Every year, Kitchener celebrates Kitchener-Waterloo's historic German roots in grand scale during Oktoberfest, the largest Bavarian festival outside of Munich, Germany. The Oktoberfest celebration is an annual nine-day event and is held every October, starting on the Friday before Canadian Thanksgiving and running until the Saturday after.
Attractions in Kitchener include Bingemans, Chicopee Ski Club, Christkindl Market, The UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Walter Bean Grand River Trail, Waterloo Regional Children's Museum and Your Kitchener Market.
If it's the outdoors you prefer, Kitchener and Waterloo deliver. With over 200 kilometres of community trails, premier sports fields, Olympic-sized ice pads, swimming facilities, and golf courses, the possibilities are everlasting.