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Festivals & Events

 

2014

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, beer tent, Orillia's Got Talent, giant birthday cake & more! Fabulous fireworks at dusk! Couchiching Beach Park, 325-8266 or 705-259-1948

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 01- Jul 05

- PERIPHERAL VISIONS
An exciting exhibit of varied media works by gallery artists! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480

Jul 01- Aug 02

- DISARMING BEAUTY: PAINTINGS & PHOTOWORKS
Photographs & paintings inspired by the Victorian Era, by Toronto artist Amanda Clyne. An exhibit of unique perspective, revealing just as much as it hides! Orillia Museum of Art & History, 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 03

- MOVIES IN THE SQUARE: FROZEN
The 2013 Academy & Golden Globe Award winning musical, fantasy-comedy by Walt Disney Animation Studios! 9:30 pm, Market Square at Public Library, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Rain date: July 10)

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 04- Jul 18

- BEACH PARTY FRIDAY NIGHTS!
Cars, cars, cars & motorcycles too! Antique, classic, rods & sports! Music by Sunshine 89FM, featuring Beach Party with Daryl McLean! 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Municipal Parking Lot 2 behind Mariposa Market, Downtown Orillia, 325-7205

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 05

- MEET OUR VETERANS: ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE!
A chance for visitors to go behind the badge! Meet & talk with OPP Vets about their journeys in policing, including retired Senior Const. Neil Hurtubise, known to many for community volunteering & as the officer shot 4 times in 1981 by the men who killed OPP Const. Richard Verdecchia! Presented by Friends of the OPP Museum in partnership with the Museum, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, OPP Museum, OPP Headquarters, 777 Memorial Avenue, 705-330-4178 (Museum & Off Duty ShOPP open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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 06

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Northdale Concert Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 7:00 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

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 08- Aug 16

- SUNSHINE SKETCHES BY OUR LITTLE TOWN
Inspiring works of art depicting the meaning of summer, by local artists of all ages! Zephyr Community Art-Reach Project 3rd annual non-juried show! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480 (Opening Reception: July 11, 6:00 - 9:00 pm)

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 RAMARA 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, Brechin, 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 12

- 1ST ANNUAL IUEC BASS TOURNAMENT
Great charity tournament presented by International Union of Elevator Constructors! Two persons per boat, sport fishing licence & working live well required. Partial proceeds to C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation! 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Orillia, 289-388-8060 (Headquarters: Orillia Legion / Weigh-In: Centennial Park)

Jul 12

- SCALES NATURE PARK 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
A great day at Scales! Reptile displays, special guided tours, introduction to new Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital, photography & art show, silent auction, musical performances by Tori Hathaway & more! 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Scales Nature Park, 82 Line 15 South, Oro-Medonte, 327-2808 (25% off admission / Lunch & refreshments included)

Jul 13

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Weston Silver Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 7:00 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

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 15

- CATS
The story in song & dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, based on the poetry of T.S. Elliot! A musical theatre phenomenon, CATS ran a record 21 years at London's New London Theatre & over 18 years at Broadway's Wintergarden Theatre! Duck Soup Productions, a young people's theatre company, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 16

- MOVIES IN THE PARK: STAR TREK II - THE WRATH OF KHAN
The legendary 1982 space opera shown under the stars! Admiral Kirk (William Shatner), & the original 1960's Trek TV characters face the battle of their lives as the evil villain Khan (Ricardo Montalban), escapes from exile to exact revenge on Kirk! Presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture & sponsored by Thor Motors, 9:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 325-4283 (Rain date: July 23)

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 17

- MOVIES IN THE SQUARE: DESPICABLE ME 2
The 2013 animated comedy sequel to Despicable Me by Illumination Entertainment, & most profitable film in the 100 year history of Universal Studios! 9:30 pm, Market Square at Public Library, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Rain date: July 24)

Jul 17- Jul 20

- CANADIAN MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cross country mountain bike races for all rider levels, plus Canadian Championships & Challenge events featuring Canada's top mountain bike riders! Race, watch or both! Hardwood Ski and Bike, 402 Old Barrie Road West, Oro-Medonte, 705-487-3775 or 1-800-387-3775

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 19

- SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT
A fundraising auction of 20 iconic works by Canadian contemporary artist Charles Pachter! Hosted by Charles Pachter with music by Will Davis Trio! Proceeds to establishment of Charles Pachter Endowment Fund for Orillia Museum of Art & History, Moose Factory of Orillia (MOFO), 52 Western Avenue at Peter Street South, RSVP 326-2159 (Reception: 6:00 pm / Auction: 7:00 pm)

Jul 19- Jul 20

- WARRIOR DASH
The world's largest obstacle race series, held in more than 50 locations across the globe! Participants tackle a fierce 3 to 4 mile course & 12 extreme obstacles to earn a Warrior helmet, then celebrate with turkey legs, beer & live music! Horseshoe Resort, 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, 705-835-2790

Jul 20

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Barrie Concert Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 7:00 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

Jul 22- Jul 27

- LEACOCK SUMMER FESTIVAL
Ontario's largest summer literary festival, featuring award-winning authors & emerging writers! Readings, performances, dinners & special events! Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive, 329-1908

Jul 22

- CATS
The story in song & dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, based on the poetry of T.S. Elliot! A musical theatre phenomenon, CATS ran a record 21 years at London's New London Theatre & over 18 years at Broadway's Wintergarden Theatre! Duck Soup Productions, a young people's theatre company, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 23- Jul 24

- SUNSHINE SKETCHES OF A LITTLE TOWN: THE MUSICAL
A new musical theatre adaptation of the Stephen Leacock classic! Original music by Craig Cassils; book by Craig Cassils & Robin Richardson; musical director, Blair J. Bailey. Presented by Leacock Summer Festival, 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 25- Jul 26

- ORILLIA BEATLES CELEBRATION & STREET FESTIVAL
A celebration of the world's greatest rock & roll band! Beatles tribute artists, films, memorabilia, outdoor stages, giant sidewalk sale, beer garden, Friday & Saturday night street dances & 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 25

- THE MCCARTNEY YEARS
A note-for-note tribute to Paul McCartney's music, featuring frontman Yuri Pool! From The Beatles to Wings, the show covers an era of over 20 albums between 1962 & 1980! 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 25- Jul 26

- ART IN THE CHURCH
A remarkable all-Canadian private art collection featuring works by noted Canadian artists from across the country, including some stunning Canadian Native art with captivating colours & symbols! Canadian Cafe refreshments! Proceeds to St. James' Social Services Work, St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 325-2742 (Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm / Admission by donation)

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 26

- RAMARA YESTERYEARS CELEBRATION!
A celebration of Ramara's past! Traditional handwork & craft demonstrations, vendors of past reminiscent products, genealogy workshops, church & cemetery tours, antique equipment, historical music, interactive 19th century military encampment re-enactment by the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada & more! Presented by the Ramara Historical Society, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Church of St. Columbkille grounds, 4993 Hwy. 12 S at Muley Point Road, Uptergrove, (705) 689-3594

Jul 26- Jul 27

- 7TH ANNUAL ART ON THE SEVERN JURIED ART SHOW & SALE
An exciting & innovative mixed media art presentation by select artists from the area & across the province! BBQ & refreshments available! Washago Community Centre, Hamilton Street, Washago, 705-323-6424 (Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Admission by donation, with proceeds to Community Centre programs)

Jul 26

- SUNSHINE SKETCHES OF A LITTLE TOWN: THE MUSICAL
A new musical theatre adaptation of the Stephen Leacock classic! Original music by Craig Cassils; book by Craig Cassils & Robin Richardson; musical director, Blair J. Bailey. Presented by Leacock Summer Festival, 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jul 27

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Skyliners Big Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 7:00 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

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 29

- CATS
The story in song & dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, based on the poetry of T.S. Elliot! A musical theatre phenomenon, CATS ran a record 21 years at London's New London Theatre & over 18 years at Broadway's Wintergarden Theatre! Duck Soup Productions, a young people's theatre company, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

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)

Jul 31

- KIDS FOR TURTLES PARK DAY
Crafts, interactive workshops, games, meet our turtle friends & more! Presented by Kids for Turtles Environmental Education, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Tudhope Park office, 450 Atherley Road, 325-5386

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 01- Aug 29

- BEACH PARTY FRIDAY NIGHTS!
Cars, cars, cars & motorcycles too! Antique, classic, rods & sports! Music by Sunshine 89FM, featuring Beach Party with Daryl McLean! 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Municipal Parking Lot 2 behind Mariposa Market, Downtown Orillia, 325-7205

Aug 01- Aug 02

- DISARMING BEAUTY: PAINTINGS & PHOTOWORKS
Photographs & paintings inspired by the Victorian Era, by Toronto artist Amanda Clyne. An exhibit of unique perspective, revealing just as much as it hides! Orillia Museum of Art & History, 326-2159

Aug 01- Aug 16

- SUNSHINE SKETCHES BY OUR LITTLE TOWN
Inspiring works of art depicting the meaning of summer, by local artists of all ages! Zephyr Community Art-Reach Project 3rd annual non-juried show! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480

Aug 02

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

Aug 03

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Muskoka Concert Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 7:00 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

Aug 05

- CATS
The story in song & dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, based on the poetry of T.S. Elliot! A musical theatre phenomenon, CATS ran a record 21 years at London's New London Theatre & over 18 years at Broadway's Wintergarden Theatre! Duck Soup Productions, a young people's theatre company, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Aug 07

- MOVIES IN THE SQUARE: RIO 2
The 2014 animated musical, adventure-comedy sequel to Rio by Blue Sky Studios! 9:30 pm, Market Square at Public Library, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Rain date: August 14)

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 10

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Whitby Brass Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

Aug 12

- CATS
The story in song & dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, based on the poetry of T.S. Elliot! A musical theatre phenomenon, CATS ran a record 21 years at London's New London Theatre & over 18 years at Broadway's Wintergarden Theatre! Duck Soup Productions, a young people's theatre company, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Aug 14

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

Aug 15

- ALANIS MORISSETTE
You Oughta Know, Ironic & more! 9:00 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 16

- THE POINTER SISTERS
I'm So Excited, Neutron Dance & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

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 17

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Markham Concert Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

Aug 19

- CATS
The story in song & dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, based on the poetry of T.S. Elliot! A musical theatre phenomenon, CATS ran a record 21 years at London's New London Theatre & over 18 years at Broadway's Wintergarden Theatre! Duck Soup Productions, a young people's theatre company, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Aug 20

- MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Back this summer by popular demand! This kinky, 1975 rock'n'roll science fiction horror satire is probably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made! Presented by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture & sponsored by Thor Motors, 9:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 325-4283 (Rain date: August 21 / Recommended for ages 16 & older)

Aug 20

- TSAI CHIN
Popular mandopop & folk singer! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 21

- BRANTLEY GILBERT
Bottoms Up, Kick It in the Sticks & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

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

Aug 24

- 7TH ANNUAL SAVOUR SIMCOE
An award-winning culinary event celebrating the heritage, agriculture & cuisine of Simcoe County! Food tasting featuring County farms & chefs, Ontario wine & beer tasting, cooking demonstrations & live entertainment! Hosted by Simcoe County Farm Fresh Association, Noon - 4:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-734-2075 or 705-728-3721

Aug 24

- SUNDAY EVENING BAND CONCERT
Mississauga Pops Band, organized by Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture with thanks to Champlain Seniors Service Club! 6:30 pm, Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (Donations accepted / Rain location: Orillia City Centre)

Aug 24

- 18TH ANNUAL CARDEN OLD TYME FIDDLE CONTEST
Contestants from novice to duet-waltz, with Master of Ceremonies, Ray LaMarche! Scholarship draw for 12 & under sponsored by Carden Fiddlers! 12:30 pm, Carden Recreation Centre, 258 Lake Dalrymple Road, 705-799-3281

Aug 26

- JOURNEY
Anyway You Want It, Don't Stop Believin' & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 29

- BILL COSBY: FAR FROM FINISHED TOUR!
One of the most influential stars in America, with successes spanning five decades & virtually all media! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Aug 30

- SARAH BRIGHTMAN: DREAMCHASER WORLD TOUR
Time to Say Goodbye, All I Ask of You & 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 05- Sep 06

- THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE!
Come On Down! Win prizes playing all the favourite games, just like on TV! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Fri: 9:00 pm / Sat: 1:00 & 9:00 pm)

Sep 05

- 4TH ANNUAL PEDAL FOR THE PAST: FRIENDS OF THE OPP MUSEUM
Scenic 50 or 100 km bike ride on paved roads through Oro-Medonte, or a choice of trail rides at Hardwood Ski & Bike! Hydration stations, celebratory barbecue & prize draws! Proceeds to Friends & OPP Museum for preservation of OPP history & its place in Ontario heritage, 705-330-4178 (Staggered start from Hardwood Ski & Bike beginning 11:00 am)

Sep 06- Sep 07

- 6TH ANNUAL ASHIKO WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
A spectacular, multi-cultural music & dance festival, featuring authentic roots reggae, steel drum, original Latin pop, Cuban rythms, Highland bagpipe & drumming, 2014 Juno Award nominees, Lemon Bucket Orkestra & more! Drum circles, Zumba, kids' activities, craft vendors & delicious, international cuisine! Fundraiser for The Sharing Place Food Bank, Local Restaurants Saturday & Leacock Museum Grounds Sunday, 705-309-3351 (Advance weekend pass: $20 / Kids under 12 free)

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

Sep 18- Sep 19

- REBA MCENTIRE
Turn On the Radio, Fancy & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Thurs: 8:00 pm / Fri: 9:00 pm)

Sep 25

- JEFF DUNHAM: DISORDERLY CONDUCT TOUR
Highest rated television programing in Comedy Central history! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 27

- THE KING IN CONCERT: AN ELVIS TRIBUTE STARRING JAMES CAWLEY
Ranked Number 1 Elvis Impersonator in the USA by a committee of Elvis Fan Club Presidents! 1:00 & 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

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 03

- ZZ TOP
Sharp Dressed Man, La Grange & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

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)

Oct 10

- UNCLE KRACKER
Follow Me, Drift Away & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Oct 11

- BOYZ II MEN
I'll Make Love to You, End of the Road & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Oct 23

- 4TH ANNUAL ORILLIA & LAKE COUNTRY BUSINESS EXPO
Discover the benefits of shopping locally! Businesses from Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara & Severn showcase their products & services. A great opportunity for businesses & consumers to network, connect & create partnerships! Giveaways, draws & door prizes! 2:00 - 8:30 pm, Casino Rama Ballrooms, 329-1084

Oct 24

- CHARLEY PRIDE
Kiss an Angel Good Morning! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Oct 25

- THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
Number 1 Pink Floyd tribute in the world! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Oct 31

- THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
Listen to the Music, Black Water & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

November

Nov 13

- JOHN FOGERTY: COAST-TO-COAST CANADIAN TOUR!
The legacy of 1969 lives on with Proud Mary, Born on the Bayou, Down on the Corner & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 19

- STEVE MILLER BAND: RADIO FOR RADIATION BENEFIT CONCERT VI
An unforgettable show featuring legendary classic rock icons the Steve Miller Band, with special guests Sonic Coalition, a local band of business professionals including Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman! Benefit concert for Simcoe-Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, presented by 104.1 The DOCK. 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

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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