Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show

Friday, 5:00- 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 11:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon- 6:00 p.m.; July 18 - 20

Victoria Park, Kitchener

Bring your appetite and a willingness to get your hands dirty. There are seven rib makers to choose from, and you'll want to try them all so you can vote for the audience choice award.  Plus, munch on funnel cakes, kettle corn, lemonade and ice cream too, and that's before we even talk about the brewers. The explosion of craft breweries means there will be 16 on hand, from Amsterdam to Wellington. 

Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival 

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m,  Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; July 18 - 20

Waterloo Public Square, 75 King St. S.,  and Waterloo City Hall, 100 Regina St. S.

The Jazz Festival is celebrating its 22nd season this year with a jam-packed lineup including Ivana Santilli, Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis, Eccodek, KC Roberts and the Live Revolution, Alexis Baro and Eliana Cuevas and many more, spread across two stages. Plus, get a music lesson in one of the jazz clinics for kids or adults.

Open Streets Uptown Waterloo At Night

6:00 - 11:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19

This is a special night edition of Open Streets, which coincides with the Waterloo Jazz Festival. There will be outdoor games like a bean bag toss and ladder run, vendors with arts and crafts, ping pong, food, art, music and more. There will even be a glow body paint station and belly dancing. 

Galt Kilitie Band at Cambridge Concerts in the Park 

7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 20

Mill Race Park, at the corner of Water St. and Park Hill, Cambridge

This free concert series rotates through Cambridge parks and provides free evening music on Sundays. The Galt Kiltie band is performing this week, with a mix of jazz, big band, classical and show tunes. Don't forget to bring your lawnchair or blanket. 

Building Waterloo Region downtown Kitchener walking tour

2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 20

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen Street N., Kitchener

This walking tour, called "From Sandhills to Google," will explore the evolution of Kitchener's downtown core by revealing signs of the area's original topography and explaining how development has led to what we see today. This walk is part of the Building Waterloo Region festival that explores and celebrates architecture and design in Waterloo Region. The hike is $10. You have to pre-register.