Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - Feb. 27-28

There's plenty to do in Waterloo Region for fun this weekend, from Winterloo activities, a chilli cook-off and even a birthday party for leap year babies.
A view of skaters at Uptown Waterloo Square at night. (Brian St. Denis/CBC)


4:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26; 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27

Uptown Waterloo locations

It's been a mild winter, mostly, but don't let that keep you away from Waterloo's annual Winterloo festival. On Friday, there are hockey games in the city centre parking lot, you can meet the Hamilton Tiger Cats players, skate to tunes at Waterloo Public Square and admire ice sculptures. On Saturday, get your photo taken while standing in an ice photo frame, pick your favourite in the Battle of the Bands, sample chili at Chainsaw in the fifth annual chili cook-off or take a dog sled ride. 

​UW Juggling Festival 

7:00 p.m. to late, Friday Feb. 26; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday Feb. 27; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28

Student Life Centre, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West

You don't have to be able to carry two eggs in one hand to take part in the University of Waterloo juggling festival (it might help though). There will be performances, beginner and advanced workshops and a gala show on Saturday night.

​Leap Year Baby Birthday Party

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28

Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener

Were you or someone you know born on February 29? Young or old, you can celebrate your once-every-four-years birthday this weekend at the Waterloo Region Museum. There will be games and activities, a group photo and a big birthday cake, too. If you're the leap year baby, you get in for free.

The Baudelaires at The Boathouse

Doors 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27

The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

The Baudelaires will bring their self-described brand of scrappy reggae to The Boathouse stage this Saturday. They're joined by blues boys Elliott and the Audio Kings. Grab a pint and get listening.

Farm to Table at Kitchener Market

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27

Kitchener Market, 300 King Street East, Kitchener

The market is celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Greenbelt, the world's largest protected permanent greenbelt that includes almost two million acres of land and water across the Greater Golden Horseshoe in southern Ontario. The best part is you can celebrate with your stomach. There are cooking demonstrations by Chef D, Chef Terry and Chef Stephen, food sampling, as well as music by local musicians and activities for kids. 

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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.