City festivals and events

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Taking place on the final weekend in January, Winterloo is the city's annual winter festival, held in the uptown area.

Final Fridays

On the last Friday of the month (from May to August), you're invited to explore arts, culture and cuisine in the city's core.

Open Streets

Open Streets celebrates the livable cities movement. It takes place throughout the summer.


Lumen showcases light-based new media, media art, and projection-based installations. It takes place on the final weekend in September.


Amplify is a full-day summit celebrating creativity and innovation in Waterloo Region. It takes place each fall.

All city events

Descriptions of all city-run events that take place throughout the year.