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There are several places on the web where you can keep up to date on the various events scheduled throughout the year in Orillia (see below). Weekly and monthly local events are usually found in The Packet, but only in the print version. I haven't been able to locate the page in the online version of the paper. These events, however, are more likely to be of interest to local residents, and less so to visitors.
As well as this group of car enthusiasts, our area has a couple of motorcycle clubs (um, yes, clubs, not "gangs"). Ordinary folks who just love to ride. They have scheduled events, rides and meet-ups, and the Gravenhurst Group (The Muskokan Thunder) also promotes rides to support charity groups, so if you happen to be a motorcycle enthusiast up in this area, you can check out the Muskoka group, and the Orillia chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club.
Regular annual events often have their own websites, and that's probably the best option to keep up to date with recent changes and updates on the event schedules. Many of the festivals and events can be found and accessed through the Orillia Chamber of Commerce Events page.
Not necessarily a yearly event, but every couple of years the Canadian Snowbirds pay a visit to Orillia for an air show. Fairly often it coincides with one of the other major events in the City (Canada Day weekend is usually the scheduled time frame, so watch for the announcements starting in June. See this page for images related to the last couple of shows.
The Orillia Spring Blues Festival
Orillia Jazz Fest
The Mariposa Folk Festival
Ashiko World Music Festival or Sharing Place Ashiko
Kiwanis Music Festival
Orillia Beatles Celebration
Sunday Evening Concerts in the Park: This has been a very popular regularly attended event
Theatre and Shows
Orillia Film Festival
Orillia Opera House
Orillia Galaxy Cineplex - What's Showing
Casino Rama Events
Special Days & Holiday Celebrations
Orillia Dragon Boat Festival
Canada Day Celebrations
Maple Syrup Festival (Farmer's Market)
Coldwater Lions Club Duck Race
Rotary Club Fun Fest (always the first long weekend of August at Couchiching Beach Park)
Burl's Creek Events Park
- Automotive Flea Market
- Ride for Sight
- Music & Arts Camping Festival
- Boots & Hearts Country Music Festival
Odas Park and The Orillia Fall Fair
Orillia Museum of Art &; History - Showings and Special Events