August Long Weekend Events & Activities in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

Activities for this long Citizens’ Day weekend in the Kitchener-Waterloo area

Friday July 30th – Monday August 2nd 2021

August long weekend events and activities, including free fun activities for families and children, walking tours, live music, theater and performing arts, and more! Some weekday and online events are also listed.

I. Family and kids activities this weekend

Alte Post Post light show

The old post office has an impressive light show that illuminates the building on selected evenings. The content will change seasonally and is suitable for all ages. Set your car radio to FM 92.5 to hear the music choreographed for the show. details

Thursday – Sunday, July 15 – August 1, 2021 | 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Old Post Office, 12 Water Street South, Cambridge


Painting en plein air for children

Take part in an exclusive outdoor event in the Schneider House! Do you know a few budding artists who enjoy painting in nature? The employees of the Schneider-Haus teach basic watercolor techniques outside in the open air. After learning the basics, groups will have the opportunity to sketch and paint on the beautiful historic grounds. All painting materials are provided.

Suitable for ages 7 and up. details

Saturday – Sunday, July 31st & August 1st, 2021

Tailors House National Historic Site, 466 Queen Street South, Kitchener

$ 50 + tax for up to 5 people (members are free)

Picnic with a princess

Enjoy a picnic with the little mermaid. Bring your own blanket / lounge chair and snack. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. details

Thursday – Sunday, July 29th – August 1st, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Picnic Area in Waterloo Park, Westmount Rd Entrance, Waterloo

$ 30.00 per child

Dinosaur | The age of the great strange feathered things

Discover the new science about dinosaurs! From footprints to feathers to fossils – dinosaurs | The Age of Big Weird Feathered Things explores the modern dinosaur and what we know today, rather than what we thought we knew before. Get up close and personal and take a selfie with lifelike dinosaurs or should we say feather dinosaurs? These aren’t your dad’s dinosaurs, but bring them along and learn something new about everyone’s favorite extinct reptiles! details

Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

THEMUSEUM, 10 King Street West Kitchener

Regular entry

African lion safari

Guests can enjoy the game reserves passed through in the comfort of their own vehicle. Get closer than you ever imagined to majestic animal species from around the world as you travel 9 kilometers (about an hour to an hour and a half) along the trail, home to over 1,000 birds and animals. details

Monday – Friday | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

African Lion Safari, 1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton

$ 18.95 – $ 29.95

Enjoy a picnic in the park

Parks in the area Kitchener-Waterloo Region are open to having a good time with your family. Fly a kite, ride a bike or hike or just enjoy nature. Pack a picnic basket and make it a day trip!

Any park in the Kitchener-Waterloo area

You can find more ideas at:

Summer camps for children

II. Live music

Steve Ashton Live

Start the Summer Patio Series with live music from Steve Ashton! details

Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Ridge Social Eatery, 3215 Roseville Road, Ayr

Nominal charge $ 5 / person

III. Theater / performing arts


Movies in landmark cinemas. details

Films at Cineplex. details

Drive-in theater

What better way to have some great family time than watching a movie under the stars?

Free outdoor movie nights @ Steckle Heritage Farm

Beechwood North outdoor movie night

Movies in the parking lot

Mustang Drive-in Guelph

Drive-in entertainment at On the Grand

You can find more ideas at Try this out Drive-in theaters in Ontario

Different dates

NS. Sport / fitness

Rocket Yoga & Yoga Flow in the Breithaupt Park

Practical Rocket Yoga & Yoga Flow in Kitchener’s Breithaupt Park. details

Thursdays until August 19, 2021 | Different times
Saturdays until August 21, 2021 | Different times

Breithaupt Park, Kitchener
Enter the entrance on Margaret and Union Streets

$ 10 drop-in

Go golfing

Golf courses in the Kitchener-Waterloo area are open. Book a tee time!

Kitchener Golf

Go hiking or visit natural areas

There are many ways to get out and about in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Ride a bike and explore Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with the family in one of these locations:

V. Exhibitions, festivals & other events

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A tour of the Doon Heritage Village

Doon Heritage Village is open for a stroll in the village with limited time entry. details

Thursday – Sunday, July 29th – August 1st, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener

Reservation required

Slowride river paddle

Enjoy a relaxing ride on one of Canada’s classic paddle rivers. Breathe in the beauty of Southern Ontario. details

Daily until October 9, 2021 | 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

3734 King Street E, Kitchener


Belmont Village Bestival

Celebrate local music, art and dance at the Belmont Village Festival. details

July 24th – September 18th, 2021

Different locations in Belmont Village

Free; to register

Biennale 2021: Everything that has not been saved will be lost

Enjoy contemporary art in outdoor public spaces in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. details

Installation dates vary

Various locations in the Kitchener-Waterloo region


to go fishing

You can cast a line and reel it inHas great catch in Ontario Provincial Parks. However, please follow all fishing spot restrictions in the park, as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.

Visit the open attractions of the Kitchener-Waterloo region

Plan to visit local attractions in the Kitchener-Waterloo area

Explore Canada or the world from home

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VI. Food events and activities

High Tea Box TO – GO

Treat your loved ones to this elegant experience in the comfort of their own home. details

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, until September 30th 2e021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Homewood Suites by Hilton, 45 Benjamin Road, Waterloo

$ 31.91 – $ 35.50

Campfire at sunset

Enjoy a campfire in your own physically remote area. A small campfire is perfect for family or friends of 2-5 people or a large campfire site for 7-10 people in your bladder. Your fire will be lit and stoked before you arrive, just sit and enjoy the great company in the beautiful scenery. details

Friday – Saturday July 2021

Snyder’s Family Farm, 936685 Blenheim Rd, Bright

$ 19.99 – $ 29.99

Kitchener Food Truck Days

Nothing brings a community together like food! Look forward to a great food truck season with some new additions and fresh dishes! details

The whole summer

Kitchener, Waterloo area

Varies with purchase

Night market in Uptown Waterloo

Visit us every Thursday evening for a night market with a variety of local vendors. details

Thursday, July 15 – September 30, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Communitech Data Hub – Parking Lot, 14 Erb Street West, Waterloo


Farmers market

Shop for groceries or weekend meals, including meat, produce, dairy products, and specialties from the farmers’ market. details

Saturdays | 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

300 King Street E, Kitchener


VII. Virtual Events & Activities

19th century paint party with Lambertus

Celebrate like it’s 1800! Would you like to have a fun painting with family or friends? Book a virtual painting party and we’ll connect everyone and get creative! Learn about some of the artistic skills of Homer Watson and his contemporaries. Create sketches and a landscape painting inspired by 19th century artists in just a few hours. details

Saturdays, until October 2nd 2e021 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

From $ 48.70

Virtual kids in the kitchen

Join Chef Nicole from the comfort of your home while we present a Virtual Kids in the Kitchen series every Saturday. Chef Nicole will offer you simple, fun recipes to enjoy with your children from your own kitchen. details

Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Aeolian Phoenix Sessions present… Rick Kish

Rick has worked as an independent music and theater professional in a variety of roles since graduating from the University of Windsor’s School of Dramatic Art. Rick received his Masters from UWO’s, Don Wright Faculty of Music in Literature & Performance with a major in music theater. details

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 19:30 o’clock

$ 20 for a month-long subscription

Historic Places Day in Canada

Travel back in time by virtually visiting historical locations across Canada. Hundreds of websites are waiting to be discovered. details

July 3 – 31, 2021

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