Top things to do in Kitchener-Waterloo

Beer in Kitchener-Waterloo

Oktoberfest

Willkommen to this nine-day beery Bavarian bash – the biggest of its kind in North America and possibly the largest outside of Germany. It's K-W's favorite event, bringing in about 500,000 people each year from earl…
German in Kitchener-Waterloo

Concordia Club

Polish up your German verbs and fill up on schnitzel at Concordia, a Teutonic fave that's been around for decades. Dark wood, low ceilings, white linen and loud conversation complement the menu. There's red-hot polk…
Museum in Kitchener-Waterloo

Waterloo Region Museum

Waterloo's most modern attraction is this primary-colored local history museum set on 24 hectares. It's the gateway to the Doon Heritage Crossroads, a recreated pioneer settlement where costumed volunteers do their …
Historic Site in Kitchener-Waterloo

Joseph Schneider Haus

A national historic site, Joseph Schneider Haus was one of the first homes in the area, originally built for a prosperous Pennsylvanian Mennonite. It has been restored to full 19th-century splendor – the architectur…
Cafe in Kitchener-Waterloo

Princess Cafe

This quaint cafe next door to the cinema serves up coffee, toasted panini and other snacky delights. If you're a night owl, stop in for 'Cheeses Murphy': the ultimate drinking companion.
Music in Kitchener-Waterloo

Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival

Big-time jazz, small-town environment; three days of free jazz around Waterloo.