Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (July 12-14)
Take a cruise down Kitchener's King Street and enjoy music at Kultrún
It should be a hot, summery weekend in Waterloo region and there is much to do, so fill up your water bottle, grab the sunscreen and get out of the house.
Hillside Festival is all weekend long at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. There's Cruising on King Friday night in downtown Kitchener. There's also Merchant of Venice as part of Shakespeare in the Park in Elora this weekend and a meditation walk near the Pioneer Memorial Tower Sunday morning.
If you feel like taking a bit of a drive, you could head to the village of Paisley where Artists on the River is taking place on Saturday.
As well, if you're a runner and looking for someone else to run with, there's a group run in Victoria Park every Saturday morning. It's free and everyone starts at the Boathouse at 9 a.m. Organizers just ask you register before you arrive.
Kultrún World Music Festival
12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 13
12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, July 14
Victoria Park, Kitchener
It's the perfect weekend for a music festival and this one features some amazing musicians you won't get to see any other time in Waterloo region. Systema Solar from Columbia, Who's the Cuban? from France, Clarinet Factory from Czech Republic — that's just a hint of what you'll experience. There's also an opening concert Friday at TheMuseum with Newen Afro Beat.
Junk Music Jam with Kitchener's Artist in Residence
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 13
Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener
Join the city's artist in residence Mary Neil as she asks for the community's help to come up with a piece of music. In particular, this piece will focus on the importance of the market to people.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 13
Waterloo Public Square
More music in uptown Waterloo and this time, it's with ukuleles. Hosted by Waterloo Public Library, this event will include a maker activity and live performances. There's also sing-a-longs, food trucks, baloon making and, organizers say, some surprises. This event is brought to you by the same folks who do Summer Lights.
Preston Food Crawl
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, July 12
King Street, Cambridge
Buy some tickets and sample some delicious food from various restaurants. From pizza to chicken curry yorkie, pulled pork sliders to coffee and berry pancakes. Yum!
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 13
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 14
Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener
Indoor doggy playground, pools, agility, fashion shows — there will be plenty for you and your pup to do. There will also be vendors and information about pet rescues.