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Events, Festivals & Programs

What's Happening

Our city is buzzing with creativity and you do not have to look far to find it. Whether you are a student studying here, a resident, or a guest to our city, we have amazing: music, dance, new media, theatre, festivals, film, architecture, museums, exhibitions, galleries, and special events.

What's Happening October - December

SausageFest 2018

October 13 - SausageFest/Barrel Races

Waterloo Public Square

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local restaurants will have the opportunity to showcase great-tasting sausage and sausage products from their current menu, as well as specialty items you might not normally see. Featuring music by Onion Honey

Amplify Culture Summit

October 24 - Amplify Culture Summit

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo

This community is known for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship but important growth is happening in the creative sector too. Organized by the City of Waterloo, Amplify is a full day summit celebrating creativity and innovation in Waterloo Region. 



October 26 - Campfire  

Waterloo Public Square
7-8:30 p.m.
A special edition of Campfire featuring storytelling, star gazing and more.

Skate Night Date Night

December 28 - Skate Night Date Night

Waterloo Public Square - 7 - 9 p.m.

Skating, live music and hot chocolate in Uptown Waterloo.


More details TBA

New Year's Eve

December 31 - New Year's Eve

Waterloo Public Square - 6 - 9 p.m.

A family friendly New Year's Eve celebration.
More details TBA