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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

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

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

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 Hot Spots

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

Head out to Downtown Port Hope and into over 10 different shops for unique, free programming 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


Cultivate Kids unite! Join us for arts, crafts and storytelling in the legendary independent bookstore!
– Furby House Books


Live Jazz with Donovan  Locke
Trattoria Gusto 


Live Jazz with Charlotte McAfee-Brunner
The Beamish House


Honky Tonk Boogaloo with Nichol Robertson
Ganaraska Brewing Co. 


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


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 Lobby


Community Quilt, Live Music and Mimosa Bar! Bring your favourite old piece of clothing and watch seamstress Carolyn Scattery 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


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


Come one, come all to the Hibernate Photo Booth hosted by local photographer Jeannette Breward.
– Ganaraska Art and Framing


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


Swing, jive and honky tonk your way through Downtown Port Hope with live music by Charlotte McAfee Bruner and Nichol Robertson.
After Party at The Ganaraska Hotel 11pm - 1am. 

as well as...

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.

and last but not least

Hibernate Eats

Downtown | February 10, 11 + 12, 2023

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

Olympus Burger
Ganaraska Brewing Co. 
Trattoria Gusto
Queenie’s Bake Shop
The Thirsty Goose
The Beamish House Pub
The Social Bar + Table
+ more