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Arts, Culture and Heritage

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The City of Waterloo has a vibrant arts and cultural scene, which contributes to making our city a great place to live.

Throughout the year, you can enjoy festivals and special events, theatre, dance, live music, clubs, artwork, galleries, museums and so much more. And there are a variety of arts and culture clubs, groups and organizations in this community.

In 2013, city council approved a 10 year Culture Plan to help guide Waterloo's staff and local arts organizations toward an even stronger cultural horizon.

We also have a rich history, dating to settler Abraham Erb's arrival in an ox-driven wagon from Pennsylvania back in the early 1800s. you can experience our ever-evolving history on display at the City of Waterloo Museum all year round. There are so many ways to experience and learn more about our heritage.

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