Streets Alive! Pedal PoweredJune 15th-October 20th, 2019 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 pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.
Annie 2019 (Local Young People’s Theatre)July 9th-August 20th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Duck Soup Production is pleased to present this popular comic strip.
July 9, 16, 23 & 30
August 6, 13 & 20
Downtown Orillia Night Market6:00 - 9:00 pm
Downtown Orillia’s Night Market
Come join us at this fun Night Market in Downtown Orillia! The Night Market is a great way to kick off the Downtown Summer Block Party beginning the next day on Saturday, July 27!
Enjoy the ambiance, watch the sunset and listen to the sound of great music on the street. Grab a treat from your favourite vendor or artisan, get your produce for the weekend, meet up with friends and enjoy the atmosphere.
Meet us on the street in the Orillia Library and Opera House block between West and Andrew Street from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday, July 26!
If you are an artist, artisan, antique collector, farmer or food vendor, we would love to have you at our Night Market. Complete and return the Night Market Vendor Form 2019 along with the $35 fee and we will reserve your spot on the street.
For more information please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 705-325-3261.
Summer Block Party9:00 am – 5:00 pm / Downtown Orillia
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!!!
- Isabella Hoops
- Kobbler Jay
- Northland Rail Service
- Neema Children’s Choir
- Live DJ Gord Kirby and many, many more.
Stay tuned for more features and entertainment to be announced in the coming month.
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 27th! 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 email@example.com 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!
Outside Vendor (you do not make what you sell)
Strings for Students8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Geneva Event Centre
16 West St. S. Orillia
Raising money to be able to donate 15 Fender CD-60 Acoustic Guitars with case to Patrick Fogarty Secondary School.
The hope is to donate to every high school in Orillia over the next couple years. And if it goes well, move onto donating to other schools in the Muskoka and Simcoe areas.
With the help of local business owner Jeff Gilbert of Gilbert Guitars, we will be able to donate these 15 guitars if we reach our goal of $4,000 before the end of August.
These guitars will be donated to the school before the start of the new school year in September and will then be the property of Patrick Fogarty. The students will use these guitars for the duration of the class right up until their exam and then pass it onto another student during the next semester that the program is offered.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2342515466019844/
21st Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show9:00 am – 5:00 pm / Downtown Orillia
A jaw-dropping collection of over 400 classic cars line the Downtown streets! Enjoy live entertainment, great dining, shopping and the largest car show in the region!
Pre- Registration is now open!
It is our privilege to invite you to bring your vehicle to our 21st Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show being held this year on Saturday August 17th, 7am-5pm. We know that you will enjoy the live music and activities taking place throughout the day. Your registration includes a 2019 dash plate, special offers and coupons to many downtown businesses 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*!
Fill in the attached registration form and return it with your $15 pre-registration fee ($13.27 + HST) now!
Surfin Safari-The Ultimate Beach Party ShowAugust 24th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Surfin Safari-The Ultimate Beach Party Show
Bill Culp Productions is pleased to bring you this musical tribute with an outstanding live band as you hear the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, and of course The Beach Boys!
Starry Night Art & Gallery TourAugust 24th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Experience Downtown Orillia’s vibrant arts community and meet local artists in their studios and at host galleries, all under the starry sky!
Port of Orillia Pirate PartyAugust 31st-September 1st, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Get your best pirate costume on and join the Port of Orillia’s second annual Port of Orillia Pirate Party! Live entertainment, a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia, and “Walk the Plank” at Couchiching Beach Park presented by the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce.
Downtown Orillia’s Farm to Table DinnerDowntown Orillia
Join us on the main street in Downtown Orillia and enjoy a magical evening of local fare prepared for you by seven downtown restaurateurs and chefs! Enjoy the ambiance, listen to the sound of music, watch the sunset & enjoy a delicious dinner on the main street.
Treat yourself to a delectable outdoor dinner with locally sourced, organic food, prepared by downtown restaurateurs Rustica Pizza Vino, Shine Juice Bar & Cafe, Tre Sorelle, Brewery Bay Food Co., Eclectic Cafe, Bakes by the Lake and Mariposa Market. A special six-course prix fixe menu inspired by farm fresh ingredients, complete with wine & beer pairing, will be created especially for 125 dinner guests. Signature event gifts, provided by downtown businesses, will be presented to each guest at the end of the evening.
The evening promises to be a magical dinner experience full of relaxation, delicious fare and great company. Tickets sales will begin at the beginning of August but stay tuned to this page and the Downtown Orillia Facebook & Instagram pages for announcements on features, courses and how to purchase tickets.
If you are interested in helping out at this unique evening event in Downtown Orillia, get in touch! We are looking for 13-15 qualified servers for the event. If you are interested in helping out check out the job opportunity below and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 705-325-3261 today!
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World TourSeptember 17th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Sojourn Outdoor & Travel Store along with partners Rab, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism is pleased to present the radical outdoor films that were not shown last January.
Murray McLauchlan- Artist Life StoriesSeptember 18th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
An up close and personal evening. A speaker night with a difference. Cameron Smillie interviews Murray about his years in music including stories about his many awards. And Murray will play some tunes!
Snowbird Lifestyle PresentationOrillia Opera House at 7:00 pm
A Concert and Information session for retirees and pre-retirees who spend their winters in warmer climates
Free event, but it is reserved seating so tickets must be arranged in advance.
Doors Open & How-To FestivalSeptember 28th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Explore the variety of hubs offering different cultural activities at this year’s Doors Open & learn a new skill at the Orillia Public Library during its How-To Festival in Downtown Orillia! Discover your creative side and try your hand at painting, sculpting, dancing and so more.
Green River RevivalOctober 4th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Calling all fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Green River Revival presents the music of CCR with a historical storyline that also incorporates several costume changes.
Pavlo- Artist Life StoriesOctober 9th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
An up close and personal evening. A speaker night with a difference. Cameron Smillie interviews Pavlo about his years in music including stories about his many awards. And Pavlo will play some tunes!
Orillia Jazz FestivalOctober 17-20th, 2019, in Downtown Orillia
Now in its 28th 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!
Cure For The Common ComedyOctober 18th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
The Second City presents The Cure For The Common Comedy! See the stars of tomorrow performing fresh new material and laugh your way out of whatever you got yourself into.
The HauntingOctober 23rd, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Come experience all things that go bump in the night in Downtown Orillia. Haunted tours begin at The Opera House & Orillia Museum of Art & History and continue throughout frightful spaces downtown!
Kids Halloween Costume ParadeOctober 26th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Bring the family, dress in costume and join us for this FREE fun costume parade & contest! Trick OR treat at participating downtown merchants’ businesses & enjoy kid’s activities & more.
Children’s Candlelight ParadeNovember 15th, 2019 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!
Orillia Santa Claus ParadeNovember 17th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
The largest Christmas parade north of Toronto! Help welcome Santa as over 100 floats and bands lead the way for him through Downtown Orillia.
Black Friday9:00 am – 5:00 pm / Downtown Orillia
Take advantage of outrageous specials throughout the Downtown + 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!
Ballet Jorgen’s 2019 The NutcrackerNovember 30th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
Imagine Tchaikovsky’s Christmas tale uniquely re-imagined, Canadian Style. The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition adds Canada’s own twist to this much-loved Classic. Make this magical production a part of your family’s holiday traditions.
Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.
Wizard of Oz – Panto in Ruby Red SlippersDecember 6th, 2019 in Downtown Orillia
A new magical pantomime from the producers who brought you Cinderella the Panto in 2018.
A brand new spin on the timeless tale of a young girl who finds herself transported to a strange new world full of magic, side-splitting jokes, music that everyone knows and a spectacle of a musical adventure. Remember to Boo and Cheer!
Horse & Wagon RidesDecember 7, 14, & 21st, 2019
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.