rollers-inc-at-the-boardwalk/

Drop-in roller skating program Thursdays at the Optimist Recreation Centre Rink in Puslinch. Helmets required for 15 and under 3-4:30pm https://calendar.wellington.ca/default/Detail/2024-05-09-1500-Drop-In-Roller-Skating-at-Puslinch-Optimist-Recrea

Youth Swim Pass for May - ages 12 to 24 Youth Month Swim Pass - Kitchener

Guided Nature Walks in Kitchener - scroll down at link for various days/locations https://www.kitchener.ca/en/parks-and-trails/kitchener-natural-areas-program.aspx

KW TItans Playoff Games - TBD use code TITANUP for 2 for 1 tickets. More info at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2024/05/kw-titan-promo-code-for-playoffs-use.html


Lutherwood Steps for Kids Week-long virtual walk from May 5th to May 11th
Time: any time!
Walk/Run option: 5km, 10km or 20km
Location: Your local community trails and parks

Register at www.lutherwoodstepsforkids.ca

May 7-11

May 8

May 10 

May 11
Police Station Open House 10am-3pm at Headquarters 200 Maple Grove Rd
Open House at headquarters on May 11, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy info displays, food trucks, rock climbing, train rides, police demos, and more.

KW Gem and Mineral Show @ The AUD 10am-4pm Admission $2, Children Under 12 are free https://kwgmc.com/our-club-show/

May 11-12
Free Family Fishing in Ontario (no fishing license needed for May 11-12) https://www.ontario.ca/page/free-family-fishing and https://www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/

May 12


May 15
Explore Your Future for Students Grades 7-11 from 5pm-8pm at The Aud https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/explore-your-future-kitchener-2024-registration-759098673567

May 14
Outdoor Movie @ Gaslight District Cambridge - ELEMENTAL @ 7pm https://www.gaslightdistrict.ca/#calendar-397c8666-7ad0-4e56-b2c7-d884438cbebd-event-luzn6owk

May 16

May 17
KW Titans Playoffs at 7pm! Use code TITANUP for 2 for 1 tickets https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2024/05/kw-titan-promo-code-for-playoffs-use.html

May 18
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT - The Little Theatre BIG Comedy Fundraiser. Info at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2024/05/mothers-day-giveaway-moms-night-out.html

May 18-20 

May 18-20
KW Famous - VINTAGE FEST in St. Jacobs - various prices/times/events Children under 10 are free https://kwfamous.com/pages/vintage-fest

May 19
KW Titans Playoffs at 2pm  Use code TITANUP for 2 for 1 tickets https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2024/05/kw-titan-promo-code-for-playoffs-use.html

New Dundee Community Fireworks event @ New Dundee Community Centre
Starts at 4pm with Bands, Midway etc, then Fireworks at Dusk


May 20
Victoria Day

May 22

May 23
Kitchener Public Works Week Open House & Family Fun Night 5-8pm Kitchener Operations Facility, 131 Goodrich Drive
Dive into the exciting world of public works at our open house and Family Fun Night! Bring the whole family, gather your friends, or come out on your own for an action-packed evening:

tour the Kitchener Operations Facility and go behind the scenes of how we serve our community
get up close and personal with our vehicles and equipment
join in on games and activities for a chance to win a prize
talk to our public works professionals and learn more about their work
be the first to see the new designs on the snow plows you helped name
enjoy a BBQ dinner (by donation, while supplies last)

May 24
IRL Ceili @ Victoria Park Pavillion at 7pm - Ticket prices vary. Kids are free https://www.irishreallifekw.com/event-details/may-2024-ceili

May 24-25
Welcomefest KW @ Kitchener City Hall
Time: Friday from 5pm to 10:45pm and Saturday from noon to 10pm
Location: Carl Zehr Square and throughout Downtown Kitchener
Bring the whole family, celebrate with friends, plan a date night, or treat yourself to a weekend of fun. With art, music, good food, and local retailers to explore, there is something for everyone to enjoy at WelcomeFest!

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale https://nhmrs.com/  Kids Schedule on Saturday https://nhmrs.com/content/schedule 

May 25

Together for Mental Health @ Elmira District Secondary School from Noon-4pm with  Special guest speakers include Hayley Wickenheiser (Olympic gold medalist, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, physician, Senior Director of Player Development for the Toronto Maple Leafs) and Corey Hirsch (NHL Goaltender and Olympic silver medalist, Speaker and Advocate for Mental Health and Wellness, Author). Speakers from 1 to 2pm

Cambridge Public Works Open House
Saturday, May 25, 2024
10am – 2pm | Rain or shine
1310 Bishop Street, Cambridge

Truck lovers of all sizes will enjoy:

Free admission
Truck and equipment displays and demonstrations
The chance to sit in the drivers seat and snap a photo
Paint a snow plow
Children's activities
Free giveaways
Face painting
Food trucks to purchase lunch or a snack
Admission is free, but donations for the Cambridge Food Bank are greatly appreciated.

National AccessAbility Week Cambridge Kick Off @ Cambridge City Hall 11am-3pm https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2024-05-25-1100-National-AccessAbility-Week-Cambridge-Kick-Off

May 25-26

Paris Fairgrounds Butter Tart Festival https://www.parisfairgrounds.com/events/butter-tart-fest

May 26

May 28
Outdoor Movie @ Gaslight District Cambridge - TROLLS BAND TOGETHER @ 7pm https://www.facebook.com/events/2453163571540725

May 30-June 2
Open Ears Festival - various dates/times Find the full schedule athttps://openears.ca/

May 31

#walkqueen in Hespeler Village - info TBD

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