This year, Canada Day is on a Sunday so the parade will start at 1:00 pm and not noon as usual. The route will be the same, from five corners to Victoria Park along King Street. Speeches will start at 2:00 pm in the bandshell and they will be followed by entertainment with the usual fireworks over the harbour at 10:00 pm. The Midway will be located this year in Victoria Park in the South East corner. This is because the pier is subject to an engineering review with expensive repairs likely needed. Once again the Lions area will not charge for entry and the Rotary Arts and Crafts show will charge $5 for a day pass. Below is a map of locations. Two free shuttle busses will operate bringing in people from Donegan Park (overflow parking), the Mall and the Community Centre – all these locations offer free parking. They will have drop-off locations at the Midway location, the Albert St. Bus Shelter and at the Marina.
- Saturday June 30: 9:30 to 10:00 pm
- Sunday July 1: 9:30 to 12:00 am
- Monday July 2: 9:30 to 6:00pm
Cobourg Transit will be operating it’s usual schedule including a Regular Sunday schedule on July 1. Go here for the Transit details.
The Festival runs from Saturday June 30 to Monday July 2 – entertainment is listed here. There will be no Sky Hawks demonstration, nor will the Snowbirds be there but the Rotary Arts and Craft Show, the Lions Marketplace and the bandshell entertainment will continue all weekend. The Festival has its own web site here
If it’s hot (it usually is), the Waterpark should be operating and lifeguards should have two new stations – at least that’s what the Town is hoping for. There is no problem with high water this year so the beach will be in good shape. Dredging and bringing sand back to the beach should be finished by then – there was still a pile of sand on June 23.
The Midway will operate from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and will turn off sound during the Canada Day speeches. Friday it will open around 5 p.m. and Monday it will close at 4 p.m.
If you want to do something different on Canada Day, Trinity United Church on Division Street is holding a Historical Tour of 1852 with a Hospitality Cafe serving Strawberry Shortcake and refreshments. It runs from 1:30 to 4:30. There is no admission fee.