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Waterloo Events 2018

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Historic Depot Open House

(First Saturdays) April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6; 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Free. The historic Waterloo Depot will be open to the public for those interested in the historic displays.

Spring Clean Up Day

May 5, 2018   Francis Thomson Memorial Park

ONE PLACE DROP OFF FROM 8:00AM TO 12:00PM.  Enter the drop off site from north Center Street onto W. Van Vleek Street with your big items.  To learn more – click here: SPRING CLEAN UP

Town Wide Garage Sales

June 8, 9 & 10, 2018

Garage sales across town, no permit required for this weekend.

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:00 &  7:30 p.m.  

At New Hope Church’s parking lot. $10 adult; $7 child/senior in advance; Adult $13, Child/senior $8 circus day. Discounted tickets may be available.  For tickets call 1-866-BigTop6, or go to the Waterloo Town Hall, or the Waterloo Library in advance (or at the circus box office on day of show).   Culpepper & Merriweather circus will bring an action-packed 90 minute show to Waterloo! Enjoy affordable, family friendly entertainment-a show that is is truly enjoyable for children of all ages! With a variety of acts featuring animals, acrobats, comedy and balancing, your whole family will be left talking about what their particular favorite was. Free tent-raising fun at 9:30 a.m, meet the animals up close, learn about their routine & care. Large groups welcome.

National Night Out

August 7, 2018, 6-7 p.m. Francis Thomson Memorial Park. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Waterloo utilizes National Night to enhance the relationship between neighbors and both law enforcement and our volunteer fire department too- recognizing the value of all these first responders in our community.  Come to the park for the popcorn and door prizes too.

Old 27 Car Tour

August 21, 2018, 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the Waterloo Depot, 485 W Van Vleek Street.

Drop by Waterloo for lunch and check out amazing vintage and classic cars. The Old 27 Car Tour stops at the historic Depot for their annual visit to DeKalb County before they travel Old Highway 27 to Michigan.

Treats Before Dark

October 26, 2018, 4:30–6:00p.m. Francis Thomson park pavilion

Get the kids into their costumes and come to Thomson Park for games, activities and treats at the park. Sponsored by Nucor Building Systems and many other participating local businesses.

Town-Wide Trick or Treating

Get your costumes on again and trick or treat around town.  Wednesday, October 31st, from 5 – 7 p.m.

Trees & Decorating at Thomson Park

November 20- Nov 25

CP Holiday Train Block Party

Nov. 29, 2018 (TBD), 8:00 p.m.- ?

Waterloo will celebrate as we wait for the 20th annual trip of the beautifully lit Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train. Enjoy snacks, vendors, and light entertainment at the historic train station. In CP tradition, canned fruit or vegetables with pull-tab lids will be collected for local food pantries. The train usually passes by around midnight.

Light Up Waterloo Decorating competition

Nov 20-Dec 31, 2018

Chili Supper, award

January 4, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Town of Waterloo, Waterloo Main Street, Friends of the Depot, & Friends of the Library