Entertainment Calendar

A guide to What’s On in Cobourg – where to find places, shows, events.  A detailed calendar is on the Calendar page but this page provides an overview with cinema tickets for two350information on Movies, Live Shows, Outdoor events, Art Galleries, Speakers, Sports clubs plus a listing of Annual events.

The Calendar covers events in Cobourg plus the main auditorium of the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope.  Although all entertainment events are listed including fundraising events, events that are primarily promotional are not included.  Also not included are club meetings - see the list of clubs here.

Go here for calendar.

The town has also issued a Leisure Guide.  Download the 2019 Fall / Winter edition here.

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.ca   

Victoria Hall

For events/programs of events at Victoria Hall, see the Concert Hall events page - including ticket information.

The Victoria Hall Box Office sells tickets for several of the other organizations - go to this page to see them all.

The Cobourg Loft

This venue is known for quality movies (including Opera and Ballet) 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 at the Loft and at Victoria Hall. 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 October 26, 2019 to April 25, 2020. 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

Capitol Theatre Port Hope

I know, it's not Cobourg but a lot of people travel the short distance to Port Hope to see their live shows.  Their web site is here.

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

Each year since 2017, FM 89.7 has provided popular music in the Bandshell in Victoria Park on Wednesdays in mid-summer.

Speakers and Seminars

  • Northumberland Learning Connection

This group has talks on topical subjects at different venues in Cobourg and Port Hope.  Full details at web site.

Art

  • Art Gallery of Northumberland - Web site


Mailing Lists for Entertainment

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

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 22, 2020
  • Float your Fanny Down the Ganny - Port Hope - April 11, 2020
  • DBIA: Girls Night Out - May 10, 2019
  • DBIA: Busker Festival - June 8, 2019
  • Cobourg Highland Games – Saturday - 2 weeks before July 1st weekend.  June 19 & 20, 2020. Admission in 2020  $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 2020 Wednesday July 1 thru Saturday July 4. 
  • Canada Day Parade - most years at 12:00 noon
  • DBIA: Food and Music Festival - Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Antique Car show - In 2020, Saturday July 11 in Victoria Park - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Movies on the Beach - three Saturdays in summer at around 8:30pm Sandcastle Competition 2014
  • 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 (14 to 16 August in 2020)
  • DBIA: Art Walk - Saturday, August 24th, 2019
  • Dragon Boat Festival -  September 26, 2020
  • DBIA: Harvest Festival - Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • DBIA: OctoBEER - Fall Pub Crawl - Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • 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 17 in 2019.
  • DBIA Christmas Event - Friday November 22 2019
  • Annual Christmas concert by Concert Band of Cobourg; Sunday before Christmas - 2:00pm (December 22 in 2019)
  • 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 when it moves to the Market square. Facebook page

Restaurants

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

123 Chinese Food  - 441 King East
Ale House (Pub) - 246 Division
Arthurs (Pub) - at Best Western, Burnham & Elgin
Buttermilk Cafe - King st
Castle John's 900 Division St
CJ's Tap & Grill - 1 Strathy Rd
Craft Food House - 201 Division St.
Corfu Mediterranean Grill - 8 King East
El Camino - 74 King West (Facebook)
Five Star Chinese - 500 Division St. (Facebook)
George and Orange - 67 Orange St. (Facebook)
Golden Chopsticks -  26 King W. (Facebook)
Home Plate - 955 Elgin W. (Facebook)
J & J Steak & Burgers - 8 Elgin East
Jim's Pizza Palace - 134 King West (Facebook) 
Kelly's Homelike Inn (Pub) - 209 Third (Facebook)
Matterhorn - 95 King West
Meet at 66 King - 66 King East
Pat & Robs - 32 king West (Facebook)
The Mill - 990 Ontario
Oasis - 31 King East (Facebook)
Rustic Bean - 91 King West
Sakura Sushi - 96 King West (Facebook)
Soula's Tea Garden - 260 George (Facebook)
Wok & Roll Chinese - 900 Division St.
Woodlawn Inn - 420 Division

Cobourg also has Swiss Chalet, East Side Marios, Subway, Mr. Sub, Boston Pizza, MacDonalds, 4 Tim Hortons, Wimpys, Dairy Queen and KFC.

Go to Trip Advisor for reviews of some of these.

Live Bands at Restaurants

Last updated 15 February 2020

  • Arthurs (Best Western)
    Live Entertainment every night (Karaoke on Thursdays and Open Mic on Wednesdays) - 8:00pm except 4:30 Sundays - Program here (Facebook more up to date than web site)
  • Kelly's Homelike Inn 
    Saturdays - check Facebook for details - this pub is alive!

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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