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Belmont Village Bestival to run all summer long in 2021

CTV News Kitchener – The Belmont Village Bestival will return this summer, and will run for the entire season. In the past, the event has run for one weekend in the Kitchener neighbourhood. This year, there will be events all summer long.

A more inclusive Pride for Everyone

Communitech.ca – This month’s Pride is taking a different form – not just pandemic-related, but with Waterloo Region’s rainbow community space SPECTRUM taking the lead to organize and connect people across the community.

exterior view of Arabella Beer Bar in Kitchener also showing the Oktoberfest tent on their patio

Micr-‘O’-Fest: Arabella Park Beer Bar Serves up Oktoberfest

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest will be quite different this year with traditional festhallen closed. However, Canada’s largest Bavarian festival is re-imagining itself when it comes to food with a restaurant program, and Arabella Park Beer Bar is participating as a Micro-Festhalle

Canada Day fireworks in the shape of a Canadian Flag

Happy Canada Day! 2020 Celebrations in Waterloo Region

Canada officially turns 153 on July 1st. Canadians love a reason to celebrate, and even though this year Canada Day will take on a different look, festivities are happening in Waterloo Region – virtually! Find out how to join in the celebrations in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Wilmot.

THEMUSEUM’s PickleFest is a Big Dill!

Narcity Oct. 22, 2019 – This annual event takes place in downtown Kitchener at THEMUSEUM on Friday, November 15, 2019. You’ll be able to take part in tastings and activities that pay tribute to our favourite pickled veggie.

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You Can Take Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides At St. Jacobs Sparkles

Narcity Oct. 8, 2019 – As the most magical time of the year draws near, towns and cities alike are transforming into sparkling wonderlands filled with holiday cheer. St. Jacobs Sparkles Christmas Festival is happening in November, and it’s lighting up the season in all the best ways.

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Beer-Infused Sausages & Donuts Are Coming To Bingemans Oktoberfest

Sept. 6, 2019 – Along with a range of other new menu items, Bingemans Oktoberfest 2019 will feature a Waterloo beer-infused bratwurst, pigtails, beer-braised pork knuckles, pigtail mac n’ cheese balls, even the donuts will be glazed with beer! This year’s festival happens Oct. 11-19, 2019.

Dancers in colourful dresses at the Kultrun World Music Festival

KultrĂșn World Music Festival 2019

Each summer, Waterloo Region welcomes visitors from around the globe, as the KultrĂșn World Music Festival takes place in Kitchener’s Victoria Park. KultrĂșn is dubbed the Region’s largest annual outdoor dance party and features top talent from around the world, while celebrating cultural diversity.

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival - bottles of syrup

Sugar Bush Tours and More during Maple Weekend 2019

It’s a sure sign that spring has arrived when roadside Maple Syrup stands start to appear across the region! While savouring this delicious taste of spring is great, what’s even better is heading right to a sugar bush to see exactly how maple syrup is made.

tapping the keg to open the 2018 KW Oktoberfest celebrations

Two Local Festivals Make Ontario’s Top 100 List

Festival and Events Ontario has named its Top 100 Festivals and Events. Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and Christkindl Market were both named to the list, which represents a select group of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province.

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