Sidelaunch Days Events and Activities
August 10-11, 2019

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

Harbour Boat Tours

1.5 hour tour, exploring Collingwood’s beautiful harbour rich in maritime history and learn some interesting facts about the once active Collingwood Shipyards famous for side-launching new ships. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Collingwood Terminals, cruise by the Nottawasaga Lighthouse and the Mary Ward Shoals with the picturesque escarpment in the background. Departs Saturday, 3:30pm and 5:30pm and Sunday 11:30am and 3:30pm. Sunset Tours aboard the Huronic cruise along the Escarpment as the golden sunset disappears behind the bay. 7:15pm-8:45pm.
Collingwood Charters
Collingwood Adventure Voyages

SUP Races & Demos

FREE Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Try-it-On

Get out on the water and try out canoeing, kayaking, sailing and stand up paddle-boarding for free! It’s a great opportunity to practice your skills and enjoy being out on the water. Presented by Free Spirit Tours. 

Try It On Sailing

Free sailing opportunities presented by the Collingwood Sailing School. Register onsite.

CrossFit Waterside Workout of the Day

Join in on the fun with CrossFit Mozomo’s current members & coaches! Come try an outdoor CrossFit Workout of the Day. Suitable for people of all abilities, age 13+. Presented by CrossFit Mozomo.

Saturday August 10 from 9:00am-10:00am at Millennium Park.

Side Launch Brewing Dockside Bar

Dockside Bar

This year we are intro​ducing a new dockside bar location which will be just off of Heritage Drive.  This 100 foot dockside bar will features samples from Side Launch Brewing and Georgian Bay Spirit Co, along with a full bar and delicious food from Cabin Bistro. With ideal visibility of the harbour, Blue Mountains, the SUP races and the cable wakeboarding competition, it’s the ideal place to come enjoy Sidelaunch Days. The Dockside Bar will also feature fun games and The Hive pop-up store. Live music from 4-8pm on Saturday, and 4-6pm on Sunday.

Kites Over Collingwood

Bring your own kite or pick up and decorate a complimentary one on site and enjoy the winds at Millennium Park.

Pro Wakeboard Demos

2-day Pro & Amateur Wakeboarding Competition

Experience the thrill and be astounded by the sweet flips and crazy tricks performed by pro and amateur wakeboarders in a 2-day competition! Cheer them on from the promenade, enjoy summer at the Dockside Bar.  Details

face painting

Kids Craft & Activity Centre

Create old fashioned handheld games and a range of arts and crafts for kids of all ages, presented by Re/Max Four Seasons Realty.

NEW! Woofjocks Dock Diving Dog Show

NEW! Woofjocks Dock Diving Dog Show

Not to be missed! Cheer on these “Canine All Stars” who will astound you with their speed, agility and obedience in a fast-paced dog diving one-of-a-kind show! Plus the WoofJocks’ have their special brand of un-fur-gettable comedy the whole family will love. Watch it all at Millennium Park

Saturday August 10th – 3 SHOWS ONLY
11:30am – 12:00pm 
1:30pm – 2:00pm
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Collingwood Farmers' 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!

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.

Amphitheatre Concert

Entertaining us on Sunday, August 11, at 7pm is the renowned Freedom Train! This power-trio performs at over 200 shows annually including Massey Hall and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, winning audiences with their spin on classic rock, R&B, funk and reggae. Come celebrate the best timeless classics from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! Details

Waterside Yoga Session

Join Shirlee Williams from Buddha Rider Yoga and Cycle studio for a FREE all levels yoga class. Enjoy the sweet sounds of live music presented by Victoria Yeh, and the expansive view of the Collingwood harbour with The Blue Mountains in the background. This class is suitable for everyone. BYOM (bring your own mat). buddharider.com

Try Out Wakeboarding

You can try out wakeboarding in the beautiful, safe and protected Collingwood Harbour. Get on your board and grab onto the cable as you are pulled through the wakeboard course, get up guarantee or it’s free!

Thursday August 9th from 10am-7pm, and Friday August 10th, from 9am-2pm.

Booking Lessons or any info:
Web: www.bpwakeboardparks.com/lessons
Email: info@bpwakeboardparks.com
Phone: 1-855-383-RIDE
For all details click here.

Imagination Playground, Water Station & CrossFit Mozomo Play

Get outside, get active and enjoy free play activities with Healthy Kids and Mozomo. Get creative with the Imagination Playground, play an outdoor game with family and friends, test your balance on a slack line, try out a mini obstacle course for time, and get a family/friend picture taken at CrossFit Mozomo’s Fitness is Fun photo station!

Saturday, August 10 from 11am-4pm at Millennium Park