Things to do in Waterloo the week of May 29-June 4
Things to do in Waterloo the week of May 29-June 4
Posted on June 27, 2017
There’s always something awesome going on in Waterloo Region! Whether you’re looking to experience some art, enjoy some good grub, put on your dancing shoes, or learn something new, Waterloo is a cultural hub with a ton of great activities for people of all ages to enjoy!
Every week, we’re compiling a list of some of the great entertaining and educational events taking place across the Region! We’re a little late to the party this week, but as you can see the weekend is full of great events across Kitchener and Waterloo. Some of us from Bustard Chrysler are excited to be attending a few of them!
Tuesday May 30
Grand Harmony Female A Capella Chorus: Enjoy the sounds of the Grand Harmony Female A Capella Chorus every Tuesday at Parkwood Mennonite Home. This group is more than just an A Capella ensemble – it is a family who gets together each week sharing friendships as well as great music. If you love to sing, you’re invited to visit the Grand Harmony Chorus and sit in on one of their rehearsals. You’ll get a chance to hear them perform four-part A Capella harmony, as well as being invited on the risers to experience music, friendship, and fun! You can find more information on the Grand Harmony Chorus website. Event takes place every Tuesday from 7:00-10:00 pm.
Wednesday May 31
National Geographic Live with Nizar Ibrahim: Spinosaurus is the largest predatory dinosaur ever discovered. At Center in the Square on May 31st, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the story of how this prehistoric giant was lost to science before being brought back to light. Discovered more than half a century ago in Morroco, the Spinosaurus’ fossil remains were lost during World War 2. With the help of fossil discoveries in the desert, data, and drawings, contemporary scientists including paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim have reconstructed a full skeletal model of Spinosaurus. Nizar is on site at the Center in the Square to tell you the story. You can find more info on the National Geographic site. Event takes place May 31st from 7:30-8:45 pm at Center in the Square (101 Queen St. N., Kitchener).
Uptown Waterloo Market: The Uptown Waterloo Market is open for business again! The market operates every Thursday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm through until October 26th at the Waterloo Public Square in Uptown Waterloo. The Uptown Market is a boutique market that connects you with local farmers and artists. The Uptown Market features all the amenities of your favourite grocery store, including produce, cheese, meat, nuts and spread. The Market also features a wide range of artisans and craft vendors to suit every style, selling everything from jewelry to home décor. You can find more information on the Uptown Market on their website HERE! Event takes place every Thursday from 3:00-7:00 pm at Waterloo Public Square (75 King St. S., Waterloo)
First Thursday at Goudies Lane People Only Patio: For the summer of 2017, one of Kitchener’s most iconic laneways, Goudie’s Lane, will be transforming into a bustling pedestrian zone. Goudies Lane between Queen St. and the J&P Grocery entrance will become a traffic-free patio for June, July, and August. This pilot project is being launched with a block party. It features live mural painting, amazing live music, giant Yahtzee by Adventurer’s Guild, and fresh food from J&P Grocery and Breadheads. Event takes place every Thursday, beginning June 1st, from 6:00-10:00 pm on Goudies Lane between Queen St. and J&P Grocery. You can find more info on their Facebook event page.
Friday June 2
Ever After Music Festival: Join thousands of festival goers this weekend for Ever After Music Festival. Ever After Music Festival begins Friday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm, continuing through June 4th at 11:00 pm. Stunning visuals, thrilling sounds, and high-class performances are brought together for one unforgettable weekend in Kitchener. The 2017 lineup features all varieties of electronic music, from house to trap to dubstep. You can take your experience to the next level by reserving one of over 300 campsites. Cabins are also available for those not willing to brave a tent. You can check out the Ever After site for more info, to order tickets, and book your camp site. Event takes place June 2nd through June 4th at Bingemans (425 Bingeman’s Center Dr, Kitchener).
Harry Potter Party: In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book, the Waterloo Public Library is hosting a special Harry Potter themed party. Try your hand at Potter trivia, plus have fun playing games and making crafts! Special giveaways will be awarded to anyone who dresses up for the party. You can find more info on the Waterloo Public Library events calendar. Event takes place Friday, June 2nd from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Waterloo Public Library Main Library (35 Albert St., Waterloo).
Flower Show – Garden Club of Kitchener-Waterloo: The Garden Club of Kitchener-Waterloo is hosting a Garden Party on Friday, June 2nd. Check out floral designs and horticultural exhibits, a tea room, and a sales boutique. High tea is available for an additional cost of $20 where you can enjoy tea and treats in the tea room! Reservations are required for the tea room; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Cash and cheques will be accepted. You can find more info on the Garden Party event, as well as the Garden Club of Kitchener-Waterloo on the Garden Clubs of Ontario website! Event takes place June 2nd from 3:00-8:00 pm at the Victoria Park Pavilion (80 Schneider Ave., Kitchener).
Saturday June 3
Retail Therapy: Presented by Grand River Shows, Retail Therapy is a one-stop shopping event with over 50 exhibitors. There’s something for everyone, from young children to parents to seniors. Get ready to leave with your hands full and a smile on your face from the best therapy there is! Admission is free. You can find more information on the Grand River Shows website. Event takes place June 3rd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at RIM Park (2001 University Ave. E.).
DIY Rustic Sign Workshop: Join Mandy Morrison of ReFIND Salvage to create a unique, custom-made wood sign. You’ll learn how to stain of paint with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, design your message choosing from over 30 font and image templates, apply a finish coat, and leave with your ready-to-hang creation. These signs are perfect as a gift, or to hang in your cottage, home or garden. Participants choose the template prior to the workshop which carries a cost of $60 + HST. All materials are provided. You can find more info on the KW Art Gallery website. Event takes place June 3rd from 1:00-4:30 pm at the KW Art Gallery (101 Queen St. N, Kitchener)
Sunday June 4
Walk to Fight Arthritis: The Walk to Fight Arthritis is The Arthritis Society’s marquee fundraising event. It unites those who feel the emotional and physical pain of arthritis across the country to fund a care and improve the lives of those living with arthritis. The annual walk takes place in over 30 communities across Canada on Sunday, in support of the Arthritis Society. The Arthritis Society is Canada’s principal Arthritis health charity, providing education, programs, and support to over 4.6 million Canadians living with Arthritis. You can find more info on the Arthritis Society, the Arthritis walk, and register for the Walk on The Arthritis Society’s website. The Walk takes place June 4th, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, beginning at the Stanley Park Community Center at 505 Franklin St. N. in Kitchener.