On The Water We Love

On The Water We Love

August 5 - September 1

A journey of discovery and recognition of life-giving water along the Collingwood shoreline, exploring water-based themes of ecosystems, industry, recreation, access, safety, and conservation. The event will feature Sidelaunch Days activities including tall ship tours, SUP races, and Amphitheatre concerts August 5th-7th, as well as workshops and family activities related to World Water Week August 23rd – September 1st.

Sidelaunch Days

August 12

Jamie Clarke Duo  
Pete Eastmure  
Melissa Dawne & Roy  
Sydney Riley


August 19

Jamie Ciotka Duo  
Emma May Beckett  
Matthew & Richard Jazz Duo  
Mary Crozier


August 26

Chuck & Ella Baker  
Kat Steeves  
Dale & Eric Duo

Friday Evenings

6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Spend a relaxing Friday evening strolling Collingwood’s picturesque Promenade, taking in live musical performances against the backdrop of gorgeous Georgian Bay. Challenge a friend, neighbour, or a fellow ‘stroller’ to a game of Corn Hole, Dominos, or Jenga along the way. Stop at one of the booths to learn more about water protection and conservation.


Rainy Days

August 8 - September 1

On a rainy day don’t shy away from the Promenade. Grab your umbrella and look for messages and art on the sidewalk that only appear when it's wet! Environmentally-safe and engaging for all ages.


Meditation in the Park

Collingwood Arboretum

August 28 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Town of Collingwood in partnership with Canada: A Mindful and Kind Nation presents Meditation in the Park. Join Bhante Saranapala, the Urban Buddhist Monk, and Yutadhammo Bhikkhu on the grounds of the Collingwood Arboretum to explore mindfulness, including mindful eating and mindful walking. Try Vipassana meditation and learn about Dhamma. 

Registration is free and open to everyone. Please register by August 26th by emailing canadamindfulnation@gmail.com. Voluntary donations are welcome in aid of Sri Lanka Emergency Medical Supplies. Donate in-person day of or in advance at urbanbuddhistmonk.org 

Bring your own cushion, mat, or picnic chair, as well as your own lunch for mindful eating practice.  

All are welcome to come meditate with us for mental health, stress-relief, inner peace, and inner happiness. 

Parking at North Hickory Street and North Cedar Street


Community Collector's Night

At the Collingwood Museum

August 24 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Collingwood’s newest exhibit features the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society in our Community Collector’s exhibit. The NLPS will be at the Museum for a Community Collector’s Night on Wednesday, August 24th. They will be giving a small presentation on their goals and progress, followed by an open house question and chat period. Admission is by donation. 

Presented in partnership with: The Collingwood Museum