Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - April 18-21

From music to winery tours to Easter celebrations at local farmers' markets, there's plenty to do in Waterloo Region and beyond this weekend. Check out online host Andrea Bellemare's picks.
Celebrate Easter with egg tapping - the egg that doesn't crumble, wins! (Superbass/Wikimedia Commons)

1. Easter at the markets

Saturday, April 19, various locations

Whether it’s Kitchener Market, the Cambridge Farmers Market, or St. Jacobs there’s plenty do on Easter weekend at a market close to you.


Take a photo with the Easter bunny, make an Easter treat or hunt for eggs:


There will be crafts, an egg hunt at 10:00 a.m., and gift certificates hidden in the market: 

St. Jacobs:

Outdoor vendors have returned to St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, and so despite the chillier temperatures, head over and pick up some things for Easter dinner.

2. Good Friday/Easter Sunday winery tours  

All weekend, various locations

The provincial government has changed long-held rules that prevented wineries from opening on certain days of the year - so now wineries can open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. So, take a break from all that yardwork (the ground is probably still wet, anyway) and check out some Ontario wineries.  Try, and Tourism Niagara for a start. 

3. Ladyhawk, Marine Dreams and Dutch Toko

Friday, April 18, 9:30 p.m.
Ebar, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph 

If you missed Kazoo Fest in Guelph last weekend, you can still get a taste of the festival with this show. Vancouver's Ladyhawk joins Toronto's Machine Dreams and Guelph's Dutch Toko for Kazoo #185 at Ebar in Guelph. This is an all ages show too.

4. Record Store Day

Saturday April 19, various locations

Check out some new tunes and keep your local record store in business on Record Store Day. This annual international event has been running since 2007, and it's your chance to pick up some limited edition music. Head to Millpond Records & Books in Hespeler Village, Orange Monkey Music in Waterloo or Encore Records in Kitchener, or any of the Beat Goes On locations in the region and Guelph to pick up some vinyl (or tapes or CDs). Check out the list of special releases at

5. Top Chef Canada at the Rum Runner Pub

Monday, April 21 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

The Rum Runner, 20 Queen St. South, Kitchener

The Walper's executive chef, Terry Salmond, is competing in Top Chef Canada, and he's still in contention for the title. You can head over to the Rum Runner to watch him compete and best of all, eat his featured dish that he'll be recreating from that episode. Yum!

About the Author

Andrea Bellemare


Andrea Bellemare is a producer and reporter working at CBC Montreal. She has worked in many departments at CBC, from radio to TV to online, and she has also reported for the wire service Agence France-Presse.