ART-Cation

Soak up the Sunshine City with self-directed tours of our waterfront, unique attractions, and historic downtown shops!

Explore “Arts City” – Streets Alive art, Arts District, Shops, Galleries and Studios, restaurants and patios!

Download the map for discounts and coupons. For more information about participating businesses, visit:

orilliastarrynight.weebly.com

peterstfinearts.weebly.com

theshadowbox.ca

davebeckettartcanada.com

tonybiancoart.com

fogducker43@gmail.com

sunninghillart.com

pachter@gmail.com

orilliamuseum.org

streetsaliveproductions.com

creativenomadstudios.ca

littlehatshop.com

orillia.ca/en/visiting/leacock-museum

5riversrestaurant.com

tammiesplace@hotmail.com

topsinpizza.com

theoseatery.ca

lott88steakhouse.com/orillia

hermiesdiner.ca

captainsgrilldiner.ca

lakecountrygrill.com

See You On The Patio

Shop, Dine and Connect on the main streets of Downtown Orillia during the See You On The Patio road closure. Every Friday and Saturday evening from July 2nd to September 4th, the streets will be closed to traffic to allow restaurants to expand their patios out on to the street.

 

Some downtown retailers will have extended shopping hours during the road closure. The Orillia Art’s District will have Art Hops every Friday evening during the road closure, and Creative Nomad Studios is hosting live paint nights.

 

 

The Orillia Farmers’ Market is very excited to introduce three Friday night markets on July 9, July 23 and August 13 during the See You On The Patio road closure!

Canadian Federation of University Women Virtual Homes for Scholarships Tour

 

This year’s Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Orillia Homes Tour is going virtual! Explore our five beautiful homes and learn seasonal entertaining tips from Local Experts, all from the comfort of your own home.

This popular event supports scholarships for young women pursuing post-secondary education.

This event will feature a few downtown Orillia businesses; The Northern Joinery (Makers Market), Era 67, Le Petit Chapeau, and Long Way Home Decor.

Holiday Art Hop

The Orillia Art’s District in Downtown Orillia is hosting a Holiday Art Hop on November 27th and 28th. Art makes a great gift! There will be a draw for a goodie bag for every $50 spent at participating shops and galleries!

Maureen Jennings – Murdoch and Beyond

Born in the UK and now living in Toronto.  She is best known for her Murdoch Mysteries Series, which was adapted to film and television and translated into eight languages.  She was awarded the Grant Allen Award for contribution to her genre in 2011, and has been nominated eight times for awards from the Crime Writers of Canada.  Her recent release of Heat Wave is sure to be a bestseller!  In this session she shares selected photos from her personal collection along with thoughts on writing.

The Speakeasy // CANCELLED

Join the Roaring 2020’s!

This fundraiser will feature food, music, and activities inspired by the 1920’s.

Immerse yourself in a multi floor experience that will transport you to another century. Themed musicians will be playing in each area, including The Big Butter and The Egg Men. Explore the past with an exclusive pop up exhibition about Orillia in the 1920’s. We will be joined by local food purveyors and specialty drinks will be served. There will also be a photo booth so be sure to dress snazzy and jazzy for the occasion. Fund raised will go towards OMAH’s programming for children and youth.

OMAH offers educational and community programming for children and youth ages 0-18. We provide a safe, fun environment to explore, explain and guide through practical experience. We proudly deliver integrated visual-art and history programs to schools in the Simcoe, Durham, York Region and Trillium Lakelands district school boards. We serve over 1,600 students annually through the delivery of 10 educational programs. We serve over 600 children and youth annually through the delivery of our community programs. Our community programs include Baby Art Crawl, Steelies Art Club, Family Fun, day camps, and an annual high school art exhibition.

Tickets are $50 for general and $75 for VIP.

VIP ticket holders will receive a password to enter the jail cells for a unique experience.  There are only 40 VIP tickets, so you better act fast to buy your tickets!

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, DINING, WINE, LIVE MUSIC

For more information and to purchase tickets for this event, visit the Orillia Museum of Art & History.

Downtown Summer Block Party // CANCELLED

*Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

 

A downtown summer street festival like no other! Showcasing a fusion of art, fun interactive activities, live music, delicious food, kid zones, and sizzling sidewalk sales!!!

Stay tuned for more features and entertainment to be announced in July.

If you are a downtown merchant and would like us to advertise your participation in this event and your festival deals, please complete and return the Merchant Participation Form .

Call For Vendors!!!

Downtown Orillia is looking for vendors for our upcoming Downtown Summer Block Party on July 25th! If you an artisan, artist, community group, food or concession vendor and would you like an opportunity to sell your products at the this event, get in touch!

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of give us a call at 705-325-3261, email us at office@downtownorillia.ca or simply download and complete the appropriate vendor forms and drop it off at our office or send it in via email or mail. Don’t delay, spaces are filling up fast!

Artisan Vendor

Outside Vendor (you do not make what you sell)

Food Vendor

Confection Vendor

Community Group

Political Party