Collingwood Festival for Canada

Music , Food, Fun, Fireworks and More!
 

Celebrate the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, June 30 - July 2. This glowing family festival in the historic, harbour front community of Collingwood is a traditional tribute to this glorious country.  Enjoy a full line-up of activities for the entire family including strolling entertainment, live music and on-the-water events. In the heart of historic Downtown Collingwood you will find unique shops, restaurants, including more than 25 outdoor patios to enjoy a quick coffee, leisurely lunch or a gourmet dinner. Of course Canada Day wouldn't be complete without the famous pancake breakfast, Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony, gigantic Canada Day birthday cake, and spectacular fireworks in Collingwood downtown!


Bring the family to enjoy the

Collingwood Festival for Canada Weekend celebrations!

 
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BIA 40th Anniversary
Harbour
Fireworks
Farm to Table Street
Feast & Art Celebration
Downtown
Daytime Party
Get Out
On the Water
Canada 150 Reaffirmation Ceremony Music

Friday, June 30

Saturday, July 1

Sunday, July 2

 

Friday, June 30

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Sightseeing Harbour Cruise by Collingwood Charters
1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Side Launch Way, North of Hurontario Street
Include Collingwood Charters in your celebration as they take you out on the water for a scenic view of the escarpment on a sightseeing tour. Bookings are now being accepted. $35 per person. Call 705-443-1124 or book online at www.collingwoodcharters.ca
 
Collingwood Downtown’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Parking Lot at the corner of Pine and Second streets

Party like it’s 1977! As a kick off to the community’s celebration of Canada’s 150th, Collingwood Downtown’s Business Improvement Area is hosting a party to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  Enjoy iconic entertainment from the late 70s during an evening of food, fun, dancing, trivia contests, prizes and great music featuring fan favourites “Coming of Age” and “Jimmy & The Extractions”.  Cash bar on site.
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown   www.collingwooddowntown.com, 705-445-5595
 
Free Family Swim
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Centennial Aquatic Centre, 451 Third Street at Spruce Street
Take a refreshing invigorating swim at our Aquatic Centre.  Great fun and exercise for the whole family.
Presented by: Town of Collingwood
 
Sunset Harbour Cruise by Collingwood Charters
7:30 p.m. (departs at 7:45 p.m.)
Side Launch Way, North of Hurontario Street
Enjoy a beautiful harbour cruise to enjoy a Georgian Bay sunset out on the water. Finish off with a magnificent view of the fireworks on July 1st over the harbour! Bookings are now being accepted. $35 per person. Call 705-443-1124 or book online at www.collingwoodcharters.ca
 
 

Saturday, July 1

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Candid Canuck
All Day
Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street (under the clock tower)
Take a ‘selfie’ with a Canadian Icon and enter the Collingwood Downtown facebook contest to win great prizes!  Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com. Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Pancake Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street (under the clock tower)
Join family and friends in this Canada Day tradition, enjoying delicious pancakes, prepared by our Celebrity Chefs.  While you wait for the pancakes, enjoy the giant games provided by Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
31st Annual Kids’ Fish Derby
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Collingwood Harbour
For the past 30 years, the Optimist Club of Collingwood has initiated and sponsored a fish derby for the youth of the area. The event takes place at Shipyard Park near the boat launching station. Kids fish and compete for trophies in various categories and age groups including the biggest fish, smallest fish, and ugliest fish. They enter the casting contest, after mastering the technique, for trophies. All children are treated to barbequed hot dogs and pop. Over the past three years, partnering with the Georgian Triangle Anglers Association, the Optimist Club of Collingwood has been able to give each angler a new rod/reel and lure set!
Presented by the Collingwood Optimist Club.  www.collingwoodoptimistclub.com
 
Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pine Street parking lot at the corner of Pine and Second streets.
Local vendors feature a wide range of organic vegetables and fruit, baking, meats and cheeses, flowers and trees, jams and preserves, maple syrup, honey, handcrafted items and more. Special activities for the family. Entertainment and artists are also on site.
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown, www.collingwooddowntown.com, 705-445-5595
 
Optimist Club Bike Parade
10:00 a.m.
Trott's Sports Excellence Parking lot
On July 1st Decorate your Bike showing your Canadian Pride!!
Parade starts at 10:00 am, leaving from the Trott’s Sports Excellence Parking Lot, riding through Downtown to the Loblaws Parking Lot
For more information contact us at collingwoodoptimistclub@gmail.com
 
Get Out On The Water   
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Collingwood Harbour, 1 Heritage Drive
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at rowing, paddling, sailing or fishing? On July 1st, the public is invited to get out on the water and take part in a free and fun day to try out some great water activities.  Collingwood has several water sport organizations taking part, and all are excited to introduce their activity to the public. Get out on the water is an Ontario-wide initiative to introduce people to water sports in a fun and safe way. Although all the events are free, pre-registration is advised to ensure you have a spot when you arrive. Visit www.collingwood.ca/getoutonthewater for more information and to register.
Presented by:  Collingwood Sailing School, Collingwood Rowing Club, Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club and the Optimist Club of Collingwood
 
Free Family Swim & 50th Anniversary BBQ
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Centennial Aquatic Centre, 451 Third Street at Spruce Street
Come out and help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary, enjoy some BBQ while enjoying some water activity.
Presented by: Town of Collingwood
 
The Lumberjack Show
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sheffer Court, 186 Hurontario Street (between Third and Fourth Streets)
Featuring comedy, axe juggling and gigantic muscles, ending with a daring aerial rope act. 
Each show is followed by a towering 9’ Lumberjack strolling the streets of Downtown Collingwood. Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com. Presented by: Collingwood Downtown

Fashion Show
11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
69 Hurontario Street
Join us in front of Poise on Main for a sneak peek at this summer’s hottest styles and fashions for him and her. Don’t miss out on a day of fashion, filled with promotions and giveaways.
Presented by: Poise on Main
 
Children’s Activity Centre
11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street  (under the clock tower)
Free face painting and a chance to take home a fun balloon creation, from the expert twisters of U-Pick Parties. Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com. Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Presenting Princess Emilie
11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street  (under the clock tower)
Three performances per day beginning at 11 a.m. plus lots of time to dance and sing like Princess. Come dressed in your best Princess costume and join the fun... performances will also include lots of free activities and crafts – all with a Princess theme to celebrate Princess Emilie’s performance! Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com. Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Collingwood Community Art Project
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street (Freeschools World Literacy Community Room A)
Collingwood will celebrate Canada with a community mural project comprised of 150+ pieces to be painted by community members and visitors on Canada Day. “The pieces will form a maple leaf, the same way that communities and cultures collectively form the fabric of Canada,” describes mural designer Shane Durnford.
Call 705-444-2500 Ext. 3287 for more information. Presented by: Town of Collingwood
 
Canada150 Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony
12:00 p.m. (at Noon)
Federal Building, 44 Hurontario Street
Everyone is invited to reaffirm his or her Canadian Citizenship, receive a commemorative certificate and have a free piece of birthday cake, courtesy of Loblaw Great Food! This is a great way to celebrate and recognize our great country. Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Sightseeing Harbour Cruise by Collingwood Charters
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Side Launch Way, North of Hurontario Street
Include Collingwood Charters in your celebration as they take you out on the water for a scenic view of the escarpment on a sightseeing tour. Bookings are now being accepted. $35 per person. Call 705-443-1124 or book online at www.collingwoodcharters.ca
 
Collingwood Retrospective: 150 Years of Innovation (Opening of New Exhibit)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul Street
Experience the technological innovations that have changed the lives of Collingwood residents since 1867.  From communication and transportation to health care, discover the Collingwood Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection. Ride a penny-farthing, explore a hands-on vintage technology display, and celebrate Canada 150.
Presented by: The Collingwood Museum
 
8th Annual Rubber Duck Race
2:00 p.m.
Pretty River Parkway Bridge
Tickets $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Individually numbered duckies are released at the Hume St Bridge into the Pretty River, ending at the Pretty River Parkway Bridge. First Place – $1000.00; Second Place – $500.00; Third Place – $250.00
Tickets can be purchased Saturdays, starting May 21st at the Collingwood Farmers Market. For more information contact: Rubber Duck Headquarters (705) 444-3081
Presented by the Collingwood Optimist Club,   www.collingwoodoptimistclub.com, 705-444-3081
 
A Celebration of Canadian Song & Dance
3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Millennium Park, 1 Heritage Drive (behind the Grain Terminals)
Bring the family down for a wonderful musical experience as we showcase a roster of incredible local talent. Don’t forget a blanket and refillable water bottle. Consider travelling by trail, on foot or on bike. Limited parking available. 
3:30 p.m. Brianna McGowan
4:00 p.m. Sharing Dance
4:40 p.m. Songbird Music Studio
5:15 p.m. Mila Filatova & Friends
6:00 p.m. Ninety-One 1
7:00 p.m. Harmony North Chorus
7:30 p.m. Coming Of Age
8:30 p.m. Austin McCarthy
9:00 p.m. Mike McCarthy Band
Presented by: Town of Collingwood


Healthy Kids Community Challenge Activity Centre
3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Millennium Park, 1 Heritage Drive
Bring the kids to the Healthy Kids Community Challenge mobile park area and have fun with the Imagination Playground blocks, giant games and activity stations which will run between 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Don’t forget a blanket and refillable water bottle. Consider travelling by trail, on foot or on bike. Limited parking available. 
Presented by: Healthy Kids Community Challenge
 
Canada Day Sunset and Firework Cruise by Collingwood Adventure Voyages
7:00 p.m. 
Collingwood Harbour, Heritage Drive, near boat launch
Enjoy a relaxing cruise to Nottawasaga Island and visit our historic lighthouse built in 1858.
Learn about its place within the rich maritime history of Collingwood while experiencing a beautiful sunset evening. Upon return, watch a spectacular Collingwood Canada Day fireworks display with the best seats in the house - gently anchored within the harbour. Cost is $50 per person, reservations required, adults only.
Maximum capacity for this event is 10 passengers and will fill up quickly. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Full washroom is onboard. Weather and wave conditions may require alteration to trip itinerary. Please phone 705.444.9451 to make reservations. First come, first serve.
Presented by: Collingwood Adventure Voyages or visit our website at www.osmadventuretravel.com
 
Eat Together
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Millennium Park, Heritage Drive
Come gather at this large community & family picnic, grab a seat at a picnic table and “eat together” with a free meal compliments of Loblaw.  Tickets are available @ Loblaw BBQ tent – free of charge.
Take a photo of your group enjoying our Festival for Canada and send to #EatTogether.
Presented by: Loblaw Great Foods. Call (705) 445-1531 for more information.
 
Sunset & Fireworks Harbour Cruise by Collingwood Charters
8:30 p.m.
Side Launch Way, North of Hurontario Street
Enjoy a beautiful harbour cruise to enjoy a Georgian Bay sunset out on the water. Finish off with a magnificent view of the fireworks over the harbour! Bookings are now being accepted. $35 per person.
Call 705-443-1124 or book online at www.collingwoodcharters.ca
 
Fireworks
10:00 p.m.
Best views are from Millennium Park, but the Shipyards Amphitheatre or anywhere along the Waterfront Promenade will not disappoint!
Presented by: Town of Collingwood
 
 

Sunday, July 2

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Candid Canuck
All Day
Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street (under the clock tower)
Take a ‘selfie’ with a Canadian Icon and enter the Collingwood Downtown facebook contest to win great prizes! Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Georgian Bay Cup Race
7:00 a.m.
Collingwood Harbour
Required fees per boat are as follows: All Classes $30.00 CAD including HST
The Registrar will be available at the Collingwood Yacht Club Clubhouse between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (the Registration deadline) on Saturday July 1, 2017, local time.
The sailing instructions will be available at www.collingwoodyachtclub.com
Presented by: The Collingwood Yacht Club
 
Collingwood Retrospective: 150 Years of Innovation Exhibit
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul Street
Experience the technological innovations that have changed the lives of Collingwood residents since 1867.  From communication and transportation to health care, discover the Collingwood Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection. Ride a penny-farthing, explore a hands-on vintage technology display, and celebrate Canada 150.
Presented by: The Collingwood Museum
 
The Lumberjack Show
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sheffer Court,186 Hurontario Street (between Third and Fourth Streets)
Featuring comedy, axe juggling and gigantic muscles, ending with a daring aerial rope act. 
Each show is followed by a towering 9’ Lumberjack strolling the streets of Downtown Collingwood.
Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Children’s Activity Centre
11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
Federal Building, Hurontario Street (between First & Second Streets)
Free face painting and a chance to take home a fun balloon creation, from the expert twisters of U-Pick Parties. Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Presenting Princess Emilie
11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street (under the Town Clock)
Three  performances per day, beginning at 11:00 a.m. …. plus lots of time to dance and sing like Princess.  Come dressed in your best Princess costume and join the fun. Performances will also include lots of free activities and crafts – all with a Princess theme to celebrate Princess Emilie’s performance! Call 705-445-5595 or visit the website at www.collingwooddowntown.com. Presented by: Collingwood Downtown
 
Sightseeing Harbour Cruise by Collingwood Charters
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.
Side Launch Way, North of Hurontario Street
Include Collingwood Charters in your celebration as they take you out on the water for a scenic view of the escarpment on a sightseeing tour. Bookings are now being accepted. $35 per person.
Call 705-443-1124 or book online at www.collingwoodcharters.ca
 
Farm to Table Street Feast
4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Simcoe Street between Ste. Marie Street & St. Paul Street
4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tremont Café outdoor patio bar with live music
5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. dinner sittings
6:00 p.m. NFB Canadian short film screenings in Simcoe Street Theatre, 65 Simcoe Street, (corner of
Ste. Marie and Simcoe Streets)
Presented by: Farm to Table Market & Kitchen
Contact Darrelle Leeming at 705-444-6200 or via email to ccfcmanager@gmail.comfor menu and participating producers & chefs. Visit www.ccfcoop.ca/street-feast for additional information.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th at the 2nd annual Street Feast! Simcoe Street transforms into a pedestrian-only celebration of local food featuring a menu created and prepared by several local chefs in our community!  Starting at 4:00 p.m., the Tremont Cafe patio bar will open featuring local beverages.
The Farm to Table Street Feast will feature two sittings of 150 people at a long table community dinner on Simcoe Street at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. also featuring live music. Canadian kids short films from the National Film Board will play in the Simcoe Street Theatre between sittings at 6:00 p.m.
This outdoor family-style eating experience, enjoyed all together at one long table, goes back to the original roots of good food….straight from the farm, fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared by local chefs in the company of friends and family.
Proceeds go to the Farm to Table Market & Kitchen for cooking and food programs for youth, adults and seniors in our community!
Buy Tickets for 5:00 p.m. seating: here
Buy tickets for 7:30 p.m. seating: here
 
Collingwood Welcomes “The Mudmen” in Concert
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Shipyards Amphitheatre, North Maple Street
Finish off our Festival for Canada with the excitement and energy of The Mudmen as they crank out great music from this picturesque waterfront setting.  Get your groove on and your toes tapping with this fantastic outdoor evening concert.
Presented by: The Town of Collingwood and Fram + Slokker www.thenewshipyards.com
 

Bring the family to enjoy Collingwood’s Canada Day Weekend celebrations!

In the heart of historic Downtown Collingwood where you will find unique shops, restaurants, including more than 25 outdoor patios to enjoy a quick coffee, leisurely lunch or a gourmet dinner.