Join us for a day of family fun at KidsPark! Kitchener’s favourite festival returns this August.

On this page:

  1. About KidsPark
  2. Date, time and location
  3. Activities
  4. Kitchener Public Library main stage
  5. Parking and transit
  6. Become a vendor
  7. Photo gallery
  8. Partners

About KidsPark

Bring the whole family and join us in Victoria Park for KidsPark, bringing together music, entertainment, learning, activities and so much more. This festival has something for all ages, so plan to spend the day!

There will be access to park washrooms, with added portable washrooms also available.


Date, time and location

  • date: Sunday, August 18
  • time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • location: Victoria Park

Activities

KidsPark is bigger and better than ever this year! Explore new themed lands, have a picnic lunch from our food trucks, and enjoy live entertainment all day long. This year’s KidsPark will turn Victoria Park into a land of adventure, including:

  • Castle Kingdom: inflatable obstacle courses, rock wall and much more
  • Mighty Machines: get up close and personal with construction and emergency services vehicles
  • Sports Zone: interactive sports and athletic activities
  • Meals on Wheels: grab a tasty treat from one of our food trucks and relax at a picnic table
  • KPL Corner: live entertainment on the KPL stage and a craft tent with activities all day long
  • Dino Island: reptile experience with hands-on exotics, live animals, vendor tents, activities and, of course, dinosaurs!
  • Enchanted Garden: roaming princesses and characters, face painting, glitter tattoos and activity booths
  • Jubilee Drive: a laneway of activity booths running through the park
  • Pedal cart track
  • Roaming magicians, stilt walkers and characters
  • and much more!

Kitchener Public Library main stage

Enjoy live, family-friendly entertainment all day long!

  • children’s entertainer Erick Traplin
  • Indigenous author Kristi White
  • Janee from Livi and Friends
  • Wild Ontario bird performance

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Parking and transit

However you get downtown, there are options available:

Transit

Hop off the ION at either the Kitchener City Hall or Victoria Park station for a quick walk. Central Station is a short walk away, as well.

These GRT bus routes stop nearby:

Vehicle and bike parking

Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage, as well as other City of Kitchener parking lots around Downtown Kitchener. Visit our parking locations page to find somewhere to park.

Secure bike parking is available in the City Hall parking garage.

You can pay for parking in surface lots through the Passport Parking appDownload the app, available both on iOS & Android.

Plan your route

Check road closures on your route before coming downtown.


Become a vendor

Want to be a part of KidsPark? Apply to become:


Photo gallery

Check out the photo gallery of KidsPark 2021 below.

Photo Gallery: Kidspark will appear here on the public site.

Partners

A special thank you to our partners and event sponsors:

  • Kitchener Public Library
  • WFCU Credit Union

We are also grateful for the support of our event season sponsors, the Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA) and Heffner Lexus and Toyota.