Welcome back to our Social Series! June is here, which means it’s nearly time celebrate Father’s Day. Whether you’re looking to spend time outside, share a nice meal, or attend a workshop, we’ve got you covered with a number of fun ways to enjoy the day in the Waterloo Region. Let’s dive into what’s happening in our community this June!

Spend the day outside:

Explore Laurel Creek Conservation Area:  Enjoy some bonding time and take Dad for a day of fishing at Laurel Creek Conservation Area. That’s not all though – Laurel Creek is also a great place to hike, birdwatch, and spend time outside.


Golf at Rebel Creek Golf Club: Spend a day on the green with Dad at Rebel Creek Golf Club. The course is a great time for golfers of all skill levels. Just try to avoid getting too competitive! 


Father’s Day Hike at Huron Natural Area: Enjoy a family hike! This local favourite has multiple trails, all depending on what kind of difficulty you’re looking for. Pack some snacks and enjoy the great outdoors!


Downtown Kitchener ArtWalk: Explore the art scene of Downtown Kitchener. The ArtWalk features local artists’ work displayed throughout the downtown area.


Waterloo 10K Classic: Start Father’s Day on an active note by participating in the Waterloo 10K Classic. This community race offers a variety of distances for all levels, from a 3K to a full 10K run. It’s a fantastic way to get moving and celebrate the day with some healthy competition.

Share a meal together:

A special Father’s Day Brunch Buffet at Charcoal Steak House: Treat Dad to brunch at Charcoal Steakhouse. A grand market-style buffet with a wide variety of options – even oysters if you want to start your day with a bang!


Father’s Day Brunch at The Cambridge Mill: Treat Dad to an exquisite brunch buffet at The Cambridge Mill. Enjoy a variety of delicious options with a beautiful view of the Grand River.


BBQ Feast at Lancaster Smokehouse: Challenge dad to a BBQ eat-off at the Lancaster Smokehouse. Known for its smoked meats and atmosphere, it’s a great spot for a Father’s Day dinner. 

Explore the local community with Dad:

Summer Music Series at Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery: Enjoy live music every Wednesday evening at Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery. Bring Dad to enjoy the music, the market, and especially the drinks!

  • Date: Every Wednesday throughout the summer
  • Location: Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery, 1271 Reidsville Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0
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City of Kitchener Neighbours Day: Join in on a city-wide porch party! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music for this day-long event.


Indigenous Art Market: Support Indigenous artists and find new handmade crafts at the Indigenous Art Market.

  • Date: June 21, 2024
  • Location: Victoria Park Pavilion, 80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener, ON N2G 1K9
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Find an activity with Dad:


Father’s Day Canoe Trip on the Grand River: Take Dad on a canoe trip along the Grand River and enjoy the beautiful views.


Father’s Day Axe Throwing at Bad Axe Throwing: Wouldn’t be bonding time with your dad without a friendly competition. Try your hand at axe throwing – a great family-fun activity.


Father’s Day Heritage Hopper Train Ride: For both the history-buff dads, introducing the Heritage Hopper. Dads ride free on this historical and scenic train ride through the region!

  • Date: June 15th
  • Location: 69 Agnes St, Kitchener, ON N2G 2E9
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Get Social With Us

This June, whether you’re fishing, hiking, or enjoying brunch, Waterloo Region has lots of ways to make the most out of Father’s Day this year. What are your plans for the day? Let us know! Reach out on our social platforms like Instagram or Facebook at @builtbyactiva and share what your family gets up to!

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