Skip navigation
Social Media
Email IconTranslate

Waterloo Public Square

A group of people gather and dance in a public space

The Waterloo Public Square is a place for friends and neighbours to gather in the heart of vibrant uptown Waterloo.

The City of Waterloo works with many groups and organizations to ensure the square is hopping with activity, from concerts and festivals, to fitness programs, markets and everything in between.

Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival

August 21 - 24

This year’s 26th annual Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival lineup includes nine buskers who have never been here before! We’re calling them our "first timers."

One incredible act is from Europe and has never been to Canada, while another has been chased by the festival's  director of entertainment for over five years. He’s considered one of the top busker acts in the world and yes, he is coming to Waterloo to dazzle you with a high energy performance like you’ve never seen before! 

Three fan favourites will top off what promises to be an exciting four days from August 21 to August 24.  It all starts at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 21 with a high flying opening ceremonies in the main pitch, Waterloo Public Square.

Please visit our website for more details and the full schedule.


The Waterloo Public Square is at 75 King St. S. The nearest intersection is King Street South and Willis Way. It is in front of the Shops at Waterloo Town Square. Parking is available in the lots around the square. To contact the square's program co-ordinator, call 519-747-6125.


The Waterloo Public Square features a bustling main Courtyard with amphitheatre seating as well as an intimate Upper Terrace area to host hundreds of events each year plus a comfortable atmosphere to relax with friends and family outside of our programmed offerings.  The square also boasts a skating rink in the wintertime.

The square is also home to the Waterloo Bell by artist Royden Rabinowitch. This three-metre tall (10 foot) piece of public art, which is made of corten steel, pays tribute to Waterloo's past, present and future.

More information



August 16: The INDEVOURS event scheduled for August 16 has been canceled.