Entertainment Calendar

Note re Covid-19 Virus. 

Most live entertainment venues are still closed although movie venues are re-opening. Cobourg Loft has now re-opened and Rainbow Cinema will reopen on February 26.  For details and to see what's open in the Covid-19 era, go here.

Try the Trivia section for some online entertainment.

Go here for the latest overall updates on the crisis

See the Calendar page for some organizations with Virtual Events - some Major Virtual events are listed below.

For when things are "normal"

A guide to What’s On in Cobourg – where to find places, shows, events.  cinema tickets for two350Information and links are provided to find Movies, Live Shows, Outdoor events, Art Galleries, Speakers, Sports clubs plus a listing of Annual events.

Not included are club meetings - see the list of clubs here.

The Calendar page lists all of Cobourg's available Entertainment Calendars.

The town has also issued a Leisure Guide.  Download the 2019 Fall / Winter edition here. This will be the last edition until 2022.

Movies

Music & Plays

Northumberland Players & Firehall Theatre - Closed for now

Northumberland PlayersLive Theatre - Includes a dinner theatre at the Best Western (closed at least until Fall 2021). For information about subscriptions, tickets, auditions, and volunteer opportunities, check online at www.northumberlandplayers.ca   

Victoria Hall - Closed

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.  Open for movies and Les AMIS classical concerts.

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. There are some virtual concerts and even some live concerts.

VOS Theatre - Cancelled

Musicals.  Originally called Victoria Opera Society but VOS now mostly stages more widely popular productions. At Victoria Hall - Web site

Northumberland Orchestra & Choir - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

Web site: Oriana Singers

La Jeunesse Choir - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

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 - closed  for live theatre but with regular special events

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 8:00 pm.  Cancelled
  • The Band also performs at the January 1st Mayor's Levee (but not Jan 1 2021), 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.  2021 not determined.

Speakers and Seminars

  • Northumberland Learning Connection - Live Speaker Series cancelled but now offering some Virtual speakers

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 - Now open by Appointment


Mailing Lists for Entertainment

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

Sports

Many sports cancelled for 2020 season - see web sites for 2021

Check with the web sites

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.  When details are available, these events will be on the detailed calendar.

  • Mayor's Levee - Victoria Hall - January 1st - 2 pm. - Virtual only in 2021
  • Robbie Burns Dinner and Ceilidh January each year - 2021 was pickup only
  • Film Sundays Winter Film Festival - Cancelled
  • Sportsman's Night- Fundraiser for Rotary - First Saturday in February - 2021 event cancelled 
  • DBIA: Winter Brews Pub Crawl - Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Float your Fanny Down the Ganny - Port Hope - April 11, 2020 - cancelled in 2020; 2021 TBD
  • Cobourg Highland Games – Saturday - Usually 2 weeks before July 1st weekend.  Admission in 2020  $20.00. Children 12 and under Free. May be re-scheduled in 2021 to September 10-11
  • Beach Volleyball  -  Several weekends in May through July cancelled in 2020; TBD in 2021
  • Cobourg Waterfront Festival - The major event of the year – July 1st weekend.  Cancelled in 2020 and 2021. 
  • Canada Day Parade - most years at 12:00 noon cancelled in 2020 - virtual event instead.  Also virtual in 2021.
  • DBIA: Food and Music Festival - Saturday, July 18, 2020 cancelled in 2020
  • Antique Car show - In 2020, Saturday July 11 in Victoria Park - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  Cancelled
  • Movies on the Beach - three Saturdays in summer at around 8:30 pm  CancelledSandcastle 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. Cancelled
  • Sand Castle Competition – Victoria Park Beach – Saturday of August long weekend. Cancelled  - virtual event instead in 2020 and 2021
  • DBIA:  51st Annual Sidewalk Sale - Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2, 2020 cancelled in 2020
  • Northumberland Rib Festival – mid-August each year in Victoria Park - Cancelled in 2020. TBD in 2021
  • Poutine Festival - Sept 3 to 6, 2020  - did not happen
  • Dragon Boat Festival -  September 26, 2020  Cancelled
  • DBIA: Harvest Festival - Saturday, September 26 2020 cancelled in 2020
  • NHH Gala - First Monday in November.  - Virtual event in 2020
  • Cobourg Santa Parade -  Third Sunday in November at 2:00 pm - goes along King St. from D'Arcy St. to William St (details of route here). No actual parade in 2020 - see article on replacement2021 TBD
  • DBIA Christmas Market -  2020 - cancelled
  • Annual Christmas concert by Concert Band of Cobourg; Sunday before Christmas - 2:00 pm (December 22 in 2019)  Cancelled in 2020
  • 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 7:00 am - 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 West (Facebook)
Home Plate - 955 Elgin W. (Facebook)
Human Bean - Café - 80 King West (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 - Café - 66 King East 
Pat & Robs - Café - Lunches - 32 King West (Facebook)
The Mill - 990 Ontario
Oasis - 31 King East (Facebook)
Rustic Bean - Licensed Café - 91 King West
Sakura Sushi - 96 King West (Facebook)
Shuck it - 92 King West
Soula's Tea Garden - 260 George (Facebook)
Wok & Roll Chinese - 900 Division St.

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

  • Arthurs (Best Western)
    Some Live Entertainment - see Facebook page.
  • Kelly's Homelike Inn 
    Saturdays - check Facebook for details 

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. - check web site for details - also Facebook
  • Legion Hall – regular Darts, Euchre and occasional Roast beef dinners and Dances. - Closed

Looking for social activity?

Join a club or volunteer in an organization.
Click here for list of clubs and organizations to join. - most of these are closed until further notice

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