City festivals and events

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All city events

Descriptions of all city-run events that take place throughout the year.

Amplify

Amplify is a full-day summit celebrating creativity and innovation in Waterloo Region. It takes place each fall.

Canada Day

In 2020 Canada Day will be celebrated through a video featuring local artists, musicians and community members.

Final Fridays

On the last Friday of the month (from May to August), you're invited to explore arts, culture and cuisine in the city's core.

Lumen

Lumen showcases light-based new media, media art, and projection-based installations. It takes place on the final weekend in September.

Open Streets

Open Streets celebrates the livable cities movement. It takes place throughout the summer.

Winterloo

Taking place on the final weekend in January, Winterloo is the city's annual winter festival, held in the uptown area.