Canada 150 - Cobourg Logo

Includes all events in Cobourg – some occur each year, others are just for 2017, all have a 2017 celebration theme The organization of the committee managing these events was explained in this post.

All events listed below are free (unless otherwise specified).  In many cases, there is more detail at the Entertainment Calendar here.

Will be updated as changes or additions occur. Completed events removed.

Calendar for 2017

Date Event Location
July – Aug Canada 150 Painter’s PortraitsArt Gallery of Northumberland  - features a rare collection of prints entitled “Painter’s Portraits” - 12 prints from the portfolio of 12 of the best known painters in Canada. Art Gallery of Northumberland
Aug 18 – 20 Northumberland Ribfest Victoria Park
Aug 23 Concert by Urban Angel - Blues Victoria Park
Aug 26 Movies in the Park -  Rogue One - Star Wars - Starts at Sunset Victoria Park
Aug 27 Canadian Movie - Title: It's Only the End of the World - by Northumberland Film Sundays. At 10:30am Rainbow Cinema
Aug 30 Concert by Don Murdock - Country Victoria Park
Sept 9 Bike Up Northumberland Cobourg
Oct 7 Harvest Festival Downtown
October 15 Antiques Road Show - 12noon - 4:00p.m.  The Antiques Road Show will mirror the television production but Cobourg's items will represent local history and many antiques spanning 150 years. Market Building.
Oct 30 Cobourg Day – Details TBA Cobourg
Nov 11 Remembrance Day Parade King Street
Nov 19 Santa Claus Parade King Street
Nov 24 Christmas Magic Lighting up Ceremony (150 theme) Waterfront
Dec 15 Early Canadian Christmas   – (150 theme) – An evening of food and entertainment with a Canadian historic theme. Victoria Hall
Dec 31 First Night - Details TBA TBA

 

Other Projects

Throughout the year

  • The 150 Challenge – Cobourg Public Library – challenge the community to read as many Canadian books as they can over 150 days.  The list of books will be displayed at the CPL.  Prizes.
  • History of Sports in Cobourg – over 27 sports in Cobourg are being researched and written.  Watch for displays at the CCC etc.
  • Celebrating 150 years: Discovering Cobourg’s Heritage – presented by the ACO Cobourg & East Northumberland. (Summer 2017) Signs will be placed outside all building and houses that were standing in 1867 within the Town limits.  Photographs and historical information will be linked with each building on a map of Cobourg (available online) – potential walking and bike tours of these buildings
  • ARTSTOWN Cobourg – Downtown Cobourg – empty Storefronts will become pop-up galleries
  • Paint the Town Red - Red and White Flowers, Canadian Flags etc.
  • Canada 150 Cobourg 2017 CD – Music from the ages with the Concert Band of Cobourg – will be debuted on Canada Day
  • Book Signing – Be a part of the 2017 Guest Book – Victoria Hall lobby
  • Communities in Bloom - the judges have been - stay tuned for National rating.

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