31st Annual Cobourg Waterfront Festival
An event of this magnitude has a lot of people working in the background to make it come together. Here are some of the contacts that you may need to reach us:
Cobourg Tourism - email@example.com
Rotary Arts & Crafts - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Food Vendors - email@example.com
Lions Marketplace & Food Vendors -firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Marketplace and Bandshell Sponsorship -email@example.com
Lions Entertainment - firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Board or Directors - email@example.com
Town of Cobourg • Cobourg Tourism
Northumberland County • Northumberland Tourism
The Cobourg Waterfront Festival began 51 years ago as a small art and craft show on beautiful Victoria Beach on Canada Day in 1967. The event included a fireworks display put on by local fire fighters to celebrate Canada's Centennial.
Fast forward to the 1990's when the Cobourg Rotary Club and the Cobourg Lions Club became involved along with a volunteer committee from the Town. Since that time, the Cobourg Waterfront Festival has become one of the largest summer festivals in Ontario, attracting tens of thousands of people to the community over the Canada Day long weekend. Here's our events-at-a-glance from 2017 and the the online version of the 2017 Waterfront Festival Guide (download PDF version is 25MB). Watch here for more information on the 2018 Festival as it becomes available.
We hope you'll visit us in 2018. While here, take some time to stroll downtown (just two blocks away) and visit our many shops and restaurants. Our magnificent town hall (shown above in a photo by Jean Simard), Victoria Hall, is a must see. We think you'll be impressed. Who knows... maybe you'll become one of the visitors to the festival who decides to set down roots in our extraordinary community.
|STRAWBERRY SOCIAL & CRAFT BEER EVENING|
|Strawberry Social - Northumberland United Way Fundraiser||4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.|
|Craft Beer & Entertainment - Madman's Window - inside the tent||7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.|
|VICTORIA PARK BANDSHELL|
|Grape Lady Falls||12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.|
|Marty & the MoJos||2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.|
|Stone House||4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.|
|Carbon||6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.|
|AC/DC Canada - Tribute Band||8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.|
|LIONS PAVILLION (EAST OF VICTORIA PARK)|
|Upper Canada Axe Throwing - try your axe throwing skills - by donation||10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.|
|The Lumber Company Lumberjack Show - with audience participation||2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|PRESENTED BY THE TOWN OF COBOURG|
|Opening Ceremonies and Birthday Cupcakes with special guest Magician David Johnson|
|Fireworks over Cobourg's Heritage Harbour||10:00 p.m.|
|VICTORIA PARK BANDSHELL|
|Joyful Noise||11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.|
|The Spirits||1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.|
|Urban Angel||3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.|