Frequently Asked Questions

Waterloo Arts Fest FAQs
When is the Waterloo Arts Fest?
Always the last Saturday in June, which is June 27th this year. The event takes place from Noon-7 pm.

Where does the event take place and how do you get there?
The Waterloo Arts Fest takes place in the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District of North Collinwood, which is in the northeast corner of the city. Festival stretches ½ mile on Waterloo Rd from Calcutta to E 161st Street.

Why should someone come to the Waterloo Arts Fest?
The Waterloo Arts District is home to the Beachland Ballroom and a plethora of art studios, galleries, shops and eateries. For those curious about this lakeside creative community, the Waterloo Arts Fest is the perfect time to visit and see why so many artists and art lovers are eager to live and work here.

How much does it cost?
There is no fee to enter the event and enjoy the many stages of music and interactive art activities for all ages and street performers. A variety of food and drink is available for purchase from area vendors, food trucks and district venues and visitors will enjoy shopping from local artists and merchants.

What can they expect to see and do at the event?
During the festival we want people to feel like they are on a lively city street in their favorite metropolis. Some of the things you can expect are:

10 stages: Mulitple festival and venue stages with bands playing an eclectic mix of music from polka to hip hop. There is something for everyone!

Street Performers: Stilt Walkers, magicians, giant puppets, and aerial performers

Art and Food Vendors: Vendors selling original work and local nosh.

Art Activities for All Ages: You can roll up your sleeves and give art a try with many artist led activities and demonstrations – weaving, ceramics, painting, paper making, etc. We like to have open-ended creative activities where visitors can experiment with new materials and artistic techniques.

Fine Art Exhibit: The Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibit will be on view in three galleries throughout the event as well as other exhibits in other galleries in the district.

What makes the Waterloo Arts Fest special?
The people that come to the event are what make it special. There are always a great mix of people at the event and they come with a great attitude so you feel like you are welcomed into a community when you get there.

Saturday, June 27, 2020 / Noon to 7:00pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District

(Cleveland on Waterloo Rd between E.161st St and Calcutta Ave)

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