Experience the Ever After Music Festival. Stunning visuals, thrilling sounds, and high class performances are brought together for one unforgettable weekend in Kitchener.
On the last Friday of each month explore the exciting arts, culture and cuisine that can be found in the heart of the City of Waterloo with Final Fridays! From delicious food specials to exciting community events, to great music and art exhibits, each Final Friday has something new to experience
The UpTown Waterloo BIA runs our Great Oktoberfest Barrel Race every year during Oktoberfest in Waterloo. Teams of four participate in this relay-style keg race to win great prizes from sponsors. All proceeds from the race go to The Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival.
Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival was founded in 1969 and is the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich, Germany. The community-owned festival takes pride in maintaining their traditions, while representing the interests of the newest generations of “festers.”
Dubbed the Region’s ‘biggest outdoor dance party,’ Kultrún is a family-friendly celebration of diversity featuring local, national and international world music bands, all-ages interactive activities, workshops by professional artists, performance art, a food, craft and art market and a beer garden.
Lumen is a light-based new media, media art, and projection-based festival happening in UpTown Waterloo. It features art installations of all mediums which incorporate various technology platforms, that will be placed in public spaces. Lumen encourages people to explore the city through a new lens
The biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Waterloo Region happens at Bingemans! With one ticket you can enjoy TWO tents – KOOL HAUS & PAULANER HAUS. Check out their special Oktoberfest VIP lounges, Bingemans Bavarian Feast, special Oktoberfest Camping packages, and special Oktoberfest events.
In late May, the community comes together to host a variety of events in celebration of Waterloo Region’s quilting and fibre arts heritage and culture. While you are here, enjoy the shopping, attractions and dining for which this area is renowned. Visit the St. Jacobs Quilt & Fibre Art Festival!