Things to Do in Kitchener-Waterloo Region in June

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Credit: Woodside National Historic Site

A go-to list of family activities and events in Kitchener Waterloo Region in June.

Go Fishing

 

You can cast a line and reel in that big catch at Ontario Provincial Parks. However, please obey any fishing location restrictions in the park as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.

Enjoy License Free Fishing on June 19 – 20, 2021. Fishing regulations and other rules still apply during license-free days and National Park fishing license is required to fish in Canadian National Parks.

Epic Eagles – Canada’s Definitive Eagles Tribute

What do you get when you bring together 5 esteemed musicians from Canada who also happen to be Eagles aficionados, who revere & feel privileged to perform the timeless music of the Eagles & Don Henley? You get EPIC EAGLES – Canada’s Definitive Eagles Tribute Band, bringing you back to the golden days of the legendary band the Eagles all the way through to the present. Details

Monday, June 14, 2021 | 8:00 PM

Bingemans Drive-in Amphitheatre, Kitchener
at the Camping Resort Entrance

$44.24

Hike or Discover Nature Attractions

Tired of staying at home? Head out for a small walk. Check out some of the green spaces in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region where you can enjoy a walk.

Do not travel to other regions and restrict your travel to nearer to you due to Covid-19.

Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat

Join a virtual tour as artist Esmaa Mohamoud and curator Matthew Kyba present the works in To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat. Taking inspiration from the African American writer Ralph Ellison, artist Esmaa Mohamoud explores the ways in which Black bodies at once appear―and yet are rendered metaphorically invisible―within the spaces they navigate. Details

Various dates

Online

Free

Digital Exhibitions at Clay & Glass

  • Marooned – Loving embraces, passionate affection, and erotic tension; Morgan Kamocki Allaby brings all of these to the sculptures in his latest series of work. Through this series, Kamocki Allaby counters heteronormative narratives of relationships and the frequent dismissal of queer relationships within culture and society.
  • Garden of the Gods – A botanical journey into the world of powerful hallucinogens.
  • Nature Inspired – Clay, glass, and copper enamel artists offer their interpretation of the natural world, its botanical specimens, and its landscapes – in sculptures, two-dimensional pieces, and functional wares.

FCLMA Jazz, Classical & World Music Awards Gala

Annual FCLMA Classical, Jazz & World Music Awards Gala.

Ft performances by: Mark Swan Music Quartet
Marque W. A. Smith Tony Deluca Anthony Borek
Magisterra Soloists
Rant Maggie Rant
King’s University College Chamber Choir
Rachelle Courtney – Jazz Vocalist
Nevin Campbell
Erich Knapp
Camila Montefusco
Matthew Bermudez
Michael Vanhevel
And a special performance by the Middlesex-London Health Unit #Allstars. Details

June 6, 2021

Facebook livestream

19th Annual Forest City London Music Awards

Presented by Unifor Canada with performances by Lost in Japan, Thunder Queens, Typo & King Cruff, Leanne Mayer, CJ Lee, and Patrick James Clark. Details

June 12, 2021

Facebook livestream

Farmer’s Market

Shop groceries or weekend meals, including meat, produce, dairy, and specialty items from the Farmer’s Market. Details

Saturdays | 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

300 King St E, Kitchener

Bingemans @Home

 

Enjoy a taste of Bingemans at home with turkey dinner, southern BBQ or a brunch. Details

Sunday Night Turkey Dinner | June 13, 2021
Father’s Day Southern BBQ | June 20, 2021
Extreme Brunch | June 27, 2021

Pick-up at Bingemans Commisary Kitchen, 40 Shirley Avenue

$44 – $56; Add-ons available

PRESS: Annual Juried Printmaking Exhibition

View original work in print from members of the printmaking community at this Annual Juried Exhibition. Details

May 1 – June 4, 2021​

Online

Go Biking

Cycling is a great way to excercise and also to explore new places and well trod plaths. So wheel out your bicycle and check out the bike paths and lanes in your neighbourhood.

Do not travel to other regions and restrict your travel to nearer to you due to Covid-19.

You may like: Top Bicycle Tours to Explore Ontario

The Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer

June 20th marks the 23rd Annual walk/run for prostate cancer. This signature event is one of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC (PCFBC) largest fundraisers which allows us to continue to promote awareness, assist support groups, and support research. Details

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Wherever You Are, Canada

Free to $35

Brain Tumour Walk

On June 27, 2021, join the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for live-streamed opening ceremonies and gather a group of family and friends to #EndBrainTumours.

The Brain Tumour Walk Program raises money to fund brain tumour research, support services, trusted information, and advocacy to help brain tumour patients and survivors live longer, better, and with hope. Details

June 27, 2021

Wherever you are

Fundraiser

Explore Laurel Creek Conservation Area

Spend the day at Laurel Creek Conservation Area. Their 4.5 km groomed and tracked pine forest trail network is ideal for hiking, and bird watching. Details

Daily | 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Laurel Creek, 625 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo

Admission fee when an attendant is on duty: $2.65 – $6.64; Automatic Gate admission (attendant off duty) $13.27/vehicle

Go Birding

Get to know your city and explore new spaces near you. There are many fabulous birding locations in Ontario to visit, download a bird ID app, and try to name all the birds that you can spot. Details

Only visit places nearer to you due to Covid-19.

Virtual Cooking Class Demo

Join the Kitchener Market and Chef Rob from the comfort of your own home as we present our virtual cooking class series.

June 2 to 18

Fried Chicken Sandwich | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Art of Sous Vide Part 1 | Friday, June 11, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
One Pan Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Art of Sous Vide Part 2 | Friday, June 18, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

City of Kitchener’s Facebook page

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

Explore 35 films from Indigenous artists and filmmakers from around the world. Find animated films, documentaries, short films, feature lengths films, and music videos, among others. Details

May 31 – June 7, 2021

Online

$25

Roam around Victoria Park

 

Enjoy a day out with family or bubble friends at Victoria Park! Pack a picnic with goodies and treats from your favourite restaurant and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a family time or just spend the day relaxing with a book from the Waterloo Public Library.

Learn more about this historic part of town with the free self-guided walking tour available from the city of Kitchener.

Virtual Cooking Class with Ingredient Kit

Join the Kitchener Market for a private virtual cooking class complete with ingredients, with Chef Rob and TWB Brewing in the comfort of your own home!

June 9 to 26, 2021

Pasta Family Meal | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Date Night with Chef Rob | Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Summer Solstice with Chef Rob | Monday, June 21, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Date Night with Chef Rob | Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

City of Kitchener’s Facebook page

Virtual Kids in the Kitchen

Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday to make wonderful dishes. Details

Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

City of Kitchener’s Facebook page

You might like: Chef D Tours the Farmers’ Market on Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

RESOLUTION: A Century of Photographic Art

Enjoy a virtual tour of Resolution: A Century of Photographic Art with narration by curator Cassandra Getty. This exhibition has something for everyone including Micheal Lambeth’s early social realism, Suzy Lake’s feminist portraits, the Indigenous voices of Shelley Niro and Greg Staats, and Osheen Harruthoonyan’s fantasy photographs. Details

Head to a nearby Provincial Park

Ontario provincial parks are open to visitors. Be it to enjoy a walk or just relax in the outdoors, fish or enjoy boating, provincial parks are great places to spend your time.

Did you know that Ontario Provincial Parks are Free to Visit Four Days a Week this Summer. You can also get permits in advance.

You can now visit Ontario parks for free by borrowing day-use permits from participating Ontario libraries.

 

Hunt for Geocaches

Explore the many geocaches located throughout the city. If you though geocaching is challenging, try geocaching in winter! This family-friendly activity uses a mobile app or a GPS device. Check out the trails where you can enjoy Geocaching Trails.

Enjoy a Walk

Waterloo Park is open daily to enjoy. Have a picnic or enjoy a quiet walk. Do maintain physical distancing. Details

Daily | 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Waterloo Park, 50 Young Street West, Waterloo
Free vehicle parking is available from the Young Street West and Westmount Road North entrances to the park. Follow roads into the park and watch for signage. There is also free three-hour street parking along Father David Bauer Drive.

Father’s Day BBQ Market Kit by Chef Rob

Come meet Chef Rob at the Kitchener Market to pick up a special Father’s Day BBQ Kit! This deluxe kit has everything you need for a BBQ dinner at home while supporting local KW businesses! Each kit includes steaks & chops from Charles Quality Meats, charcuterie supplies from Finest Meats and Sausage, Seafood from Caudle’s Catch, Bast Cheese, and Mickey McGuire’s Cheese, salads from Almadina Cuisine and Naranj Blossom, grilling potatoes from Gmach Gardens, mushrooms from Shrooms, and a father’s day beer and gift pack from TWB Brewing. Each kit has ingredients for a family of four to cook together. Details

Pick up on Saturday, June 19 | between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Marketplace on the upper level of the Kitchener Market, 300 King St E, Kitchener

$125; Registration is limited.

Paint Nite

Get creative this weekend with virtual paint nite. Browse through the many pictures, select the one that strikes your fancy, get your supplies and start! Details

Various dates

Online

$15

Plan Your Summer Vacation

It is now the time for planning your summer vacation in Ontario. Gather your family and plan what you are going to do this summer.

Plan to go camping either in provincial parks or national parks (reservations open) and plan your Ontario adventure.

For more, see Explore Ontario

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Upcoming Events

25 Jun

Virtual and In-person, Cambridge

June 25, 2021 To July 7, 2021

Free; Some events require registration

Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Show! (pending Covid Stage 2 re-opening) The Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project will run from July 1 to 7 at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 ...  »

18 Jun

Wherever You Choose

June 18, 2021 To June 27, 2021

403-284-1121

$15-130

Now in its sixth year, Strength in Abilities recognizes the strength individuals have to embrace their abilities and imagine a world filled with possibilities. Individuals of all ...  »

17 Jun

Various Stores, Canada

June 17, 2021

Free Admission

Record Store Day is a day that celebrates independent record stores all over the world with parties, in-store performances and special releases. It’s a day that ...  »

11 Jun

African Lion Safari, 1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton

June 11, 2021 To October 11, 2021

519-622-8144

$18.95 - $29.95

Canada’s Original Safari Adventure has re-opened! Guests can enjoy the drive through Game Reserves in the comfort of their own vehicle. Get closer than you ever ...  »

11 Jun

Clovermead Honey Shop & Adventure Farm, 11302 Imperial Road, Aylmer

June 11, 2021 To October 30, 2021

519-773-5503

$11.99 - $19.99

The Clovermead Adventure Farm has over 50 attractions so your children can burn energy in a healthy and naturally interactive way! Whether it’s cooling off at the ...  »

11 Jun

Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

June 11, 2021 To June 12, 2021

Free

Come browse and shop for bowls, mugs, jewellery and clay art. Over forty potters show their wares. As always, we have a couple pots to give away ...  »

10 Jun

In The Sky

June 10, 2021

Free

This year, you can see an annular solar eclipse on June 10 beginning at sunrise in southern Ontario, through Greenland, and ending at sunset in far-eastern Russia. This ...  »

05 Jun

City-wide, Kitchener

June 5, 2021

$64

Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday the 5...  »

04 Jun

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd, Blue Mountains

June 4, 2021 To June 6, 2021

7054460256

$25.75 to $28.50

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is re-opening on Friday, June 4th! Situated within one of Canada’s UNESCO biosphere reserves and dating back 450 million years, our location is ...  »

02 Jun

Whistling Gardens Ltd., 698 Concession 3, Wilsonville

June 2, 2021 To October 11, 2021

519.443.5773

$6.50 - $13.75

If you haven't been to the Whistling Gardens before, plan a trip and see why Whistling Gardens is voted as one of Canada’s Best Botanical Gardens.  »

01 May

Ontario Parks

May 1, 2021 To September 2, 2021

Free

The Ontario government is making it easier and more affordable to get safely outdoors and enjoy nature by providing free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday ...  »

27 Jun

Online

June 27, 2021

5196427755

Free

On June 27, 2021, join us for our live-streamed opening ceremonies and gather a group of family and friends to #EndBrainTumours. Our Brain Tumour Walk Program is our largest ...  »

18 Jun

Online

June 18, 2021

$15

After a decade in the spotlight highlighted by two JUNO® Award nominations, multiplatinum success, tens of millions of streams, and sold out shows, a period of reflection ...  »

17 Jun

Online

June 17, 2021 To June 18, 2021

416 903 2135

FREE Admission

Make your dream of being your own boss a reality with the support of a credible franchise system at the Virtual Franchise Canada Show! With more than 50 ...  »

17 Jun

Online

June 17, 2021

9059314320

$25 - $30

If music is a language, what could be more intimate and eloquent than a conversation between two instruments? Striving to mimic the human voice was an important ...  »

16 Jun

Online

June 16, 2021 To June 20, 2021

$5 to $23

The 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival will run from June 16-20 with film screenings, talkbacks with participating filmmakers and industry programs. We’re thrilled to share the ...  »

15 Jun

Online

June 15, 2021 To June 17, 2021

Free

The first-ever Canadian Virtual Beauty Festival will be live on beautyfestival.ca from June 15-17, 2021. Over the course of three days, you can tune in for free ...  »

14 Jun

Online

June 14, 2021 To June 26, 2021

Free

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Red Dress Production Co-Production with the support of Common Boots Theatre Blind artist Alex Bulmer takes the arm of people in her ...  »

12 Jun

Online

June 12, 2021

$10 -$15

(Clean comedy show) Laughter is the best medicine! Get your fill of the gut-busting stuff online, courtesy of some of the funniest women on the planet: Rachel ...  »

11 Jun

Online

June 11, 2021 To July 4, 2021

Free admission

Watch world-famous operas from the comfort of your home! Monday, May 31 | Puccini’s Turandot (From October 12, 2019) Tuesday, June 1 | Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila (From October 20, 2018) Wednesday, ...  »

11 Jun

Online

June 11, 2021

$50.85

Jim Beam Presents Live From Inside, After over 30 years together, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction, and more than a few songs that have reached anthemic ...  »

05 Jun

Online

June 5, 2021

$27

Gemma New, Conductor Dominic Desautels, Clarinet HPO 20-21 Composer Fellow: New work Mozart: Clarinet Concerto R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Principal Clarinet Dominic Desautels makes his debut ...  »

04 Jun

Online

June 4, 2021

$15

Agent provocateur, and juno award winner Carole Pope and her band perform groundbreaking songs covering the expanse of her career from High School Confidential to This is ...  »

04 Jun

Virtual

June 4, 2021 To June 13, 2021

Free

Join Guelph Pride (virtually) for the annual spring pride festival from june 4 – 13, 2021! Colouring Page Exhibit – June 4-13⠀ Show Your Pride! – June 4-13⠀ Flag Raising – June 4⠀ Crafting Workshop – ...  »

02 Jun

Online

June 2, 2021 To June 8, 2021

$17.50 & up

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOOK DEATH SQUARELY IN THE FACE AND HOW DO YOU FIND THE STRENGTH TO CRAWL BACK TOWARDS LIFE? Be transported from the comfort ...  »

01 Jun

Online

June 1, 2021 To June 30, 2021

Free

Introducing Bloom Festival, a festival celebrating the artistic works that have bloomed out of Toronto in this turbulent, transformative year. Over a year ago, our world shut ...  »

31 May

Virtual

May 31, 2021 To June 6, 2021

$0 - $80

The Guelph Dance Festival has something for everyone! Virtuosic, athletic, culturally diverse, theatrical and fresh. Come out, experience contemporary dance and celebrate with us each Spring. Performances ...  »

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