2014

We’re pleased to return to King Street in Uptown Waterloo for 2014! Join us for a free half day (and one night) of on-the-street fun for families, students, residents, artists, and neighbourhoods. Discover new craft vendors, check out cool clubs and associations, chalk the ground, hear music from local musical talent, or sit and watch the foot traffic go by and get to know new friends.

Why? Because Open Streets is a series of community afternoons inviting everyone to come walk, ride, play and explore our vibrant urban centre along King Street.

At a glance

Sun June 15, 1-5pm- Join us for Father’s Day for scavenger hunts, music, crafts and more. Plus, we celebrate unicycles, tricycles and training wheels with a special bike theme.

Sat July 19, 6-11pm- Back by popular demand It’s the return of Open Streets at Night! We’ll be sharing the date with the Jazz Festival, also taking place in Uptown Waterloo that evening.

**NEW DATE!** Sun Aug 3, 1-5pm – In collaboration with the Sports Bike Car Show! It may be the dog days of summer, but beat the heat with water activities, and a celebration of sports and fitness.

Sun Sept 14, 1-5pm – The final Open Streets of the year happens the same time as Fashion Week. Let’s get glamourous with B-BOY battles. drama and fashion shows.

We hope to see you and your friends and family there!

 

Open Streets Uptown Waterloo is a series of community afternoons inviting everyone to come walk, ride and play in our vibrant urban centre along King Street.

5 thoughts on “2014

    • Hello Eleanor! The hours will be 1-5pm for the Sunday day events and 6-10pm for the Saturday event. Thanks for reaching out, we’ll be sure to find animators and vendors who can offer water-related activities!

  1. I would love to see one event at least that started a bit earlier…like 10 or 11 am? For many families with young kids, early afternoon is not a great time to be out and about, since its naptime! My son and I came out today because CBC mistakenly had the start time listed as noon, but by the time most of the activities were in full swing he was too tired to stay.

    • Hey Lindsey, thanks for your feedback! We will keep it in mind, but as a look behind the curtain…volunteers arrive at 9:30-10:30 am for orientation and tasks, and they end around 6:30 pm.

      We will have the July event as an evening event though, so hope you can make it!

      • Early kid bedtimes often make the evening event impossible to see much of, too, unfortunately, but hopefully we will be able to check it out. I know the volunteers work hard, and it is a long day already–if an earlier start time isn’t possible I understand. We will just have to skip it until we have older kids!