• Criterium Races Downtown

    Criterium Races Downtown

  • Annual RibFest

    Annual RibFest

  • Annual Highland Games

    Annual Highland Games

  • Float your Fanny

    Float Your Fanny down the Ganny

  • Hay ride outside Victoria Hall

    Hay ride outside Victoria Hall

  • 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 2023 Cobourg's Spring Summer Leisure Guide 24 MB PDF

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  

Their next event: The Cemetery Club - at the Firehall Theatre - May 26 to June 11 -  Details here.

Loft Productions

By Ken Prue

Live jazz, folk and other  performers - usually at Victoria Hall.  Web site here

Next event:  Mandy Lagan - Origins - 12 May - Details here

Les Amis Concerts 

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

Next Event:  The next event is in Serbia but the next Canada/Cobourg event is on 28 May, 2023 - details here. It features a live performance by: Lynn Kuo, Violin; Emily Marlow, Clarinet; Rafael Hoekman, Cello; Angela Park, Piano.

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;  Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office.  Web site

Oriana Singers

A choir that sings a variety of Genres. Web site: Oriana Singers.

Next Event: Young at Heart 28 May 

La Jeunesse Choir

Youth Choir Performs at Trinity United Church Cobourg. Web site. 

Next Event:  May 19th and 20th, 2023 - Disney's Descendants at Victoria Hall.  Details here.
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 Event: The New Ventures Band is holding a concert on 3 June called Venturing Forth. Details here.
 Web site


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.

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. .
  • 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:


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 12 to 9 pm Monday to Sunday,

Beach Volleyball

cougarsOn 2 weekends in June and July. On Victoria Park Beach.  Web page.  Dates for 2023 are: June 17 -18 and July 8 - 9.






Annual events

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

  • Mayor's Levee - Victoria Hall - Revised date and time for 2023 - 3 January at 5:00 pm
  • Robbie Burns Dinner and Ceilidh January each year - Jan 25, 2023
  • Ice & Snow Festival: Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Victoria Park and Rotary Harbourfront Park
  • Float your Fanny Down the Ganny - Port Hope - April 8, 2023
  • 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. July 1 through July 3, 2023
  • Canada Day Parade - July 1 - most years at 12:00 noon
  • Antique Car show - In 2023, will be Saturday July 8 in Victoria Park - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
  • Movies in Victoria Park - three Fridays in summer at around 8:30 pm  -  July 7, July 28 and Sept 1 2023Sandcastle Competition 2014
  • Sand Castle Competition – Victoria Park Beach – Saturday of weekend after August long weekend. That is, for 2023: 12 August 2023
  • Northumberland Rib Festival – mid-August each year in Victoria Park -Weekend of 19, 20 August, 2023. No details yet.
  • Northumberland Festival of the Arts - First year:  Sept 16 - Oct 2, 2022 - no dates yet for 2023
  • Dragon Boat Festival -  Cancelled in 2020, 2021 and 2022 - usually mid September
  • NHH Gala - First Monday in November. 
  • Cobourg Santa Parade -  For 2022 was Dec 3 at 6:00 pm - goes along King St. from D'Arcy St. to William St (details of route here).   2023 event on 2 December 2023
  • DBIA Christmas Market - for 2022 was Dec 3.  Likely on 2 December 2023
  • Annual Christmas concert by Concert Band of Cobourg;
  • 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.  Rescheduled to 28 January 2023 due to a weather problem.

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.

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