Arts and culture

City festivals + events

Schedules and details for city-run events such as Winterloo, Lumen, Amplify, Final Fridays, Open Streets, Campfire and more.

Museum + cultural heritage

View exhibits and hours for the City of Waterloo museum, and learn more about the history of Waterloo.

Artist + maker resources

Join our artist roster, attend professional development workshops or find creative spaces for rent.

Public art

View the city's Public Art Map and installations and learn more about temporary and community art programs.

Public art competitions

View public art projects currently open for bidding and learn more about the formal competition process.

Artist in residence

Find out more about our artist in residence program and read profiles of past artists who have participated.

Culture Plan

City programs are guided by the Culture Plan, which makes cultural development a community priority from 2014 to 2024.

Visitor Information Centre

Open May to October, the centre is located at the corner of Erb Street and Father David Bauer Drive in uptown Waterloo

Community events
View our local event listing. Anyone can add to the calendar so long as the event is non-profit and takes place in the region.
Apply for an Arts Grant

Learn more about our Arts Grant Program. Find out how to apply, who is eligible and when to submit your application.