Orillia is a very vibrant city with lots to do and see, and there are quite a lot of things going on within the city this year. There are so many events that it’s almost certain that you will find one that piques your interest. No matter what you are into or what you like to do, Orillia has got something for you.
Orillia Winter Carnival
The Orillia Winter Carnival is an annual winter event that’s purpose is to celebrate the winter. It is taking place this year on February 12th and it lasts until February 14th. There are all kinds of winter related things at the event, such as ice sculptures, a Celebrity Polar Bear Dip, and more. If you love winter and want to celebrate it, the Orillia Winter Carnival is the event for you.
Roots North Music Festival
Music is something that everyone can enjoy. The Roots North Music Festival is a fun filled event that consists of two solid days of live music from April 22nd to the 23rd. This is an excellent event to go to with friends or family, and anyone who enjoys music. The headlining artist of the festival will be Kirty, so if you are a fan, you cannot miss this festival.
Christmas in June
Christmas in June is an event that takes place on June 25 at the Port of Orillia. It is a boat decoration contest that is based around a Christmas theme, and it is open to the general public for free. If you like looking at boats, and you Christmas themed boats tickles your fancy, then you should definitely consider going. This is also an excellent family outing as children would also really enjoy the Christmas imagery and seeing Santa Claus.
Orillia Canada Day
Orillia Canada Day is an annual celebration that takes place on Canada Day, or July 1, every year. It is a jam packed event that features events like a pancake breakfast, face painting, a dunk tank, a parade, and fireworks. There are also booths and vendors to buy food and other memorabilia from. It’s a great way to spend your Canada Day with your family or friends, as it offers something for everyone.
Classic Car Show
The Classic Car Show is taking place in Orillia this year on August 13, and it’s going to be a blast for any car fan. Seeing all those old, beautiful cars is something that people both young and old can appreciate, and kids especially will be delighted by the bright colors and sleek designs.
Orillia Jazz Festival
Jazz is a very popular and artful music genre, and the Orillia Jazz Festival is entirely dedicated to it. It is happening from October 14th until the 16th, so there is ample time to plan for the event if you are interested in going. It is a celebration of all kinds of jazz, and there will be lots of opportunities to see live jazz artists play such as The Shuffle Demons. Even if you don’t know much jazz, you should still go to this event as it will be a good learning opportunity.
It’s going to be a very full year in Orillia, and the calendar is packed to the brim with fun and interesting events. There truly is something for everyone in this wonderful city.