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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

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Movies

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 www.northumberlandplayers.com   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.

The Cobourg Loft

Initially this venue primarily showed movies - not current releases but always high quality - plus documentaries.  But increasingly, the Loft is staging Live shows.  Their current program is here and details of future live shows here, mostly concerts  They are located at 201 Division Street - second floor - over the Craft Food House.

VOS Theatre

At Victoria Hall - Web site

Northumberland Orchestra & Choir

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

Oriana Singers

Web site: Oriana Singers

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

  • Art Gallery of Northumberland - Web site

Sports

Only teams on the web are listed below.

Hockey

  • 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

Lacrosse

Cobourg Kodiaks

Baseball

Cycling

Other

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 2018: January 19, 20 and 21
  • Busker and Art Festival - 17 June 2017 program here.
  • Cobourg Highland Games – Saturday - 2 weeks before July 1st weekend.  June 17, 2017. Admission this year will be $20.00. Children 12 and under Free.
  • Beach Volleyball  -  Several weekends in May through July - see Calendar.
  • Cobourg Waterfront Festival - The major event of the year – July 1st weekend. Extra events in 2017 to celebrate Canada's 150th.
  • 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 - see calendar
  • Annual performamce by Rob Franklin of a play about James Cockburn. In front of Victoria Hall, Saturday of August long weekend at 11:00am.
  • 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 2017 September 23
  • 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 24, 2017
  • 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

2017 Events

As confirmed to date

  • Busker and Art Street Festival: 10am - 6pm June 17th 2017
  • Sidewalk Sale & Music Festival - Aug 3 to 6. 2017 

Farmers Market

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

Restaurants

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

123 Chinese Food
Ale House
92 King
Buttermilk Cafe - King st
Cat & Fiddle - Pub & Restaurant - Covert St
CJ's Tap & Grill (was Casey's)
Craft Food House
Corfu Mediterranean Grill

Marca
Matterhorn
Meet at 66 King
The Mill
Oasis Bar & Grill - King St
Ricco's Pizza and bar
Soula's Tea Garden
SteepLeaf Tea Bistro
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 May 21, 2017

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

Annual Fundraising Galas

Walking Tours

Self-Guided

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

Guided

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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