Unleash your summer spirit and explore the hotspots of Waterloo Region!

The Waterloo Region is bursting with fantastic destinations for all kinds of outings. Whether you’re seeking a romantic date night, an unforgettable night out with friends, an active adventure, or a pub crawl with delicious food, there is something for everyone! Continue reading to explore the best activities and events in the KWC!


The summertime in St. Jacobs Village offers an array of exciting events that celebrate the vibrant spirit of the season. Visitors and locals alike can immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of this charming Ontario community.

A lovey-dovey outing!

For a memorable date night, explore the charming streets of St. Jacobs and visit Block Three Brewing Company, known for its handcrafted beers and cider. After, take a leisurely walk down the street to The Village Biergarten to have dinner – then take a stroll and experience the charms (and many shops) of St. Jacobs’s Village.

Visit St. Jacob’s Village to learn more about events and more!

Looking for something NEW coming to Waterloo Region? You heard it here; Cambridge just got a lot more exciting! Introducing The Gaslight District in Waterloo Region!

A weekend with friends and family!

Why not head to the highly anticipated Gaslight Grand Opening in Galt for an exciting weekend with family and friends? This FREE three-day event runs from July 28th – 30th, where you will enjoy live music, kids’ entertainment, and lots more! This will be a permanent stage to be used as an outdoor video screen and will have a 12-month calendar full of free events for the community to enjoy.

Visit their website to learn more about the Gaslight District Grand Opening Weekend 

The KWC has so many beautiful parks and conservation areas to explore. Whether on a hike, cycling, climbing, running, rollerblading, or simply surrounding yourself in nature, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Take on an outdoor adventure!

If you’re up for an active adventure, visit Laurel Creek Conservation Area, where you can go hiking, cycling, running and more, and then afterwards, you can enjoy a picnic by the serene lake. These areas often have tables, benches, and scenic views of the surrounding landscape to enjoy with your friends and family.

Visit Ontario Parks

 From farm fresh and locally grown to your favourite guilty pleasures; you won’t want to miss out on Waterloo Region’s tastiest eats.

Embark on a spirited pub crawl!

For a pub crawl with delicious food, explore the bustling streets of Kitchener’s downtown core, which offers a wide array of pubs and eateries serving up delectable cuisine and craft beer. Make your way over to Bobby O’Brien’s and enjoy a spacious outdoor patio with volleyball nets that are open to the public! Next, make your way to The Round Table for some board games and drinks, and then end your night off at The Sugar Run for some comedy and fancy cocktails!

Hint, The Sugar Run is a secret spot in DTK – you need a password to enter.

Explore more of Waterloo Region Restaurants

No matter what your preferred outing style is, the Waterloo Region has something the whole family will love!

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