2 DAYS OF SUMMER FUN
Sidelaunch Days Events and Activities
August 11-12, 2018
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).
Eats, Treats & Arts Promenade
Lots of great specials and sales celebrating water, wind and Collingwood’s shipbuilding heritage.
Collingwood Farmer’s Market
Local vendors feature a wide range of organic vegetables and fruit, baking, meats and cheeses, flowers and trees, jams and preserves, handcrafted items and more. There will also be a special children’s craft station on site. Be sure to stop by for free, creative fun!
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.
SideRider Cable Wakeboarding
Try out wakeboarding in the beautiful, safe, and protected Collingwood harbour with the new SideRider Cable wakeboarding ride! Get on your board and grab onto the cable as you are pulled through the wakeboard course. Great for boarders of any skill level. Whether you are new to wakeboarding or advanced, you are sure to have a great time!
Pro Wakeboard Demos
Watch the pros from the promenade as they ride the SideRider Cable Wakeboard course!
Kids Craft & Activity Centre
Enjoy complimentary face-painting and button-making with Darci-Q and Emilie Too! Have fun with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the Environment Network. Play giant classic games, complete a scavenger hunt and create character artwork with vegetable/fruit stamps.
Rails & Ramps Bike Zone
Enjoy the Rails & Ramps Bike Zone perfect for kids to practice their riding skills and get extra tips from the folks at Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc.
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.
Live & Original Encore Concert
The top two Collingwood Live & Original Finalists perform at twilight. Don’t miss 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 atop the Shipyards Amphitheatre & Greenspace.
Try It On Sailing
Free sailing opportunities presented by the Collingwood Sailing School. Register onsite.
War Canoe and Kayak Try-it-on
Presented by Free Spirit Tours. No charge.
Visit the Imagination Playground and Drinking Water Exploration Station, compliments of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge crew.
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.
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
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!
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
War Canoe Tug O’War
Presented by Free Spirit Tours and Big Brothers Big Sisters Georgian Triangle. Register at the Free Spirit Tent on the Promenade in advance. No charge.