WOW! How are we already in the second half of our summer vacation fun already? But that doesn’t mean that there’s only half the fun to be had in Guelph! Pack up the kids and let us guide you to the all of the fun family events and activities happening throughout August in Guelph.
Key August Events:
Movies in the Square – August 10, 24
Aug 10 – Ratatouille – Market Square
Aug 24 – Finding Nemo – Exhibition Park
Families, friends, and movie fans are invited to bring a lawn chair (and blankets if it’s cool out) and cozy up for a drive-in experience minus the car.
Market Mornings – August 11, 18, 25
#PatchingGuelphTogether. Customize an individual patch that depict iconic Guelph images, and will have the chance to reflect on what it means to be a part of this community
Build With It – August 15, 22, 29
Inspired by the ongoing exterior construction happening at the Civic Museum, join us for special presentations and activities in the “Build it with” series on Wednesdays during July and August. Two sessions, 11 AM and 1 PM.
August 15 – Balloons with Scoop McCoy
August 22 – Nature with UofG Arboretum
August 29 – Wood with Childrens Art Factory
Ribfest – August 24 to 26
Kids Area, Midway Rides, Live Music, and of course ribs and other festival favourite options.
Guelph Bug Day – August 26
Come get up close and personal with our live specimens, take one (or two, or three!) guided bug-catching hikes in the expansive and beautiful grounds at the University of Guelph Arboretum, try tasty insect cuisine, put your imagination to the test with insect drawing contests, and explore the variety of buggy vendors that Guelph has to offer
Aviation Day at the Waterloo Region Airport – August 25
Explore the airport on foot at this free family event. Learn how the aviation industry works, get up close to airport equipment, vintage aircraft and classic cars. Talk to the people behind the scenes and learn about career opportunities at your local airport.
Family Fun Activities:
- Donkey Sanctuary
- Mustang Drive In
- Splash Pads & Outdoor Pools
- Club 6 Mini Golf Club
- Air U
- Guelph Grotto
- Bowling & Family Fun Centre
- Kitty Café
- City Parks
- Play with Clay
- Children’s Art Factory
- Tiny Town
- Guelph Museums
- Carousel & Mini Train Rides
- Speed River Paddling
- Silvercreek Skate Park or The Ward Skatepark
Just outside of Guelph:
Enjoy a day of splashing around in a 5 acre spring fed quarry, a 200ft Waterslide, 3400sq ft of Splash Pad and an abundance of water toys.
Elora SkyRider Zipline
Propel from the edge of the 80-foot cliff and fly 200 feet across the gorge on the zipline. You may think this isn’t for the little kids, but
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Discover thousands of freely flying butterflies in a tropical garden and explore a cast collection of insects, meet live exotic bugs