In partnership with Wasaga Under Siege, Collingwood's Waterfront will welcome the US Brig Niagara and several other period sailing vessels. Collingwood's Historic Downtown is celebrating the festival with special activities and demonstrations at the Farmers' Market and entertainment throughout downtown. It all begins Wednesday, August 13 and continues until Sunday, August 17.
Wednesday, August 13
Local Live Lunch
Featuring the music of Craig Smith and lunch by Santini's
Noon to 1:30 pm - Sheffer Court, 186 Hurontario Street
View the Period Sailing Vessels
Featuring a flotilla of sailing vessels from the War of 1812 era
2 pm to 4 pm - Waterfront Promenade, 111 Sidelaunch Way
War of 1812 Demonstrations
Including cannon and musket firing, dueling and candy cannons for the children
2 pm to 4 pm - Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul Street
Jazz & Blues at the Station
Featuring the music of the Lance Anderson B3 Trio
6 pm to 8 pm - Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul Street
Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17
Deck Tours of the US Brig Niagara
10 am to 4 pm - Waterfront Promenade, 111 Sidelaunch Way
$8 General (age 13-59); $5 Children (12 and under); $5 Seniors (age 60+); Tax included.
Tickets available at the gate, located at the Waterfront Promenade
Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17
Experience Sailing courtesy of the Collingwood Sailing School
10 am to 4 pm - Register at the tent at the Waterfront Promenade, 111 Sidelaunch Way
Minimum 8 years and up
Saturday, August 16
Collingwood Downtown Farmers' Market
Experience the local flavour from our many market vendors 8:30 am to 1 pm â€“ Corner of Second and Pine Street
Join us for the War of 1812 Activities and Drill Demonstrations at the Market from 10 am to 11 am
Sunday, August 17
Collingwood Rowing Club Rowing Demos and 'Try It Row'
Collingwood Rowing Club is inviting everyone to come down to the water to give rowing a try for FREE 1 pm to 4 pm - Harbourview Park Beach, north end of Birch Street
All Weekend Long
Enjoy Musical Entertainment with a maritime flavour throughout Collingwood's Historic Downtown; including a performance by the Tittabawassee Valley Fife & Drums.
The merchants of Collingwood's Downtown will be celebrating the waterfront festival with Unsinkable Savings Sidewalk Sales, and everyone can enjoy Free Parking throughout downtown Friday evening and all weekend long.