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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

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. Perch 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. Perch 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 24- Aug 26

- ANNUAL CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION POW WOW
A celebration of culture, heritage & friendship, bringing together Turtle Island's finest Pow Wow singers, dancers & drummers! Traditional foods, arts, crafts & more. Everyone welcome! John Snake Memorial Multipurpose Grounds, 6030 Rama Road, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, 705-325-3611, Ext. 1288

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)

Sep 29

- Brechin Scarecrow Festival - Fifty Shades of Hay

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

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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