See You on the Patio

Every Friday and Saturday nights from June 30 – September 2, join downtown Orillia as the restaurant patios extend out on to the streets starting at 6pm.

See You on the Patio will see the roads closed to traffic on Mississaga St W from Andrew St to West St, Mississaga St E from Peter St to Matchedash St, and Peter St S from Mississaga St to Colbourne St.

BIA businesses that wish to participate must sign up here: SYOTP Form

Participating Restaurants

Eclectic Cafe, The Common Stove, Kenzington Burger Bar, Lucky Labrador, Sanafir, Brewery Bay, Rustica Pizza Vino, Tre Sorelle, PICNIC

Participating Stores

Jack & Maddy – a Kids’ Store, Pocket Skate & Vintage, Cloud Gallery, DWN Chocolate

Sweet Summer Dessert Festival – Downtown Orillia

Join us downtown Orillia on Mississaga St E from West St to Peter St for this awesome new dessert festival! This will be taking place on Mississaga St E between West St and Peter St! If you are a business that specializes in baked goods and sweet treats, you won’t want to miss this festival! This event will feature an array of dessert vendors, live music, and a sweet treat competition!

Dessert Vendor Fee: $100
Downtown Orillia BIA Businesses: Free

Interested in being a vendor? Click HERE to fill out the application form!

Please visit our office at 23 Mississaga St W, Orillia ON L3V3A5 to pay with cash, debit or credit. Cheques can be made out to Downtown Orillia Management Board and mailed.

*Please note, all vendor submissions are subject to approval. All vendor applicants will be emailed within 7 business days of completing this form. If you do not receive an email, please reach out to*

Midnight in Manhattan – The Common Stove

MiM II: Friday May 5th, 10pm. Tickets now available online (link in bio)!
MiM is an underground supper club of sorts. A debaucherous time in The Common Stove’s new private dining room in The Lower Sales Level amongst lovers & other strangers. They will be free pouring magnums of wine all night. Chef Ben and a few guest chefs (Collingwood / Toronto) will be looking to one up each other with each dish.
– Doors open at 10pm. Dining from 11pm. Friday May 5th. Limited tickets available. $200/person
– 5 courses with paired cocktails/wines
– For crazy foodies only (NO SUBSTITUTIONS; please advise us of any allergies in advance, they may not be available to acommodate).
– You’ll be dining at one table with 20 other people in the basement Private Dining Room

St. Patrick’s Day Downtown

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Orillia! Our downtown restaurants have lots of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going on that you won’t want to miss out on!

Visit Fionn MacCool’s Orillia Waterfront for a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring live music, food & drink features, and giveaways!

Studabakers Beachside will feature live entertainment from 6:30 – 10:30pm! For their special menu, click HERE!

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo on March 16th at 7:00pm!

The Common Stove will host a “Celtic Kitchen Party” with live music for brunch from 11:00am – 1:00pm on March 19th.
PICNIC Snackbar will have an Irish Whiskey Takeover of Scotch Club on March 15th. PICNIC will also host a “Celtic Kitchen Party” from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on March 19th.

Mariposa Market has a variety of St. Patrick’s Day themed treats and drinks!
Brewery Bay will be hosting a St Patrick’s Day Party with a feature menu and live Irish music. 7-10pm. No cover charge.

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co – Boards & Beer

Join Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. in support of our local Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Foundation and support healthcare in our Community!
From now through March, if you purchase a, one-of-a-kind, beautiful CCBC branded cutting board (made by Dennis Lee) you’ll receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Brewery *and* a VIP invite to a special tour and tasting hosted by our Management Team on Sunday March 26, 2023.
The private tasting will take place in our 2nd Floor Event Space with our award-winning craft beers paired with snacks by Chef Brandon.

Boards & Beer Packages can be bought online:…/boards-beer…/578

OR in our Brewery’s Retail Store & Bottle Shop at 162 Mississaga St. E Orillia ON L3V 1V9. Questions or more information on this event? Call us @ 705-558-2337

Orillia Jazz Festival: Official After Party at Couchiching Craft Brewery

Couchiching Craft Brewery is *thrilled* to be partnering with Arts Orillia to host the “Orillia Jazz Festival’s Official After Party” featuring the incredibly talented Denielle Bassels.

“There is something about the imaginative way in which Denielle thinks, crafts and creates music that is undeniably her own.”

– Dani Elwell, Radio Host, Jazz FM 91.1 Toronto, Canada Toronto born Indie-swing chanteuse Denielle Bassels is a rising star on the Canada jazz scene. Her whimsical brand of music is a caravan of gypsy jazz, blues, folk, a tinge of pop, all wrapped up in an innovative and scintillating package.

Already an award-winning artist for the song “Cool Cool Water” from her 2017 album What About Wool Wishbags, Bassels garnered the Grand Prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category.

“There are few singers-songwriters in North America as original & refreshing as Denielle Bassels. A star on the rise!”

– Jaymz Bee Radio Host – Jazz FM 91.1, Toronto, Canada

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!


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

Downtown Farm to Table Dinner // CANCELLED



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 or by phone at 705-325-3261.