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.
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.
The #KWRibfest stage stays rockin' with live entertainment all weekend long.
Fun for the whole family. The GoGo squeeZ Kids Fun Zone sponsored by GoGo squeeZ and produced by Grand River Inflatables will be running all weekend with various fun inflatable activities for kids.
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.