Due to weather unpredictability, we have made the decision to cancel what would have been the final Fall Open Air Market on Sunday, October 25. Thank you to everyone who supported the market, local vendors and businesses. We look forward to the opportunity to run another summer market next year!

Check out our Events & Activities menu for more fun things to do uptown!

open air market oct 25 cancelled

This Halloween, explore the

Window Walkers
Art Walk

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october 31
1-4 pm

Treats in the Streets

safe trick-or-treating for Halloween


Hughes Lane Art Walk

Hughes Lane,
Uptown Waterloo

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Visit our

Business Operations During COVID‑19 Page

to see which businesses are open and how they are operating.

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Over 475 businesses

from fitness to financial, health to hair, art to advertising and more at your fingertips.

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Welcome to Uptown Waterloo!

We’re so pleased to have you visit!

From our fantastic Festivals and programming in Waterloo Public Square to the over 475 amazing businesses including  90+ unique shops, award winning architecture, live music venues, vibrant night life, a diverse food scene with everything from cafés and bakeries, to casual and critically acclaimed fine dining  with summer patios to enjoy a view of everything Uptown has to offer – we have something fabulous for everyone.

There’s an exciting vibe in Uptown that you need to experience! Our new streetscape – complete with segregated bike lanes, sidewalks, benches and thematic LED lighting with two hours of free parking – is unlike any other city core around and augments our active, urban ambiance and lifestyle.

We encourage you to re-discover Uptown Waterloo. Thank you for making your community a priority and being a #chooselocal hero!

Your friends at the Uptown Waterloo BIA

Event Schedule


05sep(sep 5)1:30 pm08nov(nov 8)1:30 pmPlay with Clay

17oct(oct 17)1:30 pm20dec(dec 20)1:30 pmPlay with Clay

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