It was an amazing weekend.
After a hiatus of two years, the Town of Cobourg, Cobourg Lions Club and Rotary Club of Cobourg hosted the Cobourg Waterfront Festival this past Canada Day weekend. It was AWESOME!
Thank you to all who have attended the festival this year. Thanks also to our crafters, merchants, artists, sponsors and the legion of Rotary and Lions club members and volunteers who have made this annual event the largest in Ontario. Next year's Waterfront Festival will be July 1st through 3rd, 2023. See you then!
The roots of the festival go back 53 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, 33 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.
We hope you'll visit us in 2023. 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.