Welcome to the
Cobourg Waterfront Festival

 

The Cobourg Waterfront Festival began almost 50 years ago as a small art and craft show on beautiful Victoria Beach on Canada Day in 1967. The event included a fireworks display put on by local fire fighters to celebrate Canada's Centennial.

 

Fast forward to the 1990's when the Cobourg Rotary Club and the Cobourg Lions Club became involved along with a volunteer committee from the Town. Since that time, the Cobourg Waterfront 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. Here's our events-at-a-glance or view the full digital version of this year's Waterfront Festival Guide.

 

We hope you'll visit us this year. While here, take some time to stroll downtown (just two blocks away) and visit our many shops and restaurants. 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

 

Festival Admission

 

The 2016 edition of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival is Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd. Join the Town of Cobourg, the Rotary Club of Cobourg and the Lions Club of Cobourg to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend. We'll be there from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. July 1st and 2nd and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 3rd.

 

Rotary Arts & Crafts Show:
$5.00 day pass

Lions Canada Day Celebration - Bandshell Entertainment - International Marketplace
- Free Admission - All weekend

 

 

Festival history...

 

From its modest start in the summer of 1967, Canada's Centennial year, Cobourg's Waterfront Festival has...

 

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Festival parking...

 

Can't find a parking space? Take a ride on the Festival Shuttle Bus from Donegan Park to the waterfront...

 

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Pay it forward...

 

The Cobourg Waterfront Festival is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club and Lions Club...

 

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Partners/Sponsors...

 

An event like this doesn't "just happen". Our partners and sponsors play a major role...

 

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Cobourg Waterfront Festival Partners 2016

Lions Club of CobourgRotary Club of CobourgTown of CobourgCameco CorporationBell Canadaeagle.ca... Internet services since 1995