May is a wonderful time to get out and explore the Waterloo Region. With the warmer weather and longer days, there are plenty of exciting local events and activities to enjoy. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or family-friendly fun, there's something for everyone this month. In this blog post, we'll highlight some of the top events and activities happening in the Waterloo Region this May.
1. Food Truck CrawlSATURDAY, MAY 6TH, 202311 AM - 7 PMRIVERSIDE PARK: 49 KING ST W, CAMBRIDGE
Get ready for food truck season at Riverside Park in Cambridge! Try the "Crawl Special" and regular menu items from a variety of food trucks. Plus, 50 vendors with handmade products, specialty foods, and direct sales.
Free entrance and menus available at the event.
2. Spring MarketSATURDAY, MAY 6TH, 202310 AM - 3 PMCATALYST137: 137 GLASGOW STREET, KITCHENER
Discover one-of-a-kind gifts and meet the makers who bring them to life, just in time for Mother's Day! Make us your "official" Mother's Day shopping destination with hundreds of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind locally grown products and unique gifts!FREE admission
FREE on-site parking
FREE swag bags to the first 50 guests!
3. Stars on IceSUNDAY MAY 7TH, 2023AT 6 PMKITCHENER MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM: 400 EAST AVE, KITCHENER
Kurt Browning announces 2023 stars in ice tour will be his last. Joining Kurt for his farewell will be fellow Canadian Olympians Patrick Chan and Elvis Stojko, International champions Alexa and Brandon, Madison and Evan, Satoko Miyahara, and more.
Buy tickets at theaud.ca or starsonice.ca
4. JT's 80th Birthday Concert - Jazz at The ReigstryFRIDAY, MAY 12TH, 2023AT 8 PMTHE REGISTRY THEATRE: 122 FREDERICK ST, KITCHENER
K-W's own John Tank returns from NYC to celebrate this landmark. A special night featuring some of John's favourite Canadian sidemen, Bernie Senesky piano, Ted Warren drums, and Neil Swainson bass.
Ticketing info for Jazz at The Registry:
$30 General Admission
$150 6-concert Series Pass
5. Mother's Day Garden PartySATURDAY, MAY 13TH, 202312 PM - 4 PMHOMER WATSON HOUSE & GALLERY: 1754 OLD MILL RD, KITCHENER
Celebrate at our Mother's Day Garden Party, fostering community through art. Join us for creative activities and picturesque grounds.Tickets available for purchase online or at the door. Free entry for children 5 years or older and under.
6. Queen It's Kinda MagicWEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH, 20238 PMCENTRE IN THE SQUARE MAIN THEATRE: 101 QUEEN ST N, KITCHENER
Following the huge success of its 2022 Canadian national tour, Queen. It's a Kinda Magic is RETURNING IN 2023 by popular demand! Bringing their big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes back for a night of non-stop rock anthems.
7. Vintage FestMAY 20 -22, 202310 AM - 6 PMMARKET ROAD ANTIQUES: 845 WEBER ST, N WATERLOO
Enjoy the groovy days of nostalgia from over 120 guest vintage and antique dealers of all date ranges. The event includes live entertainment and food/drink options that make this magical event an immersive time capsule experience.
For tickets: stjacobsmarket.com/vintagefest