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2014

December

Dec 01- Dec 06

- GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: GEORGIA GRIEVE
Emerging Orillia artist Georgia Grieve presents digital & print-based works from three projects: Infinite IKEA, Loading & Ab-Ex, exploring the role of the internet in understanding images! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Dec 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, 326-2159

Dec 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, 326-0480 (Opening Reception: December 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Dec 01- Dec 20

- THE ARTISTIC LEGACY OF YUKSEL GULMEN
A collection of vibrant landscapes & seascapes, reflecting the imagination & Mediterranean background of the late Orillia artist! Tiffin's Creative Centre, Downtown Orillia, 325-7205

Dec 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

Dec 03

- THE BARRA MACNEILS: AN EAST COAST CHRISTMAS
A musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites, gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses & the general festive frolic of each holiday season! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 04- Dec 05

- CHRISTMAS PAST & PRESENT
Carolling, crafts, lantern lit pathways, heritage building tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday treats & more! Proceeds to Friends of the Simcoe County Museum, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721 (Unwrapped toy collection for Simcoe County Paramedic Services Annual Toy Drive)

Dec 04- Dec 24

- SANTA VISITS ORILLIA SQUARE!
Visits & photos with Santa! Free admission to Santa's Village with photo purchase, plus colouring book, crayons & candy cane while quantities last! Santa's Chalet, Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366 (Daily schedule on Orillia Square web site / Unwrapped toy collection for Orillia District Branch of Children's Aid Society)

Dec 05- Dec 06

- MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS!
Modern, contemporary interpretations of Yuletide favourites by one of the most requested Christmas music artists of all time! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Dec 05

- CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING!
Seasonal & traditional Elvis songs & gospel greats starring Tim 'E' Hendry, 2013/14 King of the World Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion, & featuring the dynamic Yes Men show band with emcee Bill Coulter! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 05

- ORILLIA SQUARE SENIORS' SHOPPING DAY
Great discounts, mall gift certificate giveaway & free gift wrapping for seniors all day! Christmas carols sung by Orillia Vocal Ensemble at 1:00 pm! Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366

Dec 06

- ORILLIA WIND ENSEMBLE: CHRISTMAS PRELUDE
A family-favourite Christmas concert & traditional start to the holidays, featuring guest choir Orillia Vocal Ensemble! Carol singing, seasonal music & a visit from St. Nick himself! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Early bird ticket rate until November 22)

Dec 08

- JOHNNY IP
Veteran Hong Kong superstar performs 70's & 80's classic hits! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Dec 12

- TOM JACKSON: THE HURON CAROLE - A MUSICAL
An enchanting re-enactment of the first Huron Carole concert of 1987, featuring award winning Canadian guest artists Don Amero, Shannon Gaye, Beverley Mahood & One More Girl! Jackson's philanthropic national projects celebrate 27 years of fundraising history & over $200 million in cash & in-kind donations for food banks, family agencies & disaster relief! Fundraiser for The Sharing Place Food Bank, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 12- 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, 326-2159 (Coffee House & Open Mic Reception, featuring awards for best artwork & best open mic performance, food, music & more: December 12, 6:00 - 9:00 pm)

Dec 13

- ORILLIA SILVER BAND: SLEIGH BELLS & BRASS
A Christmas celebration featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker & The Snowman, & soloists Sarah Hemeon & Paul Rayment! 7:30 pm, St. Paul's United Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets (Tickets at OMAH or at the door)

Dec 14

- THE CELLAR SINGERS: MESSIAH
Lift your spirits & celebrate the season as George Handel's beloved oratorio is brought to life with full orchestra & stunning soloists! 3:00 pm, St. Paul's United Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-817-7664

Dec 18

- NO TURNING BACK: WARREN MILLER'S 2014 FILM TOUR
Warren Miller's 65th annual ski & snowboard film! An action-packed journey with world class athletes to some of the world's coolest destinations, including Switzerland, France, Norway, Montana & Alaska! Goodies for every ticketholder! 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 20- Dec 22

- SANTAFEST AT SANTA'S VILLAGE!
Celebrate winter & the joy of the season with Santa & his elves! Horse drawn sleigh rides, face painting, crafts, petting farm, marshmallow roasting, visits & photos with Santa & more! Santa's Gift Shoppe open! 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Santa's Village, 1624 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge, 705-645-2512 (Unwrapped toys for local toy drive & non-perishable foods for local food bank gladly accepted)

Dec 21

- CHARLES DICKENS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A dramatic reading of Dickens' timeless classic by a cast of community readers! Seasonal music by Guardian Angels Choir, with audience participation invited. Festive reception following performance! Presented by Couchiching Jubilee House, with proceeds to women's transitional housing, 7:00 pm, Church of the Guardian Angels, West Street North at Penetang Street, 705-325-3722

Dec 23

- FARMERS' MARKET SPECIAL BAKING & GIFT SALE
Fantastic selection of Christmas baking, gourmet foods, gifts & decorations by regular & seasonal vendors! Scrumptious squares, cookies, chocolates, bread, buns & more! 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Orillia Farmers' Market, Orillia Public Library, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-7955

Dec 27

- THANK SANTA DAY AT SANTA'S VILLAGE!
Celebrate winter & the joy of the season, & thank Santa & his elves for a wonderful Christmas! Horse drawn sleigh rides, face painting, crafts, petting farm, marshmallow roasting, photos with Santa & more! Santa's Gift Shoppe open! 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Santa's Village, 1624 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge, 705-645-2512 (Unwrapped toys for local toy drive & non-perishable foods for local food bank gladly accepted)

Dec 31

- NEW YEAR'S EVE AT ORILLIA LEGION
Ring in the New Year with dancing to Johnny DJ (John Ashe), light lunch & party favours! 8:00 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 325-8442 (Early bird ticket price until December 12)

Dec 31

- NEW YEAR'S EVE AT ODAS PARK
Celebrate the New Year with The Desotos! Rock & roll dance music for all ages, party favours, spot dances & delicious late night buffet! 8:00 pm, ODAS Park Banquet Hall, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 325-0353 (Bus to Orillia after 1:00 am)

Dec 31

- NEW YEAR'S EVE FAMILY FUN EXTRAVAGANZA!
A free, fun evening of skating, rock climbing, crafts, face painting, story time, balloon drops, ministick tournament, hot chocolate & more! Presented by City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, 5:00 - 10:00 pm, Rotary Place, 100 University Avenue, 329-7250

Dec 31

- NEW YEAR'S EVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE
Welcome in the New Year with a night of fun & suspense! Roast beef dinner, murder mystery show, DJ dance, party favours & late night snack! Highwayman Inn & Conference Centre, Woodside Drive, 326-7343 (Cocktail hour: 7:00 pm / Dinner & show: 8:00 pm)

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

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 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 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 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, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

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 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

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

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! 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 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

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 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! Meet the artists, live entertainment, 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

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 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 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

August

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 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 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 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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