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.

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 Farm to Table Dinner // CANCELLED

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

 

Join us on the main street in Downtown Orillia and enjoy a magical evening of local fare prepared for you by seven downtown restaurateurs and chefs! Enjoy the ambiance, listen to the sound of music, watch the sunset & enjoy a delicious dinner on the main street.

Treat yourself to a delectable outdoor dinner with locally sourced, organic food, prepared by downtown restaurateurs. A special six-course prix fixe menu inspired by farm fresh ingredients, complete with wine & beer pairing, will be created especially for 125 dinner guests. Signature event gifts, provided by downtown businesses, will be presented to each guest at the end of the evening.

Information on tickets and sponsors of the event will be provided closer to the date along with the menu.

The evening promises to be a magical dinner experience full of relaxation, delicious fare and great company.

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.

Downtown Farm to Table Dinner

Please note this event is now SOLD OUT! Thank you for your continued support of our Farm to Table Dinner!

Join us on the main street in Downtown Orillia and enjoy a magical evening of local fare prepared for you by seven downtown restaurateurs and chefs! Enjoy the ambiance, listen to the sound of music, watch the sunset & enjoy a delicious dinner on the main street.

Treat yourself to a delectable outdoor dinner with locally sourced, organic food, prepared by downtown restaurateurs Apple Annie’s. Rustica Pizza VinoShine Juice Bar & CafeTre SorelleBrewery Bay Food Co., Eclectic Cafe, Bakes by the Lake, Sweet Time Bake Shoppe and Mariposa Market. A special six-course prix fixe menu inspired by farm fresh ingredients, complete with wine & beer pairing, will be created especially for 125 dinner guests. Signature event gifts, provided by downtown businesses, will be presented to each guest at the end of the evening.

The evening promises to be a magical dinner experience full of relaxation, delicious fare and great company.

Tickets can be purchased online through the Opera House website at https://secure1.tixhub.com/orillia-oh/online/index.asp or by visiting the Opera House box office. Please note that this dinner is now sold out.

Sponsors of this year’s Downtown Farm to Table Dinner include Town’s Jewellers, Twig Creative & Brewery Bay.

Wine for the dinner will be provided by Nicholas Pearce Wines with beer provided by Beau’s Brewery.

Take a sneak peek at the delicious six course menu!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How-To Festival

The How-To Festival is back for 2019 and will be held on Saturday, September 28!  Drop by the Library between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m. to learn 40 skills in four hours! Sessions include How to be Active & Enjoy the Benefits, How to Build a Rain Garden, How to do Yoga in 6 Easy Moves, How To Appreciate Chocolate and more! Great for the whole family! Free!”

To view the program schedule visit www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca/en/programs-events/resources/Brochure-2019—print-me.pdf

For more information visit www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca/en/programs-events/how-to-festival.aspx

Port of Orillia Pirate Party

Get your best pirate costume on and join the Port of Orillia’s second annual Port of Orillia Pirate Party! Live entertainment, a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia, and “Walk the Plank” at Couchiching Beach Park presented by the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce.

 

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!!!

Entertainment by

  • Isabella Hoops
  • Kobbler Jay
  • Northland Rail Service
  • Neema Children’s Choir
  • Live DJ Gord Kirby and many, many more.

 

Stay tuned for more features and entertainment to be announced in the coming month.

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 27th! 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 info@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