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 in downtown Orillia on Mississaga St from Front St to Albert St and Peter St S from 9am – 5pm!
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-5pm. We 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 closes at 4pm on Friday August 18th.
Pre-Registration is now CLOSED!
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.
For the stage lineup, click HERE
Join us downtown Orillia on Mississaga St from Albert St to Peter St for this awesome new dessert festival! 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 Festival Bands:
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 email@example.com*
We would like to provide an update regarding our “Celebrate You!” event planned for this Saturday and loop you in on recent developments that have impacted the trajectory of the event.
Our focus with “Celebrate You!” has always been to create a safe space in which our diverse community can be celebrated and have their voices amplified. This week, our office has received strong feedback from our potential vendors and key community members that this year, more than ever, it is important and most impactful for Pride to be prioritized and proclaimed during the month of June. The feedback also notably expressed an interest in focusing exclusively on the externally planned Pride March taking place on Saturday as well as other initiatives focused more directly on Pride. In listening to community members from the groups our event was created to support, many felt that when comparing our event and the externally planned Pride March, the latter was a method of celebration and self-expression that better aligned with how they want to be represented and celebrated.
As an act of solidarity and in an effort to amplify these voices, we have made the difficult decision to step back and cancel “Celebrate You!” to allow the Pride March to be at the forefront of this weekend’s focus and to focus our efforts on promoting Pride-centric events supported and hosted by our downtown businesses this weekend and throughout the month of June. Our overarching priority through any event is to promote our businesses in Downtown Orillia, and as such, we are actively exploring alternative options for future events to allow for similar business opportunities to what would have been provided at “Celebrate You!”.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and consideration as we work together as allies and advocates to create a Downtown Orillia that is rich in celebration, diversity, and powerful community voices.
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
Once again, the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce will be running the Santa Claus Parade! This is the largest Christmas parade North of Toronto! Featuring over 100 floats, bands, and Santa himself, this is a great way to ring in the holiday season!
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here.
Interested in registering a float? Click here.
For more details, visit the Orillia Chamber of Commerce’s website.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.