Savour #KWRibfest


Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show  


Celebrate the BEST summer has to offer! Enjoy mouth-watering barbequed ribs and chicken, an incredible selection of Ontario craft-brewed beer, plus live entertainment and a Kids Fun Zone - all in the open atmosphere of Victoria Park.


Life doesn't get much better!


2023 marks the 20th anniversary of this great community event -

Bring your friends, family and co-workers and savour the flavour.



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 VIP Zone


Enjoy #KWRibfest in style at the Chestnut Park in the Park VIP Zone! Sponsored by Chestnut Park Realty, Lee Quaile, Erik Erwin, and Darryl Watty. Tickets are now on sale.


About VIP Zone





 Sample new brews and time-honoured classics with our wide selection of Ontario craft-brewed beer. Alternatives to beer (including non-alcoholic beverages) are aslo available.


About Breweries


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Live Entertainment


The #KWRibfest stage stays rockin' with live entertainment all weekend long. 


About Live Entertainment



Kids Fun Zone


Fun for the whole family. The Kids Fun Zone produced by Grand River Party Rentals & Inflatables will be running all weekend with various fun inflatable activities for kids.


About Kids Fun Zone


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Admission to the Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show is free but donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region are accepted at the gate. Please note: due to the nature of the event, anyone under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult (ie. your parents) to be admitted.


Thank you for attending the 2022 Ribfest event. Due to your generous donations, $14,566.50 and 700 lbs of food was raised for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. 


Please help us to support our local food bank and come ready with a donation.


Learn more about Social Responsibility at #KWRibfest.