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Entertainment in Cobourg

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Cobourg's Coat of Arms

A guide to What’s On in Cobourg – where to find places, shows, events.

For more detail and event times and places, go to: COBOURG CALENDAR



Music & Plays

For events/programs of these organizations, please see the comprehensive Cobourg Calendar here.

Northumberland Players & Firehall Theatre

Northumberland PlayersLive Theatre - Includes a dinner theatre at the best Western. For information about subscriptions, tickets, auditions, and volunteer opportunities, check online at   All shows are listed on Cobourg Internet's Calendar.

Victoria Hall

For events/programs of events at Victoria Hall, please see the comprehensive Cobourg Calendar here.
Tickets and more information at Victoria Hall - Tickets for several of the other organizations are also available at Victoria Hall Box Office.

VOS Theatre

At Victoria Hall - Web site

Oriana Singers

Web site: Oriana Singers

Northumberland Orchestra & Choir

Concerts at Trinity United Church, Cobourg or in Port Hope; Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office
Web site

La Jeunesse Choir

Youth Choir Performs at Trinity united Church Cobourg. Web site. (Note - a separate organization called La Jeunesse Orchestra performs in Port Hope.)

Concert Band of Cobourg

  • Throughout the Summer (July 4 thru September 5 in 2017) the Concert Band of Cobourg presents concerts in the Bandshell in Victoria Park - every Tuesday at 8:00pm.
  • The Band also performs at the January 1st Mayor's Levee, the July 1st ceremonies at the Bandshell and other Civic events.

Their history here.


  • Art Gallery of Northumberland - Web site


Special Events in 2017

RBC Cup - May 13 to 21, 2017  More here.

Senior Games - District 12 - web site here.

Only teams on the web are listed below.


  • cougarsThe Cobourg Cougars play Mondays in season at the Community Centre.  They are an OJHL Jr A Hockey Club.  Sometimes other days as well.  See their web site.
  • Minor Hockey




Annual events

More detail for most events in the comprehensive Cobourg Calendar here

  • Robbie Burns Dinner and Ceilidh January each year (Jan 28 in 2017)
  • Film Sundays Winter Film Festival - for 2017: Jan 20 to 22.
  • Cobourg Highland Games – Saturday - 2 weeks before July 1st weekend.  June 17, 2017
  • Pride Parade - June 24
  • Beach Volleyball  -  Several weekends in May through July
  • Cobourg Waterfront Festival - The major event of the year – July 1st weekend.
  • Ghost Walks - Summer - Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office.
  • Antique Car show - In 2017, Sunday July 16 in Victoria Park - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Animals R Us - July 22, 2017
  • Movies on the Beach - three Saturdays at 8:30pm
  • Annual performamce by Rob Franklin of a play about James Cockburn. In front of Victoria Hall, Saturday of August long weekend at 11:00am.
  • Song Writers Showcase for the Shelter Valley Folk Festival - downtown - July 28 in 2016
  • Sand Castle Competition – Victoria Park Beach – Saturday of August long weekend.
  • Sidewalk Sale and Music Festival - Downtown - Music on Saturday and Sunday of August long weekend.
  • Northumberland Rib Festival – mid-August each year in Victoria Park (18 to 20 August in 2017)
  • Shelter Valley Folk Festival – just down the road in Grafton - Labour Day Weekend -  Friday afternoon to Sunday.
  • Dragon Boat Festival -  In 2016 September 24.
  • Family Wellness Day Expo - 2017 date is November 4, 10:00 to 5:00pm Northumberland Mall
  • Cobourg Santa Parade -  Third Sunday in November at 2:00pm - goes along King St. from D'Arcy St. to William St (details of route here). On November 19 in 2017.
  • Turn on Christmas Lights on the Waterfront - Starts at Victoria Hall at 6:30, Friday November 25, 2016
  • Annual Christmas concert by Concert Band of Cobourg; Sunday before Christmas - 2:00pm (December 18 in 2016)
  • First Night - New Year's Eve 7:00  to 10:00 pm - Rotary Park: skating, wagon rides, outdoor entertainment and live music entertainment in the Market Bulding; fireworks along the waterfront at 10:00pm.

Downtown Events by DBIA

This usually means that King street is closed to traffic and that events are happening Downtown Cobourg. DBIA web page

2016 Events

  • Feel the Love - February 13
  • St.Paddy's Day - March 17
  • Downtown Easter Egg Hunt: 10am - 12pm March 26, 2016
  • Girls’ Night Out: 5 - 9pm, May 13 2016
  • Busker & Street Festival: 10am - 10pm June 11th 2016
  • Sidewalk Sale & Music Festival - July 28 to 31. 2016.  Live Music on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Harvest Festival - Sep 17
  • Trick or Treat - October 29, 2016. 10am - 12pm
  • VIP Holiday Shopping Event - 25 November 2016. 5pm -10pm
  • Holiday Passport Program: December 1st - 24th, 2016

Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning from 7:00am - from May to late December. Behind Victoria Hall on Albert Street.


Here is a list of Cobourg based restaurants (that is, not chains) who have web sites

123 Chinese Food
92 King
Arthurs - at the Best Western
Buttermilk Cafe - King st
Cat & Fiddle - Pub & Restaurant - Covert St
CJ's Tap & Grill (was Casey's)
Corfu Mediterranean Grill

Marca on the Wharf
Meet at 66 King
The Mill
Oasis Bar & Grill - King St
Ricco's Pizza and bar
Woodlawn Inn - Also Accommodation

Cobourg also has Swiss Chalet, East Side Marios, Subway, Mr. Sub, MacDonalds, 3 Tim Hortons, Wimpys, Dairy Queen and KFC plus a few locally owned restuarants without web sites.

The Town's web site has a list of Restaurants here.

Live Bands at Restaurants

Last updated Jan 4, 2017

  • Oasis Bar & Grill
    Wednesdays at 6:30 - Web page.
  • Kelly's Homelike Inn 
    Fridays & other days
  • Frank's Pasta & Grill
    Various evenings- check facebook page
  • The Mill
    Thursdays at 7:00 pm
    Web site
  • Riccos Bar & Grill
    Fridays and Saturdays
    Web site

Annual Fundraising Galas

Walking Tours


Get a map and walk around Cobourg - especially the Waterfront Boardwalk and Park.  Full details. Includes locations of public washrooms.


For 2017 - See Cobourg Calendar here for exact dates Not yet confirmed for 2017

  • Cemetery Walks. 7:00pm Most Friday Evenings - July & August. Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office. 
  • Ghost Walks. Friday Evenings.  9pm - Friday Evenings - July & August. Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office.

Occasional events – check each web site

  • Lions Hall   New Year’s Eve, Valentines, Oktoberfest dances and more.
  • Legion Hall – regular Darts, Euchre and occasional Roast beef dinners and Dances. Good events calendar.
  • Columbus Community Centre - Sunday breakfasts monthly, Sept. thru May. Roast beef and Strawberry suppers.

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