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2014

April

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, stay & discover packages, nature explorations, culinary delights & more! 1-866-329-5959 (Pick up a passport at a participating location for a chance to win an overnight stay & basket of local maple products!)

Apr 01- Apr 13

- SPRING FLAVOURS OF ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
Savour maple inspired culinary delights prepared by great chefs in Ontario's Lake Country! Delicious three course, set-menu 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 26

- IDENTITY: 18TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ART SHOW
A celebration of women's creative expression in visual & written form! A non-juried show of varied media by one hundred artists from Orillia & across Ontario, each piece accompanied by a brief written story! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Apr 01- Apr 12

- POINTS OF VIEW
An exciting exhibit by gallery artists, featuring a variety of styles & media! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480

Apr 01- Apr 06

- SPRING SIDEWALK SALE
Great savings from Orillia Square merchants! Receive a ballot for a chance to win $100 in mall gift certificates with every certificate purchased! Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366

Apr 02- Apr 19

- EASTER BUNNY VISITS & PHOTOS
The Easter Bunny hops into the mall for visits & photos with the kids! Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366 (Wed. - Fri: 3:30 - 6:30 pm / Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Sun: Noon - 4:00 pm / Mall closed Friday, April 18)

Apr 03- Apr 06

- INHERIT THE WIND: A PHILOSOPHICAL DRAMA
A fictional account of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial in Tennessee, where a high school teacher was tried for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution, contrary to state law! The case stirred up a frenzy among townspeople & in the nation's press, & still provokes thoughtful discussion today! Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Apr 03- May 31

- LIFE & LIMB
A juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian artworks themed around the body, selected from a diverse crop of artists across the country! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159 (Opening Reception: April 03, 7:00 - 9:00 pm / Juror's prize of $500 to be awarded)

Apr 04- Apr 05

- ROCK OF AGES: BROADWAY'S BIGGEST PARTY!
A hilarious, hit musical comedy & feel-good rock & roll love story told through the mind blowing hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 05

- MARIPOSA IN CONCERT: AN EVENING OF BLUES & GOSPEL
Brilliant talent & great music featuring Steve Strongman, Jesse O'Brien, Dusty Green, Kolette Easy, Shamakah Ali, Roger Williams & Juno Award winning composer & producer, Lance Anderson! 8:00 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 326-3655

Apr 10- Apr 13

- INHERIT THE WIND: A PHILOSOPHICAL DRAMA
A fictional account of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial in Tennessee, where a high school teacher was tried for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution, contrary to state law! The case stirred up a frenzy among townspeople & in the nation's press, & still provokes thoughtful discussion today! Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Apr 11- Apr 13

- 21ST 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 11- Apr 13

- 26TH ANNIVERSARY FISHING & OUTDOOR SHOW
Hundreds of specials all weekend! Product demonstrations & manufacturer's representatives on site! Trombly's Tackle Box, Hwy. 12 & West St. South, 327-3474

Apr 11

- ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
The Last Waltz! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 12

- TRISHA YEARWOOD
She's in Love With the Boy! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 12- Apr 13

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

Apr 12

- MAPLEFEST
All day pancake breakfast for Big Brothers - Big Sisters, maple beer & maple syrup tasting, sports & recreation expo, art & photography displays, live entertainment & more! Horseshoe Resort, 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, 705-835-2790

Apr 15- May 24

- THE NATURE OF THINGS
A dynamic exhibit of varied media works by gallery artists! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480

Apr 17

- JOE NICHOLS
Gimmie That Girl! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 17

- GORDIE TAPP & FRIENDS
Country Hoedown, Main Street Jamboree & 25 year HEE HAW legend! 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Apr 18

- 33RD ANNUAL ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: OPENING CEREMONIES
An evening of fun, draws & prizes kicks off the 33rd Annual Orillia Perch Festival! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Apr 19- May 10

- 33RD ANNUAL 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 3rd! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Apr 19

- DOWNTOWN ORILLIA GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT!
A fun hunt for plastic eggs hidden along downtown sidewalks, to be exchanged for chocolate at the Orillia Opera House! Face painting & Easter Bunny visits! 9:30 am - Noon, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Children 12 & under)

Apr 19

- THE FAB FOUR: ULTIMATE TRIBUTE
Note-perfect renditions of classic Beatles' songs! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 19

- THE DESOTOS: ORILLIA DESERT RIDERS DANCE
Great 50's/60's music, prizes & midnight sandwich buffet! Presented by Orillia Desert Riders, a unit of the Orillia Shrine Club, 8:30 pm, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-345-7948 or 705-835-5305

Apr 22- May 07

- 56TH ANNUAL ORILLIA KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Orillia & area students of all ages showcase their talents in brass & percussion, piano, string, guitar, woodwinds, vocal, drama & speech arts, choral, choirs & more! St. Paul's United Church & Orillia Opera House, 705-241-9502

Apr 24- Apr 27

- ANNUAL ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE DANCE FESTIVAL
Dance students of all ages compete in a positive & friendly atmosphere, & receive a fair evaluation of their efforts on stage from professional adjudicators of dance! 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Apr 26

- BILL MAHER
Host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 26

- MARIPOSA IN CONCERT: ECHOES OF MARIPOSA
An evening of great music featuring 2013 Mariposa Folk Festival performers Coco Love Alcorn, Union Duke & Arthur Renwick! 8:00 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 326-3655

Apr 27

- LUI FONG
Popular Hong Kong actor & singer! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May

May 01- May 10

- 33RD ANNUAL 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 3rd! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

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, stay & discover packages, nature explorations, culinary delights & more! 1-866-329-5959 (Pick up a passport at a participating location for a chance to win an overnight stay & basket of local maple products!)

May 01

- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
Hopelessly Devoted to You! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 01- May 24

- THE NATURE OF THINGS
A dynamic exhibit of varied media works by gallery artists! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480

May 01- May 31

- LIFE & LIMB
A juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian artworks themed around the body, selected from a diverse crop of artists across the country! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

May 02

- BOBBY VINTON
Roses are Red! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 02- May 03

- DANCING IN THE THIRD ACT
A visually dynamic work of dance created by award winning choreographer Randy Glynn, & performed by 12 area seniors takes a poignant & powerful look at the ups & downs (literally), of aging! Presented in partnership with Orillia & District Arts Council & Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 03

- THE BAND PERRY
Better Dig Two, Postcards from Paris & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 04

- ORILLIA SILVER BAND: CELEBRATE SPRING!
An exciting variety of music to mark the end of winter, featuring Stuart Allington on cornet, Dennis McEwan on flugel horn & Fred Haire on euphonium! 2:30 pm, St. Paul's United Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 09

- BELLATOR MMA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
World class mixed martial arts fights featuring hard core athletes from across the weight classes! 7:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, Ticketmaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 10

- THE CELLAR SINGERS: LOVE SONGS
Guest group, Six Vocal Ensemble, performs their own beautiful pieces & joins the choir in Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes & Bach's Liebeslieder Polkas! 7:30 pm, St. Paul's United Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 326-7776

May 10

- 33RD ANNUAL ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: CLOSING CEREMONIES
An evening of laughter, draws & memories wraps up 33 years of Perch Festival fun! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

May 13

- TRIBUTE TO THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
A tribute to one of television's longest running shows & most celebrated hosts, complete with video footage of actual commercials! Fundraiser for Simcoe, Dufferin, Muskoka Crime Stoppers, 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 15

- STAIND
So Far Away, It's Been Awhile & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 16

- CHRIS TUCKER
Popular comedian & actor! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 16

- THE LIFE & TIMES OF ELVIS PRESLEY
A narrated musical journey starring Tim 'E' Hendry, 2013/14 King of the World Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion, & featuring Early Years sensation Matt Cage with the Yes Men show band! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 17

- JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE
A multimedia event celebrating the life of John Bonham & the music of Led Zeppelin! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 22

- CHELSEA HANDLER: UGANDA BE KIDDING ME TOUR!
Comedian, actress, author & late night talk show host! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 23- May 24

- MISSISSAGA STREET MANIA & SIDEWALK SALE
Two days of fun & savings from Downtown merchants! Live entertainment, great dining & more! Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Free parking in Downtown lots)

May 24

- ORILLIA WIND ENSEMBLE: SPRING CONCERT
An exciting concert featuring Orillia's own Jacqueline Dancyger Arnold performing Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

May 24

- DOORS OPEN ORILLIA
A day of history, culture, art, outdoor festivities & a journey back to Orillia's participation in The Great War! Explore the Leacock Museum National Historic Site, Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, Orillia's historic downtown, Coldwater Canadiana Museum & other heritage treasures! Mississaga Street sidewalk sale featuring live entertainment, great dining & more! Presented in conjunction with Doors Open Ontario, 325-4530 (Guided & self-guided tours / Various hours)

May 24

- BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
The world's most successful rock & roll musical by Alan Janes, featuring That'll be the Day, Peggy Sue & more! 1:00 & 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 24

- CENTRAL SCHOOL BELL RINGING CEREMONY
The chimes of the Central School Bell Tower will once again resonate across the City! Join the Municipal Heritage Committee, dignitaries & former students of this 1882 architectural treasure in an official ceremony to celebrate the restored bell tower! 9:00 - 10:00 am, Central School, 26 Coldwater Street South, 325-4530

May 25

- SHIRLEY KWAN
Hong Kong cantopop singer! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

May 30

- GIPSY KINGS
Bamboleo, Volare & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

June

Jun 01- Oct 26

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: HISTORIC ORILLIA - A GROWING COMMUNITY!
Colourful banners exploring Orillia's past & future, designed & hand-painted by community members, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Jun 05- Jun 08

- 32ND ANNUAL SPRING AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET
Cars & parts as far as the eye can see! Collectibles, classics, hard to find parts, car sales corral, auto auction, hundreds of vendors, good food & more! Burl's Creek Event Park, Oro-Medonte 8th Line 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)

Jun 06- Jun 08

- 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, Lake Couchiching, 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 06- Jun 08

- ORILLIA SPRING BLUES FESTIVAL
Exciting live blues at Orillia restaurants & pubs! Waterfront park main stage & beer garden featuring exceptional lineup! Downtown Orillia & Couchiching Beach Park, 326-9284 (Fri: 5:00 pm - Midnight / Sat: 1:00 pm - Midnight / Sun: Noon - 5:00 pm)

Jun 06

- RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND
Summer 2014 Tour launch! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 07- Jun 08

- 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 07- Jun 08

- 8TH ANNUAL CARDEN NATURE FESTIVAL
A smorgasbord of environmental delights! Birding, hiking, biking, paddling, insects, reptiles & more! Family Fun Fest Saturday featuring hay rides, bird house building, live music, exhibits, vendors & dinner with guest speaker David Phillips of Environment Canada! Carden Plain & Carden Recreation Centre, Lake Dalrymple Road, 326-1620 (Registration with The Couchiching Conservancy required)

Jun 07

- TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS
Crimson & Clover, Crystal Blue Persuasion & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 10- Jun 21

- SUMMER THEATRE: HANK & PATSY'S HEAVENLY COUNTRY HOEDOWN!
A celestial, old fashioned country hoedown, as Hank Williams & Patsy Cline perform their famous songs together on Radio Station HEVN in the Great Hereafter! The Orillia Stage Company, OCC Centre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Child & Season Voucher rates available)

Jun 10

- SANTANA
Black Magic Woman! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 14

- JAKE OWEN
Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Anywhere With You & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 14

- ONTARIO LUMBERJACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Professional lumberjacks from across North America, including local Canadian Lumberjack Champion Cecil Starr, compete for $4,500 in prize money & more! Wood carving demonstration, vendor market, beverage & beer tent, great audience prizes, evening pig roast with live music! Hosted by Brechin Community Centre Board, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Brechin Ball Park, Conc. Road 4 West of Hwy. 12, 705-345-9177

Jun 18- Jul 19

- SUMMER THEATRE: MIXED DOUBLES
A funny, clever, touching musical starring talented theatre favourites Debbie Collins & Dean Hollin! A show that will bring back memories, create new ones & leave the audience laughing! Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. - Thurs: 2:00 & 8:00 pm / Fri. - Sat: 8:00 pm / No Show Canada Day / Getaway Packages, Group, Student & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jun 19

- JULIO IGLESIAS
To All the Girls I've Loved Before! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 20

- MARTINA MCBRIDE: THE EVERLASTING TOUR
Independence Day & songs from her new album, Everlasting! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 21

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

Jun 21

- STREETS ALIVE! ART GROWS HERE: OUTDOOR ART CELEBRATION
Orillia's incredible 2014 Streets Alive! outdoor art project, Art Grows Here, is unveiled! City streets come alive with 40 giant metal planter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists! Live entertainment, meet the artists & more! Downtown Orillia, 327-5093

Jun 21- Oct 19

- STREETS ALIVE! ART GROWS HERE: OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT
City streets are alive with 40 giant metal planter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 327-5093

Jun 21- Jun 22

- CANADIAN ALL TRUCK NATIONALS
Big Rig Show & Shine, truck & tractor pull featuring pro-modified diesels, single engine modified tractors & super modified 4-wheel drives! Burl's Creek Event Park, Oro-Medonte 8th Line off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia & Barrie, 705-487-3663

Jun 22

- RITA PAVONE
La Partita di Pallone, Il Ballo del Mattone & more! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 24

- AVRIL LAVIGNE
Complicated, Here's to Never Growing Up & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jun 26- Jul 12

- SUMMER THEATRE: ANGIE - A NEW MUSICAL
After singing tin-pan alley & Broadway tunes in the Whiteside Lodge for 30 years, Angie needs a change from the music, piano player & lodge owner! Tonight's the night she decides to go or stay! The Orillia Stage Company, OCC Centre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Child & Season Voucher rates available)

Jun 28

- AMERICAN IDOL LIVE!
Season 13 top ten finalists! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

July

Jul 01

- ORILLIA CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
A fun-filled family day! Parade downtown, midway, children's village, craft & food vendors, live entertainment, giant birthday cake & more! Fabulous fireworks at dusk! Couchiching Beach Park, 325-8266

Jul 01- Jul 12

- SUMMER THEATRE: ANGIE - A NEW MUSICAL
After singing tin-pan alley & Broadway tunes in the Whiteside Lodge for 30 years, Angie needs a change from the music, piano player & lodge owner! Tonight's the night she decides to go or stay! The Orillia Stage Company, OCC Centre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Child & Season Voucher rates available)

Jul 01- Oct 19

- STREETS ALIVE! ART GROWS HERE: OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT
City streets are alive with 40 giant metal planter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 327-5093

Jul 01- Oct 26

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: HISTORIC ORILLIA - A GROWING COMMUNITY!
Colourful banners exploring Orillia's past & future, designed & hand-painted by community members, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Jul 02- Jul 19

- SUMMER THEATRE: MIXED DOUBLES
A funny, clever, touching musical starring talented theatre favourites Debbie Collins & Dean Hollin! A show that will bring back memories, create new ones & leave the audience laughing! Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. - Thurs: 2:00 & 8:00 pm / Fri. - Sat: 8:00 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Student & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 02

- DIANA ROSS
Ain't No Mountain High Enough! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 04- Jul 06

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL
Thrilling audiences for over 50 years with an incredible weekend of music! Fantastic lineup includes evening headliners Ani DiFranco, indie super group HYDRA & Rosanne Cash! Emporium, artisans' village, kids' folkplay area, great food, beer tent & more! Tudhope Park, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, 326-3655

Jul 04- Jul 05

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL: DOWNTOWN STAGE
Mariposa entertainment in Peter Street Arts District! Great music, kids' crafts & activities, artisan displays & more! Peter Street between Mississaga & Colborne, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Shuttle to & from Tudhope Park festival site)

Jul 04

- JULIANNE & DEREK HOUGH: MOVE LIVE ON TOUR
A complete stage production with sets, costumes & a cast of talented dancers! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 05- Jul 13

- ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK
Licence-free fishing week throughout Ontario for Canadian residents! Local fishing events & festivals across the province! 705-748-6324, Ext. 240 or 254 (Non-licenced anglers required to abide by Conservation Licence limits set out in Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary)

Jul 06

- COLDWATER MUSEUM ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY
A taste of life a century ago! Vintage farm machinery, farm animals, heritage cooking, arts & crafts, antique car show, live music & more! 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, Woodrow Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-955-1930 (Admission by donation)

Jul 08

- BAD COMPANY
Can't Get Enough, Bad Company & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 11

- KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
Get Down Tonight! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 12

- 4TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR & BOAT SHOW
Fabulous display of vintage & classic cars & boats! 50's/60's DJ Wild Willie, 50/50 draw, prizes & trophies! Presented by Ramara Chamber of Commerce, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Crate's Marina, Lagoon City, 705-484-2141

Jul 12

- JEFF FOXWORTHY
Largest selling comedy recording artist in history & multiple Grammy Award nominee! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 15- Jul 26

- SUMMER THEATRE: THE ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN
Every day is St. Patrick's Day with this laugh-filled celebration of Irish music & talented trio of entertainers! Foot stomping songs on guitar, fiddle, flute, piano, accordian & tin whistle blend with lots of audience participation! The Orillia Stage Company, OCC Centre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Child & Season Voucher rates available)

Jul 15

- WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
On the Road Again! With Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 17

- COUNTING CROWS & TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
Mr. Jones, Walk On the Ocean & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 18- Jul 20

- 37TH 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, 325-8442

Jul 19

- MEGADETH
Symphony of Destruction! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 25- Jul 26

- ORILLIA BEATLES CELEBRATION & STREET FESTIVAL
A celebration of the world's greatest rock & roll band! Beatles tribute artists, films, vendors, outdoor stages, street dance & more! Downtown Orillia, 325-4283

Jul 25

- HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
The Power of Love, I Want a New Drug & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 26

- ROBIN THICKE: EVERYBODY GET UP!
Give It 2 U, Magic, 2013 worldwide hit Blurred Lines & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 29- Aug 30

- SUMMER THEATRE: VEGAS KNIGHTS
Pitched against a backdrop of endless Vegas images, the masterful voice of Derek Marshall, accompanied by a fabulous live band, takes the audience on a fantastic trip down memory lane, honouring the Rat Pack era of Las Vegas! Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. - Thurs: 2:00 & 8:00 pm / Fri. - Sat: 8:00 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Student & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Jul 30- Jul 31

- JOHN MELLENCAMP
Hurts So Good, Jack & Diane & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jul 31- Aug 23

- SUMMER THEATRE: NUNSENSE
Forgetting to refrigerate the bouillabaisse, Sister Julia bumps off everyone in the convent except five talented survivors, who put on a hilarious variety show to pay for the funerals of sisters awaiting burial in the kitchen freezer! The Orillia Stage Company, OCC Centre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Child & Season Voucher rates available)

August

Aug 01- Aug 04

- 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 30

- SUMMER THEATRE: VEGAS KNIGHTS
Pitched against a backdrop of endless Vegas images, the masterful voice of Derek Marshall, accompanied by a fabulous live band, takes the audience on a fantastic trip down memory lane, honouring the Rat Pack era of Las Vegas! Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. - Thurs: 2:00 & 8:00 pm / Fri. - Sat: 8:00 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Student & Season Flex Pac rates available)

Aug 01- Aug 23

- SUMMER THEATRE: NUNSENSE
Forgetting to refrigerate the bouillabaisse, Sister Julia bumps off everyone in the convent except five talented survivors, who put on a hilarious variety show to pay for the funerals of sisters awaiting burial in the kitchen freezer! The Orillia Stage Company, OCC Centre, Colborne Street East, 705-242-8011 (Tues. - Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Child & Season Voucher rates available)

Aug 01- Oct 19

- STREETS ALIVE! ART GROWS HERE: OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT
City streets are alive with 40 giant metal planter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 327-5093

Aug 01- Oct 26

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: HISTORIC ORILLIA - A GROWING COMMUNITY!
Colourful banners exploring Orillia's past & future, designed & hand-painted by community members, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Aug 01

- SMOKEY ROBINSON
I Second That Emotion! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster Locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 08- Aug 10

- 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, Lake Couchiching, 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 08- Aug 09

- 4TH ANNUAL VICTORIAN STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL
Fun, fantasy & all things steampunk! Film festival, art display & competition, costume contest & promenade, knights, metal stamping, rat rods & 1930's automobiles, steam powered mechanical equipment, live music, corn roast, Lions' Club barbeque, amazing buskers, Mad Hatter's devon tea party & more! Downtown Coldwater & Canadiana Museum, 705-686-3909 (Fri: 5:00 - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Aug 08- Aug 09

- THE MOODY BLUES
Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 09

- ANNUAL SUN CITY SWIM
Lake Couchiching 1 km try-swim & 4 km swim from Fern Resort to Couchiching Beach Park! Awards for first place finishers, oldest & youngest swimmers & top fundraiser! Proceeds to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Equipment Fund, 8:00 am, Fern Resort, 325-6464

Aug 14

- ALAN JACKSON
Chattahoochee, Good Time & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 16

- 16TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW
A dazzling display of over 400 classic cars line Orillia's downtown streets! Harley Davidson motorcycle exhibit, live 50's/60's bands all day, evening concert, great dining & shopping! Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Free parking in Downtown lots)

Aug 16- Aug 17

- TOUGH MUDDER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE
A hardcore obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit & camaraderie! Tough Mudder has raised more than $6 million for the Wounded Warrier Project! Great post party with refreshments, awards & a rockin' live band! Mount St. Louis Moonstone, 24 Mount St. Louis Road, 705-835-2112

Aug 17

- ORILLIA TRIATHLON & DUATHLON: SWIM / BIKE / RUN
Subaru Triathlon Series organized by World Endurance Canada! Triathlon, duathlon, swim/bike, try-a-tri, for beginners to accomplished athletes! Couchiching Beach Park, 905-562-6670

Aug 22

- DEEP PURPLE
Smoke on the Water, Hush & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 23- Aug 24

- CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION POW WOW
A celebration of competition singing & dancing, traditional arts & crafts, delicious food & more! Everyone welcome! 5884 Rama Road, across from Casino Rama, 325-3611, Ext. 1299 (Grand Entry: 1:00 & 7:00 pm Sat. / 12:30 pm Sun.)

Aug 23

- 10TH 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, 325-7205

Aug 23

- ALICE IN CHAINS
Man In the Box, Rooster & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

September

Sep 01- Oct 19

- STREETS ALIVE! ART GROWS HERE: OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT
City streets are alive with 40 giant metal planter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 327-5093

Sep 01- Oct 26

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: HISTORIC ORILLIA - A GROWING COMMUNITY!
Colourful banners exploring Orillia's past & future, designed & hand-painted by community members, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Sep 04- Sep 07

- 44TH ANNUAL FALL AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET
Cars & parts as far as the eye can see! Collectibles, classics, hard to find parts, car sales corral, auto auction, hundreds of vendors, good food & more! Burl's Creek Event Park, Oro-Medonte 8th Line 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)

Sep 05- Sep 07

- 164TH 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, 325-0353

Sep 09- Oct 03

- SUMMER THEATRE: SUDDENLY MOMMY
A hilarious, one-woman show written & performed by Anne Marie Scheffler of The Second City, The Comedy Network & SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody! Experience the rollicking roller coaster of motherhood, because no matter how you planned it, it always comes suddenly! Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. - Thurs: 2:00 & 8:00 pm / Fri: 8:00 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Student & Season Flex Pac rates available / Recommended for ages 16 & over)

Sep 12- Sep 13

- 162ND ORO WORLD'S FAIR
Midway, school fair, truck & tractor pull, talent show, horse show, championship wrestling, demolition derby & more! Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, 7th Line & 15/16 Sideroad, Hawkestone, 705-487-1753

October

Oct 01- Oct 03

- SUMMER THEATRE: SUDDENLY MOMMY
A hilarious, one-woman show written & performed by Anne Marie Scheffler of The Second City, The Comedy Network & SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody! Experience the rollicking roller coaster of motherhood, because no matter how you planned it, it always comes suddenly! Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Wed. - Thurs: 2:00 & 8:00 pm / Fri: 8:00 pm / Getaway Packages, Group, Student & Season Flex Pac rates available / Recommended for ages 16 & over)

Oct 01- Oct 19

- STREETS ALIVE! ART GROWS HERE: OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT
City streets are alive with 40 giant metal planter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists! Downtown Orillia, 327-5093

Oct 01- Oct 26

- FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: HISTORIC ORILLIA - A GROWING COMMUNITY!
Colourful banners exploring Orillia's past & future, designed & hand-painted by community members, create a vibrant outdoor art gallery in our streets! Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Oct 10- Oct 13

- 31ST ANNUAL IMAGES THANKSGIVING STUDIO TOUR
A self-guided studio tour & juried presentation of works by over thirty of the area's finest artists & craftspeople! 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Orillia, Barrie & surrounding area, 327-3363 (Brochure & map available at venues, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce & various locations throughout Simcoe County)

November

Nov 21

- CHILDREN'S CANDLELIGHT PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
Hundreds of children, led by the Town Crier, carry glow lights & carol through Downtown to turn on the giant Opera House Christmas tree & light the way for Santa! Free cookies & hot chocolate! 7:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Mississaga Street, from Legion to Opera House)

Nov 23

- ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself celebrate Memories of Christmas! 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Non-perishable food collection for Orillia Sharing Place Food Bank / Free parking in Downtown lots)
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