‘We’re Simply Thrilled’: 54th Cobourg Sidewalk Sale Returns to Downtown for 3 Days of Festival-Style Fun

Featuring dozens of top vendors, restaurants, food trucks and more, Cobourg’s beloved sidewalk sale returns for its 54th year with three days of festival-style fun starting Thursday, July 28.

Featuring “incredible sales” and “fantastic eats and drinks,” plus live music and fun for the kids, the three-day Cobourg Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) event runs Thursday through Saturday (July 28-30), 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. pm

“We are really delighted to finally be back after two years – this is the first sale (since) pre-COVID,” said DBIA Administrator Carleigh Hunter. “We are excited to be able to do something great for the (DBIA) members and for the community.”

“A lot of people are looking forward to this event, and it’s also a huge economic driver for downtown,” Hunter said.


Residents are encouraged to visit with appetite in the coming days.

Nearly three dozen restaurants and bars will serve delicious treats as the sidewalk sale returns to downtown. And several restaurants and bars are also expanding their terraces.

Taps and Corks, the Claymore, the El, Hello Cobourg Café and Grandma’s Kitchen are among those expanding their patios as part of the lineup.

This event offers a “good sense of community” — and this year there’s a lot of turnout, Hunter noted. On Wednesday, some companies actually shut down pre-stocking for Thursday, getting everything ready — that’s what they’re going to release, Hunter said.

In addition to “our spectacular restaurants and bars”, the DBIA said it also brought in “fantastic food vendors”. Residents can stroll down Second Street and sample them all.

Vendors include: Talk of the Town, Laos-C-Chef, Toller Pizza, Smashed Patties and Fabulicious Funnel Cakes.

In addition to shopping and dining, there will be plenty of entertainment for the kids, including face painting, bouncy castle fun, balloon animals and twisting, sandboxes, a mini ball pit, the sidewalk chalk fun, toddler area, story time, coloring and more. .

There’s also live music throughout the day, which Hunter knows people have been missing.

It’s that “summer feeling” with live music — nothing says summer more than live music and just being outside, having fun with friends and family, Hunter said.

Residents can keep up to date with activities via the Downtown Cobourg Facebook page.

David H. Henry