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

Into the Green and Blues Street Festival // CANCELLED

**DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS THE CITY OF ORILLIA HAS STATED THAT LOCAL EVENTS UP TO MAY 31ST MUST BE CANCELLED.

 

Join us for this kick-off to spring street festival in Downtown Orillia!

Watch the main street come to life with amazing live music and performances – stay tuned for the lineup!

Bring the whole family and enjoy outdoor exhibits, entertainment for the kids, bouncy castles, face painting and of course, amazing sidewalk sales for the adults.

The amazing line-up of talent planned for this year’s Into the Green & Blues Street Festival in Downtown Orillia will be posted closer to the date!

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 Into the Green and Blues Street Festival on May 23rd! 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

Community Vendor

Confection Vendor

Corporate Vendor

Food Vendor

Outside Vendor (you do not make what you sell)

Starry Night Art & Gallery Tour // CANCELLED

 

Starry Night Logo

**CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19**

Experience Downtown Orillia’s vibrant arts community and meet local artists in their studios and at host galleries, all under the starry sky!

2019 Canadian Country Christmas Concert

Barnstorm Productions is pleased to present this Christmas Concert that has delighted audiences for the past 15 years straight.  A fun and festive seasonal celebration of music Award winning artists.  This year award winners and Canadian icons like The Wilkinson’s-Steve Wilkinson, Adam Gregory, Thomas Wade  (of Wayward Fame) and show founder singer/songwriter Sean Hogan.