True North DTK Feat. Frank Walker + More!

The City of Kitchener is proud to announce that True North DTK is returning again this summer with another FREE concert on Thursday June 20th 2019!


Canadian DJ Frank Walker will be headlining the Main stage at Carl Zehr Square! Several other free events will take place around the down town area.

Full event schedule:

Carl Zehr Square DTK Main Stage

Free concert headlined by Canadian DJ Frank Walker (radio chart hit, ‘Heartbreak Back’ Feat. Riley Biederer). The concert also features the rock duo, Crown Lands and will be opened by DJ Leanne Rhymes.

DJ Leanne Rhymes – 7pm – 7:40pm

Crown Lands – 7:45pm – 8:45pm

Frank Walker – 9pm – 10:10pm


Kitchener City Hall – 10th Floor

WRSBC presents Elisa Birnbaum – 6-7:30 p.m.
Social Enterprise is changing the world for the better! The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre is proud to present Elisa Birnbaum; the author of, “In the Business of Change; profiling social entrepreneurs around the world and their lessons learned.” Elisa is the publisher & editor-in-chief of SEE Change Magazine, a digital publication of social entrepreneurship that she co-founded over eight years ago – and the host of its podcast. Come see her during True North!


King Street – Ontario to Water

Art$pay Pop Up Art Gallery – 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
A pop-up gallery inside and outside 220 King West featuring the original work of artists from the Art$pay collective.

Race the Downtown Mile – 6-6:45 p.m.
A 3-loop certified mile distance in Downtown Kitchener.  Perfect for any age, at any experience level.  Visit for details.

Human Recharge Station – 6-11 p.m.
Duke Street greenspace behind Kitchener City Hall is transformed into a Human Recharge Station complete with everything you need to relax during the True North DTK free festival.  Classic music on the play list

Bells Lane – 5-10 p.m.
Come check out this newly activated laneway in DTK, music, art and more behind the new LCBO!

DTK Patio Crawl – 5-11 p.m.
Licensed patios throughout downtown including –  Abe Erb Kitchener, B@THEMUSEUM, Bobby O’Briens, Crabby Joes, The Crazy Canuck, Gilt Restaurant, Jack Burger, J&P Grocery Pop-Up in Goudies Lane, La Cucina, McCabe’s Irish Pub, Rhapsody Barrel Bar, Rich Uncle Tavern, TWH Social.
With pop-up installations at:

  • 30 Duke Street E – Mushroom Village
  • 334 King Street W – Live mural painting
  • King street W at the corner of Ontario – glow swings

More information here.

Code Mobile – 5-7 p.m.
They’re travelling across the country to bring hands-on interactive technology education to Canadian youth.  It’s Code Mobile’s mission to ensure that all Canadians – particularly women and youth – have access to these learning opportunities.

Homer Watson House and Gallery @ Rich Uncle Tavern – starting at 5 p.m.
Watch the creation of a live painting of Homer Watson at a pop-up gallery on King Street presented by Homer Watson House and Gallery


The Apollo Theatre

Grand River Film Festival – show starts at 7 p.m.
Visit for more details!


44 Gaukel

Art meets Tech – Questioning business as usual – 4-9 p.m.
A showcase of art work that inspires us to think deeper about the products and services we’re building in the connected area.

Youth Video Contest Winners Screening – 4-9 p.m.
Check out the inspiring, funny, serious, and super creative films of young filmmakers from our region. In partnership with the Kitchener Public Library.


Victoria Park

Golden Hour Yoga – 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Join Queen Street Yoga beside the Victoria Park Clocktower for a relaxing golden hour yoga class in partnership with #TNDTK Festival.  This hour-long class is free and ends right before the concert at Kitchener City Hall!


Program subject to change