What’s Happening In Your Community – August Events


Aug 1 - Aug 31


Find out what’s happening in Waterloo Region this August.


  • Auditions for Essex United Church Play. Sunday August 19th at 1:00pm. Essex United Church. Young actors and actresses under 16 are invited to audition for “A Christmas Carol”. This community play premieres December 9th and 14th. For more information, call 519-999-0847.

Food and Entertainment/Social Events

  • Heritage Music Festival. August 8-12. Sherbourne, Ontario. With concerts featuring The Trews, and Pop Machine Band. For more information, visit www.heritagemusicfestival.ca.
  • Friends of Waterloo Fastball Reception. Wednesday August 15th from 3:00 to 6:00pm. Edelweiss Sports Tavern, Kitchener. Admission is free.
  • Burlington Children’s Festival. Sunday August 19th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Spencer Smith Park, Burlington. Enjoy kid’s activities, games, bouncers, face painting and more. For more information, visit www.burlington.ca/childrensfestival.
  • Waterloo Park 125th Anniversary Celebration – hosted by the Friends of Waterloo Park. Sunday August 19th from 5:00 to 9:00pm. For more information, visit www.waterloo.ca.
  • Movies Under the Stars in Burlington. Thursday nights throughout July and August. Every Thursday night, catch a new flick outdoors at various parks in Burlington. For more information, visit www.burlington.ca/movies.


  • Woolwich Community Services Charity BBQ. Thursday August 9th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Memorial Avenue, Elmira. Proceeds support the Woolwich Youth Centre. For more information, call 519-669-5139.
  • Desiree’s Angels 1st Car & Motorcycle Show & Shine. Saturday August 18th starting at 9:30am. The Knights, 12 Catharine Ave, Brantford. Registration is $10 dollars per vehicle with proceeds going to Victims Services & Nova Vita Women’s Shelter. Vintage cars, motorcycles, prizes, kids zone, games, BBQ and more. For more information, email desireesangels@gmail.com.
  • Freedom Ride To End MS through Forks of the Credit. Saturday August 18th; registration starting at 8:30AM, the Ride begins at 10:00AM. Begins from two locations: Bingeman’s  (425 Bingeman’s Centre Dr., Kitchener) OR Royal Canadian Legion (5357 County Rd. 9, New Lowell). Enjoy a pancake breakfast and fresh coffee before you set out at 10am. All riders will finish at Forks of the Credit for a BBQ lunch, fun and prizes! The minimum pledge to ride is $50. Each rider will receive one ticket to the grand prize. For every additional $50 raised you receive additional prize tickets! Register online at www.freedomridetoendms.ca
  • Team Makena Fundraiser. Saturday August 11th. North Dumfries Community Centre (2958 Greenfield Rd., Ayr). Supporting Makena Noble, an 8-year-old girl battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Vendor Show running from 10AM-5PM, Biker Poker Run from 12PM-4PM ($25 per poker hand), doors open to the dance at 7PM ($10 Admission per person). To purchase tickets or for more information please call 519-502-6190, or email teammakena2018@gmail.com

Information Sessions/Meetings/Seminars

Sports Events/Walks

Other Community Events

  • Summer Pop-Up Sale. Saturday August 11th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. 1785 Shellard Side Road, North Dumfries. Goodie bags to the first 50 shoppers. Non-perishable donations will be accepted for the local food shelter.


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