Summer of Fun: Downtown Kitchener Events, 2022
Summer in Downtown Kitchener has so many festivals, markets, yoga, and concerts happening and we're looking forward to highlighting some! Great reason to get downtown and visit some of your favourite businesses while you're at it :)
WEEKLY EVENTS -----
Pup & Poses
Tuesdays, starting June 21 - August 23
Want to release the stress of our Winter lockdown while spending quality time with your fury goofball?
Join our friends, The Attic Yoga Studio & Dog Friendly KW in Victoria Park for a yoga series. Bond with your dog and connect with your local community while enjoying some strengthening, healing movement.
Experiencing new activities together with your dog can strengthen the bond you share.
Yoga and dogs...sounds like a happy time to me.
All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times.
More information at: Pups & Poses Summer Yoga Series | Facebook
Comedy in the Green Vogelsang Park
Select dates: Thursdays - July 14th, August 11th, & Sept 8th
It's a free event organized by our neighbours at The Crazy Canuck who partner with Rust Nail Comedy and KWFamous.
And if you're up for making those evenings a full night out, I recommend hanging out at The Adventure Guild before hand.
You can have a good laugh or cry over a challenging board game with your friends/partner while you have some drinks and food. The pretzel pizza there is *chef-kiss*, delicious!
It's a great way to pass the time before the show and you'll only be a block over from Vogelsang Park. Bonus!
The shows start at 8pm and reservations are encouraged.
Music + Movies at the Kitchener Market
Thursdays - Music in July. Movies in August.
Recently I heard, Thursday is the new Friday. I think it's official, for this Summer anyway, since the Kitchener Market is hosting Music (July) and Movies (August) every Thursday with food, beverages, shopping, and entertainment!
Regardless of possible/not-so-certain revolutionary shifts in the work week, your pre-Friday fun will include live music, a street food market showcasing local culinary talent, a bar that includes options for everyone, and locally made artisan products.
Sounds like a great time to me! Will I see you there?
The shows run 5:00pm - 9:00pm Thursdays. Free of charge!
---- FESTIVALS -----
Rib Fest - Annual BBQ’d meat and craft beer extravaganza in Victoria Park. Friday, July 15 - 17.
Wayback Festival - Kitchener's classic rock celebration and a trip back in time. Retro fun with food vendors, a licensed area, and performances from two legendary Canadian acts in Victoria Park. Saturday July 23, 6 pm - 11pm.
Shakespeare in the Park - A charming evening in Civic Centre Park with Driftwood Theatre Group featuring King Henry Five; an adaptation of three Shakespeare plays. Friday July 29.
Kitchener Blues Festival - A world class, free blues festival. Thursday August 4 - Sunday August 7.
Witch and Wellness Market - Your favourite outdoor witchy night market will be back on Gaukel Street. Organized by Sarah from Midnight Raven Studios (a former staff member of Legacy Greens!). Friday August 12, 4pm. - 9pm.
Kids Spark - A massive free family festival celebrating all things kids across beautiful Victoria Park. Sunday August 21, 11am. - 5pm.
There is so much life and activity planned for the Summer. We hope that, no matter what you participate in, you have a fun, bright and beautiful Summer in Downtown Kitchener!