• Festivals and Events


     Festivals and events at the Port of Orillia spell excitement.


    Orillia Perch Festival
    April 29th - May 6th 2023

    One of the largest fishing derbies in North America, the Orillia Perch Festival, kicks off the beginning of the open water fishing season in Canada. The concept: that fishing is a sport that anyone can do at any age with anybody. Fishing creates memories can last a lifetime, and the sport bridges generations like few other activities. Our philosophy is to get more and more families and friends to participate in this great outdoor event with the opportunity to experience and enjoy it as an affordable quality time sporting event.

  • Spring Boat, Cottage and Outdoor Show
    June 9th, June 10th & June 11th
    This annual event is one of the first signs of summer in Orillia, with residents & visitors alike coming to the Port of Orillia to enjoy the beautiful waterfront. The show features a wide range of vendors showcasing what's new in outdoor summer adventure gear, along with food trucks. The Port of Orillia's Spring Boat, Cottage and Outdoor Show is one of the largest in- water used boat sales in Ontario.

  • Christmas in June
    June 24, 2023

    This event is traditionally a sold-out event for boaters, and the general community can join in the festivities as well! This event features winter holiday fun without the winter weather! Vendors provide holiday goodies and souvenirs. Come out to the Port of Orillia and check out the boats lights that are sure to make your weekend bright!

  • Mardi Gras
    July 29, 2023

    Mardi Gras is a new event this year. We have rebranded Halloween in July to Mardi Gras. This event features fun, shenanigans and celebration. 

  • Port of Orillia Pirate Party
    September 1, 2, 3, 2023

    On Labour Day Weekend, the Pirates of Lake Couchiching storm the Port of Orillia. This amazing family fun-filled weekend features in- water Pirate displays, a Pirate Village with live re-enactors and demonstrations and a "plank walk" where the pirates send local politicians and business leaders into the water. 

  • Orillia Santa Claus Parade
    November 18th 2023

    The largest Christmas parade north of Toronto! Help welcome Santa as over 100 floats and bands lead the way for him through Downtown Orillia!

  • Walking the Plank at Orillia Pirate Party
  • Christmas lights at Port of Orillia
  • Boat with Canada Flag at Port of Orillia
  • Cardboard Boat Race at Port of Orillia Waterfront Festival
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