44th Annual Orillia Scottish Festival

A three day celebration of Scottish culture. Friday evening Ceilidh at the Legion. Saturday parade from Peter Street to Couchiching Beach park for Scottish entertainment, vendors, beer tent, pipe bands and children’s village. Sunday afternoon Ceilidh at the Legion. Please support the festival and purchase a $2.00 button!

Click HERE for more details.

Summer Block Party

Downtown Orillia Summer Block Party

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 the features and entertainment to be announced in the coming months.

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 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!

Click the link below to fill out the vendor application form:

Vendor Application Form

22nd Annual Classic Car Show

A jaw-dropping collection of 400 classic cars line the Downtown streets! Enjoy live entertainment, great dining, shopping and the largest car show in the region!

Pre- Registration is now open!

It is our privilege to invite you to bring your vehicle to our 22nd Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show being held this year on Saturday August 13th, 7am-5pmWe know that you will enjoy the live music and activities taking place throughout the day.  Your registration includes a 2022 dash plate, special offers and coupons to many downtown businesses and chances to win great door prizes!

PLUS Pre-registered vehicles receive two ballots for a chance to Win a Classic Longblock Engine Rebuild by Parry Automotive Orillia*!

*SPOTS MAY BE LIMITED THE DAY OF AS WE ARE AT 60% CAPACITY. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER TO ENSURE YOU GET A SPACE ON THE STREET.*

Pre- Registration closes at noon on Friday, August 12th. If you wish to register your vehicle after this time, a registration tent will be set up at the corner of Mississaga St E and Front St at 7am on August 13th. Click the link below to fill in the online registration form:

PRE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Our office accepts the $20 pre-registration payments in the form of cash, cheque, or debit/credit in our office.

Map to the Car Show

Food Vendor Form

To secure a specific location on the street, you should arrive with your car no later than 7:30am, as spaces fill up quickly. You cannot save a space for someone else, so you must arrive as a group if you wish to be parked together.

 

2022 Winners

Trophy Class Year Make Model Winner Name  
Pre – 1930’s

Muscle Mouse Auto Spa

 

1929 Ford A Truck Andre Racine
1930’s

Sunshine Super Wash

 

1931 Plymouth 3 Window Coupe Brian Flood  
1930’s

Parry Automotive

 

1936 Ford Tudor Coach Allan Griese  
1940’s

Reiner’s

 

1946 Chevrolet Pickup Jim Higgs  
1950’s

Red Truck Auto

 

1950 Meteor Custom Deluxe Fordor Dennis Hawman  
1950’s

Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

 

1951 Fargo Floo Pickup Doug Pestill  
1960’s

Parry Automotive

 

1963

 

Pontiac Bonneville Ron Bond  
1960’s

Sunshine Super Wash

 

1964 Ford Fairlane David McDonald  
1970’s

Subaru of Orillia

 

1974 MGB   Marcel & Anke Heaton

 

 
1970’s

Georgian Bay Printers / Print & Signs

 

 

1970 AMC Rebel Machine Ray Carter  
1980’s

Midas

 

1985 Ford Mustang Todd Parsons  
1990’s

Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

 

1998 Chevrolet S-10 Joshua Clare  
1990’s

Subaru of Orillia

 

1993 Mazda RX7 Steve Mckenna  
Import

Midas

 

1974 MGB GT Tom Hall  
Classic Truck

Red Truck Auto

 

1975 GMC Sierra Doug Vanwyck  
Interior

Specialized Upholstery & Glass

 

1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air 3 Door Sport Richard Pearse  
Paint

Reiner’s

 

1967 Dodge Coronet Peter Welechenko

 

 
Chrome

Georgian Bay Printers / Print & Signs

 

1931 Ford Roadster Dave Taylor  
Best Muscle Car

Muscle Mouse Auto Spa

 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Thomas Wilson  
People’s Choice

Downtown Orillia

 

1969 Chevelle Malibu Bobby Cross  
Best In Show Runner-Up

Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

 

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Chris Spruce  
Best In Show

Joe Watt Trophy

 

1956 Cadillac Coupe De Ville James Corneau  

 

Roots North Music Festival

Roots North Music Festival brings together amazing performers for a weekend of great live music in Downtown Orillia.

The Roots North Music Festival is very happy to announce headlining artists for its return to a live audience at the St. Paul’s Centre, Orillia on April 22 and 23.
With the support of the City of Orillia, and many other sponsors, the festival will bring to Orillia exciting and diverse acts such as Good Lovelies, Steve Poltz, Terra Lightfoot, Logan Staats, Lydia Persaud Music, and Craig Mainprize Music.

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 the Showcase Winning Acts, bring the kids, and enjoy Mariposa inspired crafts and activities to get into the Mariposa Folk spirit in Downtown Orillia.

For more information, visit Mariposa Folk Festival.

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 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.