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!

Artisan Vendor Form

Community Partner Form

Confection Vendor Form

Corporate Vendor Form

Food Vendor Form

Outside Vendor Form (You do not make what you sell)

Political Party Form

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 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.

The Fitzgeralds

Meet the Fitzgerald’s-family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations, Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald.  These entertainers, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, truly love what they are doing and thrive on interaction with their audiences.

Expect a high-calibre, polished, varied, and action packed show, with a little bit of goofiness thrown in here and there.

Ian Thomas – A Life In Song

Join us for an intimate evening with this Juno Award-Winning singer, songwriter, actor, film scorer and author brings many stories often filled with humour.

Known for his mega hit: 1973’s “Painted Ladies”, Ian now has a catalogue of 14+ albums of his own, 4 albums with The Boomers and 3 albums as part of the group Lunch at Allen’s.

This evening is sure to include some magical musical moments!

Luke McMaster – My Life is a Song

Luke experienced early success as one half of the gold-selling duo McMaster & James (Love Wins Everytime, Thank You).  This led to an award-winning song writing career with collaboration with global superstars Rihanna, Nick Lachey, (98 degrees) and 4 seasons of Canada’s Instant Star.  In 2013 Luke returned to his passion and roots as a performing artist with his solo hit Good Morning Beautiful.  Luke’s latest project ‘Icons of Soul’ features collaboration with iconic Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier and the King of Blue-Eyed Soul, Felix Cavaliere.

Amy Sky – Love Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

A gifted singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television hot.  Sky started classical music lessons at the age of five, and plays piano, guitar, cello and recorder.

As a writer she has penned songs for artists including Diana Ross, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Reba McEntire, Heart, Cyindi Lauper and many more.

Known for her own hit – “Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing”.

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.