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2017

September

Sep 01- Dec 31

- THE SPIRIT OF MARIPOSA
An exhibition celebrating 150 years for Orillia & Canada! Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town illustrates that Mariposa can be any small town in Canada, universal yet incomparably local. As landscape, people & stories grow, identity & sense of place grow. Stephen Leacock, Gordon Lightfoot, Elizabeth Wyn Wood & Arthur Shilling told their stories through different mediums, making art for all time. With a lens to our community, The Spirit of Mariposa explores our past & illuminates the future to inspire others to compose stories of their own! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 01

- SUMMER THEATRE: WEEKEND COMEDY
A hilarious play by Sam & Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple & a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in & the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Sep 01- Oct 14

- STREETS ALIVE! OUTDOOR ART: MAPLE MASTERPIECES
Orillia's incredible 2017 Streets Alive! outdoor art project! City streets are alive with a display of fifty 5' tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique & exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia & Canada! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Sep 01- Oct 01

- CONSERVING CREATIVITY: SCULPTURAL INSTALLATIONS AT GRANT'S WOODS
An exhibition of natural, site-specific, outdoor sculptures created by 6 professional regional artists. Organized by Orillia Museum of Art & History. Funded by the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program & Couchiching Conservancy, to raise awareness of the 17% Pledge for Provincial & Federal Governments to bring 17% of our landscape under conservation by 2020. Grant's Woods, 1485 Division Road West, Severn Township, 705-326-1620

Sep 01- Sep 10

- PATTI AGAPI: SUBSTRATUM
New mixed media paintings by Canadian artist Patti Agapi, focused on her fascination with texture, layers & an ongoing exploration of the theme of transformation in her work. Each piece manifests the concept of psychological growth & change, & how we become different versions of self with time & circumstance. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 01- Sep 10

- BAYSIDE ARTISTS: OUR CANADA
The Canada Flag Mosaic, by Barrie based group Bayside Artists, consists of 16 paintings depicting events in Canada's 150 years since Confederation. Red panels on either side with written event descriptions create an overall impression of the Canadian Flag! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 01- Sep 17

- CAMPS ON COUCHICHING
Summer camps have a long history in Ontario, especially on Lake Couchiching. Notably, YMCA Geneva Park, Camp Couchiching & Camp Wahanowin have developed & shared the benefits of sport & culture amongst nature, providing transformative experiences to hundreds of campers each year since the early 20th century. Exploring these themes, history of Longford Mills & history of camps in Ontario, this exhibit also include camper alumni art & photographs! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 01- Dec 31

- ELEMENTAL MARIPOSA: THE MAIN STREET
Part 3 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Main Street celebrates Orillia's community through interpretation of the evolution of the downtown core. A showcase of changes on Mississaga Street, as owners, leaders & innovators in Orillia's history transformed their businesses to accommodate community needs. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Sep 01- Sep 02

- PAUL ANKA
Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Diana, My Way & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Fri: 9:00 pm / Sat: 8:00 pm)

Sep 03

- WRESTLEORILLIA
The first WrestleOrillia! Meet legend Bobby The Brain Heenan & UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn. Vendors, wrestlers & great matches. An amazing event for the whole family! Presented by Dr. Comics, the Coolest Comic Shop in Orillia. Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, info@wrestleorillia.com (Meet & Greet: 5:00 pm / Bell Time: 7:00 pm)

Sep 07- Sep 10

- 47TH ANNUAL FALL AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET
A car lover's dream! Collectibles, classics, hard to find parts, car sales corral, show & shine, 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 or info@thebafm.com (Thurs. - Sat: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sun: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm / on-site camping available)

Sep 08- Sep 10

- 167TH ORILLIA FALL FAIR
Midway*, demolition derby, horse shows & livestock competitions, crops & crafts competitions, children's farm olympics, truck & tractor pull, singing contest, live entertainment, licensed refreshment area & more! Presented by Orillia District Agricultural Society. ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-325-0353 (Free bus from various Orillia locations / *See web site Notice re: Midway)

Sep 08

- IL DIVO
World's first & most successful classical crossover group, with 30 million albums sold worldwide & 4 groundbreaking world tours! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 10

- BLACK RIVER WILDLANDS: DAY PADDLE
Get to know the Black River, one of the last wild rivers in Southern Ontario, & help The Couchiching Conservancy permanently protect 4.4 km of this beautiful river that runs through the land that will be the Black River Wildlands! Bring your own canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, life jacket & lunch. Organized by The Couchiching Conservancy. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 705-326-1620 (Registration required / Minimum $100 donation per person / Meet at Black River Road & Chisholm Trail at 8:45 am)

Sep 10

- BLACK RIVER WILDLANDS: HIKE OR BIKE
Get to know the land that will be the Black River Wildlands, & help the Couchiching Conservancy permanently protect this 730 acres of diverse wilderness! Bring your own equipment. Organized by The Couchiching Conservancy. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 705-326-1620 (Registration required / Minimum $30 donation per person / Park at Black River Road & Lewisham Line)

Sep 15

- LEWIS BLACK & KATHLEEN MADIGAN: 49TH PARALLEL TOUR
Grammy Award winning comedian Lewis Black, who can cause audiences to laugh themselves into incontinence with compelling points on the absurdity of our world, teams up with comedian Kathleen Madigan! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (For mature audience)

Sep 15- Sep 16

- 165TH ORO WORLD'S FAIR
School Fair, Air Bounce Park, vendors, horse shows, truck & tractor pull, magic show, talent show, horseshoe pitching tournaments, classic car & truck show, demolition derby & more! Presented by The Oro Agricultural Society. Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, 7th Line North & 15/16 Sideroad East, Oro-Medonte, 705-487-1753

Sep 15- Sep 17

- SIMCOE COUNTY QUILT, RUG & CRAFT FAIR
Quilting, embroidery, rug hooking, spinning, lacemaking, hand weaving & more by Simcoe County Craft Guild members! Hands-on demonstrations, raffles & draws. Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721 (Fri. & Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm / Sun: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm / Admission includes access to permanent Museum displays)

Sep 16

- GREATER THAN GATSBY
A Roaring Twenties Soiree! Dining, music by The Bettys & dancing under the stars. Costumes, prizes & champagne! 5:00 pm, Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Drive, 705-329-1908 ($50 Early Bird tickets until August 18 / $65 thereafter)

Sep 16

- THE NARROWS ENSEMBLE: CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC
Beautiful chamber music for 7 diverse instruments! Music by Mendelssohn, Crusell, Devienne, Borodin & Seyfert. 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-325-8656 (Tickets online at orilliaoperahouse.ca or cash at the door)

Sep 17

- ALABAMA: SOUTHERN DRAWL TOUR
I'm in a Hurry, Mountain Music, Wasn't Through Lovin' You Yet & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 22

- NATALIE MACMASTER & DONNELL LEAHY
Two of the world's most celebrated fiddlers create a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance & song, combining the best of French, Celtic, Bluegrass & Cajun with music & stories of Cape Breton! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 22- Sep 24

- 124TH COLDWATER FALL FAIR
Midway, vendors, demolition derby, horse & pony pulls, dog show, truck & tractor pulls, spelling bee, face painting, mud race, nail driving & log sawing, live entertainment & more! Presented by Coldwater & District Agricultural Society. Coldwater Fairgrounds & Arena, 11 Michael Anne Drive, Coldwater, 705-826-0826

Sep 23

- DARCY OAKE: ELECTRIFYING ILLUSIONIST!
Over 200 million viewers witnessed the birth of this electrifying new illusionist on Britain's Got Talent! From sleight of hand to death defying escapades, Darcy Oake ushers in an exciting new era of an age old art form! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 23

- ANNUAL FREE KIDS' FISHING DAY!
A great opportunity to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. Free bait, pizza, drinks & super prizes! Help with lines, tackle & live release. Meet OPP Officers & Orillia Firemen, & check out police cars & fire trucks! Fishing rods to borrow for those who don't have one. Presented by The Orillia Fish and Game Conservation Club. 9:00 am - Noon, Port of Orillia & Centennial Park, Lake Couchiching, 705-331-3216 (Kids 14 & under / Parental release required)

Sep 23

- ROOTS NORTH MUSIC FESTIVAL REVISITED
An evening of great music featuring Canadian Indie Rock supergroup TUNS, Orillia band Aurora Blue, & Folk Rock singer/songwriter Skye Wallace! Organized by & fundraiser for Orillia Youth Centre. 6:00 pm, The Barn, Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, half-way between Orillia & Barrie, 705-325-8082 (Tickets online & at Alleycats Music & Art, Downtown Orillia)

Sep 23- Nov 26

- CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED
A juried, all media show by artists from across Canada, that embraces, challenges, critiques, re-works & strengthens images, perceptions & interpretations of Canadian landscape! Created in recognition of Orillia born Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael, this inspiring exhibition is celebrating its 16th year. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 (Opening Reception: September 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Sep 26- Oct 14

- NEW SUNSHINE FESTIVAL THEATRE: THE WILD BLUE YONDER
The story of Her Majesty's Royal Flying School at Beamsville, Ontario, & Andy Fromm, a Winnipeg boy whose desire to see the world leads him to the school near the end of WW1. A funny, fast-paced & ultimately touching tale of a man who died serving his country before he even made it Over There. Chock full of seldom heard Canadian WW1 music! Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by David Fanstone. Geneva Event Centre, 16 West Street South, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or newsunfest@gmail.com (Tues. & Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips & Overnight Packages)

Sep 29

- JEREMY HOTZ
Stellar performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival, all over the United States, Europe & Australia, & a sold out Canadian theatre tour have made Jeremy Hotz an international comedy success! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Sep 30

- DOORS OPEN / CULTURE DAYS ORILLIA
Heritage Meets Culture! A celebration of Orillia's & Canada's 150th anniversaries, combining free visits to area heritage sites with free cultural activities! 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Various locations including Leacock Museum, St. James' Anglican Church, St. Paul's Centre, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia Opera House, Orillia Public Library, Grant's Woods & Coldwater Mill. 705-325-2153

Sep 30

- ANNUAL BRECHIN SCARECROW FESTIVAL: FIFTY SHADES OF HAY!
Fun for all ages! Vendors' market, pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, line dancing scarecrows, games for kids, dog parade, scarecrow contest, beer tent & more! Design & enter a scarecrow for a chance to win $100! Presented by Brechin & Beyond Committee. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Brechin Community Ball Park, 3227 Ramara Road 47, Brechin, 705-305-6895

October

Oct 01- Dec 31

- THE SPIRIT OF MARIPOSA
An exhibition celebrating 150 years for Orillia & Canada! Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town illustrates that Mariposa can be any small town in Canada, universal yet incomparably local. As landscape, people & stories grow, identity & sense of place grow. Stephen Leacock, Gordon Lightfoot, Elizabeth Wyn Wood & Arthur Shilling told their stories through different mediums, making art for all time. With a lens to our community, The Spirit of Mariposa explores our past & illuminates the future to inspire others to compose stories of their own! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Oct 01- Oct 14

- NEW SUNSHINE FESTIVAL THEATRE: THE WILD BLUE YONDER
The story of Her Majesty's Royal Flying School at Beamsville, Ontario, & Andy Fromm, a Winnipeg boy whose desire to see the world leads him to the school near the end of WW1. A funny, fast-paced & ultimately touching take of a man who died serving his country before he even made it Over There. Chock full of seldom heard Canadian WW1 music! Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by David Fanstone. Geneva Event Centre, 16 West Street South, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or newsunfest@gmail.com (Tues. & Wed: 2:00 pm / Thurs: 2:00 & 7:30 pm / Fri. & Sat: 7:30 pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips & Overnight Packages)

Oct 01- Oct 14

- STREETS ALIVE! OUTDOOR ART: MAPLE MASTERPIECES
Orillia's incredible 2017 Streets Alive! outdoor art project! City streets are alive with a display of fifty 5' tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique & exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia & Canada! Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093

Oct 01- Dec 31

- ELEMENTAL MARIPOSA: THE MAIN STREET
Part 3 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Main Street celebrates Orillia's community through interpretation of the evolution of the downtown core. A showcase of changes on Mississaga Street, as owners, leaders & innovators in Orillia's history transformed their businesses to accommodate community needs. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Oct 01- Nov 26

- CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED
A juried, all media show by artists from across Canada, that embraces, challenges, critiques, re-works & strengthens images, perceptions & interpretations of Canadian landscape! Created in recognition of Orillia born Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael, this inspiring exhibition is celebrating its 16th year. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Oct 06- Oct 09

- 34TH 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, Moonstone, Horseshoe Valley & Orillia, 705-727-8415 (Brochure & map available at venues, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce & various locations throughout Simcoe County)

Oct 06

- CHRIS DE BURGH: A BETTER WORLD CANADIAN TOUR
Lady in Red, Missing You, Spanish Train & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Oct 11

- RIK EMMETT: ARTIST LIFE STORIES
An up-close, personal evening as Cameron Smillie interviews Rik about his 50 years in music, many awards & early years with the rock band Triumph. Rik will also play some tunes! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Oct 12- Oct 15

- 27TH ANNUAL ORILLIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
A weekend of fabulous live jazz at Orillia restaurants, pubs & other great venues, including Geneva Event Centre, Orillia Opera House, Orillia Public Library, Museum of Art & History & St. Paul's Centre! 705-326-6526 (Reservations recommended for evening dining)

Oct 13

- MATT DUSK
Celebrated Canadian Jazz musician & singer! Two-time Juno nominee with multiple Gold & Platinum albums, numerous Number One radio hits & unforgettable live performances world wide! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Oct 13- Oct 14

- ROGER HODGSON
Legendary singer/songwriter, formerly of Supertramp! Breakfast in America, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home & more, with orchestra! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Fri: 9:00 pm / Sat: 8:00 pm)

Oct 14

- LAST BLAST FALL STEAM UP!
One of the largest displays of working, historical construction equipment in Canada! Steam powered rollers, vintage road building, rock crushing, grading & other equipment is powered up for one last blast before winter. 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

Oct 19

- STEELY DAN
Do It Again, Reelin' In the Years, Rikki Don't Lose That Number & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Oct 21

- DALLAS SMITH: SIDE EFFECTS TOUR
Award winning, Canadian rock & country, singer/songwriter Dallas Smith performs with special guests The Cadillac Three! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Oct 22

- GREEN RIVER REVIVAL
An incredible international tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, capturing the passion & sound of John Fogerty & CCR! Several costume changes, from chain gang uniforms to fatigues to plaids! Presented by Bill Culp Productions. 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Oct 24

- PIGS: CANADA'S PINK FLOYD!
Having perfected their craft in front of sold out audiences in Western Canada for 9 years, PIGS is crossing the country on a Left + Right East Coast Tour to perform selections from the entire Floyd catalogue! An incredible musical experience with the most authentic Floyd act around! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Oct 25

- THE HAUNTING!
Experience things that go bump in the night! Nightmare on Peter Street at Orillia Museum of Art & History, Phantom of the Opera House tour, Tricks & Treats at Orillia Public Library & other spooktacular locations! Delicious Halloween fare & spirits at participating restaurants & pubs. 6:00 - 11:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Tickets at 33 Mississaga Street West)

Oct 28

- ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOWL FUN RUN / WALK
A fun run/walk full of ghostly encounters & Halloween surprises! 5 or 10 km runs, 5 km walk & 10 km team relay. Prizes for best costume & fastest times in various age divisions. Presented by City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, with proceeds to Special Olympics Orillia. 10:00 am, Tudhope Park, 705-329-7250 or 325-2050 (20% Discount on registrations before October 20)

November

Nov 01- Dec 31

- THE SPIRIT OF MARIPOSA
An exhibition celebrating 150 years for Orillia & Canada! Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town illustrates that Mariposa can be any small town in Canada, universal yet incomparably local. As landscape, people & stories grow, identity & sense of place grow. Stephen Leacock, Gordon Lightfoot, Elizabeth Wyn Wood & Arthur Shilling told their stories through different mediums, making art for all time. With a lens to our community, The Spirit of Mariposa explores our past & illuminates the future to inspire others to compose stories of their own! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Nov 01- Dec 31

- ELEMENTAL MARIPOSA: THE MAIN STREET
Part 3 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Main Street celebrates Orillia's community through interpretation of the evolution of the downtown core. A showcase of changes on Mississaga Street, as owners, leaders & innovators in Orillia's history transformed their businesses to accommodate community needs. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Nov 01- Nov 26

- CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED
A juried, all media show by artists from across Canada, that embraces, challenges, critiques, re-works & strengthens images, perceptions & interpretations of Canadian landscape! Created in recognition of Orillia born Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael, this inspiring exhibition is celebrating its 16th year. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Nov 02

- THERESA CAPUTO LIVE!
Psychic medium & star of hit TLC show Long Island Medium! Live readings to audience members throughout the show. 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 02- Nov 05

- LIGHTFOOT DAYS FESTIVAL: HONOURING THE LEGEND
A celebration of Orillia native & Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot! Live music, workshops, memorabilia & more at Orillia restaurants, pubs, Orillia Public Library & other great venues. 705-325-3261

Nov 03

- A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
A musical journey celebrating Joplin & her biggest musical influences. Me & Bobby McGee, Piece of My Heart, Mercedes Benz & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 04

- THERESA CAPUTO LIVE!
Psychic medium & star of hit TLC show Long Island Medium! Live readings to audience members throughout the show. 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 09- Nov 12

- CHICAGO: A TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL!
Set in legendary Chicago during the roaring, jazz hot twenties, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. They both enlist the help of slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turns it all into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy! Presented by Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Nov 16- Nov 19

- CHICAGO: A TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL!
Set in legendary Chicago during the roaring, jazz hot twenties, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. They both enlist the help of slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turns it into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy! Presented by Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 3:00 pm)

Nov 17

- CHILDREN'S CANDLELIGHT PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
Hundreds of children, led by the Town Crier, carry electric candles & carol through downtown to turn on the giant Opera House Christmas tree & light the way for Santa! Free treats & hot chocolate! 6:30 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Mississaga Street, from Legion to Opera House / Free parking in downtown lots)

Nov 19

- ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE: "EH" CANADIAN HERITAGE CHRISTMAS!
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself celebrate the season & usher in "Eh" Canadian Heritage Christmas! 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Centennial Drive to Front to Colborne to Volunteer Drive to Mississaga & return to Centennial / Non-perishable food collection for Orillia Food Bank / Bucket Brigade collection by Orillia Kiwanis Club in support of a great parade / Free parking in downtown lots)

Nov 24

- CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: THE BEATLES - SGT. PEPPER
The world-class artists of Classic Albums Live perform the legendary 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, note for note, cut for cut! Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day in the Life & more! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 24

- DOWNTOWN ORILLIA BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Outrageous specials all day at participating stores & restaurants! Massive savings on Downtown Dollars! 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)

Nov 30

- AUSTRALIA'S THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER
Named Best Male Strip Show by the Las Vegas Review Journal, & Best Adult Attraction by AOL's City Guide, this sizzling revue has appeared on the Las Vegas Strip for 16 years! Dynamic dance routines, gymnastics, break dancing, colourful costumes, humour & hard bodies make Thunder a unique experience! 7:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

December

Dec 01- Dec 31

- THE SPIRIT OF MARIPOSA
An exhibition celebrating 150 years for Orillia & Canada! Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town illustrates that Mariposa can be any small town in Canada, universal yet incomparably local. As landscape, people & stories grow, identity & sense of place grow. Stephen Leacock, Gordon Lightfoot, Elizabeth Wyn Wood & Arthur Shilling told their stories through different mediums, making art for all time. With a lens to our community, The Spirit of Mariposa explores our past & illuminates the future to inspire others to compose stories of their own! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Dec 01- Dec 31

- ELEMENTAL MARIPOSA: THE MAIN STREET
Part 3 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Main Street celebrates Orillia's community through interpretation of the evolution of the downtown core. A showcase of changes on Mississaga Street, as owners, leaders & innovators in Orillia's history transformed their businesses to accommodate community needs. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159
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  • Pixels 'N' Print
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  • Morton Metals
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • RDR Marine
  • Comfort Inn Orillia
  • Assante Wealth Management
  • Orillia Precast Concrete
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  • Crawford, McLean & Anderson LLP
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Northern Business Equipment
  • Orillia Business Women's Association
  • Rockwater Wealth Management
  • Orillia Hyundai
  • Couchiching Conservancy
  • TK Pest Control
  • City of Orillia Economic Development Office
  • Orillia's Floor Fashion Centre
  • Orillia Power Corporation
  • Ron Johnston Insurance
  • Industrial Park Collision
  • Ultimate Bath Systems
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • HGR Graham Partners LLP
  • Sunshine Carpet and Flooring
  • Comfort Inn Orillia
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  • Orillia & District Construction Association
  • Raney Building Supply
  • Georgian College
  • Century 21
  • Orillia Motor Sports
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