Arts in the Park: 33 Years of Culture

July 5, 2018

The City of Cornwall’s Arts in the Park returns for its 33rd season with a great line-up of free performances in Lamoureux Park. This year’s program currently features 19 performances, with still more dates to come, beginning at 2 pm for afternoon matinees and 7 pm for evening performances (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted in the listings below.

Please bring your chair, blanket and/or picnic basket to Lamoureux Park and enjoy music performed by popular local artists and performers.

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

In addition, this year’s series will once again feature the Montreal-based Repercussion Theatre performances of the classic Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s performances will be based on Romeo & Juliet, a Shakespeare favourite.

It will take place on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at 7:00pm (in Lamoureux Park at the Lion’s Club Bandshell).

Check out the awesome trailer for the Romeo and Juliet: Love is Love performance by clicking here.

Movie in the Park

Enjoy a movie under the stars with family with the return of The Movie in the Park series for its 9th season. A recently animated adventure-comedy children’s movie will be played after sunset on a 25-foot inflatable screen. Chosen by a Facebook vote, the recently released children’s movie Ferdinand will be played.

Presented by Rachel’s Kids and the City of Cornwall, this FREE family event will take place on Friday, July 13th, and will begin as soon as it is dark enough (approximately 9:05 pm, and weather permitting).

Food vendors will be on site selling food, drinks and movie snacks. For the weather- come prepared with a lawn chair or blanket, a flash light and bug spray.

About Ferdinand

“Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.”

2018 Arts in the Park line-up 

The Lion’s Club Bandshell in Lamoureux Park –  FREE PARKING AT THE CORNWALL CIVIC COMPLEX

All Arts in the Park events are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted to help offset the cost of the programming. All shows are held outdoors at the Lion’s Club Bandshell in Lamoureux Park

Wednesday, July 4 — Seaway Winds Concert Band
Saturday, July 7 — Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo and Juliet: Love is Love
Sunday, July 8 (2 pm) — Clarpian Duo
Sunday, July 8 (7 pm) — Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo and Juliet: Love is Love
Tuesday, July 10 — Dionne Acoustic
Wednesday, July 11 — Revival – Cruising Night with Cornwall Old Car Club
Friday, July 13 — Outdoor Movie in the Park: Coco
Monday, July 16 — Bruce Ciccarelli
Tuesday, July 17 — Moe Lemieux Quartet and Stephen Vallieres
Wednesday, July 18 — Seaway Winds Concert Band
Thursday, July 19 — Carey B Grant and the Cadillac Kitkats
Tuesday, July 31 — Grace Willison

Wednesday, August 1 — Seaway Winds Concert Band
Thursday, August 2 — Intrepid and Mike McAnany
Wednesday, August 8 — Radio Nova
Thursday, August 9 — Ruby Tuesday Dixie Band
Tuesday, August 14 — Mr. C and the Hometown Horns
Thursday, August 16 — The Shiners
August 21: The Hallions
August 22: Subtle
August 23: Switchgear
August 28: Radio Nova
August 29: O’Neils Studio Instructors Group Performance

For further information please contact

Mr. Taillon at (613) 938-9898 ext. 2 or by e-mail at

or click here to visit the Arts in the Park website page.

Additional Events
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Additional Information
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.

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Article by Sophie Poirier