Mariposa Folk Festival Satellite Concerts

 

The Mariposa Folk Festival is excited to announce that it will be presenting the Mariposa Satellite Concerts on Saturday, October 23, 2021. This event will include an amazing lineup of artists with afternoon shows at five satellite venues and a main stage performance at night.
Tickets for the Mariposa Satellite Concerts are now on sale!
They are available at The Orillia Opera House box office.
Artist, Venue, and Ticket details can be found at the Mariposa Folk Festival’s website (link below).
Downtown Stores with Mariposa Themes:

PICNIC Snack Bar: Picnic will be spinning the classic tunes Mariposa’s past concerts. Concert ticket holders get 10% off food day of!

DWN Craft Chocolatier: Has a regular menu item that fits for the festival: dark chocolate covered coffee beans.

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)

Downtown Orillia Night Market

Downtown Orillia’s Night Market

Come join us at this fun Night Market in Downtown Orillia! The Night Market is a great way to kick off the Downtown Summer Block Party beginning the next day on Saturday, July 27!

Enjoy the ambiance, watch the sunset and listen to the sound of great music on the street. Grab a treat from your favourite vendor or artisan, get your produce for the weekend, meet up with friends and enjoy the atmosphere.

Meet us on the street in the Orillia Library and Opera House block between West and Andrew Street from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday, July 26! 

If you are an artist, artisan, antique collector, farmer or food vendor, we would love to have you at our Night Market. Complete and return the Night Market Vendor Form 2019 along with the $35 fee and we will reserve your spot on the street.

For more information please contact the office at info@downtownorillia.ca or by phone at 705-325-3261.

Children’s Candlelight Parade

Bring the Christmas spirit to life as we light up the downtown!

Join the countdown to light the Opera House tree, enjoy free hot chocolate & treats plus meet SANTA!

Horse & Wagon Rides

 

Hop aboard a free horse drawn wagon rides at the Pizza Pizza intersection between 1- 3 pm. Explore the Downtown and take a trip back in time as you get into the Christmas spirit!

Rides occur on December 7, 14 & 21 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Mariposa Folk Festival Downtown Stage

Orillia’s largest festival is once again featuring Mariposa Folk Festival’s Showcase Winners on the FREE Downtown Stage!

Come check out Showcase winning acts, bring the kids and enjoy Mariposa inspired crafts and activities and get into the Mariposa Folk spirit in Downtown Orillia!

Into the Green & Blues Street Festival

Into the Green & Blues Street Festival! 

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 by The Slocan Ramblers, Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band, Paul Reddick, a live DJ, The Party Magician and many, many more!

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

Check out the amazing line-up of talent planned for this year’s Into the Green & Blues Street Festival in Downtown Orillia!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Entertainment

 

The Slocan Ramblers 

The Slocan Ramblers (2019 Juno Award Nominees) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to Rocky Grass and everywhere in between.

https://slocanramblers.com

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Reddick

A devotee of pre-war blues and classic artists such as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf, Reddick formed his innovative band Paul Reddick & The Sidemen in Toronto in 1990, developing a cult-like following in the clubs and venues on the circuit at the time and spent the better part of a decade touring across Canada.

www.paulreddick.ca

 

 

 

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band

Trading lead vocals, and playing multiple instruments at once, the Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band produces a truly authentic old-time sound.  Minnie Heart plays fiddle/banjolin/kazoo and an unusual foot-bass, while Bill Howard plays guitar and jug.
Traveling all over Canada and the U.S., they have played in every imaginable venue, from large halls, to loud bars, to small, acoustic cafes, and have performed at countless festivals, including the National Jug Band Jubilee, the Brooklyn Folk Festival, and the Mariposa Folk Festival, to name a few.

www.everlovinjugband.ca

 

 

 

 

Delta Stone & The Wardogs

Delta Stone and The Wardogs is Canada’s best kept secret; one-of-a-kind handmade boutique original rock ‘n’ roll from London, Ontario. Delta Stone, the lead guitar duo of Ian Stone & Houndog Houle backed up by The Wardogs: Warren ‘Wardog’ Stinson on drums, ‘Cryin’ Ryan McNevin on Keys and Mark Irmler on bass featuring Rickie Lee Olean and Nelle Fuentes on backup vocals. With a 70’s southern rock style that leans hard on the blues they carry with them an established, monumental sound that hits hard, and ensnares audiences in the bastion of rock and roll mythology.

www.deltastoneband.com/#band-section

 

 

 

 

 

Hobo Jam

HOBO Jam has the purpose of bringing together seasoned players and young upstarts with the talent to play songs we like. In the meantime, they also offer a band for fundraising, parties and other get-togethers that need some variety in entertainment. Sometimes they’re a duo or trio, with focus on blues, or jazz, or power rock…. sometimes they’re a quartet or five or six……music defined for the occasion.

www.facebook.com/HarmonicWinos/

 

 

 

 

 

DJ Gord Kirby

Having shown a love for music from a very young age, DJ Gord Kirby has been fine-tuning his DJ skills with a unique repertoire of mixes, music elements and playlists. His career took off in 1998, propelled by the love and inspiration of the of sounds of his youth coupled with the pure enjoyment of making people happy through that joy. With influences ranging from 80s pop to indie and hip hop, this is one DJ who isn’t afraid to innovate and try something new.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petra

Petra is comprised of a father, daughter acoustic duo, Peter and Laura Harbocian. Peter honours his early musical influences from his childhood growing and playing in the Catskills Mountains of New York State. 60’s and 70’s folk, bluegrass and acoustic music of every kind have shaped his style and sound. Peter is an accomplished guitarist, vocalist and a seasoned performer. Laura began playing guitar and writing music as a teenager in the 90’s. Her two-year attendance at the Marilyn Walker Academy of Fine and Performing Arts helped to shape and hone her musical talent. Laura adds to her fine skills as a guitarist a unique vocal style and tone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more features and entertainment to come and a full Into the Green & Blues program.

 

If you are a downtown merchant and would like to participate in the event, please fill out the Merchant Participation form and send it in to us via email at office@downtownorillia.ca or via fax at 705-325-7666.

 

Reserve your spot on the street!

If you are an ArtisanOutside VendorFood VendorConfection Vendor or a Community Partner and would like to come be a part of this awesome new Street Festival experience, be sure to fill out your vendor forms and return them to us ASAP.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a fun filled weekend in Downtown Orillia.

Orillia Santa Claus Parade

 

The largest Christmas parade north of Toronto! Help welcome Santa as over 100 floats and bands lead the way for him through Downtown Orillia.