For the past thirty years, Cornwall has had an important tradition, one meant to keep our local musical heritage alive, as well as to encourage the growth of the local music scene. This tradition is the Arts in the Park Concert Series, a series of wide-ranging concerts that are sure to please everyone.
Set in the beautiful Lamoureux Park, the local bandshell frequently plays host to a wide variety of people, from families to lone music lovers, as they set up their chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. They’ve all come to hear our music—now it’s your turn! The concerts are completely free of charge, and are sure to make your night. For a full list of acts, visit their website. Here are some of our favourites:
Seaway Valley Theatre Company Presents: Seascape – August 2nd
Our local theatre company will be performing their own production of Edward Albee’s Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two very different, yet very similar couples. Charlie and Nancy are husband and wife, about to retire. Leslie and Sarah are two sea lizards, considering evolving into land beings. The conversations they have are poignant and introspective.
Ruby Tuesday Dixie Band – August 6th
Who doesn’t love the original jazz sounds of a brass and rhythm line? This seven-piece will get you swinging on your feet like it’s 1920 all over again, so bring your dancing shoes! The RTDB is even complete with matching outfits—this is the real deal!
Grace Willison – August 20th
This country rock queen will have you clapping along in no time as her stunning vocals take over the park. Grace is no stranger to a big stage, and isn’t afraid to bare her soul through her original works, combining a country heritage with her unique style.
There are too many fantastic acts to list, so next time you’re in town, check out what’s playing for Arts in the Park. And while you’re in town, don’t forget to book your room in our comfortable and convenient hotel. We look forward to your visit!
The Cornwall region is always abuzz with exciting events of all kinds. This July is no exception to that rule, as a number of family-friendly, outdoor events are set to make their way through town. That means that whether you’re traveling alone, with friends, or with your family, fun is never far away!
Here are a few nearby highlights we recommend checking out.
McMaze Season Opening | July 1
This July 1st—that’s Canada Day, in case you’ve forgotten—the beloved McMaze Family Farm opens again for another fun-filled season. Head down to the farm, which is just a short distance from our perfectly situated hotel, to enjoy a variety of thrilling mazes, wagon rides, pig races, a play barn, and plenty of animal encounters!
Ingleside Firefighter Challenge | July 18
On July 18th, a short drive west of Cornwall will allow you to witness the spectacle that is Ingleside Ontario’s annual Firefighter Challenge. This year, the challenge is hosted by the town’s shopping centre, and is set to feature feats of strength, speed, endurance and more. Adults will also enjoy a fantastic beer garden, while kids can play the day away on a bouncy castle and make some animal friends in the event’s petting zoo. Don’t miss this one!
Cornwall Ribfest | July 27
On the second-last Friday of July, make the five-minute drive to Lamoureux Park to enjoy all the food and festivities of Cornwall’s annual Ribfest. This year, festival highlights include live music, a beer garden, and of course, delicious ribs from some of the region’s finest cooks. Just be ready to leave with a full belly!
There’s excitement around every corner in Cornwall. Book a room at our hotel today to enjoy all the excitement of the region, in addition to unbeatable amenities, fantastic rates, and delicious on-site dining! We look forward to welcoming you to town.
Ontario’s sun-soaked summers are a thing of beauty, but they sure can get hot!
On the season’s hotter days, sometimes a glass of ice water doesn’t cut it. Sometimes, the only way to the beat the heat is with a fresh-from-the-tap, glacier-cold beer. This July in Cornwall, you won’t have to look far to find just that, as one of the region’s finest festivals will be making its triumphant return.
On July 11, our charming corner of Southern Ontario plays host to the Cornwall Beer Festival—an unbeatable opportunity to cool down, and enjoy some the area’s premier craft beers. You’ll find this hoptastic event at the Jet Set Pub inside the NAV Centre, which is less than 15 minutes’ trip from our hotel. Inside, you can enjoy dozens of delicious brews from all over Ontario—favorites like Nita, Beau’s Square Timber, and Rurban—in addition to a handful of wonderful wines from nearby vineyards.
And the fun doesn’t end there. The focus of this event is on discovery. As such, guests are encouraged to wander the space, mingle with fellow culinary explorers, and sample all the brews available—to leave no sudsy stone unturned, so to speak.
The festival runs from 11am to 7pm, and costs just $10 to enter. And because it’s being operated by the experienced folks at the Seaway Food Festival, you can count on a truly unforgettable experience.
And of course, when the fun’s over, you can head back to our hotel for a cozy night’s sleep in one of our cloudlike beds, or to keep the libations flowing at our fantastic, onsite restaurant, the BrookValley Grille. Book your stay with us today to enjoy all that the fun that the Cornwall region has to offer. You won’t regret it! We look forward to welcoming you to town!
If you’re in Cornwall for the first week of June, you may find yourself speaking with a French accent and enjoying wine and cheese more than usual. That’s because it will be the 400th anniversary of the Francophone presence in Ontario! To celebrate the occasion, the city will be full of great activities all week long. We’ve put together a guide of everything going on so you won’t miss a thing. (For times, please visit the official schedule here.)
Saturday, May 30th
Kick the week off with a wine and cheese at the opening gala.
Sunday, May 31st
Spend the morning at the Nativity Hall for breakfast. Then, partake in a French Mass before the opening ceremonies at City hall. Afterwards, there will be activities, games, and shows for all the kids before a celebration cake is served. The night will end with dancing in the street, so bring some comfortable shoes!
Monday, June 1st
An exposition of archives on Cornwallian Francophones will be on display all day, as well as a conference on the history of local churches. Finally, a reception will be held, officially opening the exposition.
Tuesday, June 2nd
Today’s conference will display the history of the local schools, followed by a symposium on local French writers. This is a fantastic chance for locals to learn more about the history of the city they live in.
Wednesday, June 3rd
A third conference will be held discussing local Francophone business and enterprise.
Thursday, June 4th
The fourth and final conference is sure to be the most fascinating as it discusses arts and sports. Then, supper will be served at the King George Restaurant, but this will be no ordinary dinner (it’s called a supper for a reason!). Titled “A Meal and a Masterpiece”, diners will not only get dinner, but will be taught how to create their own masterpiece by artists.
Friday, June 5th
This day will focus on Samuel de Champlain, who founded Quebec and all of New France, as well as mapping the Great Lakes. An interactive display will be on throughout the day, as well as activities and games for the kids. There will also be a show, “Les aventures de Champlain” (the adventures of Champlain), complete with 17th-century musical instruments. Finally, as a barbecue takes place throughout the evening, the “Great Party” will commence: music will play for all to dance to, complete with a DJ and light show.
Saturday, June 6th
The final day of the celebration, the Saturday will end with closing ceremonies, as well as two music shows. Be sure to stick around, as there will be a surprise!
If you’re in town for the 400th anniversary Semaine Française, be sure to stay with us at our hotel. Book your room today to take advantage of our unbeatable amenities. We look forward to your visit. Merci et bienvenue!
Cornwall is home to some fantastic theater productions, but sometimes it can be difficult to choose. We’ve made it easier by rounding up the three best upcoming theatre shows for June, so whether you want something wild or introspective, or even something you can sing along to, be sure to check out these great performances.
Stag and Doe – June 11th-July 5th
This is one of the best new shows on the local scene, and a must-see for anyone who has a wedding story or two that they’d rather not share. The show follows Bonnie and Brad, a soon-to-be-wed couple who are holding their stag and doe at a local hall. Mandy and Rob, another couple whose wedding tent blows away, are invited to share the hall, but havoc ensues as the two couples deal with a criminal wait staff, vindictive bridesmaids, and each other. Get your tickets here.
A Night with the Beatles – June 19th
This isn’t simply a show—it’s a time machine! Travel back to the swinging sixties as Replay, Canada’s top Beatles tribute, plays the fab four’s greatest hits. From Hard Day’s Night to Sgt. Pepper to Let it Be, be prepared to sing along as Replay winds the clock back to some of the greatest hits this world has ever seen. The night is in support of Cornwall Girls Hockey. Get your tickets here.
Figments: a Comedy – June 19th-27th
We’ve all seen a play… but have you seen a playwright? Figments is a meta play about playwright Rick Jacobs who is, well, writing a play. Jacobs suffers from writers’ block, and the audience follows his thoughts as they bounce from his real life to his work of fiction. What’s real, and what are simply figments of his imagination? You won’t find out until you take in this hilarious comedy. Get your tickets here.
Whether you’re in the mood for bit of comedy, a bit of classic rock, or a bit of chaos, Cornwall’s theaters have something for everyone. Next time you’re in town, be sure to grab a ticket, and be sure to stay in our hotel, where luxury meets affordability. Book a room today. We look forward to your visit!
Please Note: Our indoor pool will be closed for renovation and general maintenance from May 10 until May 31, 2015. We thank you for your understanding.
April 29, 2015 10:53:30 AM
The excitement never stops in beautiful Cornwall, Ontario. Thanks to its picturesque location on the edge of the mighty St. Lawrence, and the ever-growing list of events that make their way through the region each month, for guests of our comfortable hotel, fun is never fun away.
This May, that fact is truer than ever, as a handful of great events will come to town. Here are some upcoming highlights!
John McDermott Live! | May 5
With multiple Juno award nominations, and platinum, double-platinum and triple-platinum recordings to his name, Scottish-born John McDermott has emerged as a true powerhouse of the Canadian music landscape. Now, he brings his innovative sound to the stage of Cornwall’s Aultsville Theatre, which you’ll find just moments from our hotel. The concert, which kicks off at 7:30 pm, will feature material from his latest release, Traditionally Yours. More information on ticket prices can be found here, while more on Mr. McDermott himself can be found here. Enjoy the show!
Monster Slam Live Show | May 31
On the last day of May, Cornwall revs up for some high-octane fun, courtesy of Monster Slam, an all-out monster truck mega event hosted by the Cornwall Civic Complex. Tickets for this auto extravaganza range from $18 for general admission to $40 for special, VIP tickets. For the chance to see drivers like Jimmy Creten and Trent Montgomerry get behind the wheel of their 15,000 horsepower trucks, that’s a serious bargain! Furthermore, the deal is only sweetened by additional performances by speed bikers and ATV riders. Find more information on pricing and ticketing here!
Yes, over the coming month, you can find fun around every corner in Cornwall. All it takes to do so is a room at our cozy hotel. Book your stay today and enjoy a great location, awesome amenities, and competitive rates!
Congratulations to the Carleton Place Jr. "A" Canadians for winning the Fred Page Cup here in Cornwall. Best of luck to your team in the RBC Cup - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. It was a pleasure hosting your players during their stay here.
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April 15, 2015 12:50:40 PM
May is always an exciting month in Cornwall. The snow melts, the weather warms up, April showers give way to May showers, and a whole slew of exciting events come to town to welcome yet another wonderful summer. This year, the action kicks off on the very first day of May. Yes, that’s right, this May 1st, two awesome and original events will roll into town, and because they both take place just moments from our hotel, they’re both very much yours to enjoy!
Here are the details!
Art Battle | May 1
For art enthusiasts, this is not one to miss. It’s Art Battle, the immensely popular, semi-competitive live art show that has taken the scene by storm. Hosted by The Social Conference and Event Centre, which is just a short drive from our hotel, this event kicks off at 7:00pm and costs just $20 to attend, with discounts available for students and seniors. And of course, there will also be plenty of art available for sale. Don’t miss the excitement!
Cornwall Comedy Festival |May 1-3
Whatever your ailment, laughter is the best medicine. Don’t believe us? Go find out for yourself at this hilarious event! The Cornwall Comedy Festival, which runs for the first three days of May, is hosted by the Aultsville Theatre. Just who will take the stage at this side-splitting festival? Names like Derek Seguin, Mike MacDonald, and the hilarious Bowser and Blue. Tickets for this one are just $25. Get yours before they’re gone!
Yes, this May, the fun begins right away, as two exciting events kick off on the very first day of the new month. Why not book a room at our centrally located Cornwall hotel and enjoy all that this beautiful slice of Ontario has to offer? We look forward to welcoming you to town!