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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 May


May 16 - Campfire  

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

True North Waterloo

May 22 - Why Waterloo Region Tour 

Waterloo Public Square + other locations around Uptown Waterloo
5-10 p.m.
Featuring Alysha Brilla & the Brilltones - 8-9 p.m. (Waterloo Public Square)
As well as giant games and musical performances presented by Neruda Arts 


May 25 - Duels (Doodlebots)

Waterloo Public Square 
7-9 p.m.
Doodlebots - Big Bots vs Little Bots with Agnes Niewiadomski

Art Market - A Final Friday Special Event

May 25 - Art Market 

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

Final Fridays

May 25 - 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.