Weekend Family Fun Picks.. Dancing, Pillow Fights, Swan Parades, & Art!
So many fun and interesting things to do around Waterloo Region this weekend.. what will you choose?
DANCE DANCE DANCE! FREE Event —
Rhythm Dance Competition 2013
All day Sat & Sunday at the University of Waterloo
Humanities Theatre – Hagey Hall.
Sit back and enjoy super talented dancers in full costume & makeup of all ages including Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Street Style, Song and Dance. Solos, duets and groups. Come and go as you please. Watch all the talented dancers from our own local dance studio Bojangles Dance Arts performing all weekend!
Family Favourites Movie – Saturday morning at 11am
All Dogs Go To Heaven Starring: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi Directed By: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster Synopsis: A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.
This week they are showing . $2.50 each and proceeds go to the Starlight Foundation
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
Saturday April 6th from 7am to 4pm
This huge family friendly event is an annual attraction is celebrating it’s 49th year and has grown into the World’s Largest One Day Maple Syrup Festival. The entire family will enjoy the tradition that makes the town of Elmira a vibrant and fun place to visit and there is much more than just syrup and pancakes.
Devour Pancakes & Browse the Mall – $4 single, $5 double Try our golden-brown pancakes and famous maple syrup. You will find us just off the Mall on Wyatt Street. Get yours before they’re gone! Craft booths, apple fritters, baked goods, maple syrup and much more await you and your appetite along the half-mile-long outdoor Mall. Plus, mouth-watering, home-style meals are featured at the local churches.
Cheer at the Pancake Flipping Contest – 11 a.m. Watch this wacky relay at the Arena. Plan to be there!
Savour Old-Fashioned Toffee See the old-fashioned way of boiling down the sap and sample unforgettable maple syrup toffee!
Enjoy bouncy castle, performers, face painters, balloons and more. Chef D is back with live cooking demos at 11 and 3.
Birds of Prey Show
Saturday 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. $3 adult/child, “babes-in-arms” free
Come and see this fascinating presentation and meet the birds after the show.
Ride the Train from Waterloo Five round trips to Elmira on Festival Day. Not wheelchair accessible. “Owned & Operated by Waterloo Central Railway”. Visit www.steam-train.org for details and tickets.
Visit Old MacDonald’s Farm – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $0.50 adult/child See the animals, find your way through the straw maze and climb on the tractor in the buggy shed by the pancake tent.
Explore the Sugar Bush – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $5.50 adult, $3.50 child 2-12 2 & under free Venture out to a local sugar bush by bus to experience all of the maple syrup preparations. Not wheelchair accessible.
Saw A Log $2 Have some fun near the Mall! Join the Venturer Scouts of the 1st Elmira Scout Group to test your sawing skills. Take your branded slice home as a souvenir!
$5 Pint-sized ponies for your little tots! In 2 locations: at Old MacDonald’s Farm and in the Family Area.
2 musical stages with live entertainment!
PLUS big vendor shows including.. -Quilt and Craft Show & Sale -Toy Show & Sale-Antiques and Collectibles Show & Sale
Swan Parade Weekend
Activities running all weekend starting Saturday April 6 through April 7th
Sat – 10- 5pm
Sun – Noon – 3pm SUNDAY ONLY!!! Swan Parade 2pm sharp — Sunday April 7th
Downtown Stratford and Lakeside Drive
Celebrate Spring with Stratford’s annual release of their iconic swans from their winter quarters. Saturday events include the downtown Swan Quest and horse drawn carriage rides. Sunday is alive along Lakeside Drive, with entertainment, vendors, buskers, face painting and of course the swan parade at 2 pm SHARP!
Contact: 519-271-5140 for more info
Worldwide Pillow Fight Day 2013
Saturday April 6th
Uptown Waterloo Square
Join the worldwide pillow fight! 3rd Annual Kitchener-Waterloo International Pillow Fight Day. Join your friends and neighbours for an hour of silly fun. Bring soft pillows to the Uptown Waterloo Square. There are safety rules to ensure everyone has fun.
This is a free, family friendly event, open to kids of all ages and kids at heart. Rain or Shine. Bring your own pillow, a group of friends and a great attitude.
· No feather pillows please (they are messy) · Wait until the signal at 3pm to begin · Soft feather-free pillows only. We’re not out to hurt people. · Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras
Tri CIty Roller Girls Season Opener – Vicious Dishes vs. TKO’s
Kids 12 and under FREE
Tri-City Roller Girls Vicious Dishes and Total Knock-Outs are gearing up to hit the track against each other on April 6th. This will be the first in a series of games that will see one of our home teams take home the Championship Title.
To kick off our 2013 season by blowing the first whistle for us, we are pleased to welcome the Mayor of Wilmot Township; Les Armstrong.
This is a family friendly event; children 12 and under are free.
LICENSED/ALL AGES EVENT
KW Art Gallery Family Sundays
Sunday April 7th
* Drop-in from 1 – 4 pm
All ages welcome | Activities designed for ages 4 – 12 + adult companion
Spend the afternoon with friends and family exploring the world of art and creativity. Drop-in any time and enjoy the exhibitions, make one-of-a-kind artwork, take part in drama workshops, and listen to stories read by a Kitchener Public Library storyteller. New activities each month.
Art Making – Drop-in anytime between 1 – 4 pm Visit the Exhibitions – Drop-in anytime between 1 – 4 pm Story Time – Available at 1:45 pm and 2:45 pm; 15 minute sessions Drama Workshops – Available at 2 pm and 3 pm; 20 minute sessions
* Suggested donation of $5 per child