Summer just started, but it will be over before you know it! That’s why it’s so important to plan fun activities with your family so you can make the most of it. Why not use that time to come to Cornwall for a fun trip?
CORNWALL FOOD FEST!
One of the most exciting culinary developments in the last several years has been the emergence of the new food truck! Long since thought to be the home of trash food, chefs embraced the DIY spirit and turned these mobile restaurants into gourmet feasts on wheels! Every city has a list of favourite food trucks that serve up the eats that locals crave, and Cornwall is no exception – we’ve got some of the hottest food trucks in Ontario!
Of course, when you’re visiting a new town, sometimes it’s hard to find the best food on the go! That’s where the Cornwall Food Fest comes in. A fundraiser for Beyond21, a support group for differently-abled adults, this family-friendly event lines the streets of downtown Cornwall with the best food trucks around!
And that’s not all! There will also be performances by local artists, face painting, a car show by Vicious Varieties and a demonstration by Cornwall’s very own K9 unit! See these dogs doing what makes them the best of the best, all while mowing down on gourmet tacos, poutine, pad thai and more! It’s the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon with the family WITHOUT breaking the bank.
Find out more about the Cornwall Food Fest here!
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The summer is HERE in Cornwall, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Come visit any time and you’ll see us out in the sun, enjoying walks through Lamoureux Park by the St. Lawrence River, lounging on porches, or just getting out and doing things that we love in the gorgeous weather!
Here are some upcoming events we hope you’ll love too!
BEER, BOURBON, BBQ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
Four of the best things in the world… five if you count if “festivals”! Taking place at the NAV Centre in Cornwall on July 14, the Boom 109.9 Beer, Bourbon, BBQ and Blues Festival is the culinary festival for the rest of us. Taste the finer things in life by sampling craft ales from the finest breweries in Ontario, the best bourbons in the world from several price points, mouthwatering BBQ from renowned pit-masters, and soulful blues music from The JW Jones Band, Gary Cain Band and The Legendary Castaways. A 19+ event for obvious reasons, this is a can’t miss event – these four things are great on their own, and mind-blowingly good together.
HEART & STROKE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Cornwall Golf and Country Club is one of Upper Canada’s premier golf courses, and on July 27 you can enjoy a great day of golf with the possibility of winning some spectacular prizes while helping to raise money for The Heart and Stroke Foundation! Your entrance fee to this tournament buys you 18 Holes, a cart rental, a burger and a beer for lunch and your choice of Prime Rib or Chicken Marsala for dinner, all while funding research for heart disease! What’s more, if you get a hole-in-one you can win up to $25,000! That’s a great day out on the course by any measure.
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Cornwall is a full of pride – we’re proud of being Canadian, proud of our community, and proud to be exactly who we are. Come show that pride in Cornwall this summer!
Celebrating the LGBTQIA community in Cornwall! This family-friendly event will put on a parade down Fifth St. at 11:00 AM on July 14, culminating in a festival at Lamoureux Park in the afternoon! Featuring live music and entertainment, including a drag show from Cornwall’s own Misty Mac! There will be face painting, arts and crafts, and a BBQ so you can have fun while teaching your kids about inclusivity and diversity!
Of course, when you put the kids to bed you can join the Pride party at the Hangover Bar for a live concert with the Capital Kings and The Starlight Diva & Friends! It’s going to be a great time for everybody involved. Come celebrate Pride in Cornwall!
WAR OF 1812 RE-ENACTMENT
The War of 1812 has been in the news lately, for maybe not the BEST reasons, but if you want to familiarize yourself with the history of this conflict then there is no better way than to head to the Upper Canada Village on July 14 for a live re-enactment of one of the war’s major battles! Featuring trained actors performing what it would have been like to be a soldier at the time, this event will bring history to life! Whether you’re a long-time history buff or just have a passing interest in the role this war played in the shared history of Canada and the United States, this is a fantastic learning opportunity. Upper Canada Village’s re-enactment takes place July 14.
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It’s a big, crazy old world out there, and it can be tough to raise a family with the attention and care that you want to. Try taking a trip to Cornwall – we’re a historic part of Canada, and a community that takes pride in giving children a chance to develop into stalwart young men and women by giving them opportunities to develop!
We have all kinds of great programs this March Break to teach kids about what they can be! There’s Chess Camp at the library which teaches the finer points of this ancient and classic game. Chess is a known way to develop your cognitive faculties, and this is a great chance to learn the game!
There’s also a March Break Tech Camp happening at the Benson Centre! Cornwall based company Code Heroes are teaching kids the basics of coding so that they can see some of the possibilities of a career in the lucrative tech industry, and have fun! This week long camp culminates in the kids “hackathon” on March 17th, which is sure to be an impressive showcase of kids’ talents!
March 16th is the We’ve Got Game day camp, for kids to develop their athletic abilities! All they’ll need is a pair of indoor shoes and a desire to have fun.
The Benson Centre’s ice rink is a cornerstone of Cornwall’s family activites. Featuring Stick and Puck skates for kids developing their hockey skills, and also family fun skates for everyone, this is a great chance to get on the ice and get your whole family active. Check the town calendar for schedules!
Cornwall is a great place to travel with the whole family for a break from the other day. If you’re looking for accommodations, look no further than the Ramada Cornwall. We’re 100% Smoke Free and committed to providing comfortable amenities and support for travelling families. Reserve your room today!
Cornwall is the cornerstone of Eastern Ontario, a firm part of its proud history and traditions. In fact, there is a great opportunity to participate in a fun tradition coming soon!
THE MASQUER’AID BALL
Masquerade Balls have been part of Western society since as early as the 14th Century. English, French and Italian courts alike have engaged in this elegant combination of fun, mystery, and whimsy. On Saturday, April 1st (just after April Fool’s day!), you can take part in this enigmatic tradition yourself while contributing to charity!
The Masquer’aid Ball is a benefit for the Candlelighters, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to youth suffering from cancer and their families. An Ontario institution, the Candlelighters aim to help families in the fight against the cancer by giving them the help, resources, and education they need through difficult times. All proceeds from this event will go to the Candlelighters so that they can continue to do their good work.
What’s more, this will be a great time. There will a formal dance, and a cocktail hour complete with charcuterie provided by local vendors. Enjoy a sumptuous filet mignon dinner, and then take part in both silent and live actions for vacation packages, luxury goods, upscale restaurant vouchers and more! Dress your best and don’t worry – we will provide the masks.
If you are interested in attending, write an email email@example.com and let them know you are coming! We’d love to help you have a great time, all while helping the kids.
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CAR RALLY AND CHICKEN DINNER!
The Chesterville Lion’s Club are hosting their 28th annual car rally and chicken dinner! Come see the breathless excitement and fun of our rally race, and enjoy a BBQ chicken half in a fun and friendly environment on April 1st. This is a blast every year, so be sure to check it out!
Are you ready to pick and grin? Well, on April 7th and 8th the Woodsmoke Bluegrass Jamboree is returining to the NAV Centre in Cornwall.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of bluegrass or not, it is the liveliest of folk traditions. These utterly infectious tunes are an artform for the people, endlessly reinvented and interpreted by beginners and masters alike. Woodsmoke features some of Canada’s most talented players giving incredible performances and taking part in workshops to deliver a rollicking and rousing good time! MC Rick Leben will keep the show going strong so you can lose yourself in the music. Kick up your heels, sing along, and have a grand old time.
INDOOR GARAGE SALE AND BAKE SALE
In a town with as much history as Cornwall, one person’s trash is another’s person’s most cherished treasure! Come take part in a community fundraiser at the Cornwall Pentecostal Church April 22nd! There are sure to be plenty of buried treasures priced to sell. Maybe your Antiques Roadshow find is just around the corner! There will also be a bakesale so you can satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your inner bargain hunter!
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Located in the heart of Upper Canada, Cornwall is a cornerstone of Canadian history – and pride! We love this nation, and that means there’s no better place to be for this Canada day than in Cornwall, at Lamoureux Park.
We’ve been celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary all summer, but it all comes to a head on July 1st. We’re going to pull out all the stops for this one!
Cornwall’s Canada Day celebration takes place at historic Lamoureux Park on the water front – a scenic spot for a family friendly festival if there ever was one! The day kicks off with a singing of the National Anthem at Noon, and then there is a full slate of local performers on stage, all day, for free! Be sure to check out the BC DC dancers, a troupe who are local favourites in Cornwall. The huge variety of song, dance and more will keep you busy all the way until the late evening!
This is an incredible event for kids, too. There is a kids tent with lots of fun activities like bouncy houses, a petting zoo, free face painting and more! Will there be a magic show? Telling you would spoil the mystery (but signs point to yes!).
Then, at 10:00 PM, just when you’re tuckered out from a full day of celebrations, fireworks will light up the night sky. This is the best fireworks show of the year, and we take great pride in putting on a memorable display for Canada’s birthday! Imagine all these shining lights in the sky, while you and your family huddle cozily together, reflecting on how wonderful it is to live in a place like Canada.
And then, if you’re visiting, you can come stay at the Ramada Cornwall. We’re proud to offer you incredible service for reasonable prices. Book your stay today for the perfect end to an amazing Canada Day!
Coming to Cornwall this summer? Good choice – there’s so much to do for you and all your family! Here are some of our favourite ways to beat the summer heat here in town.
ROAD 2 MUSICFEST
The summer festival that will keep you moving, Road 2 Musicfest is a family friendly festival taking place June 15th to 18th, and it’s absolutely free! Featuring a variety of different entertainment, such as local musicians Jesse Ferguson, Mandee Woods, Switchgear, and the Junkyard Symphony, as well as EWA Elite Wrestling and the Craz-E Crew Extreme Sport Stunt Crew, this will be a great event for keeping you and your family entertained in the summer months! Don’t miss out on this great time.
The fitness craze of the 21st Century is sweeping Cornwall, and it’s a metric TONNE of fun. Every Monday this summer at the Benson Centre in Cornwall, you can show up and drum up your ideal body! While most aerobics classes feature music, Drums Alive is unique in that you get fit by MAKING music! Combining drumming with fitness, Drums Alive puts sticks in your hand and teaches you how to work out by keeping the beat in a variety of positions that will make you sweat while keeping you under the influence of an intoxicating rhythm. It’s an absolute blast, and you won’t believe how good it makes you feel! I can’t recommend it enough. Pack your gym back and put on your dancing shoes, because this is the best of both worlds.
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SUMMER BEER FEST
The Summer Beer Fest is just a week away! Taking place June 24 in Lamoreux Park, you won’t want to miss out on this celebration of good food and even better beer. The best breweries in Ontario and Quebec will be there, as well as fantastic food venodors. What’s more, in the evening there will be a live performance by two-time Juno Award winning musical artist Classified! Get your tickets now!
CORNWALL WATER FEST
A fun day in the sun, August 12th hosts the Cornwall Water Fest! Centering around the thrill of dragon boat races in Cornwall’s historic canal, Water Fest also features an arts and crafts fair, live music, and fun activities for the whole family to enage in. Even better, proceeds raised by the event go to the Cornwall Hospice, so you know you’re doing something good!
THE BEST POUTINES ANYWHERE!
If there is any dish that can be recognized as a truly Canadian food, poutine is probably it, and Cornwall has more than its fair share of truly memorable poutines! For instance, check out the winner’s of this year’s La Poutine Week’s People’s Choice awards! Enjoy La Canadienne from Chez Liz with its smoky bacon, maple syrup and sautéed mushrooms, or for something truly fusion try the “Winner winner Chinese dinner” poutine from Chef in a Bun. Featuring egg rolls topped with spare ribs, cheese curds, and Thai chili sauce, this is a one of a kind dish that speaks to how truly diverse Canadian culture is!
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Whether you’re staying in Cornwall for a few nights, or just passing through, these are the restaurants that you’ll want to visit time and time again!
THUM’S KITCHEN THAI CUISINE
A local favourite, Thum’s Kitchen is a bastion of Thai food and culture in Cornwall. Practicing the famous “five flavours” of Thai cuisine, every dish at Thum’s features sweet, salty, bitter, spicy and sour in perfect balance! Their lunch menu is outstanding for a quick bite, but we recommend going for dinner to get the full menu. We can’t get enough of the Gai Ta Krai, or chicken marinated in lemongrass and deep fried and served with dipping sauce, as well as the Gang Ped Pedyang, or curried duck breast with sweet basil. Yum!
Chef Paolo Spagnolo has been creating and perfecting the best in Italian food for over 35 years, and we’re lucky to have him in Cornwall at his restaurant, Casa Paolo. Featuring upscale cuisine in a comfortable, low-pressure atmosphere (and for a reasonable cost!), this is the perfect spot for couples who want a relaxed date and fantastic food. We recommend the lasagna casereccia al forno for the ultimate in gourmet comfort food!
SHEEP’S HEAD BISTRO
A relatively new addition to the Cornwall culinary scene, Sheep’s Head Bistro is a fantastic gastropub style dining experience. Head ched Lewis Meehan hails from Halifax Nova Scotia. If you’re looking for warm, casual dining with a flair for classic food with inventive twists, look no further. I’m pretty sure I would kill, and be killed, for their old cheddar, tomato and scallion chicken queso dip.
Whatever your tastes, Cornwall has a spot for you. And if you’re staying overnight, stay at the Ramada Cornwall. Our complimentary hot breakfast makes planning your meals a cinch, and if you’re looking for more recommendations like these, just ask our friendly staff!