Kitchener will see a return to in-person festivals this summer

On Friday, the City of Kitchener laid out its plans for summer as residents will get a chance to visit festivals and events across the municipality.

“I’m optimistic that we’re headed toward a spring, summer and fall full of community reconnection and positive memories that will spark our Kitchener community spirit once again,” Mayor Berry Vrbanovic stated.

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“While we are moving forward cautiously and continuing to practice good public health guidelines, the City is thrilled to bring back in-person events and festivals that will let Kitchener residents connect with friends, family and neighbours.”

Kitchener says it will officially kick off the summer events season on June 17 with a new Neighbors Night concert in Victoria Park, which will feature Virginia to Vegas and Delaney Jane with special guest Reve.

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The following weekend the fun will continue with the KW Multicultural Festival as a lead-up to Canada Day.

Other major events that are set to return this summer are the Downtown Kitchener Ribfest and Craft Beer Show, July 15 to 17; the classic rock weekend, Wayback Festival on July 23; the TD Kitchener Blues Festival on Aug. 4 to 7; Kidspark on Aug. 2 and cruising on King.

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“After a long hiatus, I know my family and I are looking forward to seeing friends and neighbors at local community events once again this summer,” Coun. Kelly Galloway-Sealock stated.

“From sports to cultural activities and neighborhood events to city-wide festivals, there is never a shortage of things to do in Kitchener.”

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