Discover a wide variety of events offering fun for everyone from serious shoppers to history buffs, to the fun-loving kid in all of us!
Each year, the holiday shopping season in St. Jacobs kicks off with a 4-day village-wide celebration including in-store sales, draws & prizes, festive food sampling, holiday charm, and a chance to shop late on Thursday & Friday nights amid 1000s of twinkling lights! Read details of St. Jacobs Sparkles 2018 here and on the Facebook event page. Plan now to attend!
Thursday, Friday: 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Enjoy a performance at one of Canada's most successful professional theatre companies! From Broadway musicals, to laugh-a-minute comedies and riveting dramas, Drayton Entertainment presents the finest in live theatre for all ages at seven unique venues across Ontario including the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse (pictured) and the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre in the village of St. Jacobs.
More information at www.draytonentertainment.com/stjacobs
Hop aboard a heritage railway on market days spring through fall, or check out their special event trains and steam engine excursions throughout the year.
More information at www.waterloocentralrailway.com
Quilting is an integral part of this region's heritage, so it is fitting that each year in May, communities come together to host an exceptional variety of quilting and fibre arts events. Be sure to mark your calendar, gather your friends and plan to attend!
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Click here to see archived 2018 FESTIVAL DETAILS
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
The world's largest 1-day Maple Syrup Festival, held in neighbouring Elmira. Huge street mall, sugar bush tours, pancake tent, entertainers and more!
Saturday April 4, 2020
A dazzling array of events in the Village of St. Jacobs and across Waterloo Region, celebrating the art of quilting & textiles!
May 21 - 25, 2019
Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction
in New Hamburg
A gigantic 2-day long sale of food and crafts, plus a reknowned Saturday quilt auction, all to raise funds for MCC's work around the world.
May 24, 25, 2019
Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
A 3-day free music festival of all things jazz, held in nearby City of Waterloo. Visit their website for 2019 dates.
July 19-21, 2019
Kitchener Blues Festival
Visit their website for 2019 dates.
August 8-11, 2019
Waterloo Buskers Carnival
See street performances by buskers from across Canada and around the world, in nearby Waterloo! Visit their website for 2019 dates.
August 22-25, 2019
Doors Open Waterloo Region
Free tours of heritage and architecture (occasionally "secret") places of note in the region. Visit their website for September 2019 dates.
Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival
A 1-day Festival jam-packed with family fun!
September 28, 2019
Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest
A 9-day Bavarian Festival celebrating local Canadian-German heritage.
October 11-19, 2019
Enjoy a full breakfast, face painting, entertainment by the Chord Spinners, silent auction, penny auction for the kids and a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus. At Calvary United Church, Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. Cost: $5 per person. Visit their website for 2019 dates.
20th Annual traditional Festival of German Christmas!
December 5-8, 2019
Easter Egg Hunt
St. Jacobs Optimist Club is known for holding an annual Easter Egg Hunt at
Riverside Park on Water Street in St. Jacobs. Start time is 10:00 am sharp. Don't be late! Check their website for details.
This content for general information only and may be subject to change. Contact organization directly for full details.