Things to Do during Mother’s Day Weekend in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

Mother’s day Weekend Events & Activities in and around Kitchener-Waterloo Region: May 10 – 12, 2019.

A list of what’s on during Mother’s day weekend in and around Kitchener-Waterloo Region including Mother’s day brunch, crafts, free fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.

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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

Young@rt – A Celebration of Youth Week

Please join us for the 4th annual Young@rt Celebration – a celebration of youth and art in all of its many forms – and be inspired by some of Kitchener’s dynamic youth artists! This event showcases some of the region’s best in visual arts, song, dance, and digital story-telling. Details

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | Doors 6:00 PM

Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener


Gardening for Tots with Bob

Young gardeners get their hands in the soil early this year in this child-friendly, indoor gardening experience with heritage gardener Bob Wildfong. Learn about seeds and plants, flowers and food, and take home something to grow in your own garden. A range of activities will delight your little ‘green thumbs’. Note limit of one adult per child due to space restriction. Ages 3 to 5. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener

$9 per child plus HST (accompanying adult no charge). Registration required

Day Train


Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 10:10 AM, 12:10 PM & 2:10 PM

St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market, Waterloo, ON

Adult: $19.99; Child: $14.99

Flowers Wake Up

All stories are originals by Odawa First Nations storyteller Barbara Croall. Spring has sprung and the flowers are waking up to greet the sun while the woodland creatures enjoy their beauty and say hello. Watch these flowers emerge and open up, and meet the creatures that depend on these flowers for their survival.

Doors open 30 minutes before each concert for children and parents can participate in music activities provided by Music for Young Children. Stay after the concert to meet the performers and their instruments! Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM

Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St W, Kitchener

$11 – $14

Wild Wee Ones Spring Sessions at Shade’s Mills

Wild Wee Ones is a nature play program for children ages 3 – 5 and their parent or guardians, taking place entirely outdoors exploring the fields and forests of Shades’ Mills CA, rain or shine, hot or cold. Details

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Shade’s Mills Nature Centre, 450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge

GRCA park members pay $65. Non-members pay $95 which includes park entrance fees on program days. You may register additional siblings (ages 3-5) for $35 per session.

Public Roller Skating in Kitchener

Come get your roller groove on. Join us for a night of rolling tunes on eight wheels. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019
All Ages | 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
16+ only | 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Grand River Arena, 555 Heritage Drive, Kitchener

$8 admission, or $5 for kids 15 and under. Special price for adults who want to skate for all 4 hours. Skate rental is $5

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

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II. Live Music

Ted Gibbons Quartet


Friday, May 1o, 2019 | 8:30 PM

The Jazz Room, 59 King Street North, Waterloo


Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles

The Juno nominated group have arrived with their second recording, entitled “ELEMENTALS”. Once again we have drummer/composer Mark Kelso leading the way on the drums, Rich Brown on the electric bass, Luis Deniz on alto saxophone, Joey Martel on electric guitar and the newest member on keyboards, Jeremy Ledbetter. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Jazz Room, 59 King St. North, Waterloo


Carmina Burana

Celebrate the end of Andrei’s first season as Music Director with Carl Orff ’s monumental Carmina Burana, featuring the famous chorus, O Fortuna. The piece plunges us into the carnal excess of medieval ritual and vice, and with an enormous orchestra, choir and a cast of outstanding soloists, it’s a truly awesome live concert experience! Details

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N, Kitchener

$13- $86

There Will Be Rest

A choral concert with guest artist: Mark McDowell, organ. Featuring the premiere of the 2018 NewWorks winning entry, Laughter & Light by Douglas Price and a DaCapo alumni Choir! Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ St. Matthew’s Lutheran, 54 Benton St, Kitchener
Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM @ Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St, Waterloo

Adults $25 | Seniors (65+) $20 | Post Secondary Students $15 | Youth & Children (18 & under) $5

III. Theatre/Performing Arts


Come join us in an entertaining show to celebrate our 40th year as a group “KUD STEVAN SINDELIC”. The show is an exciting and intriguing combination of old world Serbian Folk dancing and also bright new choreography added to keep all ages entertained. Enjoy a spectacular presentation on behalf of “KUD STEVAN SINDELIC”. Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM

HH – J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities -Humanities Theatre, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo


Grand River Film Festival

Celebrating and inspiring community through the shared experience of film, the Grand River Film Festival hosts an annual 4-day festival dedicated to bringing bold, reflective and inspiring films to Waterloo Region. Details

May 8 – 11, 2019

Various venues

General Admission $15, All Access Pass $75

Wizard of Oz & 80’s

Carousel Spring Performance 2019. The audience will enjoy our own version of the well loved “Wizard of Oz” as well as a reconstruction of excerpts from the ballet La Sylphide. The dancers will also be performing to tunes by both Queen and artists from the well loved 80’s. Details

May 10 – 12, 2019

HH – J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities -Humanities Theatre, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo

Adult $22, Child/Student/Senior $14

The Miracle Worker

Based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her determined teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring Tony Award®-winning play has moved generations of theatregoers and become a world-renowned classic. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Details

April 24 – May 12, 2019

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo

$29 – $48

Guarded Girls

This powerful new work by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman reveals the complex ways in which our prison system affects generations of women and how thin the line can be that separates those of us who are on the inside vs. those of us who are on the outside of Corrections. Details

May 8-19, 2019

Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener

$22 – $30

Bat Boy The Musical

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. Taken to the family of the local veterinarian, Bat Boy is lovingly raised as one of their own, but when the townsfolk learn of his dark secret, will they embrace him or destroy him? Details

May 2 – 4, 9 – 11, 16 – 18, 2019

KW Little Theatre, 9 Princess St. E, Waterloo

Regular $20; Youth/Member $15

IV. Sports/Games & Related Events

Canadian Sledge Hockey Championships


May 10-12, 2019

Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Ave S, Elmira


Hockeyfest 2019

World’s largest Road hockey festival. Details

May 11-12, 2019 | 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

The Aud, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

$495.00 per team (7-9 players based on division)


Run Waterloo’s objective is to organize a fun, safe and healthy athletic event for the citizens of Waterloo Region and beyond, while maintaining a community responsibility to charitable organizations and their causes. We’re running so that kids in Uganda can literally get up and run! Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019

185 Bridge St W,, Waterloo


Kitchener Panthers


vs. Guelph Royals on Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 02:00 PM

Jack Couch Park, Kitchener

Adults $10.00, Students 17 & Under $2.00, Preschoolers FREE

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

Globe Studios Spring 2019 Art show and Open House

Its a great opportunity to visit and purchase locally made art in the region of Waterloo. There will be a florist on site creating amazing bouquets for Mother’s Day or just because! Pair it with a hand made vase from many of the studio potters in the building. See the first ever curated group show entitiled Garden Variety and enjoy a glass of wine and treats. Rare opportunity to see inside professional artists studios. Details

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Globe Studios, 141 Whitney Pl, Kitchener, ON


Police Headquarters Open House

Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at policing? Come to Waterloo Region Police Services’ Open House. There will be demonstrations by our Emergency Response Team, Canine unit, and much more! It’s a day filled with fun for the entire family. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge

Waterloo Region Children’s Business Fair

A startup opportunity for children in Waterloo Region and beyond! Children start a business and then sell their products or services to the community at a one-day market. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Catalyst 137, 137 Glasgow St, Kitchener

Free admission

Leadercast 2019

This global event is broadcast live each year from Atlanta to hundreds of Host Sites around the world. In 2019, Leadercast Live will bring together experts in leadership and organizational health to help attendees master the art and science of developing and leading healthy teams. This inspiring event is suitable for anyone interested in community building – whether business professional or retired. Details

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM

Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge, 46 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge

$125 plus HST

Play with Clay

‘Play with Clay’ is an open clay studio experience designed for people of all ages and skill levels! Over two Sundays, you make an object out of clay and paint it with our glazes. It gets fired in our kiln and then you pick up your colourful and unique object! You’ll be amazed at what you can create! Details

Sunday, May 12 & 26, 2019 | 1:00 PM or 2:45 PM

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo


Other Events

VI. Mother’s Day Events

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Mothers Day Tribute Show

Celebrity Productions is featuring a special ALL MALE CAST for Mothers Day! Come and join the fun with stars such as Roy Orbison, Elvis, Dean Martin, George Jones and many more! Great singing and detailed costumes. Details

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

David Durward Centre, 62 Dickson St, Cambridge

Mother’s Day High Tea

Annual Mother’s Day High Tea of Kazoku Martial Arts & Fitness Centre in partnership with E.V.O. Kitchen. Mix of sandwiches, scones, and desserts, served with delectable tea. Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

E.V.O. Kitchen, 31 Water Street South, Cambridge

Per adult $45 (no tax), Per child $35 (no tax) – kids under 12 years of age

Mother’s Day Tartan Tea

Treat mum to a traditional tea on her special day. There’ll be sweets and savouries galore, along with superb music by Bill Muir (guitar/vocals). Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave S, Cambridge

$15 per person plus HST, please call for reservation.

Ayr Mamapalooza Mother’s Day Market

Mamapalooza in Ayr invites you to this curated market featuring local businesses and artisans, selling homegrown and handcrafted goods. Shop for your mom, with your mom, or for a new mom-to-be! Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

North Dumfries Community Complex, 2958 Greenfield Road, Ayr

Admission is $2/person. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Mother’s Day Tea Party

Bring your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Enjoy a lovely cupcake and tea. Plus, make a nice gift for your mom. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Kitchener Market

Entry is free with a donation to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Please register every person attending.

Mother’s Day @ TheMuseum

In honour of Mom’s special day we have a full day of activities to keep Mom, Dad, and the little ones happy. Following an interactive and engaging puppet show and story time, participate in a fun Animal Mom themed scavenger hunt! Also create a bright, love-filled craft that will definitely be refrigerator material before taking in an science experiment! Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019

TheMuseum, 10 King Street West, Kitchener

Regular admission

Celebrate Mom and Mother Nature

Spend the day celebrating Mom in one of our most beautiful parks. Take in the spectacular views of the limestone cliffs, hike past glacial potholes and caves, or take photos at the Harris Woolen Mill ruins. You can even play a round of mini-putt for free. Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Rockwood Park, 161 Fall St. S., Rockwood

Free; Camping and boat rentals are not free

Hats Off to Mom!

Women’s Crisis Services’ second annual Mother’s Day brunch fundraiser to celebrate moms.

This special event will feature a delicious brunch prepared by award-winning Chef D, live music by local favourite, Juneyt, plus a silent auction, wine pull, and more! Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | Doors 10:30 AM; Brunch 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Victoria Park Pavilion, 80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener

$35 per ticket

Johnny Cash Tribute Dinner & Show

Celebrate mom with us at our Johnny Cash tribute dinner & show. At 5 pm, enjoy Momma Cash’s authentic chili, along with corn bread, Caesar salad & basmati rice. At 7 pm, opening act takes the stage, followed by award-winning Paul Anthony as Cash). Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 5:00 PM

Hubertushaus, 1605 Bleams Rd., Wilmot ON


Mother’s Day at BP!

Join us @ BP this Mother’s Day! We’ll have special giveaways to the FIRST 100 Moms!!!!!

Plus, each mom will receive a ballot into our Grand Prize Draw for a $25 BP Gift Letter and a pair of tickets to any Drayton Entertainment performance during their 2019 season! ($80 value) Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Boston Pizza Cambridge South, 205 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge

Book your reservation today! 519-622-6223

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Musical Cabaret and Dinner

This cabaret show and dinner will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of our Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre productions. Enjoy your favourite songs and performances from past Murder Mystery shows, including hits from Elvis, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and many more. Details

Friday – Saturday, May 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Lighthouse Restaurant at Grand River Raceway, 7445 County Road 21, Centre Wellington, ON

$59 – $63.61

We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there may 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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