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2015

January

Jan 01- Feb 07

- SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD & HIS ERA
An historical exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, & exploring themes linking mid-19th century Canada to Canada today! Produced by the John A. Macdonald 200 Committee, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jan 01- Jan 10

- WALLS OF SMALLS: THE GIFT OF ART!
An exciting exhibition of small sized artwork by local artists, framed, ready to hang & perfect for holiday gift giving! Zephyr Art Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-0480

Jan 01- Jan 10

- THIS IS TOMORROW: ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW
An exhibition of exciting & innovative art by students from Orillia & area high schools! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jan 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

Jan 02

- GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
We're an American Band, Some Kind of Wonderful & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 03

- THE MAN IN BLACK: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH
Starring Shawn Barker, considered the pre-eminent Cash tribute artist by fans & critics alike! 1:00 & 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 08- Jan 09

- BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR 2015
Climbers scale rock faces, kayakers plunge into whitewater rivers, skiers fly off cliffs & trekkers disappear into remote places in these mountain culture & extreme sports films! A program of The Banff Centre, produced by National Geographic & The North Face, in conjunction with Sojourn, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jan 09

- DWIGHT YOAKAM
Honky Tonk Man, Little Ways & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 10

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

Jan 10

- ANNUAL SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD DINNER
A celebration of Canada's first Prime Minister, featuring guest speaker John Boyko, historian & author! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History, Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 705-326-2159 (Reception: 5:00 pm / Dinner & Speaker: 6:00 - 9:00 pm)

Jan 13- Feb 21

- AESTHETIC MUSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR
A captivating exhibit challenging artists to embrace the principles of Aesthetics - the philosophical theory governing the idea of beauty at a given time & place; & Musings - contemplations & meditation! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-0480

Jan 15- Jan 16

- ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA!
The world's top ABBA tribute band performs Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Thurs: 8:00 pm / Fri: 9:00 pm)

Jan 15- Feb 07

- CREATING FUTURES: THREADS OF HOPE FOR AFRICAN GRANDMOTHERS
A showcase of vibrant textile artworks celebrating the hope & resolve of African grandmothers, as they work to create futures for themselves & millions of children orphaned by HIV & AIDS! Organized by Omas Siskona of Kitchener-Waterloo, in support of The Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jan 17

- JEFFERSON STARSHIP
The 40th Light Year Anniversary! Jane, Miracles & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 23

- LOVERBOY
Turn Me Loose, Working for the Weekend & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 23

- MUDMEN: CANADIAN CELTIC ROCK BAND
Always entertaining & definitely unique, Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on & off stage! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jan 24

- AMERICA
Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 26

- CLASSIC FILM SERIES: SOME LIKE IT HOT
The great 1959 American comedy, in black & white, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon! Presented by Ontario's Lake Country, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Admission: $5.00 at the door)

Jan 27

- CLASSIC FILM SERIES: THE GREAT ESCAPE
The 1963 WWII allied prisoner of war escape drama, starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson & James Garner! Presented by Ontario's Lake Country, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Admission: $5.00 at the door)

Jan 30

- PHILLIP PHILLIPS
Home, Raging Fire & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 31

- LONESTAR
Amazed, I'm Already There & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

February

Feb 01- Feb 07

- SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD & HIS ERA
An historical exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, & exploring themes linking mid-19th century Canada to Canada today! Produced by the John A. Macdonald 200 Committee, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Feb 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

Feb 01- Feb 21

- AESTHETIC MUSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR
A captivating exhibit challenging artists to embrace the principles of Aesthetics - the philosophical theory governing the idea of beauty at a given time & place; & Musings - contemplations & meditation! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-0480

Feb 01- Feb 07

- CREATING FUTURES: THREADS OF HOPE FOR AFRICAN GRANDMOTHERS
A showcase of vibrant textile artworks celebrating the hope & resolve of African grandmothers, as they work to create futures for themselves & millions of children orphaned by HIV & AIDS! Organized by Omas Siskona of Kitchener-Waterloo, in support of The Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Feb 02

- CLASSIC FILM SERIES: DR. ZHIVAGO
The 1965 five-time Academy Award winning drama-romance, set in Russia during WWI, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness & Ralph Richardson! Presented by Ontario's Lake Country, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Admission: $5.00 at the door)

Feb 03

- CLASSIC FILM SERIES: BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID
The1969 comedy-drama of two legendary Western outlaws & their Hole in the Wall gang, set in 1890's Wyoming, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross & Cloris Leachman! Presented by Ontario's Lake Country, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Admission: $5.00 at the door)

Feb 05

- JACOB MOON
Award-winning, Canadian pop & folk singer-songwriter & master of the art of live looping, who has shared the stage with Rush, Marillion & Gordon Lightfoot! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Feb 06- Feb 07

- CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED
Proud Mary, Fortunate Son & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Feb 12- Feb 15

- FOR THIS MOMENT ALONE: A NEW CANADIAN DRAMA
Set in Toronto in 1948, this new Canadian drama by Marcia Kash tells the story of a Jewish family trying to reconstruct their lives after the Holocaust. Told with conviction & seriousness leavened with humour, & based on a true story, this intriguing play invites the audience to listen, think & feel! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Feb 13

- SINATRA SINGS SINATRA: FRANK SINATRA JR.
Strangers in the Night, Come Fly With Me & more, backed by a symphony orchestra! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Feb 14- Feb 16

- ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEKEND
Licence-free fishing weekend 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)

Feb 14

- CHEECH & CHONG
A Valentine's evening of laughter with a notorious comedy duo! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Feb 14

- MARIPOSA IN CONCERT: AN EVENING OF BLUES & GOSPEL
A stellar cast of musicians featuring Harrison Kennedy (The Chairmen of the Board), John Finley (Rhinoceros), Dione Taylor (Juno, Canadian Urban Music & National Jazz Award nominee), Roly Platt (harmonica), Al Cross (drums), Russ Boswell (bass), & Lance Anderson (Juno Award winning composer, producer & musical director)! Presented by Mariposa Folk Foundation, 8:00 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-305-2549

Feb 14

- SOIREE IN CHICAGO
A Valentine's gala featuring dinner, live music, dance & silent auction! Presented by the Patrick Fogarty Music Department in support of the school's senior & jazz band participation in the Windy City's Heritage Music Festival in April! 6:00 - 11:00 pm, Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 705-325-9372, Ext. 440 or 356 (Formal attire requested)

Feb 19- Feb 22

- FOR THIS MOMENT ALONE: A NEW CANADIAN DRAMA
Set in Toronto in 1948, this new Canadian drama by Marcia Kash tells the story of a Jewish family trying to reconstruct their lives after the Holocaust. Told with conviction & seriousness leavened with humour, & based on a true story, this intriguing play invites the audience to listen, think & feel! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Feb 20

- JOSH TURNER: THE ROUGHSTOCK & RAMBLER TOUR
Your Man, Time is Love & more, presented by Ariat International! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Feb 20

- SEDUCING DR. KNOW
Wine & craft beer tasting, scotch nosing, appetizers by Orillia's finest chefs, live music & entertainment! Fundraiser for Orillia & Area Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee, ensuring long term availability of primary healthcare in Orillia & area, 7:00 - 11:00 pm, Orillia Public Library, 705-325-6464 (Free tasting: 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Feb 22

- JUBILEE CHORALE: SWEET HEART SOIREE
A cabaret style afternoon of music & treats with Jubilee Chorale & a variety of vocal & instrumental guests! Proceeds to Heart & Stroke Foundation, Simcoe County Branch, 2:00 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-826-8517

Feb 27- Feb 28

- FOREIGNER
I Want to Know What Love Is, Cold as Ice & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Feb 27

- LED ZEPPELIN II
The world-class artists of Classic Albums Live perform the album Led Zeppelin II, note for note, cut for cut! An unbelievable show featuring Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker, Ramble On & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Feb 28

- THE TRIBUTE SHOW: LEGENDS OF ROCK & COUNTRY MUSIC
Amazing live recreations of over 15 superstars, including Celine Dion, Cher, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Diana Ross, Buddy Holly & ABBA! Spectacular sound, lights & costumes! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

March

Mar 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

Mar 06

- THE JOE HURON TRIO & COLDJACK
From the jazz overtones of The Joe Huron Trio to the funky grooves of Coldjack, these two internationally renowned groups are played on radio stations around the world! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Mar 07

- GORD BAMFORD
Where a Farm Used to Be, Groovin' With You & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 08

- THE CELTIC TENORS
A world class tenor group, whose love of what they do shines through in each rendition of beautiful Celtic songs like Danny Boy, & exhilarating classics like Nesshun Dorma! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Mar 13

- MICHAEL BOLTON
How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, When a Man Loves a Woman & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 14

- TERRY FATOR
Singer, comedian & celebrity impressionist! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 19

- ZZ TOP
Sharp Dressed Man, La Grange & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 20

- TRACE ADKINS
You're Gonna Miss This, Ladies Love Country Boys & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 21

- THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES
A spectacular tribute to the Bee Gees! Staying Alive, You Should be Dancing & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 22

- PUPO & RICCHI E POVERI
Su di noi, Sara perche ti amo & more! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 27

- LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 28

- CELTIC THUNDER
The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour! Selections from Celtic Thunder - The Show, Voyage, Heritage & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Mar 28

- HEWITT'S ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Delicious pancakes & maple sausages, topped with Hewitt's Maple Syrup! Drinks, crafts for the kids & indoor seating! 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Hewitt's Farm Market & Bakery, 3331 Town Line, East of Hwy. 12 off Warminster Sideroad, 325-3000

Mar 29

- YU YA & LISA WONG
Taiwanese singer Yu Ya & Singapore origin entertainer Lisa Wong perform Mandarin & Cantonese classic hits! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

April

Apr 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

Apr 04

- UNDER THE STREET LAMP
An electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook, including Doo-Wop, Motown & old time Rock & Roll! 1:00 & 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 09- Apr 12

- LEADING LADIES: A VERY FUNNY FARCE!
Slapstick goofiness & scrambled Shakespeare are served up in this very funny farce by Ken Ludwig! When two down-on-their-luck English Shakespearean actors pose as the heirs of a dying American woman's fortune, & discover the heirs are female, they are forced to continue their scheme in drag! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Apr 10- Apr 12

- 22ND ANNUAL SIMCOE SPRING HOME & COTTAGE SHOW
A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services! Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Tudhope Park, 705-835-0123 (Fri: 5:00 - 9:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Apr 10- Apr 11

- KENNY ROGERS
The Gambler, Islands in the Stream & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 10- Apr 12

- 27TH ANNUAL FISHING & OUTDOOR SHOW
Thousands of items on sale all weekend! Product demonstrations & manufacturer's representatives on site! Trombly's Tackle Box, 595 West St. South & Hwy. 12, 705-327-3474

Apr 16- Apr 19

- LEADING LADIES: A VERY FUNNY FARCE!
Slapstick goofiness & scrambled Shakespeare are served up in this very funny farce by Ken Ludwig! When two down-on-their-luck English Shakespearean actors pose as the heirs of a dying American woman's fortune, & discover the heirs are female, they are forced to continue their scheme in drag! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Apr 17

- 35TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: OPENING CEREMONIES
An evening of fun, draws & prizes kicks off the 35th Orillia Perch Festival! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Apr 17

- WAYNE BRADY
Hilarious improv & amazing impersonations by an Emmy nominated comedian! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 18- 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 guest Ronald McDonald! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Apr 18

- NATALIE MACMASTER & DONNELL LEAHY
Two of the world's most celebrated fiddlers combine the best of French, Celtic, bluegrass & Cajun with the music & stories of Cape Breton! 1:00 & 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 19

- WAN KWONG
A night of laughter with the Prince of Temple Street! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 23- Apr 26

- 14TH ANNUAL ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE DANCE FESTIVAL
Dance students of all ages compete in a positive & friendly atmosphere, & receive an honest & objective evaluation of their work on stage from professional adjudicators of dance! Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Apr 24- Apr 25

- THE MONKEES
Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 26

- MASSIMO RANIERI
Perdere l'amore, Chi Sara & more! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 30

- GERRY DEE
Star & creator of CBC's hit sitcom Mr. D, Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Comedy Role, & Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Comic in Canada! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May

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 guest Ronald McDonald! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

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 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 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

June

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 - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sun: 9:00 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 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 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 / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

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 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 / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 03- Jul 05

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL
Thrilling audiences for over 50 years with an incredible weekend of music! Fantastic entertainment lineup, 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 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 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 / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

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 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

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 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 - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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 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

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 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

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 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)

November

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
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