Kate's 5-plus fun things to do this weekend (Sept. 14-16)

Sunny and warm weather means this is a great weekend to get out and take part in one of many events in and around Waterloo region.

It's going to be a lovely weekend weather-wise and there is much to do

The Royal Medieval Faire takes place Saturday in Waterloo Park.

It is an incredibly busy weekend in Waterloo region and there is so, so much to do. 

It's going to be a very warm September weekend. Take advantage of the weather (because let's be honest, it could be snowing soon) and enjoy some of these events.

Art District Gallery Opening Reception for Jockie Loomer-Kruger

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14

185 King St. E., Kitchener

The Art District Gallery is a co-op of artists that live and work in downtown Kitchener. It presents a new exhibition and reception every six weeks. This new show features Jockie Loomer-Kruger, who recently released Valley Child — A Memoir that is a collection of childhood stories for adult readers. The reception includes music from the DJAM Jazz Collection.

Doors Open Waterloo Region

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

Various locations

Step inside tech businesses, churches, a tomato greenhouse, libraries, galleries and farms during this annual event that lets you peek inside the doors of local landmarks and businesses that may not always be open to the public. There are 34 sites in the region. There are seven talks taking place, an architecturally themed art exhibit and a Startup Open House where you can explore the offices of local startups and talk to the people behind them.

Royal Medieval Faire

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

Waterloo Park (near bandshell/picnic shelter)

This interactive festival will put you shoulder-to-shoulder with knights and ladies in authentic costumes. Listen to some Celtic music, watch sword and magic demonstrations, visit vendors, and take in the tournament.

Cambridge RedHawks home opener

4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

Galt Arena Gardens, 98 Shade St., Cambridge

The Cambridge RedHawks junior hockey team will face-off against the Brampton Bombers at 7 p.m., but before that enjoy entertainment, food and activities as the team kicks off their season. This is a new hockey team in the region and the team's owner, Scott Hunter, said in a release he thinks it's time to "fill the arena and carry on the legacy of great hockey that Cambridge is known for."

The Guelph Jazz Festival runs all weekend at various venues. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

Guelph Jazz Festival

12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14

10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

12 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16

Various locations in Guelph

Take in several free and ticketed concerts with so many talented musicians. There's also the Friday Night Street Music Party in Market Square in front of Guelph's city hall and all afternoon and evening on Saturday, there's free performances by youth jazz ensembles, Avaatar, Surefire Sweat and end the evening with DJ Shub.


10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16

St. George

Take a short drive to St. George (located between Cambridge and Brantford) for their annual event celebrating all things apples. You want pie? They've got them. Fritters? Yup. There's also entertainment, vendors and activities for the kids. No doubt you'll find something a-peeling at this event (their joke, not mine).

Belmont Village Bestival

10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

Belmont Village, Kitchener

Lots of local music, food and art fill this neighbourhood festival.

Terry Fox Run

There are several Terry Fox Runs taking place in the region including:

At each of these events, you can sign up to take part or donate some money for the cause.

Fall Fairs

In and near the region

New Hamburg, on until Sunday

Fergus, on until Sunday

Milverton, Sunday

Not too far to drive

Western Fair in London, on until Sunday

Neustadt, Friday and Saturday

Acton, on until Sunday

Harriston Minto, on until Sunday

Reminder: The International Plowing Match starts on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Pain Court and winds up Saturday.

Check out the New Hamburg Fall Fair this weekend. (Facebook/Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce)