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The 11th annual Coboconk Fresh Water Summit Festival takes place June 14 to 16.

We kick off the weekend on Friday night at the Coboconk Wharf from 7pm to 11pm with a street party and the much-loved Black Fly Band.

There are lots of activities on Saturday and there's something for everyone. We have a number of events that are new this year at Lions Park:

  • Kawartha’s Got Talent Showcase on Saturday from 11am to 3pm at Coboconk Lions Park. Start practicing and show off your talent. Pre-registration is required by email at The more the merrier!

  • A Beer Tent from 11am to 3pm

  • The kids can Learn To Fish with Balsam Lake Provincial Park staff from one of the docks in the park.

  • Two new flyboarding shows this year at noon or 2pm. This is always an amazing experience. .

Lots of fan favourites are back at the Park as well. There's Zoo to You, Bouncy Castle, Balloon Animals, Pancake Breakfast, facepainting, and a Kids Craft Table. As always, there will be lots of great vendor booths, local authors, and community displays too.

Sunday closes off the fun with a celebration of the role of water in our lives at the outdoor multi-faith service with a picnic afterwards.

The Summit Festival is more than just an excuse to come together as a community. It is also a celebration of history and a way to commemorate the value and importance of fresh water in Canada. The Summit celebrates Coboconk’s Balsam Lake as Canada’s highest body of fresh water from which you can reach the oceans without portaging, as designated by Parks Canada in 2009. This means you would be able to reach all four oceans by starting here in Coby without ever touching land. Ultimately, you would be able to travel anywhere in the world from Balsam Lake. The Freshwater Summit Festival is a weekend-long celebration of this significant land mark.

Bring your family and join us for the 2019 Fresh Water Summit Festival. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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Earlier Event: June 14
Later Event: June 15