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

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Information on Movies, Live Shows, Outdoor events, Art Galleries, an Escape Room, Speakers, Sports clubs plus a listing of Annual events.

Movies

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 www.northumberlandplayers.com   

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. They are located at 201 Division Street - second floor - over the Craft Food House.

Les Amis Concerts

Les Amis LogoChamber Music and "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 Dec 8, 2018 to May 4, 2019. 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.)

New Ventures Band

Actually consists of three bands at various stages of learning from beginners to accomplished. They have public concerts from time to time - usually in Trinity Church.  Web site

Music in Victoria Park

Concert Band of Cobourg

  • Throughout the Summer  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.

Northumberland FM 89.7 - Music in the Park

For two years, FM 89.7 has provided popular music in the Bandshell in Victoria Park on Wednesdays in mid-summer. 

Cobourg Escape Room

Full of Fun and Excitement - Three different Rooms, East end of Northumberland Mall - web site

Speakers and Seminars

  • Northumberland Learning Connection

This group has talks on topical subjects at the Columbus Community Centre.  Full details at web site.  

Art

  • Art Gallery of Northumberland - Web site

Sports

Only teams on the web are listed below.

Hockey

Lacrosse

Baseball

Cycling

Other

Annual events

Staged by DBIA, Town of Cobourg, Lions, Rotary and others.  DBIA events are Downtown.

  • Mayor's Levee - Victoria Hall - January 1st - 2pm.
  • Robbie Burns Dinner and Ceilidh January each year
  • Film Sundays Winter Film Festival 
  • Sportsman's Night - Fundraiser for Rotary - First Saturday in February
  • DBIA: Winter Brews Pub Crawl - Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • DBIA: Girls Night Out - May 10, 2019
  • DBIA: Saturdays on Second street - June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2019
  • Cobourg Highland Games – Saturday - 2 weeks before July 1st weekend.  June 14 & 15, 2019. 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. 
  • Canada Day Parade - most years at 12:00noon - in 2018 at 1:00pm
  • DBIA: Food and Music Festival - Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Antique Car show - In 2018, Sunday July 15 in Victoria Park - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Animals R Us - July
  • Movies on the Beach - three Saturdays in summer at around 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.
  • Sand Castle Competition – Victoria Park Beach – Saturday of August long weekend.
  • DBIA: 51st Annual Sidewalk Sale - Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • Northumberland Rib Festival – mid-August each year in Victoria Park (16 to 18 August in 2019)
  • DBIA: Art Walk - Saturday, August 24th, 2019
  • Dragon Boat Festival -  September
  • DBIA: Harvest Festival - Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • DBIA: OctoBEER - Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Family Wellness Day Expo - First Saturday in November, 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 Sunday November 18 in 2018.
  • DBIA Christmas Event - Friday November 22 2019
  • Annual Christmas concert by Concert Band of Cobourg; Sunday before Christmas - 2:00pm (December 23 in 2018)
  • 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 9:00pm.

Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning from 7:00am - from May to late December. Behind Victoria Hall on Albert Street in Rotary Park except on July 1st weekend..

Restaurants

Here is a list of Cobourg based restaurants (that is, not chains) who have active web sites or Facebook pages.

123 Chinese Food  - 441 King East
Ale House - 246 Division
Buttermilk Cafe - King st
Cat & Fiddle - Pub & Restaurant - Covert St (FB)
CJ's Tap & Grill - 1 Strathy Rd
Craft Food House - 210 Division
Corfu Mediterranean Grill - 8 King East
El Camino - 74 King West (Facebook Page)
Five Star Chinese - 500 Division
Frank's Pasta & Grill - 426 King E. (Facebook)
George and Orange - 67 Orange St.
Golden Chopsticks - 20 King W. (Facebook)

Home Plate - 955 Elgin W. (Facebook Page)
J & J Steak & Burgers - 8 Elgin East
Let's Eat - 396 William St. (Facebook page)
Matterhorn - 95 King West
Meet at 66 King - 66 King East
The Mill - 990 Ontario
Oasis - 31 King East
Soula's Tea Garden - 260 George
Wok & Roll Chinese - 900 Division
Woodlawn Inn - 420 Division

Cobourg also has Swiss Chalet, East Side Marios, Subway, Mr. Sub, Boston Pizza, MacDonalds, 3 Tim Hortons, Wimpys, Dairy Queen and KFC.

Go to Trip Advisor for reviews of some of these.

Live Bands at Restaurants

Last updated June 30, 2018

  • Arthurs (Best Western)
    Live Entertainment every night (Karaoke on Thursdays and Open Mic on Wednesdays) - 8:00pm except 4:30 Sundays - Program here.
  • The Mill
    Thursdays in the Pub - 7:00pm - Program
  • Oasis Bar & Grill
    Sundays - Don Owens band - Web site
  • Kelly's Homelike Inn 
    Saturdays - check Facebook for details
  • Frank's Pasta & Grill
    Saturdays and other days - check Facebook

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.

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.

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