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2017

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

Dec 01

- REO SPEEDWAGON
Can't Fight This Feeling, Keep On Loving You, Take It On the Run & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Dec 01- Dec 03

- SANTA VISITS ORILLIA SQUARE!
Visits, photos & storytime with Santa! Free gift for children with photo purchase. Santa's Chalet, Orillia Square Mall, 1029 Brodie Drive, 705-325-2366 (Fri: 1:00 - 7:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Storytime: 10:45 am Sat.)

Dec 01- Jan 14

- MURRAY VAN HALEM: FROM LAND TO WATER
A focused selection of 15 landscape & waterscape oil paintings by Murray Van Halem, self-taught painter & former commercial photographer. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 (Opening Reception: December 02, 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

Dec 02

- BALLET JORGEN: THE NUTCRACKER, A CANADIAN TRADITION
Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic uniquely re-imagined, Canadian style! Created by acclaimed choreographer & artistic director Bengt Jorgen, this beautiful work portrays Klara's magical dream journey as she arrives in Canada & experiences winter landscapes, snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties & creatures of the woods. A holiday favourite, sweeter than Barley Toys & as Canadian as maple syrup! 2:00 & 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 02

- FREE HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES
An old-fashioned shopping experience! Hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon, explore downtown & get into the Christmas spirit! 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Stops at major intersections / Free parking in downtown lots)

Dec 02

- ORILLIA CONCERT BAND: AFTERNOON CHRISTMAS CONCERT
A delightful afternoon concert by Orillia Concert Band with Music Director James Hilts, & special musical guest Samuel de Champlain Elementary School Children's Choir! 3:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-418-1018 (Tickets at the door)

Dec 02

- ORILLIA CONCERT BAND: CHRISTMAS PRELUDE
A festive concert by Orillia Concert Band with Music Director James Hilts, & special musical guest St. James' Choir, under the direction of Alber Greer! 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-418-1018 (Tickets at the door)

Dec 02

- THE BROADWAY TENORS
A concert of holiday classics & contemporary favourites! The Christmas Song, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Silent Night, Santa Claus is Coming to Town & more! 1:00 & 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Dec 02

- COLDWATER CANDLELIGHT WALK & SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Christmas Lights Forever! is this year's parade theme for kids & the young at heart. Children's candlelight walk & Santa Clause parade down Main Street, followed by visits with Santa, live nativity scene & refreshments at Coldwater Mill! Sponsored by Coldwater Mill Heritage Foundation & Coldwater Lions Club. 5:30 pm, Downtown Coldwater, info@coldwaterlions.com (Most Village Shops open)

Dec 02- Dec 03

- HEWITT'S FARM MARKET ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
A Very Hewitt's Christmas! Holiday fun for the whole family. Wagon rides, Fun Farm activities, farm animals, crafts, cookie decorating, visits with Santa in his New Workshop, holiday movie in the barn, free warm apple cider! Famous butter tarts, pies, squares, dessert & cheese trays, gift baskets & more in the market. Fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, boughs, ornaments & giftware. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Hewitt's Farm Market & Bakery, 3331 Town Line, Severn, East of Hwy. 12 off Warminster Sideroad, 705-325-3000 or hewittsfarmmarket@hotmail.com (Bring letters for Santa to mail in Santa's personal mailbox!)

Dec 02- Feb 02

- THOSE WHO DO ... TEACH
Works from a selection of Georgian College's School of Design & Visual Arts faculty & technicians, whose knowlege & skills have been shared with generations of students! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 (Opening Reception: December 02, 1:00 - 3:00 pm)

Dec 02

- HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP SALE & CHARLES PACHTER BOOK SIGNING
OMAH Gift Shop Sale on unique handcrafted & one-of-a-kind items: glassware, jewellery, books, cards, textiles & more! 20% off for members & 10% for non-members. Book Signing by Charles Pachter, renowned Canadian artist, historian, lecturer & author: M is for Moose, Canada Counts & The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie! Treats, warm drinks & festive music! 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159 (Book Signing: Noon - 2:00 pm)

Dec 03

- AL BANO & ROMINA POWER
The Italian music royalty duo perform hits including Felecita, Sharazan, Ci Sara, & some holiday classics to celebrate the festive season! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Dec 03

- BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Pancake breakfast, Christmas music, crafts, visits & pictures with Santa! 9:00 am - Noon, Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Avenue, 705-325-9511

Dec 07- Dec 08

- CHRISTMAS PAST & PRESENT
Experience Christmas from days gone by! Carolling, crafts, horse-drawn sleigh rides, traditional holiday treats & more! Proceeds to Friends of the Simcoe County Museum. 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721

Dec 08

- ELVIS: WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS
International award-winning tribute artist Steve Michaels performs Elvis Presley's own Christmas favourites, as well as holiday classics, with an authenticity that makes him one of the most sought after Elvis stylists in the country! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 08- Dec 10

- SANTA VISITS ORILLIA SQUARE!
Visits, photos & storytime with Santa! Free gift for children with photo purchase. Santa's Chalet, Orillia Square Mall, 1029 Brodie Drive, 705-325-2366 (Fri: 1:00 - 7:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Storytime: 10:45 am Sat.)

Dec 09

- FREE HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES
An old-fashioned shopping experience! Hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon, explore downtown & get into the Christmas spirit! 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Stops at major intersections / Free parking in downtown lots)

Dec 09

- A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Don Evans reads Dylan Thomas' traditional Yuletide favourite, with seasonal sing-along music by the band Alex. Fundraiser for St. Paul's Centre. 1:00 - 2:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-238-9465 or 705-323-2832 (Admission by donation)

Dec 09

- ORILLIA VOCAL ENSEMBLE: CHRISTMAS VOICES
80 voices raised in song, with guest artists A Little Wind Music Chamber Wind Ensemble, & Orillia Music Centre Children's Choir! Fundraiser for Orillia Early Years Centre. 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, info@orilliavocalensemble.com (Admission by donation)

Dec 09

- WASHAGO SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Possibly the world's shortest Santa Claus parade, which makes it one of the best! Parade on Muskoka Street, followed by visits with Santa, hot chocolate & treats at the Washago Community Centre. 6:00 pm, Downtown Washago, 705-689-6424

Dec 10

- ORILLIA BRASSWORKS & ST. JAMES' CONCERT CHOIR: TORCHES
A Yuletide celebration concert, featuring traditional & jazzy versions of Christmas favourites! 3:00 pm, St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-325-2742 (Admission by donation / Reception following in Stubley Hall)

Dec 10

- JUBILEE CHORALE: CHRISTMAS TREATS CONCERT
Sale of baked goods & treats, & concert of Christmas favourites with special guest Keystone Montessori School Children's Choir! Proceeds to St. David's programs. St. David's Anglican/Lutheran Church, 133 James Street East, 705-329-4373 (Bake sale: 1:30 pm / Concert: 2:30 pm / Admission by donation)

Dec 14

- CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Ebenezer Scrooge's journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas comes alive with song, dance, special effects & a brilliant cast led by Shaw Festival & Broadway actor Rod Campbell! An entertaining & joyous experience for young & old, complete with a fabulous concert of Yuletide favourites! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 15- Dec 24

- SANTA VISITS ORILLIA SQUARE!
Visits, photos & storytime with Santa! Free gift for children with photo purchase. Santa's Chalet, Orillia Square Mall, 1029 Brodie Drive, 705-325-2366 (Daily schedule online)

Dec 15

- 4TH ANNUAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER BOWLING PARTY!
An evening of rockin' bowling with music pumping, lights flashing & everyone competing for the Ugliest Christmas Sweater Award, while helping to strike out hunger in Orillia! A fun event for family, friends & co-worker groups. All ages & skill levels welcome. Great prizes, including a chance to win Boots & Hearts Music Festival tickets! Proceeds to Sharing Place Food Bank. 6:30 - 8:30 pm & 9:00 - 11:00 pm, Orillia Bowl, 285 Memorial Avenue, 705-330-7427

Dec 16

- FREE HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES
An old-fashioned shopping experience! Hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon, explore downtown & get into the Christmas spirit! 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Stops at major intersections / Free parking in downtown lots)

Dec 16

- WOODY'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS JAM!
A night of great music featuring Shoot the Moon, with special guests Aurora Blue Indie-Rock band, Ian Chaplin & Matt James! 8:00 pm, Geneva Event Centre, 16 West Street South, Downtown Orillia, 705-327-3696 (Tickets online or at the door / 19 plus event)

Dec 17

- ORILLIA SILVER BAND: SLEIGH BELLS & BRASS
A holiday concert featuring the traditional music of Christmas, with some new & exciting arrangements of seasonal favourites! Bring your singing voices, as the Band will accompany the audience in a number of Christmas tunes! 2:30 pm, St. Paul's Centre, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-259-2446 (Tickets at the door / Children 10 & under free)

Dec 31

- ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE FAMILY FUN EXTRAVAGANZA!
A free, family friendly New Year's celebration! Skating, rock climbing, arcade games, inflatables, magic shows, balloon drops, crafts, face painting & more! Hosted by City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture. 5:00 - 8:30 pm, Rotary Place, 100 University Avenue, 705-329-7250 (Extra parking at Lakehead University with free shuttle)

Dec 31

- NEW YEAR'S EVE 80'S BASH!
An 80's New Year's celebration! Dinner buffet (optional), dancing to 80's music by DJ 2 The Max, 80's themed games & late night snacks. Prize for best 80's costume! 20% of ticket sales to Orillia Solders' Memorial Hospital Foundation. 6:00 pm - 1:00 am, Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Avenue, 705-325-9511 or 1-800-461-0283 (Cocktails: 6:00 pm / Dinner: 7:00 pm / Dance: 9:00 pm)

Dec 31

- NEW YEAR'S EVE MASQUERADE BALL
Dress up & celebrate the New Year! Dinner buffet, DJ dance, party favours, masks & late night snacks! 5:00 pm - 1:00 am, Highwayman Inn & Conference Centre, 201 Woodside Drive, 705-326-7343 or 1-800-461-0269 (Dinner: 5:00 - 8:00 pm)

2018

January

Jan 01- Jan 14

- MURRAY VAN HALEM: FROM LAND TO WATER
A focused selection of 15 landscape & waterscape oil paintings by Murray Van Halem, self-taught painter & former commercial photographer. Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jan 01- Feb 02

- THOSE WHO DO ... TEACH
Works from a selection of Georgian College's School of Design & Visual Arts faculty & technicians, whose knowledge & skills have been shared with generations of students! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jan 06- Jan 07

- DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE: LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!
A 90 minute, action packed live show with choreography never before seen on Dancing with the Stars! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Sat: 8:00 pm / Sun: 1:00 pm)

Jan 11- Jan 12

- BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR 2018
Award-winning films on profound journeys, adventures & ground breaking expeditions in the mountain world! Climbers scale rock faces, kayakers plunge into whitewater rivers, skiers fly off cliffs & trekkers disappear into remote places in these exhilarating & extreme sports films! A program of The Banff Centre, presented by Sojourn, Barrie. 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jan 12

- MYSTIC INDIA: THE WORLD TOUR!
Internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular, featuring renowned musicians, brilliant dancers & colourful costumes! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 20

- MUDMEN IN CONCERT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR!
Canada's family oriented Celtic Rock band, that inspires a party the minute they hit the stage! Mudmen have performed for the Queen & on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Contest, where they played bagpipes on the winning anthem. 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jan 20

- WINDBORNE'S MUSIC: LED ZEPPELIN WITH SYMPHONY
An orchestral tribute to influential rock band Led Zeppelin! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

February

Feb 01- Feb 02

- THOSE WHO DO ... TEACH
Works from a selection of Georgian College's School of Design & Visual Arts faculty & technicians, whose knowledge & skills have been shared with generations of students! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Feb 08- Feb 11

- ALL MY SONS: AWARD WINNING PLAY BY ARTHUR MILLER!
A Tony Award winning play, based on the true story of American businessman Joe Keller, exonerated after being charged with knowingly shipping damaged aircraft parts to the military during WWII, causing the death of 21 pilots. A gripping tale of denial, betrayal & revenge! Presented by Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation. Orillia Opera House, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Feb 10

- TERRI CLARK
We're Here for a Good Time, Girls Lie Too, I Wanna Do It All & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Feb 15- Feb 18

- ALL MY SONS: AWARD WINNING PLAY BY ARTHUR MILLER!
A Tony Award winning play, based on the true story of American businessman Joe Keller, exonerated after being charged with knowingly shipping damaged aircraft parts to the military during WWII, causing the death of 21 pilots. A gripping tale of denial, betrayal & revenge! Presented by Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation. Orillia Opera House, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs: - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Feb 23

- DIONNE WARWICK
Walk On By, I Say a Little Prayer, That's What Friends are For & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

March

Mar 01- Mar 04

- ORILLIA 2018 ONTARIO WINTER GAMES!
The City of Orillia is proud to officially host the 2018 Ontario Winter Games, Ontario's largest winter multi-sport event! Orillia welcomes over 3,000 provincial level athletes, ages 12 to 18, from all regions of Ontario, to compete in 25 different sports over 4 days! Games at sport facilities in Orillia & neighbouring municipalities of Midland, Oro-Medonte, Barrie, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge & Huntsville. Orillia Winter Games Headquarters at Orillia Waterfront Centre, 50 Centennial Drive. 705-323-3549 or mladouceur@orillia.ca

Mar 02- Mar 03

- ORILLIA WINTER CARNIVAL
Cool family fun for all ages! Activities to be announced. Downtown Orillia & Couchiching Beach Park, 705-329-3949

Mar 02

- ALICE COOPER
School's Out, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Poison & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

April

Apr 13- Apr 15

- 25TH ANNUAL SIMCOE SPRING HOME & COTTAGE SHOW
Celebrating 25 years! A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services! Special activities & great door prizes. Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-835-0123 (Fri: 5:00 - 9:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Children under 12 free)

Apr 20

- 38TH ANNUAL ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: OPENING CEREMONIES
An evening of fun, draws & prizes kicks off the 38th Annual Orillia Perch Festival! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Apr 21- May 12

- 38TH ANNUAL 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 5th! Just fish to win!!! Organized by Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Kids' Day rain date: Sunday, May 6th)

May

May 01- May 12

- 38TH ANNUAL 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 5th! Just fish to win!!! Organized by Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Kids' Day rain date: Sunday, May 6th)

May 12

- 38TH ANNUAL ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL: CLOSING CEREMONIES
An evening of fun, draws & prizes wraps up 38 years of Orillia Perch Festival memories! 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

June

Jun 07- Jun 10

- 36TH ANNUAL SPRING 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)

Jun 08- Jun 10

- SPRING BOAT, COTTAGE & OUTDOOR SHOW
Great in-water selection of new & pre-owned private & dealer boats, cottage & outdoor product displays, marine safety demonstrations, artists & artisans, variety of vendors & more! Organized by Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Fri: Noon - 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Jun 23

- CHRISTMAS IN JUNE
A festive day at the Port of Orillia! 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 23- Jun 24

- COTTAGE COUNTRY COMIC-CON
A collectors mecca convention, featuring fandoms of multiple genres, including comic books, toys, records, pop culture, animation, apparel, cosplay, scifi, fantasy & antique market! Door prizes, comic industry professionals, fandom celebrities, dungeons & dragons tournaments, live wrestling & more! Presented by Dr. Comics, the Coolest Comic Shop in Orillia. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Rotary Place, 100 University Avenue, info@cottagecountrycomiccon.com (Children under 12 free with paid adult)

July

Jul 01

- ORILLIA CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
A fun-filled family day! Activities to be announced. Couchiching Beach Park, 705-259-1948

Jul 06- Jul 08

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL
Thrilling audiences for over 55 years with an incredible weekend of music, dance, stories & crafts! Fantastic lineup of folk/roots artists includes more than 100 performances on 12 stages. Emporium, artisans' village, workshops, kids' folkplay area, great food, beer tent & more! Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, 705-326-3655 (On-site camping available)

Jul 06- Jul 07

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL: DOWNTOWN STAGE
Great music at the downtown stage, featuring Mariposa showcase winners! Crafts & activities for kids, artisan displays & more! Mississaga Street East, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free shuttle to & from Tudhope Park festival site)

Jul 20- Jul 22

- 41ST ANNUAL ORILLIA SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
A celebration of Scottish culture & heritage! Ceilidh at Legion Friday & Sunday; parade through downtown to waterfront, pipe & drum competitions, entertainment & vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday. Buy a button & support the Festival! Royal Canadian Legion, 215 Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-325-8442

August

Aug 09- Aug 12

- BOOTS & HEARTS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Canada's largest country music & camping festival! Over 30 performers, from global superstars to emerging artists, including Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett & Dallas Smith! Great food, merchant & craft vendors! Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half way between Orillia & Barrie, info@bootsandhearts.com

Aug 10- Aug 12

- ORILLIA WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
Fun for all ages! In-water boat show, cottage & outdoor products, artists & artisans, variety of vendors, Dock Dogs Diving Contest, water ski shows & more throughout the weekend! Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at Noon! Organized by Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Fri: Noon - 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Aug 18

- 20TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW
A dazzling collection of over 400 classic cars line Orillia's downtown streets! The largest car show in the region! Live entertainment, excellent dining & great shopping. Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)

Aug 25

- 14TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHT STUDIO & GALLERY 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 06- Sep 09

- 48TH 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)

November

Nov 25

- ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself usher in the season! Theme to be announced. 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (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)
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