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February 2019

Art & Wine: Paint a Valentine’s Day Canvas

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$16 - $20

Sip wine, chat with friends, and create art you can take home. Price is for one evening of class and two glasses of wine. WCA Members: $16, Non-members: $20 Call 319.291.4490 to register 3 days prior to session

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Letterpress Valentines w/ Pretty Good Co.

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$33 - $42

Join the owners of Pretty Good Co. to make your very own letterpress Valentine's Day cards. You will be able to pick out your paper, choose from a selection of designs, and print it yourself on a vintage printing press. WCA Members: $33, Non-members: $42 Call 319.291.4490 to register by January 31

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March 2019

Dictators & Dreamers Joint Opening Reception

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Dictators & Dreamers By Jennifer Lynn Bates On view February 19-April 20, 2019 On display at two locations: Waterloo Center for the Arts Rotary-Lichty Gallery and Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center Joint Opening Reception March 15, 2019 Waterloo Center for the Arts 5:30-6:30pm - Happy hour, wine, & light hors d'oeuvres Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center 120 Jefferson Street, Waterloo 6:30-8pm - Reception & light refreshments 6:45pm - Artist Talk with Jennifer…

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Drawing Stories with Ed Emberley Opening Reception

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phelps Youth Pavilion, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701 United States
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Free

This new exhibit, located in the Phelps Youth Pavilion McElroy Junior Art Gallery III, will showcase over 40 original pieces of artwork by Ed Emberley. Ed Emberley is world renowned author/illustrator of over 100 children's books, including several how-to-draw books. Adults and accompanied children are invited to join us for an evening of refreshments, drawing, and celebrating art for the young and young-at-art. Free admission

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World’s Greatest Spring Break for Kids

March 18 @ 9:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm
Phelps Youth Pavilion, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701 United States
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Free - $1

Enjoy special $1 admission to the Phelps Youth Pavilion. All this fun is sponsored by the R.J. McElroy Trust. For a list of participating downtown attractions, visit worldsgreatestspringbreakforkids.com. March 18-22 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm WCA Members: Free admission to the Phelps Youth Pavilion Non-members: $1/person

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Art & Wine: Create Garden Stakes

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$16 - $20

Sip wine, chat with friends, and create art you can take home. Price is for one evening of class and two glasses of wine. WCA Members: $16, Non-members: $20 Call 319.291.4490 to register 3 days prior to session

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Weekend Silversmith Workshop

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$76 - $87

Discover the possibilities of precious metal clay. You will learn the basics of PMC and create your very own pendants or earrings. Remember to bring along a lunch and an idea or two of something you'd like to create. WCA Members: $44; plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor Non-members: $55; plus $32 materials fee paid to instructor Instructor: Rhonda Scott Call 319.291.4490 to register by March 27

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April 2019

CultureFest 2019 & All-School Art Exhibition

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Experience the amazing and diverse cultures of the Cedar Valley at CultureFest. This free family event will include samples of ethnic foods and cultural performances by local students and artists. The event will also feature our annual All-School Art Exhibition showcasing the talents of Waterloo K-12 students. Free admission

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Bunny Brunch

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$8 - $10

Every bunny loves brunch! Join the biggest bunny of all - the Easter Bunny for brunch and special "bunny-riffic" craft activities at the Waterloo Center for the Arts! WCA Members: $8/person, Non-members: $10/person; includes same-day admission to the Phelps Youth Pavilion Call 319.291.4490 to register by April 9

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Art & Wine: Personalized Tote Bags

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$16 - $20

Sip wine, chat with friends, and create art you can take home. Price is for one evening of class and two glasses of wine. WCA Members: $16, Non-members: $20 Call 319.291.4490 to register 3 days prior to session

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“Blooming Idiots” with Doug Reynolds

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$24 - $30

Spend an afternoon with Doug putting silly clay faces on premade bud vases. Each person will take home their very own "Blooming Idiot". Doug will also demonstrate throwing on the pottery wheel and participants can try as well. WCA Members: $24, Non-members: $30 Call 319.291.4490 to register by April 24

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May 2019

Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Glass Bead Workshop

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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$69 - $80

Learn to use heat, gravity, and simple tools to shape vibrant molten glass. Bring a lunch and be prepared to be amazed by what you have created. This is for beginning and intermediate students. WCA Members: $44; plus $25 materials fee Non-members: $55; plus $25 materials fee Instructor: Rhonda Scott Call 319.291.4490 to register by April 26

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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RiverLoop Rhythms

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Band TBA! Enjoy free live music at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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RiverLoop Rhythms

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Band TBA! Enjoy free live music at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

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June 2019

Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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RiverLoop Rhythms

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Band TBA! Enjoy free live music at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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July 2019

RiverLoop Rhythms

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Band TBA! Enjoy free live music at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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RiverLoop Rhythms

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Band TBA! Enjoy free live music at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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August 2019

Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Stem & Stein: Food, Beer and Wine Fest

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stem & Stein is the Cedar Valley's tasting event of the summer! Gather with friends downtown Waterloo to experience an amazing selection of craft and domestic beers, wines and food by top local chefs. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Waterloo Center for the Arts. For details, visit www.cvstemandstein.com.

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RiverLoop Rhythms

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Band TBA! Enjoy free live music at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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September 2019

Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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October 2019

Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Stop down to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza for fresh, locally-grown produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. May-October, 2019 Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm RiverLoop Expo Plaza, Downtown Waterloo Free admission

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