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2015

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 01- May 31

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

Mar 01- May 02

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

Mar 05- Mar 06

- THUNDER LIVE: ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS!
A radio-themed musical production by Twin Lakes Secondary School musicians from grades 9 to 12! The stage band, rhythm band, choir & multiple soloists perform 1960's & 70's hits by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder & more! 7:00 pm, Twin Lakes Secondary School, 381 Birch Street, 705-325-1318

Mar 06

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

Mar 07

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

Mar 08

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

Mar 08

- GLORIA DEO: MUSICAL JEWELS OF THE SEASON
Beautiful seasonal music sung by St. James' Choir, conducted by Albert Greer, & Chamber Music Orillia Children's Choir, conducted by Jeffrey Moellman! Works by Willan, Philips, Bach, Mendelsshon & more, with piano, organ, bass & flute! 3:00 pm, St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-833-2202 (Reception following performance)

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 13- Mar 15

- HORSESHOE OPEN SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL
Ontario's largest ski & snowboard festival, hosting some of North America's best skiers, snowboarders, junior riders, DJ's & the coolest Pro Rider after party of the year! Horseshoe Resort, 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West, 705-835-2790

Mar 14

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

Mar 16- Mar 20

- MARCH BREAK FUN AT ORILLIA SQUARE!
A week of free activities & shows! Central Ontario School of Falconry Monday, Magical Duda Tuesday, Orillia Square Idol Youth Singing Competition Wednesday, Mad Science Thursday & Sciensational Sssnakes Friday! Orillia Square Mall, 705-325-2366 (Register by March 16 for Orillia Square Idol)

Mar 16- Mar 20

- MARCH BREAK MUSEUM & MAKE ART CAMP!
A week of fun & art making! Masks, prints, clay, 3D sculpture, watercolour, pastel & acrylic painting! Museum tours, including exhibitions, artifact examination, clock tower, vaults & infamous jail cells for jail-house portraits! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 (Ages 6-10 / Registration required)

Mar 16- Mar 20

- MARCH BREAK MADNESS CAMP!
Crazy, wild activities for kids! Rock wall climbing, mini-stick tournament, skating, games, sports, crafts & outdoor snow adventures! Mantracker scavenger hunts, mad science experiments & more for older kids; Lego creations, superhero adventures & more for younger kids! Organized by City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Rotary Place, 100 University Avenue, 705-329-7250 (Ages 3-5 & 6-12 / Registration required)

Mar 19

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

Mar 20

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

Mar 21

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

Mar 22

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

Mar 27

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

Mar 28

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

Mar 28

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

Mar 29

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

April

Apr 01- May 09

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

Apr 01- May 31

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

Apr 01- May 02

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

Apr 04

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

Apr 09- Apr 12

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

Apr 10- Apr 12

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

Apr 10- Apr 11

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

Apr 10- Apr 12

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

Apr 10- Apr 26

- MAPLE 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 13- May 01

- 57TH 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 Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-309-0786

Apr 16- Apr 19

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

Apr 17

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

Apr 17

- WANDA SYKES
Emmy Award winning actress & comedian, ranked among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Apr 18- May 09

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

Apr 18

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

Apr 19

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

Apr 23- Apr 26

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

Apr 24- Apr 25

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

Apr 26

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

Apr 30

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

May

May 01- May 09

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

May 01- May 09

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

May 01

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

May 01- May 31

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

May 01- May 02

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

May 02

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

May 07- May 08

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

May 09

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

May 09

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

May 15

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

May 16

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

May 25

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

May 30

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

May 30

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

June

Jun 04- Jun 07

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

Jun 12- Jun 14

- SPRING BOAT, COTTAGE & OUTDOOR SHOW
Great in-water selection of new & pre-owned private & dealer boats, cottage & outdoor product displays, marine safety demonstrations, variety of vendors & more! Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Fri: Noon - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Jun 12

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

Jun 20

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

Jun 20

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

Jun 20- Oct 25

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

Jun 20- Oct 25

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

Jun 25- Jul 04

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

July

Jul 01

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

Jul 01- Oct 25

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

Jul 01- Oct 25

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

Jul 02- Jul 04

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

Jul 03- Jul 05

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

Jul 04- Jul 12

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

Jul 09- Jul 25

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

Jul 17- Jul 19

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

Jul 18

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

Jul 30- Aug 08

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

Jul 31- Aug 03

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

August

Aug 01- Oct 25

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

Aug 01- Aug 03

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

Aug 01- Aug 08

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

Aug 01- Oct 25

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

Aug 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 13- Aug 29

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

Aug 15

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

Aug 22

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

September

Sep 01- Oct 25

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

Sep 01- Oct 25

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

Sep 10- Sep 13

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

Sep 11- Sep 13

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

October

Oct 01- Oct 25

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

Oct 01- Oct 25

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

Oct 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
Theo's Eatery
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  • Days Inn Orillia
  • Sunshine Carpet and Flooring
  • Orillia Business Women's Association
  • Industrial Park Collision
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Lake Country Office Solutions Inc.
  • Century 21
  • Orillia Farmers' Market
  • Orillia Motor Sports
  • City of Orillia Economic Development Office
  • Cockburn Refrigeration
  • Mark Goode Mortgage Man-Dominion Lending Centres
  • Alta Vista Planning Partners
  • Orillia Storage
  • True North Wealth Management
  • Comfort Inn Orillia
  • Couchiching Conservancy
  • Orillia & District Construction Association
  • Georgian College
  • Cosmos Ristorante
  • Orillia Hyundai
  • Lakehead University
  • Lewis Downey Tornosky Lassaline & Timpano Professional Corporation
  • Mundell Funeral Home
  • Orillia's Floor Fashion Centre
  • Ron Johnston Insurance
  • Investment Planning Counsel
  • Raney Building Supply
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • The Best You
  • The UPS Store
  • McLean and Dickey
  • RDR Marine
  • HGR Graham Partners LLP
  • BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Morton Metals
  • Rodeway Inn
  • The Villager
  • Orillia Power Corporation
  • Lake Country Grill
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