Get ready for three fun-filled afternoons on King Street, and new to 2013, one amazing evening event!
Sunday afternoon, June 16
Saturday evening, July 20
Sunday afternoon, August 18
Sunday afternoon, September 15
The 2013 Open Street events being held on King Street in Waterloo from William Street to Bridgeport Street. Afternoon events will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Evening events are 5 to 9 p.m.
Be sure to find out how you can get involved in this year’s events!
Don’t miss Open Street’s very own Andrew Dodds on the Morning Edition: CBC KW’s new morning radio show hosted by Craig Norris.
Tune in on 89.1 FM at 7:10 am on Wednesday, March 20.
Or send your questions in on Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Open Streets UpTown Waterloo finished with a sunny, cheerful blast yesterday, and it was all made possible by YOU – the volunteers, community groups, local businesses, musicians, artists and Open Streets visitors. Thank-you to everyone who came, shared and enjoyed the day.
There were many happy faces and busy spaces, and more than one serendipitous moment of shared joy (Hello to all of the adults who played in the hula hoop area!). Here are a few pics of the day. We’ll post more shortly on the event page.
The volunteer board behind the four summer events will now be compiling a report for the City of Waterloo recounting the events and suggesting ideas for next year. If you have feedback or ideas, please email co-chairs Tenille Bonoguore and Debbie Currie by September 30.
Click on any of the photos above to see them in full-screen mode.
Today is the big finale to the City of Waterloo’s Open Streets UpTown Waterloo series for 2012, and it’s going to be glorious.
Sunny and 24? Vintage clothes and classic cars? The RED Picnic with Bauer barbecue and Honey Bakeshop treats? Speakers, singers, scavenger hunts and sports? Can’t wait!
Check the map here (or download it here) to plan your afternoon, and please come say hi! The volunteer board will be wearing dark blue Open Streets shirts, our day-volunteers in white. We’d love to hear from you!
Open Streets is organized and hosted by the community, for the community.
King Street, Waterloo. 1pm to 4pm.
Good thing the sun is shining – we’ve got too much action planned for our final Open Streets UpTown Waterloo for 2012 to worry about drizzle!
The Brock Ropeboards crew will have a wicked 12-swinger competition just near Princess Street, where you can see just how far these amazing guys can push the new extreme sport. (Read about the sport, and this weekend’s event, over here at The Record.)
Learn about local history and heritage at the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario booth at Waterloo Town Square. The North Waterloo Region branch of the ACO will host a scavenger hunt of listed heritage properties (with prizes!), and a great colouring station for the littlies.
Scheduled events include:
1:30 pm + 3pm: Kung Fu Academy demonstrations, north of Erb.
1:40pm: Battle of Britain parade, William to Erb
2pm: The Tri-City Roller Girls will hold a FREE roller derby event at the Town Square.
2pm: Buff Mom free family class, outside the Bauer Marketplace
3pm: Free Moksha Yoga class south of William
Scheduled music performances:
1pm: Richard Garvey, Amy Carson Hunter and Uncle Dan Henshall, Old Goat Books stage
2:30pm: Town Hall Cryers, Old Goat Books stage
1pm-4pm: Laurier Music Department serenades lower King Street
1pm and 3pm: Acoustic Steel, at the RED Picnic
Whether you’re new to town, or a long-time local, everything at Open Streets is about community. Come join us and rediscover how great this region is!
* Sunday, September 16, 1pm to 4pm. *
Brought to you by the Open Streets UpTown Waterloo volunteer community board, on behalf of Waterloo City Council.
From new sports to old cars, vintage clothes to a brand new picnic event, Open Streets UpTown Waterloo promises to bring something special to the last weekend of the summer this Sunday! And this month we’ve got company!
• At 1:30 p.m. the Battle of Britain Remembrance Parade will journey from William Street to Erb, stopping for a moment of remembrance along the way, and
• The Democracy Day Fair will be hosted by Fair Vote Canada near the Waterloo Town Square.
It’s a celebration of everything that makes Waterloo – and Canada – great. Whether you’re new to town (Hello students!) or a long-time local, you’ll find plenty to do and discover on King Street this Sunday afternoon.
New additions to the Open Streets line-up for September:
• The RED Picnic near Allen Street, sponsored by Momentum Developments. Public picnic tables and chairs, music and entertainment! BYO food, or buy delicious eats from the Bauer Kitchen and Honey Bakeshop (including red velvet cupcakes!)
• The Vintage Zone north of Erb Street. Head to Meow Boutique, Delirium, Patina Vintage and Bon Mot for cool and quirky retro and retro-inspired offerings.
• Even more extreme sports than ever, with wrestling, ropeboarding and TWO roller derby teams!
• Cheeses Murphy makes a rare daylight appearance at the Princess Café.
• Extra special treats for the littlies, thanks to the Tumblebus (near John Street), a range of Tot Spots, a fire engine
• And at the north end, flex your fingers and write a message to your city at Type The Street and check out some gorgeous classic cars.
Plus there’s many wonderful local bands and buskers, the Toastmasters Speaker’s Corner, all-ages activities, street sales, community groups and vendor tables.
This Sunday, 1pm to 4pm. See you there!
You might want to sit down for this event preview, folks. Or better yet, come to Open Streets UpTown Waterloo this Sunday and sit down at it. The RED Picnic is coming to Zone 3!
What’s the RED Picnic, you say? It’s a fab and flashy picnic right on King Street, just outside the Bauer Marketplace. You can bring food or buy it on the day, and dress up to your heart’s content. It’s going to be the best place to start or end your Open Streets experience.
Open Streets and Momentum Developments are providing tables and chairs, decorations, music and entertainment from 1pm to 4pm so that you can come and soak up some picnic goodness before this summer is out.
• Listen to the awesome tunes of Acoustic Steel.
• Get snapped at the Suzanne Colleen Photography photo booth.
• Free kids’ activities at the Tumblebus, where they can burn off the delicious cupcake energy
Plus there’s lots of other exciting stuff in the zone: A free Buff Mom class at 2pm, a free Moksha Yoga class at 3pm, the Blue Heron Midwives family picnic, tai chi and falun gong information and demonstrations, a tots’ spot, knitting corner and more.
** If you’re driving to Open Streets, why not park the car at the Bauer Marketplace (surface and underground parking available) and make the picnic a highlight of your day? **
This Sunday, Open Streets UpTown Waterloo is going to bring a whole lot of awesome to King Street.
We’re finalizing details at our volunteer meeting tonight, and will have some stellar info to share tomorrow about all of the goodies to come your way. (Yes, that’s on top of all of the great stuff we told you about last week!)
So mark Sunday, Sept. 16, on your calendar, and keep an eye out for our guerrilla-marketing chalking around Uptown!