June 27, 2020

If ribs are the heart of our festival, then music is the soul. And even though we have to do it farther apart than usual this year Waterdown will still be rocking, with 10 great bands we know from the park taking the Virtual Stage. The fun begins at 6 p.m. on our Faceb...

June 26, 2020

Well, Ribfest weekend is here…and while it may be a little bit, um, different this year, we hope you will join in the fun!

For our family, Waterdown’s Oh Canada Ribfest represents the best of our community. Typically, we hang out with people we don’t see at any other ti...

June 20, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but it’s just ONE WEEK until Waterdown’s first-ever Virtual Ribfest! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for a backyard barbecue party. And what makes a great summer bash? Food. Friends (in person if it’s safe, online if it’s not). Fo...

June 10, 2020

Summer is coming...

In normal times, that means meeting up with friends and family at Memorial Park, enjoying some of your favourite festival foods and refreshments, and rocking out to some great local bands.

These are not normal times -- but that doesn't mean the Oh Can...

April 30, 2020

With the health and wellbeing of the community at top of mind, the steering committee of Waterdown’s Oh Canada Ribfest has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event.

The committee, which comprises members of the Waterdown Rotary Club and the Rotary Club...

July 5, 2019

What do you get when you have four days, six ribbers, 40 vendor booths, hundreds of volunteers, and  sunny 25-plus degree weather?

A record-setting event to kick off summer! 

More than 54,000 people turned out to support Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest over...

June 26, 2019

I am one of the lucky ones who live within reasonable walking distance of Memorial Park, which means I usually leave my car at home during Ribfest - and I know many  local residents who also do the same. The benefits include fewer cars on the street, no waiting for tra...

June 25, 2019

It really is a messy job...but every year a dedicated team of Rotarians and community volunteers work all weekend long during Ribfest to ensure as much waste material as possible is kept from heading to the landfill.

This means endless hours of sorting and bagging...

June 23, 2019

Every year, I make a Ribfest checklist: which ribbers I want to try, which bands I want to see, where I want to sit to watch the fireworks - you get the idea. Really, not much planning goes into my Canada Day weekend other than making sure I get to Memorial Park.

But (u...

June 23, 2019

From the opening on Friday afternoon until closing time on Monday, Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest is jam-packed with food, activities and entertainment. It is also a chance to reconnect with neighbours and friends and kick off summer in style. Admission to the park is f...

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