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Northumberland County
Town of Cobourg Tourism


Site Features

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Cobourg's Coat of Arms

A guide to What’s On in Cobourg – where to find places, shows, events.  A detailed calendar of events is here.

Something Different

cinema-tickets-for-twoCobourg Escape Room. The next big thing - in Northumberland Mall. A family-friendly adventure in which teams solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and hidden clues to escape from the room... before time runs out! Fall 2017: Walk-in Fri-Sat 6:00-10:00. Other times by appointment.  Call 289-918-0120.


Music & Plays

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   

Victoria Hall

For events/programs of events at Victoria Hall, see the Concert Hall events page - including ticket information.
Tickets for several of the other organizations are also available at Victoria Hall Box Office.

The Cobourg Loft

This venue is known for quality movies and Live shows.  Their current program is here and details of some future live shows here, mostly concerts  They are located at 201 Division Street - second floor - over the Craft Food House.

Les Amis Concerts

Les Amis LogoChamber Music in St. Peter's and some Counterpoint concerts at the Loft - Counterpoint refers to a combined movie and Classical performance. Concerts are managed by Michael Pepa.  Go to their comprehensive web site here.

VOS Theatre

Musicals.  Originally called Victoria Opera Society but VOS now mostly stages more widely popular productions. At Victoria Hall - Web site

Northumberland Orchestra & Choir

Concerts at Trinity United Church, Cobourg or in Port Hope; Concerts Nov 4, 2017 to May 5, 2018. Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office  Web site

Oriana Singers

Web site: Oriana Singers.  Three Concerts Nov 25, 2017 to May 26, 2018

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.)

Music in Victoria Park

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.

Summer Music Series by Northumberland 89.7FM

  • Wednesdays in the Bandshell in Victoria Park - 7 to 8:30pm - Popular music - July 5 to August 30, 2017 - web page. 2017 program here.

Speakers and Seminars

  • Northumberland Learning Connection

This group has talks on topical subjects at the Columbus Community Centre.  Current series is on Russia and runs from October 26 to November 24.  Full details at web site.


  • Art Gallery of Northumberland - Web site


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


Cobourg Kodiaks




Annual events

  • Robbie Burns Dinner and Ceilidh January each year (Jan 27 in 2018)
  • Film Sundays Winter Film Festival - for 2018: January 19, 20 and 21
  • Sportsman's Night - Fundraiser for Rotary - (Feb 2 in 2018)
  • Busker and Art Festival  - June 9, 2018
  • Cobourg Highland Games – Saturday - 2 weeks before July 1st weekend.  June 16, 2018. Admission in 2018 $20.00. Children 12 and under Free.
  • Beach Volleyball  -  Several weekends in May through July
  • Cobourg Waterfront Festival - The major event of the year – July 1st weekend.  In 2018 June 30 thru Monday July 2.
  • DBIA Food Festival - July 7, 2018
  • 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 in summer at around 8:30pm - see Town Tourism 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 - Thursday thru Sunday on August Long Weekend. Downtown - Music on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Northumberland Rib Festival – mid-August each year in Victoria Park (17 to 19 August in 2018)
  • Dragon Boat Festival -  in 2017 September 23
  • Harvest Festival - in 2018 September 29 - King Street - 9:00 till 4:00 - especially for families
  • Family Wellness Day Expo - 2017 date is November 4, 10:00 to 5:00pm Northumberland Mall
  • NHH Gala - First Monday in November. 
  • 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 17 in 2018.
  • 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 17 in 2017)
  • 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

2018 Events

  • February 24 – Pub Crawl (may not be official name)
  • May 11- Girls’ night out
  • June 9 – Busker Festival
  • July 7 – Food Festival
  • August 2 to 5 – 50th Annual Sidewalk Sale
  • August 25 – Art Walk
  • September 29 – Harvest Festival (may include Butter Tart Festival)
  • November 23 & 24 – Christmas Event

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 active web sites

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

Meet at 66 King
The Mill
Ricco's Pizza and bar
Soula's Tea Garden
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 Oct 22, 2017

  • Arthurs (Best Western)
    Live Entertainment every night  - 8:00pm except 4:30 Sundays - Program on Facebook
  • The Mill
    Thursdays in the Pub - 7:00pm - Program
  • Oasis Bar & Grill
    Sundays - Facebook Page
  • Kelly's Homelike Inn 
    Saturdays & other days  Facebook
  • Frank's Pasta & Grill
    Saturdays- check Facebook
  • 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.

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 - Web site not updated.

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