Open Streets Uptown Waterloo
1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
King Street N, between Bridgeport Road and William Street, Waterloo
Another edition of the monthly Open Streets festival in Waterloo, this time combining rare sports cars and water fights. Open Streets has teamed up with the Sports Bike and Car Show who will have motorcycles and sports cars from companies like Suzuki and BMW on display in the Uptown Waterloo Town Square. Up and down King families can enjoy free yoga, ball hockey and water fights.
Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music
7 p.m. - 11 p.m., Friday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday
Downtown Galt, Cambridge
This free festival is an annual event that features traditional folk music, from bluegrass standards to Celtic jigs and the dancing that goes along with it, performed by Morris Dancers from across southwestern Ontario. In between shows you can peruse locally made crafts and fill-up on food from local vendors.
Bicycle Opera Project
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
The Bicycle Opera Project is a group of musicians who tour using their bicycles as transportation, arriving in venues across the province on pedal power alone. The ensemble cast incorporates sustainability into their performance as well, creating props and costumes using recycled material. With the plan to make opera accessible, the group performs excerpts from operas, singing in English and some French to make sure audiences can follow the story lines. Catch them as they come through Waterloo Region on Friday night.
Food Day Canada
12 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday
Participating restaurants in Waterloo Region and Guelph
With a sharp focus on local gastronomy, Food Day Canada is perfect for foodies and non-foodies alike. The annual event encourages restaurants to create a special, prix fixe menu featuring locally sourced and created meals, from craft brews to the homemade jams and sauces. Among the restaurants participating are Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Nick and Nat's Uptown 21 in Waterloo and Dehli Street Bistro in Guelph. See the Food Day Canada website for a list of participating venues and a sneak peak at the menus.
Emiko's Mini Convention
4 p.m.- 11 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kitchener
For all things anime, gaming and cosplay, check out Emiko's Mini Convention in Kitchener. Sign-up to participate in a Mario Kart or Mortal Kombat video game tournament, or flip through locally made zines and see participants elaborate costumes at Saturday night's masquerade.
- Emiko's Mini Convention website