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!

Thanks for attending the 2020 Ribfest Drive-Thru. While the 2020 event wasn’t the usual #KWRibfest that we all love and enjoy, it did provide a bit of saucy goodness this summer and raised some much needed funds for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. We hope to be able to bring you the full #KWRibfest experience in 2021. Keep an eye on our social media channels for announcements.

2021 marks the 18th anniversary of this great community event -

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


VIP Tickets

Enjoy #KWRibfest in style. VIP tickets will go on sale in May.

About VIP Tickets


 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

Live Entertainment

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

About Live Entertainment

Kids Fun Zone

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

About Kids Fun Zone

The Foodbank of Waterloo Region Logo

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 2020 Ribfest event. Due to your generous donations, $4,942.65 and 902 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.