Welcome to our Fall Social Series! As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, the Kitchener-Waterloo community comes alive with a vibrant array of activities and events that capture the spirit of autumn. From harvest festivals to scenic hikes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this fall season. Continue reading to learn more about things to do in the Kitchener-Waterloo area this fall.

Explore The BIA’s of KWC

Uptown Waterloo has a bustling atmosphere and becomes even more enchanting in the fall! Check out this weekend’s event in the square: Lumen Festival – A festival where light, art & tech meet in Uptown Waterloo.

Downtown Kitchener – In the heart of Downtown Kitchener, autumn’s arrival transforms the bustling streets into a picturesque scene, with crisp leaves underfoot and the scent of seasonal delights wafting from nearby cafes, restaurants, and more!

Downtown Cambridge offers a wonderful blend of heritage, culture, and natural beauty. Check out this weekend’s events:: Sunday Pop-Up Market and Fest2Fall.

Explore the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

Start your fall adventure with a visit to the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Experience the charm of this renowned market, where you can shop for fresh local produce, artisanal crafts, and delicious baked goods. Check out what’s happening this weekend at the St. Jacob’s Farmers Market:

Harvest is peak season at the Market

Tractor Tours

Harvest Hoedown

Taste The Countryside

Get Ziggy Zaggy at Oktoberfest

Kitchener-Waterloo is known for hosting one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Germany. Join in the fun with traditional food, music, and of course, plenty of beer. Prost! Check out what’s happening this weekend’s events to kick-off Oktoberfest:

Bavarian Feast

Marianas Trench

David Wilcox

PLUS, more to come next month in our October Fall Social Series! 

Explore Nature Trails

Enjoy the changing colours of the trees, and take a leisurely stroll along a colourful trail and embrace the crisp air! Explore the Top 4 Hiking Trails in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

Take a Scenic Drive

Embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque countryside surrounding Kitchener-Waterloo. The rolling hills and charming towns make for a perfect backdrop for a day trip.

Did you know… Activa’s Homes and Communities are surrounded by intimate streetscapes, neighbourhood parks, picturesque walking trails and so much more!

Sip New Flavours at Local Breweries

Indulge your taste buds and explore the delightful world of craft beer as you sip on exciting new flavors at our local breweries. Take a trip to Innocente Brewing Company or Block Three Brewing Company!


Go Apple Picking

Wrap up your fall adventures with a trip to a local orchard for apple picking. Enjoy the taste of freshly harvested apples and perhaps try your hand at making apple pies or cider with your friends and family! Visit Martin’s Family Fruit Farm and check out this delicious apple pie recipe!

Get Active Outdoors

Take advantage of the cooler temperatures for outdoor events and activities like cycling, golfing, canoeing and so much more! Visit one of the Region’s beautiful golf courses, cycling trails, running events and more!

Golf North

Fall 5 KM Classic 

Cycling and rollerblading trails 

Get Social With Us

Fall in the Waterloo Region is a magical time when the landscape transforms into a symphony of warm colours, and there are plenty of activities to help you make the most of this beautiful season. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply savoring the flavors of autumn, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant Region. What do you plan on doing? Let us know! Send us a direct message to @builtbyactiva on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to be featured on our social pages.

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