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Downtown Port Hope - February 10, 11 +12, 2023

A warm hug on a cold weekend, filled with live music, local food, arts, crafts and community.


THree shows at the historic capitol theatre

The Capitol Theatre | February 10, 11 + 12, 2023
World class, all-Canadian music that will heat things up!

Friday February 10

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Showtime at 7:30 p.m.

Soul Motivators posing in a brightly coloured room

The Soul Motivators

Lydia Persaud leans up against the front of a classic car

Lydia Persaud

Kyler Tapscott Standing next to a brick wall holding a guitar case

Kyler Tapscott

Saturday February 11th

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Showtime at 7:30 p.m.

William Prince standing in front of a barn that has a sign with the word "Prince" on it

William Prince

Caroline Marie Brooks kneeling in a field

Caroline Marie Brooks

Cale Crow posing for a photo

Cale Crowe

Sunday February 12th

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Showtime at 2:15 p.m.

Larnell and Joy on a couch with a steel pan and bongo

Larnell Lewis and Joy Lapps

OKAN Promo Image


Medusa standing with their instruments


Hibernate Scavenger Hunt

Downtown | February 10, 11 + 12, 2023
We’ve hid 30 hibernating animals inside 30 different downtown Port Hope merchants. Can you find them all? We’ve got some great prizes for those who get bingo. Grab your card inside the Capitol Theatre Box Office between February 10-12.

Hibernate Hot Spots

Downtown | February 11, 2023
Cool venues, hot tunes and tasty treats! Unique, free artistic
programming throughout downtown Port Hope celebrating community in typical Cultivate fashion – with tonnes of fun!

Head into the House of Poetry with Green Wood Coalition featuring short order poetry, performances, installations, zines and how-to-workshops!
– Schmidt Law - 1 - 4 p.m.


Cultivate Kids unite! Join us for arts, crafts and storytelling in the legendary independent bookstore!
– Furby House Books - 12 - 4 p.m.


Bring your doodles to life with Critical Mass Art, and see them projected on the big screen!
– The Capitol Theatre Marquee Entrance - 12 - 3 p.m.


Check out local landscape painter, Luke Despatie, as he works on one of his pieces Live in the Gallery. You can also write a “Letter of Love” on one of Luke’s greeting cards, to someone you care about and we’ll post it for you.
– Ganaraska Art and Framing - 12 - 4 p.m.


Get Up To Snow Good with Fluke Craft - Come one, call all and bring your big ideas for 2023. Create some art and contribute to a huge community art piece that will hang for all!
– The Capitol Theatre Box Office - 1 - 4p.m.


Community Quilt, Live Music and Mimosa Bar! Bring your favourite old piece of clothing and watch seamstress Carolyn Scatterty put together a live community quilt! Grab a drink and enjoy some live music featuring local artists, too! Proceeds from beverage sales go to SONG!
– Poho Boho - 11 - 5 p.m. 


Join us “Fireside” with local singer/songwriter, Shannon Linton and snuggle up for stories, songs and sweet treats that will warm the soul!
– Dwellissimo - 1 - 4 p.m.


Come one, come all to the Hibernate Photo Booth hosted by local photographer Jeannette Breward.
– Ganaraska Art and Framing - 12 - 1:30 p.m.


Share your thoughts on this great weekend at Hibernate Bites, an Speaker’s Corner style video message centre hosted by Two Blue Shirts Productions.
– Capitol Theatre Lobby 12 - 4 p.m.

free live music

Downtown | February 11

Wonder the streets and stumble upon some great live music from across Ontario!


Live Jazz with Charlotte McAfee-Brunner
The Beamish House - 1 - 3 p.m.


Live Jazz with Donovan  Locke
Trattoria Gusto - 2 - 4 p.m.


Honky Tonk Boogaloo with Nichol Robertson
Ganaraska Brewing Co. - 3 - 5 p.m.


Local Artists Showcase with Nickola Magnolia, Jakeb Daniel, Harry Hannah, Fiona Milner
Poho Boho - 1 - 5 p.m.


Official After Party


Swing, Jive and Honkytonk your way into the Ganaraska Hotel with live music by Charlotte McAfee Bruner, Donovan Locke and Nichol Robertson.
After Party at The Ganaraska Hotel 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. 

and last but not least

Downtown | February 10, 11 + 12, 2023

Snuggle in for some Hibernate exclusive winter menus at these participating restaurants and bars.


Olympus Burger - Chili Cheese Fries, Chili Burger and Chili.

Ganaraska Brewing Co. 
- Ribs, Mac and Cheese, Beef Stew, Cream of Mushroom Soup and Buffalo Chicken Chili.

Trattoria Gusto - Rose Chicken Pizza, Bolognese Truffle Frites and Tiramisu.

Queenie’s Bake Shop - Soup of the day, Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte and Beef Chili.

Thirsty Goose - Beaver Tails and Spiked Hot Apple Cider.

Beamish House Pub - French Onion Soup, Buffalo Chicken Poutine, Pie of the Day, Baked Chili, Mac and Cheese and Chicken Parmesan.

The Social Bar + Table - Coq au Vin.