The 2019 Cobourg Waterfront Festival was amazing


The 2019 edition of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival saw great crowds, fantastic weather and lots of fun.


Thank-you to all who attended this year's Festival. Thanks also to our crafters, merchants, artists, sponsors and the legion of Rotary and Lions club members and volunteers who make it all possible. Planning is already  underway for the 2020 Festival and we look forward to seeing you next year.


The roots of the festival go back 52 years ago when a small art and craft show was held on beautiful Victoria Beach for Canada Day in 1967. The event included a fireworks display put on by local fire fighters to celebrate Canada's Centennial.


In 1987 the Cobourg Waterfront Festival was formally launched when the Cobourg Rotary Club and the Cobourg Lions Club became involved along with a volunteer committee of town citizens. Now, 32 years later, the Festival has become one of the largest summer festivals in Ontario, attracting tens of thousands of people to the community over the Canada Day long weekend. Watch here for 2019 Festival Guide when it becomes available.


Victoria Hall by Jean Simard

We hope you'll visit us in 2020. While here, take some time to stroll downtown (just two blocks away) and visit our many shops and restaurants. Our magnificent town hall (shown above in a photo by Jean Simard), Victoria Hall, is a must see. We think you'll be impressed. Who knows... maybe you'll become one of the visitors to the festival who decides to set down roots in our extraordinary community.


Welcome message from the Mayor of Cobourg


Saturday June 29 to Monday, July 1


Festival Admission


The 2019 Cobourg Waterfront Festival is Saturday, June 29th through Monday, July 1st. Join the Town of Cobourg, the Rotary Club of Cobourg and the Lions Club of Cobourg to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend. The Rotary HarbourArts Show and Lions Marketplace are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. There are a variety of activities in Victoria Park each day, ending at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 6:00 p.m. on Monday.


Rotary HarbourArts Show:
$5.00 day pass

Canada Day Celebration - Victoria Park Entertainment - Lions Marketplace:
Free Admission - All weekend




Parking is available at the Cobourg Community Centre and Northumberland Mall. A shuttle to and from the Waterfront Festival is available. We ask that you respect our neighbours in the area and not block driveways.  Details