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Final Fridays

City of WaterlooCity of Waterloo

On the last Friday of each month, everyone is invited to explore the exciting arts, culture and cuisine of the city's core. From delicious diner specials, to exciting community events, to great music and art exhibits, each Final Friday has something new to experience and showcases the amazing range of things taking place in uptown Waterloo.

Coming up on May 26, 2017

Final Fridays map for May 2017

This map depicts the events happening for Final Fridays

Click on above images to enlarge. Full text of schedule is below.

Art exhibits and experiences

Clay & Glass Gallery - Opening reception: A Bower Quiet - Hidden Beings of the Wood (5:30 - 7 p.m., remarks at 6 p.m.)
Uptown Gallery - Exhibits: natural beauty (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Final Fridays Art Market: visit our booth in Waterloo Public Square (6 - 10 p.m.)
Final Fridays Art Market: Meet local artists and makers and leave with something special! (6 - 10 p.m.)

Food and drink

Kultrún Market - Open House: samples and raffle (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Seven Shores - Mention final Fridays to receive 15% off the price of your sticky bun (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
The Bauer Café - May specials: iced dark chocolate mocha, brown sugar cortado, lavender lemon fizz (7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Just Love Pie − Final Fridays: free tart with the purchase of any lunch meal (11 a.m - 7 p.m.)
Relish Cooking Studio − #finalfridays Lupper in a Snap, lentil salad with steamed asparagus and pre-register at relishcookingstudio.com 519-954-8772 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Duke of Wellington - live music (10 p.m.)

Performance and Entertainment

The Jazz Room - Dave Woodhead's Confabulation (doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.)
Princess Cinemas − At the Original: Norman (4:40 p.m.); Strangers on the Earth (4:45 and 7 p.m.); The Commune (9 p.m.)
Duels: Fort Building - Cardboard vs. Balloons (7 − 9 p.m.)

Interactive

Kultrún Market - Open House: samples and raffle (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Relish Cooking Studio − #finalfridays Lupper in a Snap, lentil salad with steamed asparagus and pre-register at relishcookingstudio.com 519-954-8772 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Carter's OshKosh - Colouring contest and coupon (9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Art Market: Meet local artists and makers - ask them about their work, and leave with something special! (6 - 10 p.m.)
Duels: Fort Building - Cardboard vs. Balloons (7 − 9 p.m.)
Duke of Wellington - live music (10 p.m.)

Shop

Clay & Glass Gallery - Opening reception: A Bower Quiet - Hidden Beings of the Wood (5:30 - 7 p .m., remarks at 6 p.m.)
Kultrún Market - Open House: samples and raffle (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Truth Beauty Company − TGIF promo: 10 per cent store-wide if you mention final Fridays (4 - 7 p.m.)
Uptown Woods - 15 per cent off all made in Canada items (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Uptown Gallery - Exhibits: natural beauty (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Final Fridays Art Market: visit our booth in Waterloo Public Square (6 - 10 p.m.)
Button Factory Arts - KWSA members' spring art exhibition, opening reception: (5 - 7 p.m.)
Carter's OshKosh - Colouring contest and coupon (9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Final Fridays Art Market: Meet local artists and makers and leave with something special! (6 - 10 p.m.)

 

Upcoming dates

Final Fridays take place the last Friday of every month. Check back for the full lineup by the second-last Friday each month. Upcoming dates for 2017 are: May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 29.

How to get involved

  • Attend a Final Friday event;
  • If you are interested in hosting an event, having your event promoted/advertised as a Final Friday event or would like to be in touch with someone to coordinate an event, please contact the Final Fridays team or complete a participation form.
  • Participating organizations, businesses, and artists are strongly encouraged to promote Final Fridays on their website, social media, and by displaying print materials which will be delivered monthly.
  • All uptown Waterloo businesses are encouraged to help promote Final Fridays on their website, social media, and by displaying print materials which will be delivered monthly. Participants are also encouraged to advertise existing promotions or develop new ones to be featured as part of the art, culture, and cuisine theme. 

More information

This exciting community collaboration supports the city's culture plan. Place-making activities like Final Fridays spark imagination and curiosity, and establish a sense of belonging and community. This monthly event promotes the ongoing development of a strong commercial sector with an emphasis on local small business and a wide range of dining, entertainment, and culture options in uptown.