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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 April 28, 2017:

View April Final Friday Map

Art Exhibits and experiences:

Uptown Gallery - exhibits: ReArt and Picking up the Pieces  (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Clay & Glass Gallery - cultural topographies (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Button Factory Arts - OOTLA (Owner of the Lonely Art) Fundraiser Event (7 - 10 p.m.)
Public Art Walking tour - meets in Waterloo Public Square (6:30 - 7:20 p.m.)
Tree Of Light: an interactive art installation in Waterloo Public Square (7 − 9 p.m.)

Performance/entertainment:

The Jazz Room - Derek Hines Quintet (Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.)
Duke of Wellington - Live music: Latta Dinger (10 p.m.)
Princess Cinemas − At the Original: Citizen Jane (4:20 p.m.), The Lost City of Z (6:30 and 9:15 p.m.)

Food and drink:

Bauer Café - April specials (7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Relish Cooking Studio − #FinalFridays lupper in a snap (noon - 1 p.m.)
Sole Restaurant And Wine Bar - fish festival (11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.)
Just Love Pie − Final Fridays: free tart with the purchase of any lunch meal (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Duke of Wellington - live music: Latta Dinger (10 p.m.) 

Shopping:

Carter's Osh Kosh - colouring contest and coupon: (9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Truth Beauty Company − TGIF promo: 10 pr 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: ReArt and Picking up the Pieces  (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Clay & Glass Gallery - cultural topographies (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Button Factory Arts - OOTLA (Owner of the Lonely Art) fundraiser event (7 - 10 p.m.)

 

Dates:

Final Fridays take place the last Friday of every month. In 2017, the dates are:
Date/TimeWhat is lined−up?Map
 

Final Fridays listings are updated throughout the month. Check back for the full lineup by the second−last Friday each month. 

 
Apr 28
See aboveAvailable Now
May 26
To be announced Available May 25
Jun 30
To be announced Available Jun 29
Jul 28
To be announced Available Jul 27
Aug 25
To be announced 

Available Aug 24

Sep 29
To be announced Available Sep 28
Oct 27
To be announced Available Oct 26
Nov 24
To be announced Available Nov 23
Dec 29
To be announced Available Dec 28

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.