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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 August

Acoustic Noon

Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Acoustic Noon

Waterloo Public Square

Bring your friends and a brown bag lunch for weekly acoustic concerts every Friday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.

 

View our full schedule of performers. 

Artist in Residence

August 3 - Artist in Residence

Waterloo Park - East Gazebo by the splash pad

Stringing Words into a Story Sculpture - 12-6 p.m.

Join St Marie φ Walker as they celebrate the 125th anniversary of Waterloo Park. Their project, Prose in the Park, will animate the park through hands-on workshops, word walks, storytelling activities, word treasure hunts, and activities will take place from June to September.

 

StrummerFest

August 3 & 4 - StrummerFest

Waterloo Public Square

Strummerfest is a music festivals with three aims: to remember Joe Strummer (1952-2002), to support local, independent musicians and music venues, and to support suicide-prevention charities
 Music in the Park - Summer Concert Series

August 5, 12 - Summer Concert Series

Waterloo Park Bandshell - 7 p.m.

Featuring the Waterloo Concert Band and more

 Coco

August 9 - Movies in the Park

Waterloo Park Bandshell - Dusk

Movie: Coco

Artist in Residence

August 11 - Artist in Residence

Words in the Wind - Kite Making  - 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and  4 p.m.

Waterloo Park - Bandshell

Join St Marie φ Walker as they celebrate the 125th anniversary of Waterloo Park. Their project, Prose in the Park, will animate the park through hands-on workshops, word walks, storytelling activities, word treasure hunts, and activities will take place from June to September.

 
Artist in Residence

August 12 - Artist in Residence

Hunting for More Meaning  - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Waterloo Park - Bandshell

Join St Marie φ Walker as they celebrate the 125th anniversary of Waterloo Park. Their project, Prose in the Park, will animate the park through hands-on workshops, word walks, storytelling activities, word treasure hunts, and activities will take place from June to September.

 Campfire

August 15 - Campfire  

Waterloo Public Square
8-9:30 p.m.
Frog and Henry
Also featuring UW's S.A.I.L. (Student Art Innovation Lab) and free smores by Mountain Equipment Co-op 

Open Streets

August 19 - Open Streets

Waterloo Park - Central Promenade

12-5 p.m.

Join us for a Day of Play: Instruments in Waterloo Park. Giant instruments, interactive booths, a mobile recording studio and more along the newly renovated Waterloo Park Central Promenade.

Waterloo Park - 125th Anniversary

August 19 - Waterloo Park - 125th Anniversary Celebration

Waterloo Park - Bandshell

5-11 p.m.

Food trucks (or bring a picnic), live music, fun activities and cake with
the mayor, followed by a movie in the park singalong - GREASE!

Artist in Residence

August 19 - Artist in Residence

Open Streets  - 12-5 p.m. & 125th Anniversary Celebration - 5-9 p.m.

Waterloo Park 

Join St Marie φ Walker as they celebrate the 125th anniversary of Waterloo Park. Their project, Prose in the Park, will animate the park through hands-on workshops, word walks, storytelling activities, word treasure hunts, and activities will take place from June to September.

 Busker Carnival

August 23-26 - Sunlife Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival

City Centre Parking Lot + Regina Lot

With 10 exciting busker acts, 2018 promises to be an event you won't soon forget. 

Duels

August 24 - Duels

Waterloo Public Square 
7-9 p.m.

 

Art Market - A Final Friday Special Event

August 24 - Art Market 

Waterloo Public Square 
6-9 p.m.
Featuring artists and crafters from Waterloo and surrounding areas.

Artist in Residence

August 29 - Artist in Residence

Word Walk along the Trails  - 3 - 5 p.m.

Waterloo Park - Harvest Tables (on Father David Bauer Drive)

Join St Marie φ Walker as they celebrate the 125th anniversary of Waterloo Park. Their project, Prose in the Park, will animate the park through hands-on workshops, word walks, storytelling activities, word treasure hunts, and activities will take place from June to September.

Final Fridays

August 31 - Final Fridays

Uptown Waterloo
All day
On the last Friday of each month, everyone is invited to explore the exciting arts, culture and cuisine of the city's core.