Cherry Festival 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cherry Park You don’t need a reason to head to a park this summer, but just in case, here’s a great one: The Cherry Festival in Kitchener is back. Check out the bands, a clown with balloon sculptures, face painting, the dunk tank, pony rides, and most of all, foods containing cherries, including cherry pie. http://www.cherrypark.blogspot.ca/2013/05/2013-cherry-festival-july-6th.html

Forbes Park Music Festival Cambridge 10:00 am -10:30 p.m. Another great park, another great festival this weekend. Spiely,Trott & Pearson headline the list of bands, including Seven Sundays, The Fletcher Project and Foot Bridge Road, among others. There will be food, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, a splash pad, dance and martial arts demonstrations. Fun all day long! http://www.cambridge.ca/relatedDocs/forbes%20park%20brochure.pdfhttp://www.cambridge.ca/news.php?eid=1873&s=4&ms=2013-07-01

"One Love" Festival 12:00 p.m. I hope you like jamming too, because TheMuseum’s One Love festival is going to be a feast for the senses. There will be Caribbean food, Jamaican folk dance music, urban reggae, a performance by Starlite Steelband and face painting. Plus admission is free! http://www.themuseum.ca/events/summer-one-love-festival

Tri-City Roller Girls Championship Finals Saturday 7:00 pm Get the elbows out for the roller derby championship! The Total Knock Outs are facing off against the Venus Fly Tramps for the league title.  It’s an all-ages event, and kids 12 and under get in free. http://www.waterloo.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=fcec81be-f34d-4af4-8082-bebe7c072934&PID=Eventshttp://www.tricityrollergirls.com/

Waterloo Cooper Challenger, various times If you can’t make it to Wimbledon, you can make it to Waterloo to watch this excellent women’s pro-am tournament. Catch the singles semi-finals and doubles finals Saturday or the singles finals on Sunday. Go cheer on future Canadian tennis greats- for free! http://www.wowchallenger.com/Home.html