Sidelaunch Days Events and Activities
August 12-13, 2017

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SUP Races & Demos

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Races & Demos

The Ontario Summer Splash SUP Race Series stops in Collingwood featuring demos and races through Collingwood Harbour. From 4 distance categories to sprint races and team races on Blu Wave’s giant SUP, these events are real crowd-pleasers and lots of fun for participants. Anyone can participate in distance categories: Elite (8km), Open (5km), Novice (2km) and Youth (1km).

collingwood harbour tours

Kites over Collingwood

Bring your own kite or pick up and decorate a complimentary one on site and enjoy the winds at Millennium. Or just relax and watch the professionals with their colourful array of large scale kites soaring high above Collingwood Harbour!
collingwood harbour tours

Harbour Boat Tours

Visit the following links for Habour boat tour information:
Collingwood Charters
Collingwood Adventure Voyages
More information coming soon!


Eats, Treats & Arts Promenade

Lots of great specials and sales celebrating water, wind and Collingwood’s shipbuilding heritage.

Endurable I Dockside Tours

Step aboard the Endurable I and meet members of the Collingwood Watts Skiff Club who constructed this replica skiff. Learn about the history of the Watts Skiff in Collingwood.
face painting

Kids Kite & Craft Centre

Enjoy complimentary face painting and balloon sculpting. Fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to decorate a complimentary kite to fly at Kites Over Collingwoodt! Presented by U-Pick Parties and Discovery Toys.
Harbour Water Taxi

Harbour Water Taxi

Collingwood’s first water taxi lets people travel between four Collingwood harbour locations via boat. Only $5 per boarding. Bikes can be accommodated onboard. Stops at the Promenade at the North end of Hurontario Street, Cranberry Marina, Harbourview Park, and Heritage Drive Boat Launch Ramp.

Parade of Lights - Boat Parade

Boats of all shapes and sizes will parade from the Collingwood Yacht Club throughout the Harbour decorated in lights against the twilight sky. Presented by the Collingwood Yacht Club. Public welcome to participate. Register your vessel by emailing peterd@snowboundontario.ca
Side Launch Brewing Dockside Bar

Side Launch Brewing Dockside Bar

Enjoy the excitement of Sidelaunch Days with a cold beer from Side Launch Brewing Company. Awarded Canadian Brewing Company of the Year, Side Launch will be serving some of their favourite beers from their dockside bar at the north end of the Promenade. It’s perfect for watching the paddling and sailing events and close to the vendor promenade.
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Visit the Imagination Playground and Drinking Water Exploration Station, compliments of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge crew.

Canoe & Kayak Trials

Presented by Free Spirit Tours and Big Brothers Big Sisters Georgian Triangle. Paddle by donation.  freespirit-tours.com
War Canoe Tug of War

War Canoe and Kayak Try-it-on

Presented by Free Spirit Tours. No charge.
Paddle Lighthouse

Paddle for the Lighthouse

Paddle for the lighthouse is a fun paddle board ride where participants paddle on anything that can be paddled in support of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society. For more information, click here.
Kites over Collingwood

Mudmen Concert

Finish off the Sidelaunch Festival with the excitement and energy of The Mudmen as they crank out great music from this picturesque waterfront setting. Get your groove on and your toes tapping with this fantastic outdoor evening concert. Presented by: The Town of Collingwood and Fram + Slokker www.thenewshipyards.com

Live & Original Encore Concert

Three of the Collingwood Live & Original Finalists perform at twilight. Don’t miss Noelle Cyr, Courtney Dubois, and the 2017 L&O winners The Rip Nancies. Sponsored by Cranberry Golf Resort, Living Water Resort & Spa, Fram + Slokker, Fresh 93.1, B101, and 95.1 The Peak FM. Be sure to visit the “Upper Deck” – Side Launch Brewing Company’s outdoor bar at the Shipyards Amphitheatre.

Waterside Yoga Session

Buddha Rider hosts a free outdoor Yoga session for all, based on their signature The Gentle Stretch class. Located on the grass field at Millennium Park and surrounded by the waters of beautiful South Georgian Bay, this event promises to make your Sunday morning spectacular. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it as there are limited mats available to borrow. buddharider.com