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!

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Upcoming Events

Dec 10

Music of the Night – The Legacy & Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

March 20, 2020, 7:30 pm - Orillia Opera House

In Celebration of Lord Lloyd-Webber’s music, Zac Mansfield has put together a new revue show featuring all of your favourite songs…plus some more obscure gems from Andrew’s lesser-known shows.   March 20, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Purchase Tickets: Orillia Opera House

 

 

Dec 10

Horse & Wagon Rides

December 7, 14, & 21st, 2019

Downtown Orillia

 

Hop aboard a free horse drawn wagon rides at the Pizza Pizza intersection between 1- 3 pm. Explore the Downtown and take a trip back in time as you get into the Christmas spirit!

Rides occur on December 7, 14 & 21 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Dec 12

Next Generation Leahy Christmas

December 12 at 7:30 - Orillia Opera House

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Their Christmas concerts are magical.  With multiple instruments on stage and coupled with the beautiful music of the Christmas season, this is the perfect way to begin your own family Christmas!

 

Dec 13

2019 Canadian Country Christmas Concert

7:30 pm at Orillia Opera House

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Barnstorm Productions is pleased to present this Christmas Concert that has delighted audiences for the past 15 years straight.  A fun and festive seasonal celebration of music Award winning artists.  This year award winners and Canadian icons like The Wilkinson’s-Steve Wilkinson, Adam Gregory, Thomas Wade  (of Wayward Fame) and show founder singer/songwriter Sean Hogan.

 

 

Dec 15

Sleigh Bells & Brass Christmas Concert

2:30 pm at Orillia Opera House

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The Orillia Silver Band is back with its annual Sleigh Bells & Brass Christmas Concert.

Sing your favourite seasonal carols with the band and hear some new arrangements of Christmas classics.

 

Jan 9

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2020

January 9,10,11 at Orillia Opera House

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Adventure Seekers Get Ready! From Mountain Culture to Extreme Sports! The best films go on the tour across the world and Sojourn brings this tour to the Orillia Opera House for local customers and fans.

Tickets can be purchased through the Orillia Opera House.

Jan 17

Brewery Bay Oldtimers Hockey Tournament/ Big Brothers Big Sister Charity Hockey Tournament

Friday 5:30 - 11:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm & Sunday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Rotary Place Arena

Annual Brewery Bay Oldtimers Hockey Tournament

 

-C.A.R.H.A Sanctioned Rules

-Qualified CARHA Officials

-Guaranteed 3 games

 

January 17th – January 19th, 2020

Friday 5:30 – 11:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm4:30

 

https://orillia.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

 

 

Jan 17

Confluence – A 10th Anniversary Tour

January 17th, 2020, 7:00pm at the Orillia Opera House

Join us at the Orillia Opera House for Confluence – A 10th Anniversary Tour.

The mixed program includes new contemporary dance work by Sarah Lochhead, Jaqui Brown, Jewell Cormier and Nicole Becher along with repertoires from SCD’s firs ten years.

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

Jan 19

Winter Dance Gala

January 19th, 2020, 2:00pm at the Orillia Opera House

Visit the Orillia Opera House for the Winter Dance Gala.

Join us for an afternoon as the dancers from the Gala show off their routines.

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

Feb 19

Murray McLauchlan

February 19th, 2020, 7:30pm in Downtown Orillia

Join the Orillia Opera House for Murray McLauchlan.

With the release of his critically acclaimed Love Can’t Tell Time, he’s back on the road treating concert goers to a seamless blend of old and new.

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

Apr 23

Roots North Music Festival

April 23rd-25th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Roots North Music Festival brings together amazing performers for a weekend of great live music in Downtown Orillia.

May 7

Tribute to Country Legends – Brooks, McGraw, and Urban

May 7th, 2020, 7:30pm in Downtown Orillia

Join the Orillia Opera House for a Tribute to Country Legends – Brooks, McGraw, and Urban.

Countryfest Productions are pleased to present this event featuring the biggest names on the country scene.

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

May 28

Tonight’s The Night – Rod Stewart Tribute

May 28th, 2020, 7:30pm at the Orillia Opera House

Visit the Orillia Opera House for Tonight’s The Night – Rod Stewart Tribute.

Bill Culp Productions is pleased to present the amazing Rod Caudill, widely considered the world’s #1 Rod Stewart Tribute artist.

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

Jun 13

Streets Alive

June 13th - October 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Orillia’s very own living art program, Streets Alive!, kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is Road Trip To Mariposa to celebrate 60 years of the Mariposa Folk Festival! Thirty artists will craft 2 sides of a Hippie Van to create unique works of art! These pieces will be on display in Downtown Orillia from June 13th to mid-October. People’s Choice voting begins at the kickoff event on June 13th and will continue until August 21st. The winners will be announced during Downtown Orillia’s Starry Night Studio and Gallery Tour on August 22nd, 2020.

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Jun 27

Billy Joel & The Piano Man Tribute

June 27th, 2020, 7:30pm at the Orillia Opera House

Visit the Orillia Opera House for the Billy Joel & The Piano Man Tribute.

Bill Culp Productions is pleased to celebrate the greatest piano artists of all time.

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

Jul 11

Motown Gold

July 11th, 2020, 7:30pm at the Orillia Opera House

Visit the Orillia Opera House for Motown Gold.

Bill Culp Productions celebrates the incredible songs and stories of the legendary record label from Detroit.  Join us for live musical performances with soulful lead vocatlists backed by the renowned Rudy & the Angels band.

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

Aug 22

Starry Night Art & Gallery Tour

August 22nd, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

 

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Experience Downtown Orillia’s vibrant arts community and meet local artists in their studios and at host galleries, all under the starry sky!

Aug 29

Take it Easy! The Story of the Eagles

August 29th, 2020, 7:30pm at the Orillia Opera House

Visit the Orillia Opera House for Take it Easy! The Story of the Eagles.

Bill Culp Productions is pleased to bring this tribute to the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles.”

For more information, visit orilliaoperahouse.ca

Oct 15

Orillia Jazz Festival

October 15th - 18th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Now in its 29th year, the Orillia Jazz Festival occurs in various host locations in the downtown and all over Orillia! Come discover a new-found love or reignite a passion for all things jazz!

Nov 13

Children’s Candlelight Parade

November 13th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Bring the Christmas spirit to life as we light up the downtown! Join the countdown to light the Opera House tree, enjoy free hot chocolate & treats plus meet SANTA!

Nov 27

Black Friday

November 27th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Take advantage of outrageous specials throughout the Downtown!

Downtown Orillia is once again offering half off Downtown Dollars (while quantities last).

Stores are open late but we won’t tell if you book the day off work to SHOP!

Dec 5

Horse & Wagon Rides

December 5th, 12th, 19th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Hop aboard a free horse drawn wagon rides at the Pizza Pizza intersection between 1- 3 pm. Explore the Downtown and take a trip back in time as you get into the Christmas spirit!

Rides occur on December 5, 12 & 19 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm.