Collingwood Festival for Canada

 

Collingwood is celebrating Canada Day in style this year with a full

Three-Day Festival complete with Music, Food, Fun & Fireworks.

 

Here’s just a few of the events we are looking forward to:town_crier_collingwood
– The Farm to Table Street Feast
– Testing our skills at Rowing, Paddling, Sailing & Fishing
– Performances by the Mystic Drumz
– Pancake Breakfast
– Strolling street entertainment
– FIREWORKS!!!

 

Check out the full calendar of events at: collingwood.ca/canadaday

 

Music , Food, Fun, Fireworks and More!

Celebrate the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, July 1-3. 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, on-the-water events and the Clear Canadian Song Contest. 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!

 

 

Clear Canadian
Song Contest
Harbour Fireworks Farm to Table Street
Feast & Art Celebration
Downtown Daytime
Party
Get out on the Water

 

Friday, July 1

Saturday, July 2

Sunday, July 3

 

Thursday, June 30 Pre-show

Jazz & Blues at the Station – Canada Day Edition
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Station, 45 St. Paul Street

Featuring Tamica & the Boyz, with an opening act Dylan Burchall and R&B Collective. No charge, donations encouraged. Don’t forget to bring your lawnchair.
www.collingwoodjazz.ca

 

Friday, July 1

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From sunrise to sunset, Collingwood Downtown will be bustling with activity including great sidewalk sales and some incredible FREE activities

Candid Canuck 
All Day
In front of Collingwood’s Town Hall (under the clock tower)
Take a ‘selfie’ with a Canadian Icon and enter the Collingwood Downtown facebook contest to win great prizes!
Pancake Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
In front of Collingwood’s Town Hall (under the clock tower)
Join family and friends in this Canada Day tradition, enjoying delicious pancakes, prepared by our Celebrity Chefs.
Simcoe Street Farm to Table Street Feast & Art Celebration
11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Simcoe Street between St. Marie and St Paul
Collingwood’s Simcoe Street transforms into a pedestrian-only celebration of local food and art.  Come shop the vintage market and artisan tents while the kids enjoy fun arts & crafts activities, games, face painting and live performances.  Cardboardia castle-building starts at 3pm before the two sittings of the community Farm to Table Street Feast at 5pm and 7pm.  This outside eating experience goes back to the original roots of good food…local ingredients and great chefs in the company of friends and family.   Proceeds go to raising funds for a youth food & gardening program together with the Collingwood Library.  Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance as seating is limited.  www.farmtotablestreetfeast.ca
Strolling Entertainers
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Throughout Downtown
Look up as the stilt walkers are back to entertain us throughout downtown. Follow them to all the festivities.

Children’s Activity Centre
11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Sheffer Court (186 Hurontario Street)

Free face painting and a chance to take home a fun balloon creation, from the expert twisters of U-Pick Parties

Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony & Gigantic Canada Day Birthday Cake
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.
7th Annual Rubber Duck Race
2:00 p.m.
Pretty River Parkway Bridge
Tickets $5 each or 3 for $10. Individually numbered duckies are released at the Hume Street Bridge into the Pretty River, ending at the Pretty River Parkway Bridge. First Place is $1,000, second place is $500, and third place is $250.
Presented by the Collingwood Optimist Club. For more details call 705-444-3081 or visit www.collingwoodoptimistclub.com
Clear Canadian Song Contest Judges “Show Us How It’s Done” Concert 
7:30 p.m.
Shipyards Amphitheatre, North Maple Street
The free concert features Sacha Law, Stephen Hanmore, and Jason Redman.  It’s a great way to get some early seats with the harbour and Collingwood Terminals creating a beautiful background to the sounds of your favourite Canadian covers.
Clear Canadian Song Contest Finals
8:30 p.m.
Shipyards Amphitheatre, North Maple Street
Your top six qualifiers will compete for the title of Clear Canadian Song Contest Champion. The winner will be selected by audience text vote so don’t forget your device.   Bring a blanket to this free concert.
Sunset & Fireworks Harbour Cruise by Collingwood Charters
8:30 p.m.
Side Launch Way, North of Hurontario Street 
Wrap up your Canada Day Celebrations with Collingwood Charters as they take you out on the water for a scenic view of the escarpment on a sunset tour. Finish off with a magnificent view of the fireworks over the harbour! Bookings begin June 1st. $35 per person. Call 705-443-1124 or book online at www.collingwoodcharters.ca

Harbour Fireworks
10:00 p.m.
The grand finale to a perfect day will be the explosion of lights and colour filling the sky over the harbour when the Canada Day fireworks commence at 10pm on Friday, July 1. The fireworks will be launching from a new location at Hen & Chickens Island so expect some new views and variations. View from anywhere along the waterfront including the Shipyards Amphitheatre, Millennium Park, and the Promenade. Inclement weather date July 2.

Saturday, July 2

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Candid Canuck 
All Day
In front of Collingwood’s Town Hall (under the clock tower)
Take a ‘selfie’ with a Canadian Icon and enter the Collingwood Downtown facebook contest to win great prizes!
Georgian Bay Cup
Race starts at 7:00 a.m. with boats finishing throughout the afternoon and evening.
Collingwood Harbour 

The Georgian Bay Cup Committee of the Collingwood Yacht Club invites all sailors to participate in the 2016 Georgian Bay Cup Race. The Flying Sail Division will sail the 45 mile race course and will compete for the Georgian Bay Cup. The Non-Flying Sail Division will sail the 30 mile race course and will compete for the K-Force Trophy.  Race starts at 7:00 a.m. with boats finishing throughout the afternoon and evening.  For details and registration visit: collingwoodyachtclub.com/georgianbaycup/index.html
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.
The Collingwood market features over 40 produce vendors, local baked goods, crafts and artwork.  There will be many new faces, in addition to the tried and true vendors that have been coming since the market began in 2004. Continue the festival weekend at the farmers’ market, featuring fresh picked fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs, maple syrup, honey and much more.
Come to the Children’s Activity Centre at the market and ‘Make your own Car’.  All materials and help will be provided for children to make a cardboard car to bring back to the Moonlight Market on September 3rd for the first ever ‘Children’s Drive In Movie Night’
30th Annual Kids’ Fish Derby 
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Collingwood Harbour [specific location]
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. For more details visit www.collingwoodoptimistclub.com
Get Out On the Water in Collingwood
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Collingwood Harbour
A FREE, fun and safe day to try out some great water activities: Rowing, Paddling, Sailing and Fishing! Get Out on the Water is a province wide initiative in which Ontario Sailing and ROWONTARIO have created a fun barrier free day which will give you a chance to try water activities, no matter what experience you have being on the water. The recreation users of the Collingwood Harbour are coming together to participate in this initiative! Anyone can participate and we encourage you to try the sports on your own, with friends, or bring the whole family along. There are no age restrictions and accommodations can be made for any other limitations you may be worried about. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit website for details and link to registration. Presented by: Collingwood Rowing Club, Collingwood Dragon Boat & Canoe Club, Optimist Club of Collingwood and the Collingwood Sailing School. 705-444-2500, www.collingwood.ca/getoutonthewater
Performances by the Mystic Drumz 
Throughout the day
Federal Building, 44 Hurontario Street
World Music Safari Adventures
10 a.m. – “The Legend of Marshmallow Island” features a magical island that rises from the middle of a mystical pond.  Larry the Frog and friends go off in search of Marshmallow Island and the legendary dance party that takes place there.  Featured instruments include Nigerian Talking Drum, Brazilian Quica, Vibraslap, Flextone, Chinese Gongs and more.
Noon –  “The Button People”  takes “Larry the frog” and “Slappy the Dolphin” deep below the enchanted sea to find the fabled Buttonville metropolis.  Larry and his friends navigate the under-sea world to find the amazing button people.  Featured instruments include Trinidad’s Steel Pan, Cuban Bongos, Spanish Castanets, European Xylophones to mention a few.
2 p.m. – ‘Safari Dance Adventure’ –   As the final performance of the day, children will be invited on stage to dance and sing to their favourite popular tunes, performed with live instruments such as the African Djembe, electric Space Drum with laser controls and Chinese gong.  The fun includes instrument prize giveaways and animal dance-off contests.
Between shows, the Mystic Drumz performer will stroll throughout downtown encouraging everyone to play on an assortment of drums and percussion instruments. A unique interactive activity for all ages.
Childrens’ Activity Centre
10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m 
Sheffer Court (186 Hurontario Street) 
Lots of free activities and crafts – all with a Princess theme to celebrate Princess Emilie’s performance!
Presenting Princess Emilie 
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m .
Town Hall
Three performances per day beginning at 10:00 a.m., plus lots of time to dance and sing like Princesses.  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!

Children’s Activity Centre
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sheffer Court (186 Hurontario Street)

Free face painting and a chance to take home a fun balloon creation, from the expert twisters of U-Pick Parties.
Free Community Swim
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Centennial Aquatic Centre (451 Third Street)

The Kinette Club of Collingwood welcomes the community to a free public swim Saturday, July 2nd at the Centennial Aquatic Centre from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission Policy in effect.  For more information call 705-444-2500 or visit www.collingwood.ca/rec-programming.

Sunday, July 3

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Candid Canuck 
All Day
In front of Collingwood’s Town Hall (under the clock tower)
Take a ‘selfie’ with a Canadian Icon and enter the Collingwood Downtown facebook contest to win great prizes!

Children’s Activity Centre
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sheffer Court (186 Hurontario Street)

Free face painting and a chance to take home a fun balloon creation, from the expert twisters of U-Pick Parties

Presenting Princess Emilie
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Town Hall

Three performances per day beginning at 10:00 a.m., plus lots of time to dance and sing like Princesses.  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!

Performances by the Mystic Drumz 
Throughout the day
Federal Building, 44 Hurontario Street
World Music Safari Adventures
10 a.m. – “The Legend of Marshmallow Island” features a magical island that rises from the middle of a mystical pond.  Larry the Frog and friends go off in search of Marshmallow Island and the legendary dance party that takes place there.  Featured instruments include Nigerian Talking Drum, Brazilian Quica, Vibraslap, Flextone, Chinese Gongs and more.
Noon –  “The Button People”  takes “Larry the frog” and “Slappy the Dolphin” deep below the enchanted sea to find the fabled Buttonville metropolis.  Larry and his friends navigate the under-sea world to find the amazing button people.  Featured instruments include Trinidad’s Steel Pan, Cuban Bongos, Spanish Castanets, European Xylophones to mention a few.
2 p.m. – ‘Safari Dance Adventure’ –   As the final performance of the day, children will be invited on stage to dance and sing to their favourite popular tunes, performed with live instruments such as the African Djembe, electric Space Drum with laser controls and Chinese gong.  The fun includes instrument prize giveaways and animal dance-off contests.
Between shows, the Mystic Drumz performer will stroll throughout downtown encouraging everyone to play on an assortment of drums and percussion instruments. A unique interactive activity for all ages.