May Long Weekend Events & Activities in Kitchener-Waterloo Region
A go-to list of family activities and events taking place during May long weekend in Kitchener-Waterloo Region: Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24, 2021
Do note that Ontario is under Stay-at-Home Order.
The province has announced that outdoor recreational amenities like golf courses and driving ranges, soccer and other sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and skate parks can reopen starting May 22nd. Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people.
Youth aged 12 and older can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments across Ontario starting May 23rd.
Stretch your Legs
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. (only visit places near your home as Ontario is under a stay-at-home order).
- 25 Must-Visit Nature Attractions & Parks in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region
- 50 Nature Attractions & Hotspots in and around GTA
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
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
Ribs & Tails
Bingemans @Home is offering a taste of Waterloo Region heritage. A classic Ribs & Tails dinner with all the best accompaniments. Details
Friday, May 21, 2021
Pick-up at Bingemans Commisary Kitchen, 40 Shirley Avenue
$72.00; Add-ons available
Virtual Cooking Class Demo
Join Join the Kitchener Market and Chef Rob for a great instructional video. Chef Rob with the help of TWB Brewing will be finishing up his series of sensational summer drinks. Details
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
… the Long Weekend! Even if you are stuck indoors or confined to your backyard, you can still enjoy a great time. Freshen up your space with beautiful blooms from your own garden or your local florist. order a snack or dinner from your local bakery or restaurant.
The exhibition Nature Inspired presents such works found in our permanent collection. Clay, glass and copper enamel artists shown here offer their interpretation of the natural world, its botanical specimens and its landscapes – in sculptures, two-dimensional pieces and functional wares. Details
Enjoy a Picnic
Order a takeout of your favourite goodies and meal deals from a local restaurant or bakery. This not only supports local businesses but also saves you the hassle of preparing for the picnic. You don’t have to venture far – have one in your backyard or at a nearby park.
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 to make Chicken Skewers and Pizza on French Bread. Details
Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Adventure on a Page
Check out the Book Bundles offered by Waterloo Public Library. Surprise Me! Book Bundles for Adults are special orders of hand-selected books. One bundle has 5 specially selected titles for every taste.
WPL Kids Express book bundles is a curated package of information based on children’s ages, reading levels, and interests. Details
Waterloo Public Library branches
Free with your library card
You might like: Billie’s Book Picks by the Kitchener Public Library
Deanna Bowen: Black Drones in the Hive
An interdisciplinary exhibition that reveals the strategic erasures which enable canons to exist without question or complication. Combing local archives, KWAG’s Permanent Collection, historical publications, and wartime propaganda, Bowen weaves together narrative threads of labour, migration, dispossession, and militarization. Details
Until May 23, 2021
Explore from Home
Enjoy Kitchener-Waterloo Region’s top attractions safely from home.
- THEMUSEUM – programs for family, 55 & Better series
- Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery – Digital Exhibitions, Family Sunday programming
- Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum – Women’s History in the Making, crafts, coloring sheets, recipes, and videos
- Canadian Clay and Glass Museum – Digital exhibtion, Clay projects, artist talk, and more
- Waterloo Public Library – Virtual Programs
A Hip-Hop Exploration
Explore the places in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge that have shaped local hip-hop culture. Details
The Queen Has Donkey Ears
The Queen has a deep dark secret…she has Donkey Ears! She doesn’t want anyone to find out, but when a viola reveals the secret the Queen is shocked by the audience’s response! This tale is about appreciating what makes us unique. Details
May 15-24, 2021
Enjoy Musical Concerts
Tune in and listen to live music streamed from all over the world! Details
Watch Theatre Performances
One positive outcome of the pandemic is that you can now access theatre performances from all over the world online. See what’s on show this weekend. Details
Fun with Science
If you are looking to try new things, check out our list of science experiments that are super fun, easy, and educational. Details
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
Explore the World From Home
With travel being restricted, there are no ways to physically enjoy a trip to distant places. But the good news is you can explore these places virtually. From Canada’s arctic, cities, National Parks to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, Egypt’s Heritage Sites, and scenic train rides, you can now enjoy many travel destinations virtually.
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.
For more, see Explore Ontario
- 50 Bucket List Ideas for Summer in Ontario
- Guide to Planning a Summer Boating Trip on Trent-Severn Waterway
- Unique Summer Adventures in Southwestern Ontario
- 25 Nature and Wilderness Adventures in Ontario
- 100 Adventures in Ontario Provincial Parks
- 25 of the Best Parks to Go Camping Near Toronto
- 25 of the Best Provincial Parks to Go Camping This Summer in Ontario
- 150 Things to Do with Teens in Ontario
- Road Trip: Drive the Trent-Severn Waterway
- Road Trip: Toronto – Tobermory – Manitoulin Island – Killarney – Georgian Bay