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Guide to Entertainment in Cobourg

For a list of recommended single day events, see the Featured events page.

The Town has now issued a Spring and Summer Leisure Guide for 2024.

The Town also had a Fall and Winter Leisure Guide for 2023/2024

It's available online as:

There are two major events each summer:
There were four but the Highland games has moved to Port Hope and the Sandcastle Festival has been discontinued.
Waterfront Festival 29 June to July 1 - 2024 - mostly in Victoria Park
Rib Fest - August 16, 17, 18 - 2024 - a fundraiser for Rotary - in Victoria Park

cinema tickets for two

Web sites by Entertainment Organizations

Organizations with Multiple Events

Entertainment in Cobourg is provided by a number of organizations - some are more active and prolific than others. Here are the most active organizations:

Rainbow Theatre (First run Movies) - at Northumberland Mall
Northumberland Players (Dinner Theatre at Best Western, intimate specialty theatre at Firehall Theatre, Christmas special in Victoria Hall and annual Musical Comedy at the Capitol)
Loft Productions - events produced by Ken Prue - live Jazz - venue is Victoria Hall
Les Amis Concerts (World class quality Classical) - Venue is Trinity Church
Northumberland Film Sundays - Alternative films from TIFF - Venue is Rainbow Cinema
VOS (live Musicals) - Venue is Victoria Hall
Northumberland Learning Connection 

And here are the others (fewer events).

General Calendars

Concert Hall It is actually their booking calendar but they manage bookings for many of Cobourg’s events - good source of info.
Town of Cobourg Only Town managed events. Not very useful.  Dominated by Library events and includes many educational events.
Northumberland County As you'd expect, covers whole county
Northumberland News Newspaper site - Covers Northumberland County - one of the better calendars
My FM Radio Station One of the better calendars
The Bulletin Lists submitted events - includes some Northumberland events

Victoria Park Events - Free

Concert Band in the Park
Concerts Tuesdays in summer: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
Movies in the Park 3 evenings in summer 8:30 pm 

Port Hope Events

Not Cobourg but close enough that it's easy to get there.  Only one venue is listed.


  • July 1st Parade each Year
  • Santa Parade at 6:00 pm

More parade details here

Mailing Lists for Entertainment

Some organizations have free mailing lists to let you know what they have on.  Here are their links:


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