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, a Kids Fun Zone and MORE - all in the open atmosphere of Victoria Park.

Life doesn't get much better!

2019 marks the 16th 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 are on sale NOW!

About VIP Tickets


#KWRibfest is proud to be one of the first beer festivals in Canada to introduce the new Token Mobile app. Beat the lineup when you buy your wristband and tokens by downloading the app (it's FREE!).

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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. 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 2018 Ribfest event. Due to your generous donations, $9,099.04 and 594 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.