Mother’s Day in Downtown Orillia

Downtown Orillia is hosting a Mother’s Day Sidewalk Sale on May 13th where you are encouraged to take a stroll down memory lane and experience the historic sidewalk sales and check out what Mother’s Day specials the restaurants have going on! Downtown businesses will be featuring their products on the sidewalks of the main streets.

Please note, this event is not a road closure so all display pieces must be set up on the sidewalks. 

If you wish to sign up for the event, click HERE.

Celebrate You! – Downtown Orillia

Join us in Downtown Orillia on Mississaga St W from West St to Albert St on June 17, 2023 as we celebrate everything that makes YOU unique. This is a fully inclusive event that welcomes all members of our community to celebrate diversity. Celebrate You! will include a market, musical performances and art, families, and month-long educational activation pieces. June is a month of celebration with the launch of Pride Season, National Indigenous History Month, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and much more!

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

Vintage Market – Downtown Orillia

On May 27th from 10am – 5pm, join us downtown on Mississaga St E between Peter St and Front St for a Saturday of vintage fun! This event will feature our downtown stores, vintage vendors, live music, street animation, and much more!
Interested in being a vendor? Click HERE to fill out the vendor application form.

Great Easter Egg Hunt – Downtown Orillia

This Easter bring the whole family & join us in Downtown Orillia! 

Scour downtown in search of colourful eggs in baskets from 9:30 am to 11am at the Orillia Opera House. Trade your eggs in for tasty chocolates at the egg exchange located at the historic Orillia Opera House!

Hunt will begin at 9:30 am rain or shine so please be sure to dress weather appropriate and bring a basket to collect eggs in. All ages welcome!

See you downtown this Easter for family fun & delicious treats!

Volunteers Needed!!! If you would like to help out at this fun downtown event, get in touch today by emailing!

Orillia Public Library Easter Event

We are running an Easter themed STEAM Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Love Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math? Drop-in to the Family Department at the Orillia Public Library between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday April 8th  for some Spring and Easter themed STEAM fun! Fun for the whole family!

No registration required for this free program.

Orillia Farmers Market Easter

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Orillia Farmers’ Market! 🐰
Meet the Easter Bunny and get your photos taken on Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Keep your eyes peeled, you may find some chocolate eggs along the way! 🪺🍫

23rd Annual Classic Car Show – Downtown Orillia

A jaw-dropping collection of over 300 classic cars line the Downtown streets! Enjoy live entertainment, great dining, shopping and the largest car show in the region!

It is our privilege to invite you to bring your vehicle to our 23rd Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show being held this year on Saturday August 19th, 9am-4pmWe know that you will enjoy the live music and activities taking place throughout the day.  Your registration includes a 2023 dash plate 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*!


Pre Registration is now open! Click the link for the fillable form below:

Car Show Forms

Sponsorship Form

Food Vendor Form

Pre-Registration Form

Roots North Music Festival

A Festival to Remember

Roots music can refer to several styles or genres in music, but to us it’s music that is firmly rooted in a place of honest expression and emotion. It’s music that travels, shares, and connects, while honouring the past and bravely moving forward. It’s our mission to bring together a wide range of artists and people who share this vision for a weekend of great live music.

Our Venues

Historic Downtown Orillia, Ontario, Canada serves as the backdrop for the music festival. Our headline shows will take place at the beautifully restored. 

St. Pauls Centre at 62 Peter Street North. 

Artists perform on Friday and Saturday evening in our comfortable soft-seat theatre. 

Before each performance, and during intermissions, we encourage our guests to explore the on-site art market. A selection of merchandise from our performing artists is also available in addition to one of a kind 

Roots North Music Festival logo’d memorabilia, some of which you get the opportunity to design and create on-site as part of our dedication to the arts. 

More Music Throughout The Downtown & Beyond

Music, shopping and entertainment surround you as you explore during the Roots North Music Festival in Orillia.

In addition to our ticketed main event performances, several businesses along Mississaga Street, and beyond, have teamed up to provide FREE live music shows within their shops and restaurants. ​Be sure to explore and join us.

Our ever expanding list of performance venues have included Alleycats Music & Art, Picnic, Lot 88 Kitchen & Bar, Eclectic Cafe, Rustica Pizza Vino, Kenzington Burger Bar, Mark IV Brothers, Lone Wolf Cafe, Orillia Music Centre, Apple Annie’s Cafe & Shop, Knightvision Media Studios, Hog N’ Penny, Hibernation Arts, Couchiching Craft Brewing Co., Brewery Bay Food Co., and Bakes By The Lake. 2023 venues and performing artists will be announced soon. 

2023 Main Stage Performers

Tommy Youngsteen – Friday April 21st

Michael Kaeshammer – Saturday April 22nd

Ronnie Douglas Band – Friday April 21st

Kellie Loder – Saturday April 22nd

Meredith Moon – Saturday April 22nd

For more information, visit Roots North Website

Cards & Coasters – March Puzzle Building

March Puzzle building sign up is live!
Cards and Coasters has sold out their tournament 2 months in a row!
Here is the sign up for next month:
Cost: $40 a team
Team Size: 1-4
Time: March 26th 3pm.
Prize: $80 gift card!
Rules: You have 3 hours to complete a 1000 piece puzzle! Only the pieces connected to your main build count. The Puzzle is yours to keep!
We cant wait to do this again! Thanks Orillia!

Orillia Public Library – Makerspace Grand Opening

Makerspace Grand Opening!

The Orillia Public Library invites you to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Makerspace on Saturday, February 25th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.! Ribbon cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m., followed by cake and light refreshments. Learn what the Makerspace has to offer, including a 3D printing station, sewing machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, VHS conversion station, and so much more!  Also enjoy free giveaways and try out some of our equipment.  Plus, the first 15 people to arrive will receive a free tote bag full of Library swag! Hope to see you there!

Arts Orillia – Theatre & Cross Creativity 2023

Join Arts Orillia for the second edition of Theatre & Cross Creativity – a theatre project for intergenerational community sharing.

We are seeking 20 players – 10 members from the Senior community (over 65) – and 10 members from the Youth community (under 25), to engage in a creative theatre and storytelling process leading to a community performance at the Orillia Opera House Studio Theatre. This is an accessible space. You will collaborate with Iain Moggach, Artistic Director from Theatre by the Bay and Clara McBride, Faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Acting program and the Theatre Arts Coordinator of Act II Studio for Programs 50+ at the Chang School of Continuing Education.

To view the whole Flyer, click HERE.