City festivals and events

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All city events

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


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

Canada Day

In 2021 a series of seven temporary public art installations will be presented throughout parks in the city.


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


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

Open Streets

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