Downtown Kitchener summer 2017 event calendar

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Collage image by Ellie Anglin promoting Downtown Live music series

DOWNTOWN LIVE! LUNCHTIME MUSIC SERIES   

Tuesdays | 12-1pm | Goudies Lane People-Only Patio (the laneway between King, Queen, Duke & Ontario streets)

Wednesdays | 12-1pm | Carl Zehr Square (in front of City Hall) 

Thursdays | 12-1pm | Goudies Lane People-Only Patio 

Fridays | 12-1pm | Carl Zehr Square

Click here for the full listing to see who's play each week. 

 

Collage image by Ellie Anglin promoting Yoga in the Park 

YOGA IN THE PARK with QUEEN STREET YOGA   

Wednesdays | 12-1pm | Beside the Victoria Park clock tower, brought to you by Queen Street Yoga, all skill levels welcome! | Follow @QueenStreetYoga for updates about classes moving indoors due to bad weather

Sundays | 4-5pm | With QSY by the Victoria Park Pavillion, at the end of Schneider Avenue | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

Summertime 2017 Music & Events Calendar!

JUNE

Illustrated image of a hand shape with an old Kitchener map inside, created by Kate Cox

THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST

6-10pm | First Thursday at Goudies Lane People-Only Patio | Free launch party for the pedestrian-only pocket of Goudies, featuring live mural painting by The Firm and live music by Ziibiwan, Hervana & Versa 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD

10am-12pm | Local Food Week | Free market tours and chef demos at the Kitchener Market

12-8pm | tri-Pride Live Music Festival | Free performances in Victoria Park with a beer garden, vendors and more (tri-pride.ca)

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Cynthia & Tom Steele @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Lynn Jackson | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park | Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 8th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Allene Chomyn @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

5-11pm | DTK Patio Crawl | Grab a passport from a DTK restaurant and find your new summer hangout & plenty of sweet prizes to be won

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 9th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Onion Honey | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10th

8:30-11am | Neighbours DayHelp City of Kitchener 2017 Artist in Residence Julie Sperling make a mosaic for her project, Climate in Pieces: from art to action, at the Downtown Community Centre

10am-12pm | Neighbours Day | Growing good neighbours, planting and painting at the Kitchener Market

3-9pm | King StrEATery Food Truck Festival | 17 food trucks assemble on King Street, plus drinks specials at 8 downtown watering holes & 6 live bands (playing every hour): Jsun, Quiet in the Land, Gary Cain Band, Bonnie Trash, Phedre & Hooded Fang!

Illustration image of a fictitious space-bound food truck to promote King StrEATery food truck festival

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 13th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Duane Wolfe @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Jessie Treneer | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Jen Rodrigues & Alex Showdra @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

5-9pm | Startups & Beer Sortable hosts cool tech people and great craft beer-makers to raise money for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (startupsandbeer.com)

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 16th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by The LoFi Mind | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 17th

10am-1pm | Father's Day BBQ & Car Show All Dads get a free jumbo hot dog at the Kitchener Market!

8-11pm | One World Festival of Music Free celebration of cultural diversity and community at Carl Zehr Square

8pm-1am | Summer Lights Festival Free collision of art, tech, makers, gamers, musicians, performers and community in DTK (summerlightsfestival.com)

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 20th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Dave Neigh @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

7-9pm | Summer Solstice Serenade | Free 1-hour drop-in open class at 7:30 by Queen Street Yoga, paired with live music by Mooons (until sundown) at the Roos Island gazebo in Victoria Park 

Illustrated image of a moon, two swans and some vegetation to promote the Solstice Serenade event 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21st

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by A New Ground | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Fionn Isle @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Ever-Lovin' Jug Band | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24th

12-8pm | K-W Multicultural Festival | International cuisine, folk song & dance, artifacts & crafts from all over the planet converge in Victoria Park for the 50th annual version of this homegrown festival

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25th

12-8pm | K-W Multicultural Festival | International cuisine, folk song & dance, artifacts & crafts from all over the planet converge in Victoria Park for the 50th annual version of this homegrown festival 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 27th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Collin Roberts @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Charlena Russell | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 29th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by John Pagnotta & Steve Lucas @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 30th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Sue Windover & Sandy MacDonald | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

JULY

Canada Day fireworks over City Hall 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st

10am-2pm | Canada Day at Kitchener Market Erick Traplin concert, facepainting, crafts and more free family fun

5-10:30pm | Canada Day in DTK | Celebrate Canada's 150th at City Hall with a beer garden, fireworks starting at 10:10 and a free country music concert featuring James Barker Band and River Town Saints

 

TUESDAY, JULY 4th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Paul Mitchell & Larry Smith @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

5-8pm | Discover Square | Free STEAM-inspired hands-on activities for kids in Carl Zehr Square

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Sammy Duke | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, JULY 6th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Amy & Domenic Dinino @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

5-7pm | Rotunda Gallery artist reception | Celebrate the opening of A Moment on the Lips by artist Frances Hahn, the City Hall Rotunda Gallery's exhibition for the month of July

6-10pm | First Thursday @ Goudies Lane PatioFree block party featuring live music by Spoke and Mirror, Eiyn Sof & D'Eve Archer, plus participatory crafts such as making vinyl tape art and Mario mushrooms for nearby flower beds

 

FRIDAY, JULY 7th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Safe As Houses | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

3-10pm | Cruising On King StreetFree classic car show and parade through Downtown Kitchener 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 8th

12-4pm | Cruising on King Street | Free live music by The Caverners Beatles Tribute Band at Carl Zehr Square

12-11pm | Kultrun World Music Festival | Free multidisciplinary festival in Victoria Park featuring local and international music acts and vendors (nerudaarts.ca/kultrun)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 9th

12-9pm | Kultrun World Music Festival | Free multidisciplinary festival in Victoria Park featuring local and international music acts and vendors (nerudaarts.ca/kultrun)

 

TUESDAY, JULY 11th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Ethan Filner & Cathy Anderson @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

5-8pm | Discover Square | Free STEAM-inspired hands-on activities for kids in Carl Zehr Square

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Christen Zook & Jason Walsh | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

8-11pm | Movie in the ParkThe Apollo Cinema presents a free screening of Back to the Future at Civic Centre Park

Illustrated image of a shark head coming out of Marty McFly's iconic outfit from Back to the Future 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 13th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Barbara Hankins & Mike Macaulay @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by The Aquamaniacs | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

12-10pm | Ribfest Annual BBQ'd meat and craft beer extravaganza runs in Victoria Park (kitchenerribandbeerfest.com)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15th

12-10pm | Ribfest Annual BBQ'd meat and craft beer extravaganza runs in Victoria Park (kitchenerribandbeerfest.com)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 16th

12-6pm | Ribfest Annual BBQ'd meat and craft beer extravaganza runs in Victoria Park (kitchenerribandbeerfest.com)

 

TUESDAY, JULY 18th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Dave O'Neill & Brent Rowan @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

5-8pm | Discover Square | Free STEAM-inspired hands-on activities for kids in Carl Zehr Square

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Mandippal | @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, JULY 20th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Rick Guzik @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

7-9pm | Shakespeare in the Park Driftwood Theatre Group presents Othello at Civic Centre Park as part of its annual Bard's Bus Tour (driftwoodtheatre.com)

Illustration of a soldier in a forest by Ramon Perez, to promote Driftwood Theatre Group's Shakespeare in the Park 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21st

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square |  Free lunchtime music at City Hall by The Short Films @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22nd

5-11pm | Rock & Rumble Motorcycles, food trucks, craft breweries, live boxing and a free concert headlined by Platinum Blonde in front of City Hall

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd

9-11am | DTK Road Mile | Run Waterloo's two-loop certified mile-long race starts & finishes in front of Kitchener City Hall (runwaterloo.com)

 

TUESDAY, JULY 25th 

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Daniel Corrigan & Alex Showdra @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

5-8pm | Discover Square | Free STEAM-inspired hands-on activities for kids in Carl Zehr Square

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Vienna D'Amato Hall @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, JULY 27th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Bruce Skelton & Cathy Anderson @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by The Raisins @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

3-9pm | Kitchener Twilight Grand Prix | Top-level cyclists from around North America race a 1-km loop on DTK's streets

 

AUGUST

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1st

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Erin Moffat @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Loretta Fullerton, Sandy MacDonald & Gerima Harvey-Fletcher @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Goudies Lane Patio | Free lunchtime music by Dave Knarr & Jane Maness @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener

6-10pm | First Thursday @ Goudies Lane PatioFree block party featuring live music by Zena, GlassEYElashes and special guests, plus a more surprises 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th

12-1pm | Downtown Live @ Carl Zehr Square | Free lunchtime music at City Hall by Run Coyote @DTKitchener facebook.com/dtkitchener 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th

10:30am-6:30pm | TD Kitchener Blues Fest Free 2017 festival kickoff concert in Victoria Park, headlined by The Sheepdogs

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th to SUNDAY AUGUST 13th

10:30am-6:30pm | TD Kitchener Blues Fest Live performances take over downtown Kitchener all weekend long

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16th

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

8-11pm | Movie in the Park | The Apollo Cinema presents a free screening of Jaws at Civic Centre Park

Illustrated image of a shark head coming out of Marty McFly's iconic outfit from Back to the Future

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th

11am-5pm | KidSpark | Free family fun celebrating all things kids in Victoria Park

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th

12-1pm | Yoga in the Park Free drop-in open class led by QSY beside the Victoria Park clock tower  | Weather updates @QueenStreetYoga

 


Remember, follow @DTKitchener for more announcements of additional bands and events coming to Downtown!