Just because the weather doesn’t know what to do with itself this year, doesn’t mean the same should apply to you! If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends or family in the KW region, we’ve got you covered with a bounty of events, festivals, markets, and egg hunts to keep you busy this spring! Let’s dive into the early spring excitement and make the most of this vibrant time of year!

Easter Egg Hunts Await!

Schneider Haus Egg-stravaganza

This Saturday, March 23rd, at noon, dive into natural dye baths, plant a seed to take home, and enjoy bunny-themed games along Bunny Lane, including carrot toss! Get creative with spring crafts and listen to seasonal stories with KPL. End your visit with a rainbow egg hunt—find eggs of every colour for Easter treats! Find the golden egg and enter to win a free membership to the Region of Waterloo Museums! See full details here.

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

On Friday, March 29th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, celebrate The National Service Dogs 26th Anniversary – a family event that invites your furry friends to join in the fun. This event is to help empower children with autism and aid veterans and first responders living with PTSD. Thousands of eggs with prize tokens and dog treats are hidden, and all proceeds go towards service dog programs. See full details here.

The St. Jacobs Market Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, March 30th, get ready for a day filled with egg-citement and family fun at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Enjoy egg hunts running at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am in the Farmyard. If you’re hoping (or hopping) to meet the Easter Bunny himself, you can’t missthis event, which also includes a candy hunt in addition to the titular egg hunt. See full details here.

Hop aboard the 2024 Easter Egg-spress Train Ride 

On Saturday, March 30th at 10:00 am, The Waterloo Central Railway will take on a magical heritage train adventure filled with Easter fun. Journey to the WCR park for an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, followed by a scenic ride to Elmira and back. Enjoy Easter activities including a Colouring Contest for a chance to win WCR prizes.  See full details here.

Uptown Waterloo Egg Hunt

On Saturday, March 30th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, explore Uptown Waterloo while collecting candy from participating businesses. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with the Uptown Explorer! Visit the Uptown Waterloo BIA tent in the square for coloring and more. BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) and join the fun! See full details here.

Easter Brunch at Tapestry Hall

On Sunday, March 31st at 10:00am, explore the Grand Hall with diverse dining stations crafted by their culinary team. Don’t miss the chance to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny! Plus, enjoy a special performance by The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra during this unforgettable dining experience! See full details here.

Catch some of the best markets the KWC has to offer this spring!

The KW Kalihwiyo Indigenous Art Market Popup

Running on Saturday, March 23rd for two months, stop by to find prints, paintings, jewelry, beadwork, dream catchers, books, and blankets from talented Indigenous creators. See full details here.

The KW Home and Garden Show

From March 22nd – 24th for those looking to improve their indoor and outdoor spaces! More than 150 vendors are attending, helping you turn your home into a palace in 2024. See full details here.

St. Jacob’s Market Food Tour

The St. Jacobs Market Food Tour is on March 28th at 10:00 am! Experience the diverse flavours of the farmer’s market as they delve into Mennonite food, culture, and history. Explore the best local vendors while sampling sweet, sour, salty, savoury, and spicy treats. This guided tour offers insights into food traditions and market history, connecting you with the growers and producers behind the food.

Feeling sporty instead?

Don’t miss the Kitchener Rangers continue their 2024 season against the Erie Otters on March 23rd. See full details here.

More of a basketball fan? Does March Madness have you chomping at the bit to catch a game live? Be sure to check out the KW Titans match against the Lebanon Leprachauns.  See full details here.

Or, if you’re more of a cyclist, the Ontario Bike Summit is being held in Waterloo for the first time in 15 years! See full details here.

More hidden gems in the KWC community

Those free on March 27th will not want to miss the Inclusive Canada panel on empowering women across all walks of life. The evening will begin with the panel, and feature musical guests, in addition to local vendors. See full details here.

For the puppy owners who need lots of engagement for their pets, Sniffscape is offering a pop-up experience on March 24. It’s like an escape room for your dogs! See full details here. 

Mushroom-lovers will be eager to attend the wine pairing and dinner event being held on March 23rd. Three courses will be offered and paired with a hand-chosen wine to create an unforgettable culinary experience. See full details here.

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The spring season is a truly unique time of year to explore the sights and sounds of the Waterloo Region. This list of activities barely scratches the surface on all the area has to offer. If any of these caught your eye, be sure to let us know on @builtbyactiva on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to be featured.

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