Things to Do during Easter Weekend in Kitchener – Waterloo Region

Things to do this Easter Weekend in Kitchener-Waterloo Region 2019

A list of activities and events taking place in Kitchener-Waterloo region during Easter Weekend 2019: April 19 – 21, 2019, including egg hunts, Easter brunch and other events.

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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

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  • 4th Annual Lunch with the Easter Bunny – Meet The Easter Bunny Live in person. There will be special Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with prizes, decorating eggs, Colouring Contest, and giveaways to the first 75 kiddies! Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Boston Pizza Cambridge South | Register

EASTER Eggstravaganza Family FUN

Join us for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza Family Event in the countryside of Richmond Hill! An outdoor afternoon of family Easter Fun! Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Summit Community Church, 1750 Stouffville Road, Richmond Hill, ON

Free

Easter at the Market

Join us for a morning of Easter Fun at the Market! All your Easter dinner needs! Free Kids Crafts including Egg Hunt bags and Easter crowns. Help us find our 10 hidden chicks while shopping and win Market Bucks! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cookie Decorating | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ Wesley United Church
Egg Hunt | 10:00 AM

Cambridge Farmers Market, 40 Dickson Street, Cambridge

Free

Easter Party at the Market

Hop on down to the Kitchener Market and spend the morning with the Easter Bunny!

Make a special Easter craft, create an Easter treat at Kids in the Kitchen and take your own pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Don’t forget to bring your phone or camera!! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Kitchener Farmers Market, 300 King St E, Kitchener

$2 per child or a donation for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region; Please register online as space is limited.

Children’s Peek a Boo Bunny DIY Special

Let the Nailed It Nite Creative Team lead your littles step by step on how to create an adorable DIY bunny sign. Your little DIYer will learn how to sand, stencil and safely hammer throughout this workshop to create an adorable bunny sign, you just may want to keep up all season long! Ages 3+. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Kitchener Farmers Market, 300 King St E, Kitchener

$20; Register

Easter Train

Enjoy a leisurely train ride. Hop on and off at stops between Waterloo and Elmira on the trains to experience the towns. The Easter bunny will make an appearance aboard the train. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019| 10:10 AM, 12:10 PM, 2:10 PM

St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market, Waterloo, ON

Adult (11+): $19.99; Child (2+): $14.99; All Ages + Hop On Hop Off
$19.99

Family Fun Easter Theme Weekend – Jump Into Spring with Peter Rabbit

Spend the long weekend getting ready for spring with Peter Rabbit. The weekend will be packed full of Peter Rabbit themed activities, including crafts, games in Mr. McGregor’s garden, and a tea party. Explore growing your own garden, take home some things to get started, and make your own springtime garden art. Details

April 19 – 22, 2019
Friday & Monday | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener

Included with regular admission

Stemotics Day

Robotics and Coding Technology Program: WeDo LEGO Education Session – Find the fun side of science by building and coding real robots! Work in groups and use the LEGO you love, add some sensors and motors and watch your creation come to life before your eyes! Ages 5 to 8.

Robotics and Coding Technology Program: LEGO MindStorms EV3 – Find the fun side of science by building and coding real robots! Work in groups to bring technology alive, and let your creations interact with the world! Students don’t need any coding experience to use the simple drag & drop software. Ages 9 to 14. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Robotics and Coding Technology Program: WeDo LEGO Education Session | Sessions 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
Robotics and Coding Technology Program: LEGO MindStorms EV3 | Sessions 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM

Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener

Included with regular admission

Easter Weekend at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Join us during Easter weekend and enjoy fun Easter-themed activities for kids! Details

April 19 – 22, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Easter-themed Storytime and Meet a Bug | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Rd., Cambridge

Included with regular admission

Earth Day at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Join us for Outdoor Guided Walks and more! Explore the tropical greenhouse and enjoy some of our very favourite bug and butterfly books during Storytime! Details

Monday, April 22, 2019
Outdoor Guided walks | 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
Easter Storytime | 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Rd., Cambridge

Included with regular admission

Hot Cross Bun Making Demonstration and Easter Crafts

Plan to stop by McDougall Cottage on Good Friday when we’ll be baking up some hot-cross buns to share with our friends, old and new. Nibble a sample with a warm cup of tea and don’t forget to take a free recipe home with you, so you can make some to share with all of your other friends.

Children will also have fun creating an Easter craft to give to a special friend or family member or to keep for themselves. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand AVE S, Cambridge

Admission by cash donation

Egg Dyeing, Rolling and Hunt

Bring your clan down to McDougall Cottage for some egg-ceptionally good fun! Children can dye and decorate eggs then join us in the backyard for an old fashioned egg rolling race – just like they do at the White House! There will be Easter treats for all children who drop by. Details

April 20 – 21, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand AVE S, Cambridge

$2/child

Hespeler Village Easter Egg Hunt

Kids will visit us at our booths located at the Hespeler Village Square (behind the library and Fire Hall) where they will pick up their maps and loot bags to take with them as they journey through each participating business downtown to collect their Easter goodies. Once their Easter Egg Hunt is complete and their map has been stamped, the kiddies will venture on back to the main square to enter the draw for the GRAND PRIZE and enjoy some more fun activities!! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Hespeler Village Square, Hespeler

Free

Bottle Feed Baby Goats

Come out to Growing Hope Farm to bottle feed baby goats. When you come out to feed the goats you will be getting a chance to snuggle up with some cute babies! After your done feeding you will have access to the farm to look around and check out all the things we are growing here. Details

Various dates from April 7 – July 31, 2019
Friday, April 19 | 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 20 | 12:00 PM

Growing Hope Farm, 246 Sherring Street, Cambridge

Timed Tickets: $6.99

Easter Egg Hunt

Here comes the Easter Bunny, hopping down the bunny trail. Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way. So hop on over or even run. We’re having an Easter Party that will be lots of fun! We’ll hunt for eggs and eat good food. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Carmel New Church and School, 40 Chapel Hill Drive, Kitchener

$6.50

Community Easter Egg Hunt

The event will have face painting, bouncy castles, crafts, and of course…THE HUNT! Grades JK to 5 are invited to participate in the hunt for Easter Eggs. Participating ages are 2-13. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Avenue Road Baptist Church, 465 Avenue Road (opposite Shade’s Mills Conservation Area), Cambridge

Free

Optimist Easter Egg Hunt

Bring a basket and join the fun. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 |10:00 AM

Riverside Meadows Park Water Street in St. Jacobs

Easter Weekend Eggstravaganza

Sample some traditional Easter Cheese and help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs. Details

Friday – Saturday, April 19 – 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Schneider Haus National Historic Site, 466 Queen St S, Kitchener

Regular admission applies. No registration required

Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your own basket and collect coloured eggs scattered throughout the Museum site. Exchange the eggs for a sweet treat from our Easter Bunny. Ages up to 8 years. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Schneider Haus National Historic Site, 466 Queen St S, Kitchener

$2/child (cash only, accompanying adult no charge)

Easter Egg Hunt @ Chiefswood National Historic Site

In partnership with Chiefswood Park, Chiefswood National Historic Site will host our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Four different age categories. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Chiefswood National Historic Site, 1037 Highway 54, Ohsweken

Free

Easter Sunrise Service

Join us for the 55th annual Easter Sunrise Service. The service is sponsored by the Cambridge Christian Business Men’s Committee. Light refreshments served following the service. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Freeport United Brethren Church in Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener

A voluntary offering will be collected

Easter Eggsplosion

On Easter Sunday, children will enjoy a massive egg hunt, jumping castles, games, music, candy and many other fun-filled activities. Ages 3-11 years. Mini activities & mini hunts for kids aged 0-2 as well. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Calvary Assembly, 127 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge

Register

Creation Station: Easter Bunnies

It’s Easter Egg hunting season and we want to help you collect as many as you can! With the help of your very own bunny mask, you’ll be sure to be the hit of the Easter egg hunt! Details

April 17 – 18, 20 – 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

TheMuseum, 10 King Street West Kitchener

Regular admission

Easter Egg Hunt

We’re hosting an epic all day Easter egg scavenger hunt! Covering all five floors, you will search throughout the building to uncover all the sweet treats you can find! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | All day

TheMuseum, 10 King Street West Kitchener

Regular admission

PD Day Camp: Easter Egg Mystery

Oh no – we need to find out who stole the Easter Bunny’s eggs… or there will be no more candy! This Easter Monday mystery allows young detectives to use critical thinking to follow the clues – and uncover some sweet treats in the process. Details

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

TheMuseum, 10 King Street West Kitchener

Regular admission

Day Camp at FunworX

All our programs include: full use of the FunworX facility, with the addition of bowling, Ropes Course, arts and crafts, games, outdoor time (weather dependant). Lunch and snacks will also be provided each day. All programming is designed for ages 4 – 12 years. Details

Monday April 22, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

FunworX, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener

$47.95 – $55.95

Family Movies

  • Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Family Favourites Saturdays at 11:00 AM

Other Activities

  • Kitchener Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs on Friday, April 19, 2019 @ Knollwood Park
  • The Underground Studio Makerspace: Easter – Learn how to solder with us in The Underground Studio MakerSpace for Easter! We’ll lead you in creating rabbits, or any shape of your choosing, before we turn your creation into a stained glass ornament! April 20 – 21, 2019 | 11:30 AM & 1:45 PM
  • Puppy Easter Egg Hunt – Come on out to our FREE event for puppies 6 months and under. There will be goody bags for the first 50 people, prizes and of course the Egg Hunt! Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ The Healthy Barker

II. Live Music

Bach: St. John Passion

Join our Good Friday tradition of a master work by J.S. Bach. His St. Matthew Passion invites the listener to reflect on the perspectives of the different players in this beautiful and redemptive account! Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Centre in the Square, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener

$5 – $81

Carmen Spada Trio

Featuring Jerry Weldon (NYC). Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Jazz Room, 59 King St. North, Waterloo

$18

In the Name of Love

In The Name Of Love is an exciting and poignant musical journey. Using the songs of U2 we will go through the last week of the life of Jesus to His triumphant resurrection. Details

April 18 – 19, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Highview Community Church, 295 Highview Drive, Kitchener

Free

The Fred Eaglesmith Show

Fred Eaglesmith and Tif Ginn will set up and deliver solid rock and roll entertainment. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener

$30 advance, $35 at the door

Poetry by the Pond

Join us in Huron Natural Area to celebrate National Poetry Month! Bring a notebook and pen, and be ready for some quiet writing time by the pond. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Huron Natural Area, 801 Trillium Dr., Kitchener
Meet at the yellow school portable building

Free event! Registration required

The Willows

This performance is part of the WOMEN IN JAZZ series, sponsored by DIVA INTERNATIONAL. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Jazz Room, 59 King St. North, Waterloo

$25

III. Exhibitions, and Other Events

Kitchener Good Friday Spring Craft Show and Market

Join us with over 70 vendors for this annual event. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Holiday Inn, Kitchener

$2.00; Kids under 12 free

Fish Fry-Yeah!

Good Friday we’re having our annual all-you-can-eat fish & chips!! Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre- Bruce Craft House, 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge

$19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity

Good Friday Fish Fry

Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Lions Hall, 40 South Street West, Elmira, ON

$20/person

Other Activities

  • Growth Stick Workshop – Let your children make their own growth stick in this fun and creative workshop. Children will make their height tracker, designed as a flower. This activity involves using paint. Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM @ Waterloo Region Museum

V. Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Bingemans at 425 Bingemans Centre Dr. | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (seating every half hour)

At the Crossroads Family Restaurant | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Martini’s Restaurant

The Belmont Bistro | 13:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday Brunch @ Timeless Cafe and Bakery

The Gilt Restaurant | April 20 & 21 | $32/person

The Bauer Kitchen

Charcoal Steakhouse

Golf Steak House & Seafood

Proof in Waterloo | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Red House

Aqua Lounge Restaurants | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | $14.99 – $24.99

Fork and Cork Grill

The New Dundee Emporium

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Easter Sunday Brunch at Bruce Craft House

Spend time with loved ones, eating, drinking and celebrating at our lavish Easter brunch buffet – a foodie extravaganza! Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Seating | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Egg Hunts for the kids | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre- Bruce Craft House, 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge

$37.95 per person plus tax and gratuity; Aged 65+ $29.95; Kids 12-3 $18.95 (under 3 free)

We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there might be typographical/oversight errors or events may be cancelled or postponed without any notice. Verify all details from concerned event Websites/officials.

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