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July 19-21, 2019
Victoria Park

Friday noon-10pm
Saturday noon-10pm
Sunday noon-6pm







Ontario’s Top BBQ and Beer Event at the Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show






At #KWRibfest, we take social and community reponsibility seriously. Over the past few years, we have implemented several programs to support and give back to the community.


We collect for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region at the gate in lieu of admission. In 2017 we raised $8,49186 and 1,202lbs of food. Since 2008, we have raised $51,682.27 and 13,669 lbs of food! Way to go #KWAwesome!



In 2016, #KWRibfest implemented a Green Management program to better recycle and compost. In 2017, we managed to divert over 50% of waste from landfill and are working to divert even more in 2018.



This FREE BikeCheck area is operated by the City of Kitchener and allows you to leave your bike in a safe and secure area while you enjoy #KWRibfest. In 2017, BikeCheck was used by 428 people! Remember, it is illegal to drink and bike so please be responsible.




Driverseat, a local KW shuttle and chauffeur service, is our Designated Driver partner. At the 2017 event, they provided safe rides home for over 200 people. Driverseat has an innovative mobile app to make the process extremely simple. Please be responsible, don’t drink and drive.




#KWRibfest has been partnering with the UW Men's Rubgy team since 2015 and in 2017 we welcomed the UW Women's team. Both teams provide much needed volunteer support. In exchange, #KWRibfest provides a financial donation to support the teams travel budget. A win win!