The Ontario strawberry season is getting underway and you can celebrate all things strawberry at the Strawberryfest in St. Agatha this Saturday. (Elias Abboud/CBC)
It’s Father’s Day weekend and there are many options available when it comes to celebrating.
In Guelph, you can help clean up the rivers Saturday morning, then maybe head over to Royal City Brewing to help them celebrate their fifth birthday where there will be food pop-ups, family friendly fun and live music.
In Cambridge you can celebrate the arts Friday night with a free exhibition at city hall and the surrounding streets. There are kid and family friendly activities. On Saturday, there’s also the Poochie Power Walk and Family Fun Day to benefit the Cambridge and District Humane Society.
There’s a keto fair at Bingemans for all you keto guidos (Jersey Shore reference) and, of course, it’s the King StrEATery Food Truck Festival in downtown Kitchener Saturday starting at 4 p.m. There will also be live music in Carl Zehr Square and, for the first time, a beer garden.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 15
St. Agatha Community Centre, 1739 Erbs Rd., Waterloo
June berries are out and oh wow, they’re so tasty. If you haven’t already sampled strawberries this season, this is the place to do it. There are various pies, desserts and fresh strawberries to be had as well as other vendors and a beer tent.
I AM Kitchener
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 15
Project 220, pop-up space at Kitchener City Hall
This is a pop-up Indigenous art market with local artist and crafters, including youth. There’s beading, art prints and more handmade items.
4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 15
Take a tasty tour through uptown restaurants with a food passport while also enjoying entertainment in various venues and in Waterloo Public Square. Children 10 and under are free.
House and Garden Tour of Note
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 15
Various locations in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge
This self-guided tour to benefit the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will take you to five different homes. At two of the stops, orchestra musicians will be on hand performing. There will be refreshments at one of the locations as well. The homes this year include a 1970s Beechwood bungalow reconfigured into an open concept design and an 1832 stone farmhouse in Cambridge with French-inspired peasant gardens.
Love Your Bike: A Community Cycling Festival
9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 15
St. Andrews Church, 161 Norfolk St., Guelph
This is the sixth year for this festival that celebrates all things cycling. Watch the Wrench Off with bike repair experts, there’s a bike blessing, then organized group rides (wear your helmet) followed by a BBQ lunch at The Wooly Pub.