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2016

April

Apr 01- Sep 09

- HIGHLIGHTS FROM OMAH'S COLLECTION
A showcase of some of OMAH's most treasured art, historical artifacts, photographs & archives, curated to highlight Orillia's legacy of culture, industry, proud heritage & budding future! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Apr 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! 705-325-9321 or 1-866-329-5959 (Passports at participating locations for a chance to win an overnight stay & basket of local maple products)

Apr 01

- COLIN JAMES
Just Came Back, Into the Mystic & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 01- Apr 17

- FLAVOURS OF ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
Savour local flavours & culinary delights created by Ontario's Lake Country chefs! Delicious two & three course, set-menu lunches for $10 or $15, & three course dinners for $20 or $30 per person, plus alcohol, taxes & gratuities! 705-325-9321 or 1-866-329-5959 for information. Call participating restaurants for reservations.

Apr 01- Apr 10

- STORIES: ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ART SHOW
A celebration of women's creative expression in visual & written form. A dynamic, non-juried & therefore inclusive, varied media exhibit by over 100 artists from Orillia & across Ontario, each piece enriched by a brief written story! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 or 705-835-6213

Apr 01- Apr 09

- HER STORY
A showcase of local women's contributions to their communities, past & present, & specifically in the Orillia area. Stories of prolific women, from pioneers to suffragettes & factory workers to business owners, alongside artifacts from OMAH's collection! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Apr 01

- THE CELLAR SINGERS: FOOLS RUSH IN BUFFET & DANCE!
Dance & dine the night away with the Skyliners Big Band & delicious buffet! Silent auction & free dance lessons for those who need to polish their waltz, foxtrot & more! Fundraiser for The Cellar Singers as they zero in on their 50th anniversary. 7:30 pm, ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-764-0191 (Tickets online or from a Cellar Singer)

Apr 01

- OH-THRILL-YA 2016 TALENT SHOW!
A talent show to unite & inspire the community of Orillia to do what they love & to love where they live! Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place! Food & drink available. Produced by Orillia Wind Ensemble, with proceeds to Orillia Opera House restoration. 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Twin Lakes Secondary School, Birch Street, ohthrillya@gmail.com (Admission by donation)

Apr 02

- BILL BURR
Prolific American stand-up comedian, actor & host of Monday Morning Podcast! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (For mature audience)

Apr 02

- ABBAMANIA & NIGHT FEVER / THE BEE GEES SHOW
The world's number 1 production of Abba & the Bee Gees sold out Roy Thomson Hall 3 times! With authentic vocals, look & sound, the cast performs each song note for note, exactly like the originals. Waterloo, Dancing Queen, To Love Somebody, Stayin' Alive & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Apr 02

- HEWITT'S ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Delicious pancakes & maple sausages, topped with Hewitt's maple syrup! Craft corner for the kids! Proceeds to Lions Oval Elementary School. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Hewitt's Farm Market & Bakery, 3331 Town Line, East of Hwy. 12 off Warminster Sideroad, 705-325-3000

Apr 02

- RUMBA FOR READING!
An evening of fun, food & dance! Delicious Caribbean dinner, rumba & tango lessons line dance style, spot dances & limbo contest! Fundraiser for Orillia & District Literacy Council. 6:00 pm, St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-327-1253

Apr 07- Apr 08

- DIANA ROSS
Upside Down, Ain't No Mountain High Enough & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Thurs: 8:00 pm / Fri: 9:00 pm)

Apr 07- Apr 10

- THE NIGHT ALIVE
A drama by Conor McPherson. Middle-aged Tommy & his friend Doc share a rented room in his Uncle Maurice's run-down house, rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next. One night Tommy comes to the aid of Aimee, a woman with her own troubles, & although their pasts won't let go easily, together there's a glimmer of hope they can make more of their lives; something extraordinary, perhaps! Presented by Mariposa Arts Theatre. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm / Contains strong language)

Apr 08- Apr 10

- 23RD ANNUAL SIMCOE SPRING HOME & COTTAGE SHOW
A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services! Great door prizes! Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-835-0123 (Fri: 5:00 - 9:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Apr 08- Apr 10

- 28TH 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 09

- STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT
An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, with Grammy Award winning band Steep Canyon Rangers! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 09

- GEORGIAN COLLEGE SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Tour the campus, meet faculty & program coordinators, connect with admissions & financial aid officers, discover Georgian's many student services, try campus food, visit the gym, take part in hands-on program demonstrations & more! Contests for gift certificates & cool adventure prize packs! 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Georgian College, 825 Memorial Avenue, 705-325-2740, Ext. 3200 (Free parking / RSVP to reserve a swag bag with Georgian merchandise)

Apr 09

- SLOW ART DAY
An International event designed to enhance the joy of looking at & loving art! After viewing 5 pieces of art for 10 minutes each instead of the standard 8 seconds, participants discuss the art & their experience with each other & the featured artists. Chosen for the event are works from the International Women's Day Art Show! 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159, Ext. 103

Apr 10

- PEIRO MAZZOCCHETTI, MARISA LAURITO & CHARLIE CANON
A musical theatre style show featuring a mix of classic Neapolitan southern songs, American music from the southern states, a selection of arias, classic opera highlights & gold standard Italian songs! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 11- Apr 29

- 58TH ANNUAL ORILLIA KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Orillia & area students of all ages showcase their talents in brass & percussion, piano, string, guitar, woodwinds, vocal, choral, drama & speech arts, choirs & more! St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, & Orillia Opera House (drama only), Downtown Orillia, 705-309-0786

Apr 14- Apr 16

- REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
A thrilling, theatrical murder mystery with a killer plot! Playwright Alex Dennison's fiancee & star of a play he wrote is found dead on opening night. He writes another play, & one year later brings back the same cast to catch the killer! Presented by Twin Lakes Secondary School Drama students, 7:00 pm, Twin Lakes Secondary School, Birch Street, 705-325-1318 (Tickets at main office or at the door)

Apr 14- Apr 17

- THE NIGHT ALIVE
A drama by Conor McPherson. Middle-aged Tommy & his friend Doc share a rented room in his Uncle Maurice's run-down house, rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next. One night Tommy comes to the aid of Aimee, a woman with her own troubles, & although their pasts won't let go easily, together there's a glimmer of hope they can make more of their lives; something extraordinary, perhaps! Presented by Mariposa Arts Theatre. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm / Contains strong language)

Apr 15

- 36TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: OPENING CEREMONIES
An evening of fun, draws & prizes kicks off the 36th Orillia Perch Festival! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Apr 15

- TERRI CLARK
Girls Lie Too, We're Here for a Good Time & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 15

- 100 X 100: 100 ARTWORKS AT $100 EACH!
A fun-filled evening of music, art & mystery! 100 artists, 100 works of art, 100 tickets at $100 each! Ticket purchasers are guaranteed 1 of 100 original works of art, each piece donated by a local artist for the event. Art will be displayed with only a number. The mystery: Which piece of art will a ticket holder get? Fundraiser for Orillia Museum of Art & History. 7:00 - 10:00 pm, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Apr 15- Jul 17

- ROGER KERSLAKE: POTTER, ARTIST, TEACHER
A showcase of Kerslake's work & its significance. With roots in the influential British pottery movement, his work as an artist & educator during the early days of the Georgian College School of Design & Visual Art was instrumental in developing a new generation of ceramicists! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 (Opening Reception: April 15, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Apr 16- May 07

- 36TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL
One of Canada's largest registered fishing derbies! Great cash & product prizes, adult & children's categories. Special OPP Kids' Day Saturday, April 30th! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Apr 16- Apr 17

- ORILLIA QUILTERS' GUILD SUNSHINE QUILT SHOW
Beautiful quilt exhibits & sales, Sunshine Market featuring a wonderful selection of member-made items, variety of vendors, tea room & more! Quilt raffle with proceeds to Trillium Manor Activation Department, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Trillium Manor, 12 Grace Avenue, 705-259-0854

Apr 16

- RODNEY CARRINGTON: HERE COMES THE TRUTH TOUR
Hilarious comedian, actor & country performer! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 22

- SANTANA
Black Magic Woman, Smooth, Oye Como Va & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 22- Apr 23

- ROOTS NORTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
A weekend of amazing live music that travels, shares & connects while honouring the past & moving forward! Elliott Brood, The Slocan Ramblers, Old Man Luedecke, Coconut Navy, Sun K & more! Orillia Community Church, Apple Annie's Cafe, Alleycats Music & Art, Brewery Bay Food Company, Carousel Collectables Antique Market & other great venues, Downtown Orillia, rootsnorthmusic@gmail.com (Weekend & day passes available)

Apr 23

- RON JAMES
With a comedian's eye for satire & a poet's ear for language, James cuts a wide swath through contemporary culture with a razor sharp wit & machine gun delivery! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 23

- SPORT ORILLIA HALL OF FAME DINNER
An evening of inspiration, fun & recognition of local athletes & sport builders for outstanding contributions to sport, setting the standard for future young athletes! Honourees for 2016 are Harry Gill, Jake Gaudaur Sr., Brian Orser & Rick Ley. Live entertainment & guest speaker Ron Hoggarth, retired NHL referee! Presented by Sport Orillia. Silvernightingale Ballroom, Casino Rama, 705-326-8011 or orilliaoperahouse.ca for tickets (Cocktails: 6:00 pm / Dinner: 7:00 pm)

Apr 23

- MARIPOSA IN CONCERT: ECHOES OF MARIPOSA
Past Mariposa Folk Festival performers, Music PEI & East Coast Music Award winners Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys perform a high-energy, electrifying concert! 8:00 pm, Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Avenue, 705-955-7760 (Tickets online or at Mariposa Folk Foundation, 10 Peter Street South)

Apr 24

- NANCY SIT & SPECIAL GUEST: HENRY LO
An evening of exceptional entertainment & laughter with Asia's all time favourite & guest! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 28

- ULTIMATE ARTISTS LIVE: AC/DC TRIBUTE SHOW
Recreating the experience, look, sound & hits of one of the best selling hard rock bands in the history of rock and roll, some of Canada's most accomplished musicians perform AC/DC's incredible history of hits! Highway to Hell, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Thunderstruck & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Apr 29- Apr 30

- FOREIGNER
I Want to Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Juke Box Hero & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Fri: 9:00 pm / Sat: 8:00 pm)

May

May 01- May 07

- 36TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL
One of Canada's largest registered fishing derbies! Great cash & product prizes, adult & children's categories. Special OPP Kids' Day Saturday, April 30th! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

May 01- Sep 09

- HIGHLIGHTS FROM OMAH'S COLLECTION
A showcase of some of OMAH's most treasured art, historical artifacts, photographs & archives, curated to highlight Orillia's legacy of culture, industry, proud heritage & budding future! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

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! 705-325-9321 or 1-866-329-5959 (Passports at participating locations for a chance to win an overnight stay & basket of local maple products)

May 01- Jul 17

- ROGER KERSLAKE: POTTER, ARTIST, TEACHER
A showcase of Kerslake's work & its significance. With roots in the influential British pottery movement, his work as an artist & educator during the early days of the Georgian College School of Design & Visual Art was instrumental in developing a new generation of ceramicists! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

May 06

- JASON DERULO
Talk Dirty, Want to Want Me, In My Head & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 07

- 36TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: CLOSING CEREMONIES
An evening of fun, draws & prizes wraps up 36 years of Perch Festival memories! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

May 07

- JUSTIN MOORE
Small Town USA, Lettin' the Night Roll & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 13

- THE GIPSY KINGS WITH NICOLAS REYES & TONINO BALIARDO
Six-time Grammy Award nominees & 2013 Grammy Award winners for Best World Music Album, Savor Flamenco! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 14

- SUZANNE SOMERS
Named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year, Somers' show is loaded with witty jokes, huge laughs & great music! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 14

- ORILLIA WIND ENSEMBLE: SALUTE TO ROY MENAGH!
A farewell concert & salute to long time OWE Music Director Roy Menagh! Reception & refreshments following concert! 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 for tickets (Early bird ticket rate to May 01)

May 15

- THE CELLAR SINGERS: FROM SEA TO SEA
A concert of Canadian folk songs featuring famous Canadian composers Derek Healey, Ruth Watson Henderson, Paul Halley & Donald Patriquin! 3:00 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-706-2122 (Tickets online or at Manticore Books)

May 16

- ORILLIA KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL: STARS OF THE FESTIVAL!
A showcase of outstanding performances by stars of the 2016 Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-309-0786 (Admission by donation)

May 19- May 20

- DONNY & MARIE OSMOND
Puppy Love, Paper Roses, It Takes Two, recent hit A Beautiful Life & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Thurs: 8:00 pm / Fri: 9:00 pm)

May 19

- ULTIMATE ARTISTS LIVE: ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE SHOW
Recreating the experience, look, sound & hits of the biggest band in the history of rock and roll, & presenting North America's best look alike Mick Jagger, some of Canada's most accomplished musicians perform The Rolling Stone's incredible history of hits! I Can't Get No Satisfaction, It's Only Rock 'n Roll, You Can't Always Get What You Want & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 21

- CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: LED ZEPPELIN IV
The world-class artists of Classic Albums Live perform Led Zeppelin's rock masterpiece, released in 1971, note for note, cut for cut! Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway to Heaven & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 21

- SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ALICE COOPER!
School's Out, Poison, No More Mr. Nice Guy & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 27

- GREAT CANADIAN LOBSTERFEST!
Delicious all-you-can-eat lobster, Shaw's roast beef & other goodies! Dance to great, live music by Jamie Williams! Presented by Rotary Club of Orillia, with proceeds to local charities. 6:00 pm - Midnight, ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-326-5500 for tickets

May 27- May 28

- INTO THE GREEN & BLUES STREET FESTIVAL
A celebration of Spring & all things local, integrating community gardens & partners with a few surprises thrown in! Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261

May 28

- PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS & CASH: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
The number 1 tribute to that 1965 famous night in Memphis when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash jammed together at the legendary Sun Studios! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 28

- TELUS / HURONIA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD
A scenic, fun-filled ride from Orillia through Simcoe County! Jason McCoy celebrity ride captain! Delicious lunch, poker run, great prizes & more! Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation. 10:00 am start, Royal Canadian Legion, 215 Mississaga Street East at waterfront, huronia@ridefordad.ca or 705-325-8442 (Registration: May 27, 4:00 - 9:00 pm)

June

Jun 01- Sep 09

- HIGHLIGHTS FROM OMAH'S COLLECTION
A showcase of some of OMAH's most treasured art, historical artifacts, photographs & archives, curated to highlight Orillia's legacy of culture, industry, proud heritage & budding future! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jun 01- Jul 17

- ROGER KERSLAKE: POTTER, ARTIST, TEACHER
A showcase of Kerslake's work & its significance. With roots in the influential British pottery movement, his work as an artist & educator during the early days of the Georgian College School of Design & Visual Art was instrumental in developing a new generation of ceramicists! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jun 02- Jun 05

- 34TH 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 03

- THE MONKEES: GOOD TIMES - 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer, Daydream Believer & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 04

- ORILLIA SILVER BAND: SPRING CONCERT
An entertaining evening of brass band music featuring works by Duke Ellington, Giuseppe Verdi, Gordon Langford, Peter Graham, Goff Richards & more! 7:30 pm, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 99 Peter Street North, 705-259-2446 (Tickets at the door)

Jun 04

- ROCK THE NIGHT AWAY TRIBUTE SHOW!
A full production Legends concert! Six of North America's top tribute artists perform the hits of Tom Jones, Elton John, Connie Francis, Bette Midler, Paul McCartney, John Lennon & Elvis Presley, backed by the fabulous Koasters Show Band with MC Bill Coulter! Presented by Springtime Entertainment. 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jun 04

- CARROLL BAKER
Canada's First Lady of Country Music! I've Never Been This Far Before, One is One Too Many & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 05

- CFUW ANNUAL ORILLIA HOMES TOUR & TEA
Opening doors to learning! A tour of 5 beautiful Orillia area homes, delicious tea served at Fern Resort & raffle with great prizes! Presented by Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), Orillia, with proceeds to post-secondary education scholarships for Orillia area female high school graduates. 705-241-5987 or jbroeren@msn.com (Tour: Noon - 5:00 pm / Tea: 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Jun 09

- ULTIMATE ARTISTS LIVE: FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE
The exciting, dynamic show band Jersey Nights dazzles audiences while celebrating the legendary music of Franki Valli & the Four Seasons! Sherry, Working My Way Back to You, Walk Like a Man & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jun 10- Jun 12

- 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 10

- ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
House of the Rising Sun, See See Rider, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 11

- KIM MITCHELL & DAVID WILCOX
Patio Lanterns, Go for Soda, Riverboat Fantasy, Layin' Pipe & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 11- Jun 12

- WHEELS & TRACKS IN MOTION!
Dirt, steam & action for kids of all ages! Vintage construction equipment, tractors & classic truck displays throughout Museum grounds. Wagon rides to gravel pits for live demonstrations of steam powered rollers, vintage road building, rock crushing, grading & hoisting machines! Presented in conjunction with the Historical Construction Equipment Association of Canada. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721 (Indoor galleries open / Refreshments available)

Jun 17

- AMERICA
Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair, You Can Do Magic & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 18- Oct 15

- STREETS ALIVE! OUTDOOR ART: STORY POLES IN DOWNTOWN ORILLIA
City streets are alive with a display of 40 vertical sculptures created by area artists, each unique piece telling a visual art story in theme, materials & design! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Jun 18- Oct 15

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: PAST TO PRESENT & TOMORROW!
Colourful banners exploring the heritage, history, culture & future of the Orillia area create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History. Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jun 18

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

Jun 19

- 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jun 24- Jun 25

- CELTIC WOMAN: DESTINY WORLD TOUR
Multi-platinum Irish music sensations perform songs from their new album, accompanied by high energy musicians & dancers! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Fri: 9:00 pm / Sat: 8:00 pm)

Jun 25

- CHRISTMAS IN JUNE
A festive day at the Port of Orillia! 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 25- Jun 26

- 16TH ANNUAL COLDWATER & AREA STUDIO TOUR
A self-guided studio tour & juried presentation of works by over 35 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 25

- MUSKOKA MELODY: SOUNDS OF THE 50'S & 60'S
Talented performers specializing in famous music of the 50's & 60's. If you love music that defines 20th Century lifestyles, you'll love Muskoka Melody! Fundraiser for Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation. 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jun 26

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Metropolitan 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jun 28- Jul 15

- SUMMER THEATRE: LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
Neil Simon's funniest comedy, directed by Jesse Collins! Married, middle-aged restauranteur Barney Cashman attempts to join the sexual revolution & add a little spice to his life! This hilarious & witty play opened on Broadway in December 1969 & closed in September 1971, after 706 performances. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues. & Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / No Show Fri. July 01 / Getaway Packages / 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! 8:00 am - 11:00 pm, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-259-1948

Jul 01- Oct 15

- STREETS ALIVE! OUTDOOR ART: STORY POLES IN DOWNTOWN ORILLIA
City streets are alive with a display of 40 vertical sculptures created by area artists, each unique piece telling a visual art story in theme, materials & design! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Jul 01- Sep 09

- HIGHLIGHTS FROM OMAH'S COLLECTION
A showcase of some of OMAH's most treasured art, historical artifacts, photographs & archives, curated to highlight Orillia's legacy of culture, industry, proud heritage & budding future! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jul 01- Oct 15

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: PAST TO PRESENT & TOMORROW!
Colourful banners exploring the heritage, history, culture & future of the Orillia area create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History. Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jul 01- Jul 02

- BURTON CUMMINGS & BAND
Celebrate Canada Day weekend with a legendary Canadian rocker! Break It To Them Gently, Fine State of Affairs, My Own Way to Rock & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Fri: 9:00 pm / Sat: 8:00 pm)

Jul 01- Jul 17

- ROGER KERSLAKE: POTTER, ARTIST, TEACHER
A showcase of Kerslake's work & its significance. With roots in the influential British pottery movement, his work as an artist & educator during the early days of the Georgian College School of Design & Visual Art was instrumental in developing a new generation of ceramicists! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jul 02- Jul 10

- ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK
Licence-free fishing week throughout Ontario for Canadian residents! Local fishing events, festivals & derbies across the province. A great opportunity to connect with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing! 705-748-6324, Ext. 254 (Anglers required to abide by Conservation Licence limits set out in current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary)

Jul 02- Jul 15

- SUMMER THEATRE: LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
Neil Simon's funniest comedy, directed by Jesse Collins! Married, middle-aged restauranteur Barney Cashman attempts to join the sexual revolution & add a little spice to his life! This hilarious & witty play opened on Broadway in December 1969 & closed in September 1971, after 706 performances. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues. & Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 03

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Northdale Concert Band, presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Club! 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 06

- BILLY IDOL
Mony Mony, White Wedding, Dancing with Myself & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 08- Jul 10

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL
Thrilling audiences for over 50 years with an incredible weekend of music! Fantastic entertainment lineup includes Friday to Sunday evening headliners Rita Coolidge, The Good Family, The Milk Carton Kids, & more than 100 performances on 10 stages! 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 08- Jul 09

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL: DOWNTOWN STAGE
Great music at the downtown stage, featuring Mariposa showcase winners! Crafts & activities for kids, artisan displays & more! Mississaga Street East, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free shuttle to & from Tudhope Park festival site)

Jul 08

- HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES!
A rock concert like no other! Super-group Alice Cooper, Joe Perry & Johnny Depp perform their new single Bad As I Am, renditions of popular classics My Generation, Whole Lotta Love, a School's Out / Another Brick in the Wall medley & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 10

- 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 13

- SARAH HARMER
Legendary Canadian singer, songwriter & environmental activist, Sarah Harmer possesses one of the most distinctive voices of Canada's rock & folk music scene! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 14

- TEARS FOR FEARS
Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout, Head Over Heels & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 15- Jul 17

- 39TH ANNUAL ORILLIA SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
A Scottish celebration! Ceilidh at Legion Friday & Sunday; parade downtown, pipe & drum competitions, entertainment & vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday. Buy a button & support the Festival! Royal Canadian Legion, 215 Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-325-8442

Jul 16

- THE RAT PACK RETURNS: BACK IN THE DAY IS BACK IN STYLE!
Spot-on impressions of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr., with 12-piece orchestra & special surprise guest! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster,ca

Jul 17

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Barrie Skyliners Big 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 17

- COLDWATER MUSEUM ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY
A taste of life as it must have been in Coldwater over 100 years ago! Interdenominational church service, BBQ lunch, vintage farm machinery demonstrations, farm animals, arts & crafts, silent auction, live music by Dylan Lock & more! 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, 1474 Woodrow Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-955-1930 (Admission by donation / Bring your own lawn chair)

Jul 20- Aug 05

- SUMMER THEATRE: DEAN & JERRY...WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Opera House favourite Derek Marshall presents a concert of hits & bits from the most famous comedy team of the 50's! What if they had never split? Singer Dean Martin & comedian Jerry Lewis met in 1945, debuted at Atlantic City's 500 Club on July 25, 1946 & performed as a team 10 years to the day. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues. & Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 22- Jul 24

- WAYHOME MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
A celebration of music, food, art & film! Four stages & over 90 performers, including Montreal's Arcade Fire & the reunited LCD Soundsystem! Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia & Barrie, info@wayhome.com

Jul 22- Jul 23

- DOWNTOWN ORILLIA SUMMER BLOCK PARTY!
A street festival like no other! A fusion of art, music, food, kid & adult activities, dog lovers festival, sizzling sales, contests, giveaways & more! Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261

Jul 22

- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
You're the One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted to You & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 23

- MAKS & VAL LIVE ON TOUR: OUR WAY
The smash hit dance tour of the summer, featuring Maksim & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, hottest stars of ABC's Dancing With the Stars! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 24

- 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Jul 29- Aug 01

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

Jul 30

- PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO: WE LIVE FOR LOVE TOUR
Love is a Battlefield, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, We Belong & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 31

- 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

August

Aug 01- Aug 05

- SUMMER THEATRE: DEAN & JERRY...WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Opera House favourite Derek Marshall presents a concert of hits & bits from the most famous comedy team of the 50's! What if they had never split? Singer Dean Martin & comedian Jerry Lewis met in 1945, debuted at Atlantic City's 500 Club on July 25, 1946 & performed as a team 10 years to the day. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues. & Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Aug 01- Oct 15

- STREETS ALIVE! OUTDOOR ART: STORY POLES IN DOWNTOWN ORILLIA
City streets are alive with a display of 40 vertical sculptures created by area artists, each unique piece telling a visual art story in theme, materials & design! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Aug 01- Sep 09

- HIGHLIGHTS FROM OMAH'S COLLECTION
A showcase of some of OMAH's most treasured art, historical artifacts, photographs & archives, curated to highlight Orillia's legacy of culture, industry, proud heritage & budding future! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Aug 01

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

Aug 01- Oct 15

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: PAST TO PRESENT & TOMORROW!
Colourful banners exploring the heritage, history, culture & future of the Orillia area create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History. Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Aug 04- Aug 07

- BOOTS & HEARTS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
A country music celebration & camping festival! Over 30 performers, from global superstars to emerging artists. 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 05- Aug 07

- ORILLIA WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
Fun for all ages! In-water boat show, cottage & outdoor products, variety of vendors, art exhibits, 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 05- Aug 06

- 6TH ANNUAL COLDWATER STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL
Fun, fantasy & all things steampunk! Over 50 vendors, costume & art contests, inventors, mad scientists, musicians, dancers, buskers, artisans, vintage vehicles, duelling knights, mad hatter's tea party, old fashioned circus sideshow & more! 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Downtown Coldwater, Coldwater Mill & Canadiana Museum, 705-715-6950 (Costumes encouraged but not required / Free horse & wagon rides between Mill & Museum)

Aug 07

- 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Aug 10- Aug 26

- SUMMER THEATRE: HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH
Another Norm Foster comic hit, directed by Jesse Collins! Every time John Cummings tries to get that novel written, a new lady moves in next door in this hilarious comedy, set on adjoining apartment building balconies near a big city airport! Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues. & Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages / Group & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Aug 12

- CLAY WALKER
She Won't Be Lonely Long, What's It To You & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 13

- 18TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW
A dazzling collection of over 400 classic cars line Orillia's downtown streets! Live entertainment, excellent dining & great shopping. The largest car show in the region! Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)

Aug 14

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

Aug 14

- 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, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Aug 17

- BRUCE COCKBURN
Multi-award winning Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist, social & political activist! Music has been a key way for Cockburn to explore culture, politics & nature of the spirit, & he has embraced folk, jazz, blues, rock & world beat styles on his remarkable journey. Cockburn & his music have both invigorated & incited his legions of fans worldwide! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Aug 19

- SMOKEY ROBINSON
Cruisin', You Really Got a Hold on Me, I Second That Emotion & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 20

- 12TH 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 20- Aug 21

- 31ST ANNUAL CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION POW WOW
A celebration of culture, heritage & friendship, bringing together Turtle Island's finest Pow Wow singers, dancers & drummers! Traditional foods, arts, crafts & more! Great contest prizes. Everyone welcome! 6030 Rama Road, down the road from Casino Rama, 705-325-3611, Ext. 1299 (Grand Entry: 1:00 & 6:30 pm Sat. / 12:30 pm Sun.)

Aug 21

- 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 Threatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 705-325-4530 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia Opera House)

Aug 21

- DON HENLEY
The Eagles co-founder returns! Dirty Laundry, Boys of Summer, The Heart of the Matter & more! 7:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 26- Aug 28

- 2ND ANNUAL ORILLIA RIB FEST: FINGER LICKIN' GOOD BBQ!
Northern Heat top rib teams from across North America serve up mouthwatering BBQ, accompanied by an array of other tasty treats including elephant ears, funnel cakes, ice cream, slushies, blooming onion, poutine, hot dogs & more! Arts, crafts, clothing & Kids' Zone featuring splash pad, inflatables, bubble soccer & more! Beer garden & live entertainment! Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, info@northernribseries.ca (Fri: 4:00 - 11:00 pm / Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm / Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Aug 26

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

September

Sep 01- Oct 15

- STREETS ALIVE! OUTDOOR ART: STORY POLES IN DOWNTOWN ORILLIA
City streets are alive with a display of 40 vertical sculptures created by area artists, each unique piece telling a visual art story in theme, materials & design! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Sep 01- Sep 09

- HIGHLIGHTS FROM OMAH'S COLLECTION
A showcase of some of OMAH's most treasured art, historical artifacts, photographs & archives, curated to highlight Orillia's legacy of culture, industry, proud heritage & budding future! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 01- Oct 15

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: PAST TO PRESENT & TOMORROW!
Colourful banners exploring the heritage, history, culture & future of the Orillia area create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History. Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 02

- CELTIC THUNDER: LEGACY TOUR
An exciting new show celebrating the influence of Irish & Celtic music around the world! A Place in the Choir, Raggle Taggle Gypsy, Danny Boy, Buachaill on Eirne & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 08- Sep 11

- 46TH ANNUAL 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 09- Sep 11

- 166TH 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! Presented by Orillia District Agricultural Society. ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-325-0353

Sep 16- Sep 17

- 164TH ORO WORLD'S FAIR
Midway, school fair, truck & tractor pull, classic car show, talent show, horse shows, horseshoe pitching tournament, demolition derby & more! Presented by The Oro Agricultural Society. Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, 7th Line & 15/16 Sideroad East, Hawkestone, 705-487-1753

Sep 23- Sep 25

- 123RD COLDWATER FALL FAIR
Midway, parade, demolition derby, horse & pony pulls, beef & dairy shows, dog show, spelling bee, tractor & truck pulls, junior mud race, nail driving & log sawing, live entertainment & more! Presented by Coldwater & District Agricultural Society. Coldwater Fairgrounds & Arena, 11 Michael Anne Drive, Coldwater, 705-826-0826

Sep 30- Oct 02

- DOORS OPEN / CULTURE DAYS ORILLIA
Heritage Meets Culture! A celebration of Orillia's built & cultural heritage, combining free visits to significant heritage sites with free cultural activities throughout the City! Various Orillia locations. 705-325-2153

October

Oct 01- Oct 15

- STREETS ALIVE! OUTDOOR ART: STORY POLES IN DOWNTOWN ORILLIA
City streets are alive with a display of 40 vertical sculptures created by area artists, each unique piece telling a visual art story in theme, materials & design! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Oct 01- Oct 15

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: PAST TO PRESENT & TOMORROW!
Colourful banners exploring the heritage, history, culture & future of the Orillia area create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Designed & hand-painted by community members! Presented by Orillia Museum of Art & History. Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Oct 01- Oct 02

- DOORS OPEN / CULTURE DAYS ORILLIA
Heritage Meets Culture! A celebration of Orillia's built & cultural heritage, combining free visits to significant heritage sites with free cultural activities throughout the City! Various Orillia locations. 705-325-2153

Oct 07- Oct 10

- 33RD 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, 705-727-8415 (Brochure & map available at venues, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce & various locations throughout Simcoe County)

Oct 14- Oct 16

- 26TH ANNUAL ORILLIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
A weekend of fabulous live jazz at Orillia restaurants, pubs & other great venues throughout the City! 705-326-6526 (Reservations recommended for evening dining)

Oct 21- Nov 06

- FLAVOURS OF ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
Savour local flavours & culinary delights created by Ontario's Lake Country chefs! Delicious two & three course, set-menu lunches for $10 or $15, & three course dinners for $20 or $30 per person, plus alcohol, taxes & gratuities! 705-325-9321 or 1-866-329-5959 for information. Call participating restaurants for reservations.

November

Nov 01- Nov 06

- FLAVOURS OF ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
Savour local flavours & culinary delights created by Ontario's Lake Country chefs! Delicious two & three course, set-menu lunches for $10 or $15, & three course dinners for $20 or $30 per person, plus alcohol, taxes & gratuities! 705-325-9321 or 1-866-329-5959 for information. Call participating restaurants for reservations.

Nov 18

- 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 / Free parking in downtown lots)

Nov 20

- ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE: WINTER WONDERLAND!
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself celebrate the season & usher in a Winter Wonderland! 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 / Bucket Brigade collection by Orillia Kiwanis Club in support of a great parade / Free parking in downtown lots)

Nov 25

- DOWNTOWN ORILLIA BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Outrageous specials all day at participating stores & restaurants! Stock up for Christmas with Big Sale Items in stores decked out with black decor window displays! 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)
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