Exciting Summer Activities for Seniors in Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

Summer activities you enjoy as a senior may be things like having a family picnic, taking an art class, joining a hiking or walking club, or becoming a volunteer in your community. It is not only fun to get out and be social, it may help to maintain your well-being and independence as you age. Living an active lifestyle includes doing activities that are meaningful to you and benefit your mind, spirit, and body.

Summer in Kitchener offers a range of enjoyable events and outdoor activities tailored for seniors and their families. There’s something for every interest and budget, making it a perfect season to get out and have some fun.

A Walk in the Park

Victoria Park184 Victoria Park Ave, East York, ON M4B 2K6 A gem among Kitchener’s parks, Victoria Park offers a serene setting for a picnic and a relaxing stroll around the lake.

Noteworthy features:

  • Park pavilion
  • Flower gardens
  • Public art
  • Restaurant on the lake
  • Musical events


Huron Natural Area 801 Trillium Drive – The main entrance and parking area is accessible from Trillium Drive. Trail access is also available from Parkvale Drive.

Kitchener’s largest natural space, the Huron Natural Area, boasts wooded areas, streams, walking trails, and meadows.

Arts and Culture

For art enthusiasts, Kitchener offers a range of galleries and cultural events, including visual art, live performances, films, and books. The Kitchener Art District Gallery consistently features new and exciting exhibits. All artworks are original and created by local professional artists.

The Kitchener Art District Gallery is a wonderful place for seniors to visit as a summer activity.

July Local Events in Kitchener

Summer festivals offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate, connect, and create lasting memories in the warm and festive atmosphere of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Here are a few planned events and you can get the full list and more details HERE

  • July 7 – King StrEATery Food Truck Festival
  • July 12 – Kultrun World Music Festival
  • July 19 – 21 – Sun Life Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
  • July 26 – 27 – Wayback festival – Get ready to travel back in time for a day of music, entertainment and fun. 

St. Jacob’s Farmers Market

Embark on a day trip to the largest year-round market in Canada. St. Jacob’s Market offers local fresh food, arts and crafts made by local artisans, and various other enjoyable activities and sights. Open year round on Thursday and Saturday and every Tuesday until August 27th.

Summer Activities for Seniors in Waterloo Region

Waterloo provides a host of interesting pursuits for seniors to explore during the summer season.

Waterloo Square and Waterloo Park – 75 King Street South, Waterloo – Waterloo Public Square is an excellent spot for summer social activity, offering open markets, festivals, concerts, and performances. The amphitheatre seating in the courtyard is an ideal place to sit and people-watch or take in a live show.

Adjacent to the square, Waterloo Park provides 45 acres of green space within the city, featuring:

  • Silver lake
  • Music and movies in the park
  • Eby Farmstead with live animals
  • Grist Mill
  • Sports fields
  • Cycling and walking paths


Waterloo Square and Park with picnic area and people enjoying music in the outdoor theatre.

Summer Activities for Seniors in Cambridge

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge – Enjoy the free-flying butterflies in the indoor tropical garden. Witness butterflies emerge from their chrysalis and take their first flight. Relax among a variety of tropical plants, birds, and animals, and sit by one of the beautiful water features. You can visit other rooms filled with live insect galleries, enjoy a bite to eat or drink in the café tour, and pick up a memory of the day in the gift store.

Music On Main Street – Every Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm – All summer long on Lower Main Street in Downtown Cambridge bring a chair and enjoy live performances from some of the area’s brightest musicians! What’s Happening

Recreation Centres for Seniors – Cambridge is a hub for senior activity, with four recreation centres dedicated specifically to activities for older adults.

  • Allan Reuter Centre
  • David Durward Centre
  • Ted Wake Centre
  • William E. Pautler Centre


The Ted Wake Centre offers a variety of entertaining events for seniors in the summer, promoting outdoor activities and socialization including:

  • Bocce ball
  • Badminton
  • Lawn bowling
  • Gardening
  • Walking and hiking groups
  • Tai chi


These are just a few examples of the events available. There are many other indoor and outdoor activities to get involved in.

Each of the four recreational centres for seniors offers a wide range of fun activities. Be sure to check the listings for the centre nearest you.

We Are Here to Help

If your loved one is getting additional care from one of the Promyse Home Care PSWs, they are happy to take your loved one to events and activities when family is not available.

Promyse Home Care is here for you and your family and we believe that everyone deserves the best care possible. We offer a range of home care support for seniors from personal care and home support, to companion care, nursing care and nurse case management to ensure the safety and comfort of living at home. We also offer an array of specialized care services.

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