The Cornwall Summer Fun Guide

June 10, 2019

Summer is finally here and there will be no shortage of ways to celebrate the sunshine and warm weather in Cornwall.

There’s a tonne of fun, cool and exciting events and activities planned throughout the summer in Cornwall.

Check out our Summer Fun Guide for a rundown on some of the biggest festivals planned for this year – and start planning your next visit to the City!

And don’t forget to check out our Events Calendar for more information on these and dozens of other events taking place in Cornwall and area.

Cornwall Rocks & Canada Day

June 29 – July 1
Lamoureux Park

Celebrate Canada’s birthday with a full weekend of music, family activities and of course, fireworks! This year’s festivities will feature two nights of music on Saturday and Sunday leading into Cornwall’s annual Canada Day celebration on Monday, July 1st. Headliners for this year’s bash include Cornwall rockers Barstool Prophets and Cornwall songstress Melanie Brulée.

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Cornwall Pride 2019

July 5 – 7
Various Locations

Get ready for Cornwall’s energetic, upbeat and inspirational Pride Parade! Come on out to show your support and take part in 3 days full of fun, love, and pride! Everyone is welcome at Cornwall’s Pride Days! One of the highlights will be the Pride Parade starting at 11am on Sunday, July 7th followed by a family-friendly festival in Lamoureux Park!

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Cornwall Ribfest

July 25-28
Lamoureux Park

Get your bib on for Cornwall’s Ribfest, taking place on multiple days at the end of July in beautiful Lamoureux Park. Enjoy carnival rides, top-notch live entertainment and of course, mouth-watering ribs! BBQ? Spicy? No matter your preference, there’s going to be a flavor there for you!

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Beer, Bourbon, BBQ and Blues Festival

July 13
NAV Centre

Beer, Bourbon, BBQ and Blues festival is returning to Cornwall’s NAV Centre. Sample some of the tastiest brews from across the region, while enjoying a hearty helping of BBQ meats. Top the evening off with an awesome lineup of live entertainment, including Cornwall’s own, The Paul Deslauriers Band. Tickets are going fast so don’t delay in getting yours for one of Cornwall’s biggest parties of the summer.

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Art Walk

June 28, July 26, August 23
Downtown Cornwall

Take a stroll through beautiful Downtown Cornwall while admiring the stunning art creations made by Cornwall’s own. Don’t miss your chance to see Cornwall’s talented artists display their work for the whole community to see!

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August 10
Cornwall Canal

One of Cornwall’s most popular summer events, Waterfest offers a mix of festivities, food, live entertainment and, of course, dragon boats. Grab a seat along the historic Cornwall Canal and watch the majestic dragon boats do battle on this beautiful waterway.

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Poutine Feast

August 8-11
Lamoureux Park

Mouth-watering poutine creations enjoyed along the beautiful St. Lawrence River… need we say more? Take the whole family to Cornwall’s delicious Poutine Feast in Lamoureux Park. Dig in to a generous helping of a classic poutine, or try some new flavours. Enjoy modern twists on an old Canadian classic! What’s better than a poutine feast, eh?

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Food Fest

August 17
Downtown Cornwall

Can’t get enough of Cornwall’s exciting food scene? If so, you’re in luck! Downtown Cornwall will be bustling on August 17th with the return of Food Fest, Cornwall’s biggest block party! Enjoy awesome food, live entertainment, buskers, children’s activities, special sales from Downtown merchants and much more. It’s a great day to explore and discover all of the great things that Downtown Cornwall has to offer.

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Doors Open

August 17-18
Various Locations

The doors are opening at various historical sites across Cornwall and SDG! Visit buildings and sites from different eras throughout history and learn all about their connections to Cornwall! Keep an eye out for which locations are opening this summer!

Cornwall Triathlon

August 24-25
Cornwall waterfront

Ready? Set. Go! Lace up your running shoes and tighten your cycling helmet for the annual Cornwall Triathlon, one of eastern Ontario’s premier races! Power through the waters of the St. Lawrence, ride through the streets of Cornwall, and finish with your hands in the air! The Cornwall Triathlon is always an exciting place to be in the summer. And with different categories for different levels, there’s a race for everyone to take part in!

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Apples & Art Studio Tour

September 28-29
Various Locations

Can’t get enough of Cornwall’s thriving arts scene? Neither can we! Thankfully, Apples & Art is hosting studio tours at various locations throughout Cornwall and SDG. You’ll get to take a tour of local art studios and discover the talent of local artists up close!

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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!

Stay with Us!

Planning to explore Cornwall? Extend your stay at one of our many great accommodations! For a listing of local accommodations, click here.

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 seasonal Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park. The Museum is located at 160 Water Street West, just steps away from the children’s splashpad and play structure. Free parking is available immediately north of the Museum along Water Street.

The seasonal Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) through the summer months.

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Article by Laiah Pare