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2018

September

Sep 22

- ANNUAL FREE KIDS' FISHING DAY!
A great opportunity to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. Free bait, pizza, and drinks! 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 29

- BRECHIN SCARECROW FESTIVAL - FIFTY SHADES OF HAY

10am to 3pm at the Brechin Community Ball Park, 3227 Ramara Road 47. 

Sep 29

- DOORS OPEN & CULTURE DAYS
Explore the variety of hubs offering different cultural activities at this year's Doors Open & Culture Days in Downtown Orillia! Discover your creative side and try your hand at painting, sculpting, dancing and more. Downtown Orillia, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sep 29

- OKTOBERFEST
Hosted by the Orillia Shrine Club, this event features entertainment by "The Beer Barrel Band". Tickets $35.00 include Beer Stein, Dinner and Entertainment. Tickets available at P.D. Murphy Jewellers, April Flowers & Decor. 5:30 P.M., ODAS Park, Building 1

Sep 29

- ANNUAL FARLEY FUNDRAISER
We would like to invite you to please join us for our Annual Farley Fundraiser. New this year, we will be having two live demos! Brenda from Bark Busters will do a live obedience demo at 11:30 a.m. and then Jennifer & Harlowe from Correctional Services Canada will be doing a live Detector Dog demo at 1:00 p.m. This year we will also be having a BBQ, Vendor Fair, Garage Sale, Bake Sale, Raffle Table and Silent Auction. All proceeds will be donated to the Farley Foundation. If you would like to make a donation or drop off items for the garage sale/bake sale, please contact the office at 705-326-4800. Lake Country Animal Hospital, 3843 Soules Road, Severn, 705-326-4800

October

Oct 05

- CELTIC THUNDER X
Celebrating their 10th Anniversary as a multi-platinum Irish Group & their recently released album of the same name, Celtic Thunder X includes new ensemble numbers "Sons of Light", Toora, Loora, Lay", "The Wild Rover" and their rousing anthem "Ireland's Call". 9:00 PM, Casino Rama

Oct 11- Oct 14

- ORILLIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Now in its 27th year, the Orillia Jazz Festival occurs in various host locations in the downtown and all over Orillia! Come discover a new found love or reignite a passion for all things jazz! Times vary by location.

Oct 11

- CHRISTINA AGUILERA - THE LIBERATION TOUR
"Genie In A Bottle", "Beautiful", "Fighter" and many more hits. Casino Rama, 8:00 PM

Oct 13- Oct 14

- SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO - STAY HUNGRY TOUR
Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind and always telling it like it is, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco isn't afraid to put it all out there. Casino Rama

Oct 19

- THE BEST OF SECOND CITY
This event features an ever-changing selection of our favourite and funniest sketches performed live, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.7:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 20

- WE WALK THE LINE - TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH
We Walk the Line is a true Johnny Cash experience that celebrates the music and lives of "The Man In Black" and his fun loving wife, June Carter. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 PM, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.com

Oct 22

- MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
This hilarious musical parody set to classic hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's featuring an exclusive Canadian Cast will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! TICKETS ON SALE AFTER AUGUST 15. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 PM, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 24

- THE HAUNTING
Come experience all things that go bump in the night in Downtown Orillia. Haunted tours begin at the Opera House and Orillia Museum of Art & History and continue throughout frightful spaces downtown! 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Oct 27

- TAKE IT EASY - THE STORY OF THE EAGLES
Join us as we celebrate the incredible music of legendary 1970's Country-Rock group "The Eagles". This interactive show is comprised of some of Canada's leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extension career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos. 8:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

November

Nov 01- Nov 11

- LUCKY STIFF
Mariposa Arts Theatre is pleased to present this comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This hilarious musical romp is based on the novel "The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo". Orillia Opera House, Thurs-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2:00 PM, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 06

- LIONA BOYD
Since her 1975 debut performance at Carnegie Hall, New York, Liona has enthralled audiences worldwide with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music. Following her 2009 diagnosis of focal dystonia, Liona tweaked her playing style, added singing to repertoire and two years ago began touring with protege, Andrew Dolson, classically trained in both guitar and voice. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 P.M., 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 17

- ORILLIA LIGHTFOOT DAYS
Lightfoot Days is a weekend filled with musician's stories, songs and memorabilia in honour of Orillia native, Gordon Lightfoot. 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Nov 17

- GORDON LIGHTFOOT IN CONCERT
Juoin us for an intimate evening with our Hometown Legend as we celebrate his 80th birthday. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 P.M., 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 23

- BLACK FRIDAY
Take advantage of outrageous specials throughout the Downtown! Stores are open late but we won't tell if you book the day off work to SHOP! 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Nov 23

- CHILDREN'S CANDLELIGHT PARADE
Bring the Christmas spirit to life as we light up the downtown! Join the countdown to light the Opera House tree, enjoy free hot chocolate & treats plus meet SANTA!  Downtown Orillia, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Nov 24

- BEATLEMANIA REVISITED
Join us as this group captures the look, the sound and the excitement of The Beatles in concert! All songs in the Beatlemania show are performed "not for note" by this amazing international ensemble woh are further augmented with incredible costumes and vintage instruments to truly capture the spirit of the Fab Four. 8:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 29

- THE JIM CUDDY BAND
For over 35 years, Jim Cuddy has written songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. With the release of his fourth solo album, Constellation, he adds ten songs to that extraordinary songbook and concert. 7:30 PM, Orillia Opera House, boxoffice@orillia.ca, 705-326-8011

2019

January

Jan 19

- MUDMEN IN CONCERT
Enjoy an all ages family friendly evening of Celtic Music and Stories from The Mudment, Canada's Celtic Rock Warriors. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

February

Feb 07- Feb 17

- DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
A play by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Mariposa Arts Theatre is pleased to present this powerful new adaptation about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed attic. Thursday-Saturday - 7:30 P.M., Sunday - 2:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca
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