Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - July 5-6

There are festivals galore in the region this weekend, or why not go on an evening hike? Check out these suggestions for fun things to do in the region this weekend.
You can check out the food trucks and booths along King Street on Saturday that will be part of the King StrEATery Food Festival. (CBC)

Cherry Festival

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday

Cherry Park, near Strange St. and Waverly Rd., Kitchener

The 7th Annual Cherry Festival is taking over Kitchener's Cherry Park on Saturday. Of course, there will be baked goods filled with cherries, but there will also be pony rides, a cherry train ride, bouncy castles and crafts. 

King StrEATery Food Festival

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturday

Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West

Eat eat eat! That's the theme of the StrEATery Food Festival, part of the "Days of KW Awesome" events that will see sections of King Street closed until July 11th in Kitchener. Check out the food trucks and booths along King Street on Saturday and eat to your heart's content. 

Building Waterloo Region

Exhibits open at 11:00 a.m., Saturday

Launch Party for Ex Industria exhibition, 7:00 p.m., Friday  

Building Waterloo Region is a collection of events and exhibits that explore and celebrate architecture in the region. Check out photographer Philippe Elsworthy's urban streetscape photos spanning 40 years, or take a self-directed walking tour along the Grand River that explores the history of settlement of the area. There's a Friday night launch party at the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture, as well as two opening receptions on Saturday, so be sure to check the website for all the details.

Night Hike at Rockwood Conservation Area

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Saturday 

161 Fall Street, Rockwood, ON

This evening hike explores the nocturnal creatures that live in the Rockwood Conservation Area. The hike is free, but kids under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. 

Forbes Park Music Festival

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Saturday

Forbes Park, at Forbes St. and Adam St., Cambridge

This all-day fest features plenty of activities for kids, including clowns, jugglers and bouncy castles. There will be food vendors, arts and crafts, and music for all. 

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.