Drag Brunch & After Party – Rustica Pizza Vino

Last year, Drag Brunch filled up before we had officially posted about it, so this year we are doubling down on events!
DM or email to be added to the list for ‘THE AFTER PARTY’ on the patio (Saturday night) or to RESERVE a table for Drag Brunch (Sunday Morning). 💃
A good ol’ fashion drag-a-thon with Toronto Royalty (and our FAVOURITE Queen) @_imarra. 👑
🏳️‍🌈 eat@rusticapizzavino.com

Canada Day Downtown Festival & Entertainment – Couchiching Craft Brewing Co

Who: Couchiching Craft Brewing Co

What: Canada Day Downtown Festival & Entertainment (FREE ADMISSION, Family-Friendly, Age of Majority will be ID’s for wristbands)

Where: 162 Mississaga St. E, Orillia Ontario L3V 1V9 and parking lot (enclosed and licensed)

When: Saturday July 1, 2023 from 12pm Noon until 10pm

Why: To provide a downtown celebration location for Canada Day Festivities, including family-friendly activities, live music and entertainment with a craft beer and beverage garden

Rainbow Reading – Orillia Public Library

Join us for an inclusive and exciting Storytime on Saturday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m. where we celebrate every child and family for who they are. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and engage in fun activities with a message of acceptance, equity, and love!
No registration required!

Public Meeting of the Orillia Police Services Board – City of Orillia

The following information has been published by the City to be passed along to the public.  Kindly review the information below regarding an upcoming Public Meeting with the OPP.

OPP Orillia Detachment 2023-2025 Action Plan The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

Orillia Detachment is developing a new three-year action plan. The activities, programs and services outlined within the 2023-2025 Action Plan will address local community safety issues and will align with the OPP’s Strategic Plan.

A Public Meeting of the Orillia Police Services Board will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Orillia City Centre (50 Andrew St. S.).

Anyone may attend the public meeting and make a verbal statement, and/or submit comments in writing regarding community satisfaction with police services, property crime, youth crime, calls for services, traffic safety, and resource planning. Written comments for inclusion on the agenda may be submitted by noon on Thursday, June 8, 2023 through the following methods:

Mail: Orillia Police Services Board, 50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia, Ont. L3V 7T5 Fax: 705-325-5178

Email: astafford@orillia.ca

For more information, please contact Ashley Stafford, Executive Assistant to the Orillia Police Services Board, at 705-558-9550 or email astafford@orillia.ca.

Geek Love! – Cards and Coasters

Come and celebrate Pride month at Cards and Coasters!
Join us for a drag show!
The house of stitches presents: Geek Love!
Show time:
Friday, June 23rd, 6pm.
Cost: $10 a person
We will begin seating for this at 5:30 pm. Please don’t show up super early so we can prepare the room.
Cards and Coasters is a place for everyone, regardless of Gender, Sexual preference, Race or Religion. We are here to provide services and spaces to create communities for all types of people. All we ask is everyone respects our space, employees and fellow customers.

DWN Chocolate Open House

DWN looks forward to welcoming you into our new space and sharing our passion for chocolate making with you! We are opening the entire space so you can see how we make our small batches of chocolate. Refreshments, treats and samples will be served.

June 20, 2023 from 3-7pm

21 Peter St S, Orillia

Merchants & Makers

Welcome to Downtown Orillia’s Merchants and Makers Event!
On July 22nd  from 10am – 5pm, join us downtown for a Saturday filled with interactive demos, handmade goods, unique products, and interactive activities for your family.   This event will feature our downtown stores, market vendors, , live music, street animation, and much more! This event area is Mississaga St from Albert St to Front St, and Peter St S.
Interested in being a vendor? Click HERE to fill out the vendor form!

Queer Cabaret – Mariposa Arts Theatre (MAT)

Join us for an evening of art and celebration! Mariposa Arts Theatre presents QUEER CABARET, on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30pm at the Mariposa Arts Theatre Centre (12 Brammer Drive, Orillia). Featuring drag artists, singers, poets and more, come out and enjoy local talent and celebrate Pride Month in style…


Drag Artists: Themme, Rodaysha Red Ashes, & Champagne Top’Her

Poets: Mitch Gibbons & Amy Miller

Singers: Josh Halbot & Richard Birch

** This is a 19+ event **

Time & Location

Jun 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The MAT Center, 12 Brammer Dr, Orillia, ON L3V 7T4, Canada

For more information & tickets, click HERE.

Membership Social – Creative Nomad Studios

Calling all BIA business and property owners! Creative Nomad Studios is hosting a membership social on May 17th from 5pm – 6:30pm. Get to know your fellow BIA members and enjoy $4 drinks!