• Hay ride outside Victoria Hall

    Hay ride outside Victoria Hall

  • Float your Fanny

    Float Your Fanny down the Ganny

  • Annual Highland Games

    Annual Highland Games

  • Criterium Races Downtown

    Criterium Races Downtown

  • Annual RibFest

    Annual RibFest

  • Dragonboats competing in Harbour

    Dragonboats competing in Harbour

Entertainment Calendar

Check updated date at top of each page to know when info was last updated.

cinema tickets for twoA guide to What’s On in Cobourg – where to find places, shows, events. Information 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 2022 edition here. NEW - download large 48 MB file from Town web site.

See also Featured events page - more detail on events worthy of more attention.


Music & Plays

Northumberland Players & Firehall Theatre 

Northumberland PlayersLive Theatre - 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.  Also online booking for other events.

Les Amis Concerts 

Les Amis LogoChamber Music at Victoria Hall and the United Church. Concerts are managed by Michael Pepa.  Go to their comprehensive web site here. Now a full program of live concerts.

VOS Theatre

Musicals. Originally called Victoria Opera Society but VOS now mostly stages more widely popular productions. At Victoria Hall - Web site - Christmas Gala will be on November 26, 2022.

Northumberland Orchestra & Choir

Concerts at Trinity United Church, Cobourg or in Port Hope;  Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office.  Web site

Oriana Singers

Next Concert is Christmas in Northumberland at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Port Hope.
Web site: Oriana Singers.

La Jeunesse Choir

Youth Choir Performs at Trinity United Church Cobourg. Web site. 
Upcoming concerts:
December 17th at 7:00 pm - Hearth Song - Christmas Concert at Trinity United Church
May 19th and 20th, 2023 - Disney's Descendants at Victoria Hall.
Tickets are available Victoria Hall box office for both events

(Note - a separate organization called La Jeunesse Orchestra performs in Port Hope.)

Northumberland New Ventures Band (NNVB)

Consists of four core bands at various stages of learning, from beginners to more experienced. Different from other bands in that NNVB accepts as members adults who have had no music experience at all. 

Next Concert Dec 3, 2022
 Web site

Headwaters Farm

For 2022, there was a full program of 9 outdoor concerts. Details here. Tickets $25 - $15 more for a Pizza. Address is 3517 Rowe Rd., Cobourg  - although it's in Hamilton Township about 15 minutes north of Cobourg.

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 7:30 pm.  July 5 to August 30 2022.
  • The Band also usually performs at the January 1st Mayor's Levee, the July 1st ceremonies at the Bandshell and other Civic events.

Their history here.

Speakers and Seminars

  • Northumberland Learning Connection

This group has talks on topical subjects Full details at web site.


  • Art Gallery of Northumberland - Web site - for more info call: 905-372-0333

Mailing Lists for Entertainment

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

  • Cobourg Loft venue now closed but mailing list will continue for Cobourg Loft Productions - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to his list.
  • Northumberland Film Sundays (TIFF films at Rainbow) - currently on hold - possible resumption Sept 2023 or maybe Spring 2023.
  • Vintage Film Festival (an annual Vintage Film Festival in Port Hope) - usually one email per month
  • Northumberland Learning Connection - bottom of page - quite active
  • Port Hope's Capitol Theatre - bottom of page - quite active


Check with the web sites

Only teams on the web are listed below.

5-Pin Bowling

Northshore Lanes has now re-opened at Northumberland Mall.  Regular hours of operation are planned to be 12 to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 12 to 8 p.m. on Sunday,

Beach Vollyball

cougarsReturned for 2022 on 3 weekends in June and July. On Victoria Park Beach. No further events scheduled  Web page.






Annual events

Staged by DBIA, Town of Cobourg, Lions, Rotary and others.  DBIA events are Downtown.

  • Mayor's Levee - Victoria Hall - January 1st, 2022 - 1:30 pm.  - 2022 event did not happen.  Instead a lacklustre video was produced - go here.
  • Robbie Burns Dinner and Ceilidh January each year - Virtual event in 2022
  • Ice & Snow Festival: Saturday, March 5th, 2022 - Victoria Park and Rotary Harbourfront Park
  • Float your Fanny Down the Ganny - Port Hope - April 9, 2022
  • Cobourg Highland Games – Saturday - Usually 2 weeks before July 1st weekend.  June 17 2023.
  • Beach Volleyball  -  Several weekends in May through July - See dates on this page under "Sports" above.
  • Cobourg Waterfront Festival - The major event of the year – July 1st weekend.
  • Canada Day Parade - July 1 - most years at 12:00 noon
  • Antique Car show - In 2022, was Saturday July 9 in Victoria Park - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
  • Movies in Victoria Park - three Saturdays in summer at around 8:30 pm  -  July 9, Aug 20 and Sept 3 2022Sandcastle Competition 2014
  • Sand Castle Competition – Victoria Park Beach – Saturday of August long weekend. -Not in 2022 - expect return in 2023
  • Northumberland Rib Festival – mid-August each year in Victoria Park - August 12 to 14 in 2022 Organized by Rotary
  • Northumberland Festival of the Arts - First year:  Sept 16 - Oct 2, 2022
  • Dragon Boat Festival -  Cancelled in 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • NHH Gala- First Monday in November. 
  • Cobourg Santa Parade -  For 2022 will be Dec 3 at 6:00 pm - goes along King St. from D'Arcy St. to William St (details of route here).  
  • DBIA Christmas Market - cancelled in 2021 - planned for 2022
  • Annual Christmas concert by Concert Band of Cobourg; 18 Dec 2022
  • First Night - New Year's Eve 6:00 to 10:00 pm - Rotary Park: skating, wagon rides, outdoor entertainment and live music entertainment in the Market Bulding; fireworks along the waterfront at 9:00 pm.

Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm - 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.

Live Bands at Restaurants

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

Annual Fundraising Galas

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