Who needs a vacation?

There’s so much to do here!

Downtown Orillia, located in the core of the city, is host to over 20+ events annually. Pack your bags, fill up your tank, grab the family and head to Downtown Orillia to enjoy one (or many) of our amazing events happening all year long.

Check out what’s happening next in Downtown Orillia!

Jun 10

Queer Cabaret – Mariposa Arts Theatre (MAT)

June 10, 2023 at Mariposa Arts Theatre

Join us for an evening of art and celebration! Mariposa Arts Theatre presents QUEER CABARET, on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30pm at the Mariposa Arts Theatre Centre (12 Brammer Drive, Orillia). Featuring drag artists, singers, poets and more, come out and enjoy local talent and celebrate Pride Month in style…


Drag Artists: Themme, Rodaysha Red Ashes, & Champagne Top’Her

Poets: Mitch Gibbons & Amy Miller

Singers: Josh Halbot & Richard Birch

** This is a 19+ event **

Time & Location

Jun 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The MAT Center, 12 Brammer Dr, Orillia, ON L3V 7T4, Canada

For more information & tickets, click HERE.

Jun 17

Celebrate You! – Downtown Orillia

June 17, 2023 in 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!

Jun 24

Sweet Summer Dessert Festival – Downtown Orillia

June 24, 2023 in 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 office@downtownorillia.ca*

Jun 30

See You on the Patio

June 30 - September 2 (Every Friday & Saturday Night)

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

Jul 22

Merchants & Makers

July 22, 2023 in Downtown Orillia

Welcome to Downtown Orillia’s Merchants and Makers Event!
On July 22nd  from 10am – 5pm, join us downtown for a Saturday filled with interactive demos, handmade goods, unique products, and interactive activities for your family.   This event will feature our downtown stores, market vendors, , live music, street animation, and much more!
Interested in being a vendor? Click HERE to fill out the vendor form!
Aug 19

23rd Annual Classic Car Show – Downtown Orillia

August 19, 2023 in 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