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2015

May

May 01- May 09

- WORLD WAR: 2ND INSTALMENT
An exhibition commemorating the sacrifices & efforts made by Orillians & Canadians, & casting light on ways World War II shaped our social, political & cultural circumstances! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

May 01

- WHOOPI GOLDBERG
Grammy, Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy & Tony Award winner! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 01- May 31

- TAP INTO MAPLE!
Experience all things maple on the sweetest route in Ontario's Lake Country & Springwater Township! Hands-on experiences, events & celebrations, maple getaway packages, nature explorations, mouth watering maple cuisine & more! 1-866-329-5959 (Pick up a passport at a participating location for a chance to win an overnight stay & a basket of local maple products!)

May 01- May 02

- EYE TO EYE: ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ART SHOW
A celebration of women's creative expression in visual & written form. A dynamic, non-juried exhibit of varied media by over one hundred artists from Orillia & across Ontario, each piece accompanied by a brief written story! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 or 705-835-6213

May 01- May 09

- 35TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL
One of Canada's largest registered fishing derbies! Great cash & product prizes, adult & children's categories. Special OPP Kids' Day Saturday, May 2nd with celebrity guests Ronald McDonald & Mike D, host of South Bend's Lunkerville! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

May 02

- LEE ANN WOMACK
The Way I'm Livin', I Hope You Dance & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 02

- THE CELLAR SINGERS: PIRATES OF PENZANCE
A concert performance of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic! 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-817-7664

May 05

- DON TAPSCOTT COMES HOME TO ORILLIA!
Ranked among the world's most influential management thinkers, & best selling author of The Digital Economy, Paradigm Shift & Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything! Raised in Orillia, Don comes home to deliver a presentation on open institutions, community collaboration, idea sharing & to share his thoughts on the future of the digital economy! Presented by City of Orillia. Cash donations encouraged. Proceeds to Building Hope Initiative, Lighthouse Soup Kitchen & Shelter, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-325-4900

May 07- May 08

- RUSSELL PETERS: ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR!
Canada's number one stand-up export returns with all new material! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Thurs: 8:00 pm / Fri: 9:00 pm)

May 09

- 35TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: CLOSING CEREMONIES
An evening of laughter, draws & memories wraps up 35 years of Perch Festival fun! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

May 09

- FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
Sherry, Grease, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 10

- MARIA CORDERO & LO HOI PANG
Sing along to Mama I Love You at this special Mother's Day performance! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 10

- PASSPORT TO NATURE: SPRING FLOWERS FOR MOTHER'S DAY
A guided walk through 4km of old growth forest trails at the height of the spring flower symphony! Hosted by The Couchiching Conservancy, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Grant's Woods, 1485 Division Road West, just East of Fairgrounds Road, 705-326-1620 (Camera & good walking shoes recommended)

May 15

- RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
A live, spectacular, musical journey through the life & times of the world's most celebrated band! Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Hey Jude & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 16

- VINCE GILL
Look at Us, When I Call Your Name & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 21

- JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE
A multimedia event celebrating the life of drummer John Bonham & the music of Led Zeppelin, highlighted by son Jason's performance of the band's catalogue! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 22- May 23

- 10TH ANNUAL CARDEN CHALLENGE
Form a team & join celebrity birder Monte Hummel, President Emeritus of the World Wildlife Foundation, for this annual 24 hour bird & wildlife count! Fundraiser for the stewardship of Carden's Alvar & habitats, hosted by The Couchiching Conservancy, 6:00 pm Fri. - 6:00 pm Sat, Carden Alvar, Lake Dalrymple Road, 705-326-1620

May 22

- TAPPS PERFORMING ARTS: DIVAS TO THE RUNWAY!
Tapps Performing Arts Dance Studio year end recital! A showcase of student talent & beautiful costumes! 6:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 22- May 23

- PAUL ANKA
Postponed. Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Diana, Lonely Boy & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 23- May 24

- MISSISSAGA MANIA & PETER STREET PANDEMONIUM SIDEWALK SALE!
A weekend of fun & incredible deals from downtown merchants! Live entertainment, brand new upcycle section, great dining & more! 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)

May 23

- TAPPS PERFORMING ARTS: TEA PARTY
Tapps Performing Arts Dance Studio year end recital! A showcase of student talent & beautiful costumes! 1:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 23

- TAPPS PERFORMING ARTS: SAND
Tapps Performing Arts Dance Studio year end recital! A showcase of student talent & beautiful costumes! 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 23

- HURONIA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD
Scenic poker run ride from Orillia through Simcoe County! Jason McCoy honorary ride captain! Great prizes & delicious lunch! Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-325-8442 (Registration: 7:00 - 9:00 am / Start: 10:00 am)

May 23

- ORILLIA VOCAL ENSEMBLE CELEBRATES SPRING!
A celebration of Spring featuring the music of Glick, Tchaikovsky, Handel & more, with special guests Blair Bailey, Liz Anderson & members of the Orillia Wind Ensemble percussion section! Fundraiser for Hillcrest Lodge, 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, info@orilliavocalensemble.com

May 24

- ORILLIA DANCE ACADEMY: LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANCE!
Orillia Dance Academy year end recital! A showcase of student talent & beautiful costumes! 3:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 25

- ORILLIA KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL: STARS OF THE FESTIVAL
A musical showcase of outstanding performances by stars of the 2015 Kiwanis Music Festival! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-309-0786 (Admission by donation)

May 28

- THE FOX & THE HOUND COMEDY TOUR
An unforgettable night of laughter with David Merry, Carla Colins & John Wing, three of Canada's busiest & best comedians! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 29

- TRAVIS TRITT
It's a Great Day to Be Alive, Tell Me I Was Dreaming & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 30

- GORDON LIGHTFOOT
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Sundown, If You Could Read My Mind & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 30

- ORILLIA WIND ENSEMBLE GOES BOOM!
A fun & lively concert featuring great percussion music & musicians! 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Early bird ticket rate until May 16)

May 30

- ORILLIA MUSIC CENTRE: ROCKIN' IN OUR MUSIC SHOES!
Orillia Music Centre students showcase their talent in voice, piano, ukulele, guitar & more! 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 30

- SOMNIATIS: WEARABLE ART FASHION SHOW
A gala event that will transport you to another world! Presented by 14 area artists, 43 area models, local hair stylists, make-up artists, photographers, musicians, dancers & poets. Silent auction, refreshments & entertainment! 7:00 pm, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

May 31

- ALEX TO
Hong Kong & Taiwan based singer Alex To performs his Cantonese & Mandarin chart-topping hits! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 31

- JUBILEE CHORALE: SING INTO SUMMER
A delightful summer concert featuring special guest, Cole Mendez Trio! 2:30 pm, Westmount United Church, 23 Westmount Drive, 705-326-8065

June

Jun 04- Jun 07

- 33RD ANNUAL SPRING AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET
A car lover's dream! Collectibles, classics, hard to find parts, car sales corral, show & shine, Sunday auto auction, hundreds of vendors, great food & more! Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia & Barrie, 705-487-3663 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sun: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm / on-site camping available)

Jun 04

- GEORGE THOROGOOD & BRIAN SETZER
Two amazing classic rockers co-headline their first tour together in over 20 years! Who Do You Love, Rock This Town & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 06

- LUNCH AT ALLEN'S
A musical powerhouse of remarkable Canadian talent! An intimate & humourous evening with Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan & Ian Thomas! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jun 06

- CRAIG FERGUSON: HOT & GRUMPY TOUR - WALKING THE EARTH
Scottish born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director & author! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (For mature audience)

Jun 06

- 9TH ANNUAL CARDEN ALVAR NATURE FESTIVAL
A day of environmental delights in a globally rare ecosystem! Birding, reptiles, insects, hiking, paddling, GPS usage & more with skilled experts & naturalists. Family Fun Fest featuring horse drawn wagon rides, bird house building & interactive exhibits! Dinner with guest speaker Susan Chan, manager of the Native Pollinator Program at Farms at Work! Carden Alvar & Carden Recreation Centre, 258 Lake Dalrymple Road, 705-326-1620 (Registration recommended / Early bird pricing before May 03)

Jun 07

- TOTO CUTUGNO
Back by popular demand direct from Italy! L'Italiano, Serenata & more! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 11

- ROB THOMAS: THE GREAT UNKNOWN TOUR
Ever the Same, Her Diamonds & more, with special guests Plain White T's! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 12- Jun 14

- SPRING BOAT, COTTAGE & OUTDOOR SHOW
Great in-water selection of new & pre-owned private & dealer boats, cottage & outdoor product displays, marine safety demonstrations, variety of vendors & more! Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Fri: Noon - 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Jun 12

- THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD
The world-class artists of Classic Albums Live perform the legendary album Abbey Road, note for note, cut for cut! An amazing show featuring Come Together, Something, Here Comes the Sun & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jun 12

- KIP MOORE
Hey Pretty Girl, Beer Money & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 13

- MYSTIC INDIA
Internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular! 1:00 & 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 13- Jun 14

- WHEELS & TRACKS IN MOTION!
Historical construction equipment in action! Steam powered rollers, vintage road building, rock crushing, grading & hoisting machines! Vintage tractor & classic truck displays, vendors & more! Presented in conjunction with Historical Construction Equipment Association of Canada, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721

Jun 16- Jul 03

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY
A hilarious story about May Henning, a bed & breakfast owner in the quirky town of Grogan's Cove, trying to get her life in order after her husband deserts her for the big city! Written by Norm Foster. Theatre Orillia, OCC Theatre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Wed. July 01: 6:30 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Senior, Student & Season Voucher rates available)

Jun 19

- BOYZ II MEN
I'll Make Love to You, End of the Road & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 20

- CHRISTMAS IN JUNE
Large boater rendezvous & fabulous decorated boat contest, free to viewing public! Port of Orillia, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Jun 20

- STREETS ALIVE! DOORS OF DOWNTOWN ORILLIA: OUTDOOR ART CELEBRATION
Orillia's incredible 2015 Streets Alive! outdoor art project, DOORS of Downtown Orillia, is unveiled! City streets come alive with a display of 40 exterior doors, transformed into unique & exciting works of art by area artists! Live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation & beginning of People's Choice Voting! 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093 (Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery & Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, August 22)

Jun 20- Oct 25

- STREETS ALIVE! DOORS OF DOWNTOWN ORILLIA: OUTDOOR ART
City streets are alive with a display of 40 exterior doors, transformed into unique & exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Jun 20- Oct 25

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: FROM SHORE TO SHORE!
Colourful banners celebrating the growth of Lakehead University from the shores of Thunder Bay to the shores of Orillia, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History in partnership with Lakehead University, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jun 20- Jun 21

- 15TH ANNUAL COLDWATER & AREA STUDIO TOUR
A self-guided studio tour & juried presentation of works by 37 dynamic artists & artisans! Ballots to win a gift basket of items created by participating artists available at all stops! 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Coldwater & surrounding area, 705-325-6094 (Brochure & map available at venues, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce & various locations throughout Simcoe County)

Jun 20

- MELISSA ETHERIDGE: THIS IS M.E. SOLO
I'm the Only One, Come to My Window & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 20

- DOORS OPEN ORILLIA
A day of history, culture & festivities, with a spotlight on the remarkable athletes & sporting events of the town of champions! Explore historical, cultural & architecturally significant Orillia & area sites, including Downtown Orillia Heritage District, Opera House, Public Library, Museum of Art & History, Grant's Woods Conservation Centre, Coldwater Canadiana Museum & more! Presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, in conjunction with Doors Open Ontario, 705-325-4530

Jun 21

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Orillia Wind Ensemble, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jun 21

- 32ND ANNUAL ARTS FOR PEACE FESTIVAL
A peaceful arts & music celebration for families of all ages! Live music, dance, painting, storytelling, yoga, refreshments & good food! Noon - 5:00 pm, Leacock Museum grounds, 50 Museum Drive, 705-326-1568 (Free admission)

Jun 25- Jul 04

- SUMMER THEATRE: OUTLAW
A young Canadian homesteader, accused of murder while travelling in Kansas in the late 1800's, turns the law of the land & the men hellbent on enforcing it upside down! A unique take on the days when guns were law! Written by Norm Foster. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jun 26

- MONTGOMERY GENTRY
Where I Come From, Hell Yeah & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 28

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Simcoe County Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

July

Jul 01

- ORILLIA CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS!
A fun-filled family day! Pancake breakfast, parade downtown, midway, Wheely Great Parade, children's village, craft & food vendors, live entertainment, giant birthday cake & more! Fabulous fireworks at dusk! Couchiching Beach Park, 705-259-1948

Jul 01- Oct 25

- STREETS ALIVE! DOORS OF DOWNTOWN ORILLIA: OUTDOOR ART
City streets are alive with a display of 40 exterior doors, transformed into unique & exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Jul 01- Oct 25

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: FROM SHORE TO SHORE!
Colourful banners celebrating the growth of Lakehead University from the shores of Thunder Bay to the shores of Orillia, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History in partnership with Lakehead University, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jul 01- Jul 03

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY
A hilarious story about May Henning, a bed & breakfast owner in the quirky town of Grogan's Cove, trying to get her life in order after her husband deserts her for the big city! Written by Norm Foster. Theatre Orillia, OCC Theatre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Wed: 6:30 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Senior, Student & Season Voucher rates available)

Jul 02- Jul 04

- SUMMER THEATRE: OUTLAW
A young Canadian homesteader, accused of murder while travelling in Kansas in the late 1800's, turns the law of the land & the men hellbent on enforcing it upside down! A unique take on the days when guns were law! Written by Norm Foster. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 02

- WHITESNAKE
Here I Go Again, Still of the Night & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 03- Jul 05

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL
Thrilling audiences for over 50 years with an incredible weekend of music! Fantastic entertainment lineup includes Friday to Sunday evening headliners Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams & Adam Cohen! Emporium, artisans' village, kids' folkplay area, great food, beer tent & more! Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, 705-326-3655

Jul 03- Jul 04

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL: DOWNTOWN STAGE
Great music featuring Mariposa Showcase winners, kids' crafts & activities, artisan displays & more! Mississaga Street East between Peter & Matchedash, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Fri: 2:00 - 6:00 pm / Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Shuttle to & from Tudhope Park festival site)

Jul 04- Jul 12

- ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK
Licence-free fishing week throughout Ontario for Canadian residents! Local fishing events, festivals & derbies across the province! 705-748-6324, Ext. 207 (Non-licenced anglers required to abide by Conservation Licence limits set out in current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary)

Jul 04

- BURTON CUMMINGS
Break It to Them Gently, Fine State of Affairs & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 05

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Orillia Silver Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 08

- MOVIES IN THE PARK: GREASE
The highest-grossing movie musical of all time! A 1978 American musical, comedy-drama portraying the romance of high school students, good girl Sandy Olsen (Olivia Newton-John), & greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta), in the summer of 1959! Presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, 9:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-325-4283 (Free admission / Rain date: July 09)

Jul 09- Jul 25

- SUMMER THEATRE: ON GOLDEN POND
The love story of Ethel & Norman Thayer, who, in the twilight of their lives, have returned to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year! A moving & affectionate portrayal of human growth & change! Written by Ernest Thompson. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 10

- MICKEY GILLEY
Stand By Me, I Overlooked an Orchid & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 11- Jul 12

- 8TH ANNUAL ART ON THE SEVERN JURIED ART SHOW & SALE
An exciting & innovative mixed media art presentation by select artists from the area & across the province! Paintings, photography, wood carvings, stained glass, hand-made jewelry, woven baskets & more! Refreshments available. Washago Community Centre, 4361 Hamilton Street, Washago, 705-689-6424 or 705-323-6424 (Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Admission by donation)

Jul 11

- RON WHITE: THE NUTCRACKER TOUR
Grammy Award winning comedian, actor & New York Times best-selling author, known for his hilarious on-stage nickname Tater Salad! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (For mature audience)

Jul 12

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Weston Silver Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 14- Jul 31

- SUMMER THEATRE: ALL FOR NUN
A fun-sational revue! Sister Mary Margaret hosts a live musical show from the newly renovated basement of Little Hope Church, presenting popular tunes, an audience sing-along, magic tricks & even a quiz show! A stage extravaganza by Robert J. Reid. Theatre Orillia, OCC Theatre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Senior, Student & Season Voucher rates available)

Jul 16- Jul 17

- JULIANNE & DEREK HOUGH: MOVE LIVE ON TOUR 2015
A brand new stage production featuring incredible sets, costumes, the Move Company Dancers & vocal performances by Julianne & Derek! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Thurs: 8:00 pm / Fri: 9:00 pm)

Jul 17- Jul 19

- 38TH ANNUAL ORILLIA SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
A Scottish celebration! Ceilidh at Orillia Legion Friday & Sunday; parade Downtown at Noon, pipe & drum competitions, entertainment & vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday! Buy a button & support the Festival! Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-325-8442

Jul 18

- WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: MANDATORY WORLD TOUR!
Three-time Grammy winner & biggest selling comedy recording artist in history! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 18

- ATHERLEY GIANT FLEA MARKET
Great selection of items including antiques, cards, books, household treasures & more! Donate, buy or join the vendors! 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Atherley Park & Lovely Day Playground, Creighton & Winchester Streets, Atherley, 705-325-8900 (Fundraiser for upgrades to the park & playground)

Jul 19

- LOUIS YAN: THE MOMENT MAGIC WORLD TOUR
International champion magician & Guinness World Record holder, direct from Hong Kong! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 19

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Northdale Concert Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 19

- COLDWATER MUSEUM ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY
A taste of life in Coldwater over a century ago! Outdoor church service, barbecue lunch, vintage farm machinery, farm animals, heritage cooking, arts & crafts, antique car show, live music & more! 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, Woodrow Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-955-1930 (Admission by donation)

Jul 21- Jul 26

- LEACOCK SUMMER FESTIVAL
Ontario's largest summer literary festival, featuring award-winning authors & emerging writers! Readings, performances, dinners & special events! Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive, 705-329-1908

Jul 22

- MOVIES IN THE PARK: JAWS
A 1975 American thriller involving great white shark attacks in the waters off the resort community of Amity Island, response by the mayor to loss of tourism business when the police chief closes the beaches, & a dramatic attempt to track & kill the shark! Presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, 9:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-325-4283 (Free admission / Rain date: July 23)

Jul 24- Jul 26

- WAYHOME MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
A celebration of music, food, art & film! Four stages & over 90 performers, including Neil Young & band Promise of the Real, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J, Modest Mouse & Hozier! Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia & Barrie, info@wayhome.com

Jul 24

- GABRIEL IGLESIAS: UNITY THROUGH LAUGHTER WORLD TOUR
A high-octane show of storytelling, parodies, characters & sound effects! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (For mature audience)

Jul 24- Jul 25

- ORILLIA BEATLES CELEBRATION & STREET FESTIVAL
A celebration of the world's greatest rock & roll band! Beatles tribute artists, films, memorabilia, outdoor stages, giant sidewalk sale, beer garden, Friday & Saturday night street dances & more! Downtown Orillia, 705-325-4283

Jul 25

- REPLAY: THE BEATLES TRIBUTE
Canada's most authentic Beatles tribute, from Liverpudlian accents to on-stage antics, costumes & instruments! She Loves You, A Hard Day's Night, Penny Lane, Hey Jude & more! 3:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 26

- MIDSUMMER ANTIQUE & VINTAGE SHOW
The biggest outdoor show of the summer, featuring over 100 Ontario & Quebec dealers! Great antiques, authentic vintage, art, fabulous food & more! 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 1-800-667-0619

Jul 26

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Barrie Concert Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 29

- DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS
Five-time Grammy Award winner & Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee! Accompanied by a brilliant 11 piece Jazz band, the former Blood, Sweat & Tears lead singer delivers a sizzling show! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 30- Aug 08

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE LADIES FOURSOME
A female version of The Foursome, but with a completely different story! Four women share the greens & discuss life, love, sex, careers & everything but golf. Surprises, secrets & confessions surface during this hilarious & heart-warming play! Written by Norm Foster. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 31- Aug 03

- ROTARY-LIONS ANNUAL FUNFEST
Midway, games & a variety of vendors! Great fun for the whole family! Couchiching Beach Park, 705-323-5925

Jul 31

- KOOL & THE GANG
Celebration, Cherish & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

August

Aug 01- Oct 25

- STREETS ALIVE: DOORS OF DOWNTOWN ORILLIA: OUTDOOR ART
City streets are alive with a display of 40 exterior doors, transformed into unique & exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Aug 01- Aug 03

- ROTARY-LIONS ANNUAL FUNFEST
Midway, games & a variety of vendors! Great fun for the whole family! Couchiching Beach Park, 705-323-5925

Aug 01- Aug 08

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE LADIES FOURSOME
A female version of The Foursome, but with a completely different story! Four women share the greens & discuss life, love, sex, careers & everything but golf. Surprises, secrets & confessions surface during this hilarious & heart-warming play! Written by Norm Foster. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Aug 01- Oct 25

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: FROM SHORE TO SHORE!
Colourful banners celebrating the growth of Lakehead University from the shores of Thunder Bay to the shores of Orillia, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History in partnership with Lakehead University, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Aug 01

- NEIL SEDAKA
Calendar Girl, Breaking Up is Hard to Do & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 02

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Muskoka Concert Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Aug 05

- MOVIES IN THE PARK: FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
A 1986 American comedy chronicling one last sick day before graduation for Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), skilled at cutting classes & getting away with it! Ferris embarks on a one day journey in a borrowed Ferrari, with a high school principal on his trail! Presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, 9:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-325-4283 (Free admission / Rain date: August 06)

Aug 06- Aug 09

- BOOTS & HEARTS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
A country music celebration & camping festival! Over 30 performers, from global superstars to emerging artists, including Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore & Little Big Town! Great food, merchant & craft vendors! Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia & Barrie, info@bootsandhearts.com

Aug 06

- CULTURE CLUB
Karma Chameleon, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 07- Aug 09

- ORILLIA WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
Fun for all ages! In-water boat show, cottage & outdoor products, variety of vendors, water ski shows & more! Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at Noon! Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Fri: Noon - 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Aug 07- Aug 08

- 5TH ANNUAL VICTORIAN STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL
Fun, fantasy & all things steampunk! Over 50 vendors, costume contest, musicians, dancers, buskers, rat rods & 1930's automobiles, knights, weaponry, mad scientists, inventors, artisans, crafting, puppetry, falconry, devon tea & more! Retail stores open! Downtown Coldwater & Canadiana Museum, 705-686-3909 (Fri: 5:00 - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Aug 08

- KENNY G
The best selling instrumentalist of the modern era performs bossa nova classics & originals from his latest album Brazilian Nights! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 09

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Whitby Brass Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Aug 12

- MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Back for the third summer by popular demand! A 1975 rock & roll science fiction horror satire, that became the archetypal midnight movie for nearly two decades! Presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, 9:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-325-4283 (Free admission / Rain date: August 13)

Aug 13- Aug 29

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE VAUDEVILLIANS
The story of Vaudeville, from its beginnings to entertaining the troops to its demise with the advent of movies. Three Vaudevillians re-enact the shows they once did, embracing their signature silliness & groaners, & taking the audience down memory lane! Written by Peter Colley. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Aug 14

- CHARLEY PRIDE
Kiss an Angel Good Morning, Crystal Chandeliers & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 15

- 17TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW
A dazzling collection of over 400 classic cars line Orillia's downtown streets! Live entertainment, fabulous food & great shopping. The largest car show in the region! Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)

Aug 15- Aug 16

- TOUGH MUDDER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE
A hardcore obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit & camaraderie! Brand new obstacles for 2015 from the mad-minded scientists in the Obstacle Innovation Lab! Tough Mudder has raised more than $250,000 in support of Wounded Warriors Canada! Great post party with refreshments & awards! Mount St. Louis Moonstone, 24 Mount St. Louis Road, 705-835-2112

Aug 16

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Markham Concert Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Aug 16

- ORILLIA TRIATHLON & DUATHLON: SWIM / BIKE / RUN
Subaru Triathlon Series organized by World Endurance Canada Inc! Triathlon, duathlon, swim/bike, try-a-tri, for new to accomplished athletes! 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, Couchiching Beach Park, 905-562-6670 (Awards presentation: 12:30 pm)

Aug 19

- LIGHTHOUSE
One of Canada's best loved fusion-rock bands & a driving force of the 1970's pop machine! Recognized for such classic hits as One Fine Morning & Sunny Days, the band is also an innovator & collaborator with symphonies, dance companies & cutting edge technology! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Aug 21

- TONY ORLANDO
Knock Three Times, Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 22

- 11TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHT GALLERY & STUDIO TOUR
A magical evening of art & music! Experience Orillia's vibrant arts community & meet local artists in their galleries & studios. Live music in a variety of venues, restaurants & on the streets! 7:00 - 11:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-7205

Aug 22- Aug 23

- CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION POW WOW
A celebration of competition singing & dancing, traditional foods, arts, crafts & more! World class lineup includes host drum Charging Horse, & invited drum Snake Island. Everyone welcome! 5884 Rama Road, across from Casino Rama, 705-325-3611, Ext. 1299 (Grand Entry: 1:00 & 7:00 pm Sat. / 12:30 pm Sun.)

Aug 22

- HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2015
The music of The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Buckinghams, The Association, The Cowsills, The Grass Roots & Mark Lindsay! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 23

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Mississauga Pops Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Aug 28- Aug 30

- ORILLIA RIB FEST: FINGER LICKIN' GOOD BBQ!
Southern Comfort Rib Series featuring top rib teams from across North America, accompanied by an array of other tasty treats including funnel cakes, ice cream, poutine, hot dogs & slushies! Arts, crafts, clothing, Kids' Zone featuring splash pad, bubble soccer, face painting & more! Beer garden & great live entertainment! Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, info@northernheatribseries.ca (Fri: 4:00 - 11:00 pm / Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm / Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Aug 29

- JEFF FOXWORTHY
Multiple Grammy Award nominee, best-selling author & host of the popular FOX show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 30

- 8TH ANNUAL SAVOUR SIMCOE
An award-winning culinary event celebrating the heritage, agriculture & cuisine of Simcoe County! Food tasting featuring County farms & chefs, Ontario wine & beer tasting, cooking demonstrations & live entertainment! Presented by Simcoe County Farm Fresh Association, Noon - 4:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-734-2075 (Early bird ticket rate until June 30)

September

Sep 01- Oct 25

- STREETS ALIVE! DOORS OF DOWNTOWN ORILLIA: OUTDOOR ART
City streets are alive with a display of 40 exterior doors, transformed into unique & exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Sep 01- Oct 25

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: FROM SHORE TO SHORE!
Colourful banners celebrating the growth of Lakehead University from the shores of Thunder Bay to the shores of Orillia, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History in partnership with Lakehead University, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 04- Sep 05

- PAUL ANKA
Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Diana, Lonely Boy & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 10- Sep 13

- 45TH ANNIVERSARY FALL AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET
A car lover's dream! Collectibles, classics, hard to find parts, car sales corral, show & shine, Sunday auto auction, hundreds of vendors, great food & more! Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia & Barrie, 705-487-3663 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sun: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm / on-site camping available)

Sep 11- Sep 13

- 165TH ORILLIA FALL FAIR
Three days of fun & events for all ages! Midway, demolition derby, horse & tractor pulls, horse shows & competitions, animal exhibits, crops & crafts competitions, live music & more! ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-325-0353

Sep 12

- WILLIE, WAYLON, JOHNNY: A HIGHWAYMEN TRIBUTE
Amazing look alike, sound alike tribute artists perform the hits of the great Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Sep 13

- 7TH ANNUAL ASHIKO WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
A spectacular, multi-cultural music & dance festival! Drum circles, Zumba, kids' activities, craft vendors, delicious international cuisine & more! Fundraiser for The Sharing Place Food Bank, Leacock Museum grounds, 50 Museum Drive, 705-309-3351

Sep 18- Sep 19

- 163RD ORO WORLD'S FAIR
Midway, school fair, truck & tractor pull, talent show, horse shows, horseshoe pitching tournament, demolition derby & more! Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, 7th Line & 15/16 Sideroad East, Hawkestone, 705-487-1753

Sep 18- Sep 20

- SIMCOE COUNTY QUILT, RUG & CRAFT FAIR
Quilting, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, handmade teddy bears & more by Simcoe County Craft Guild members! Folk art painting, knitting & beadwork by Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association members! Demonstrations & draws. Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721 (Fri. & Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm / Sun: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Sep 25- Sep 27

- CULTURE DAYS ORILLIA: CREATE, PARTICIPATE, CELEBRATE!
Orillia is again participating in the creative National Culture Days Celebration, featuring a variety of free cultural activities across the city! Visual, performing, literary & culinary arts, music, film, design, heritage & more! Various Orillia locations, 705-325-4530

Sep 25- Sep 27

- 122ND COLDWATER FALL FAIR
Midway, demolition derby, tractor & truck pulls, horse & pony pulls, beef & dairy shows, spelling bee, log sawing & nail driving, children's mud race, live entertainment & more! Coldwater Fairgrounds & Arena, 11 Michael Anne Drive, Coldwater, 705-826-0826

Sep 25

- 3RD ANNUAL ORILLIA FILM FESTIVAL: LOCAL NIGHT
A presentation of selected local films, each 8 minutes or less in length, guaranteed to entertain & educate! 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Sep 26

- 3RD ANNUAL ORILLIA FILM FESTIVAL: AWARDS NIGHT
A presentation of the best local films & films from around the world, each 8 minutes or less in length, guaranteed to entertain & educate! 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Sep 29- Oct 09

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The most renowned of Oscar Wilde's comedies! Two bachelors create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives, attempt to win the hearts of two women, & become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise & misadventure! Theatre Orillia, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Senior, Student & Season Voucher rates available)

October

Oct 01- Oct 25

- STREETS ALIVE! DOORS OF DOWNTOWN ORILLIA: OUTDOOR ART
City streets are alive with a display of 40 exterior doors, transformed into unique & exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Oct 01- Oct 25

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: FROM SHORE TO SHORE!
Colourful banners celebrating the growth of Lakehead University from the shores of Thunder Bay to the shores of Orillia, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History in partnership with Lakehead University, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Oct 01- Oct 09

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The most renowned of Oscar Wilde's comedies! Two bachelors create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives, attempt to win the hearts of two women, & become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise & misadventure! Theatre Orillia, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Senior, Student & Season Voucher rates available)

Oct 09- Oct 12

- 32ND ANNUAL IMAGES THANKSGIVING STUDIO TOUR
A self-guided studio tour & juried presentation of works by over 30 of the area's finest artists & craftspeople! Painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellry makers & more! 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Orillia, Barrie & surrounding area, 705-327-3363 (Brochure & map available at venues, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce & various locations throughout Simcoe County)

Oct 16- Oct 18

- 25TH ANNUAL ORILLIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
A weekend of fabulous live jazz at Orillia restaurants, pubs & other great venues! 705-326-6526 or 705-329-1339 (Reservations recommended for evening dining)

November

Nov 20

- CHILDREN'S CANDLELIGHT PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
Hundreds of children, led by the Town Crier, carry electric candles & carol through downtown to turn on the giant Opera House Christmas tree & light the way for Santa! Free treats & hot chocolate! 6:30 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Mississaga Street, from Legion to Opera House)

Nov 22

- ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself celebrate the season & Christmas Movies! 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Centennial Drive to Front to Colborne to Volunteer Drive to Mississaga & return to Centennial / Free parking in downtown lots)

Nov 27

- STEVE MICHAELS: "ALOHA" NOTE FOR NOTE
International award winning tribute artist & master of the look, sound, vocal dexterity & mannerisms of the King of Rock & Roll! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 27

- DOWNTOWN ORILLIA BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Terrific specials & giveaways all day at participating stores & restaurants! Stock up for Christmas with great savings! Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)
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