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
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
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
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
Golf courses in the Kitchener-Waterloo area are open. Book a tee time!
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
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
Explore Canada’s Arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from home. travel to international or space targets like the international space station, discover Egypt’s cultural heritage sites from tombs to monasteries or take a virtual trip on panoramic trains in Europe.
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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
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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