Celebrate Pride this June

Celebrate Pride this June

With events, festivals, pop-ups and more planned throughout the month, come out and celebrate Pride Month this June in Orillia & Lake Country!


Pride in Nature

Pride in Nature Couchiching Conservancy Event

Grant’s Woods Nature Reserve, Severn | Saturday, June 15, 1pm

Join Lake Country Pride and the Couchiching Conservancy in celebrating Pride Month with a nature walk for members of the queer community & allies. This walk will be an opportunity to explore Grant’s Woods, and learn about ecology as it relates to Queer Theory on the way! Sheena Tolland (HBASc) and Max McKenzie (BSc, MA) will serve as your guides. We’ll be identifying plant and animal species, learning about the ecosystem, and discussing the diversity of identities and expression found in nature. Grab your rainbow gear and come enjoy Pride in Nature with us! Limited spots available!



Pride Jeopardy

Orillia Public Library | Monday, June 17, 5-8pm

Hosted at the Orillia Public Library for ages 12 and up. Stay tuned for more details!


Family Art with Pride & Adult Art Hive

Heartworks Art with Pride

Heartworks Children’s Studio, Orillia | Tuesday, June 18, 4:30pm-6:30pm for families, 7-9pm for 18+

Family Event: Join us for Pride Family Art Night on June 18th from 4:30-6:30 pm! Enjoy rainbow-themed crafts and sensory play in a fun, inclusive environment. Celebrate love and creativity with the whole family!

Each adult and child attending requires a ticket. Babes in arms and children under 18 months with a paying sibling are free.

Reduced price tickets. Profits being donated to Lake Country Pride.



Adult Event: Celebrate Pride Month with us! Join our LGBTQIA+ Art Hive on June 18th from 7-9 pm for an evening of creativity and community. This free event, open to those 18 and older, features activities like affirmation card making and bracelet crafting. While the event is free, donations are welcome and will support Lake Country Pride. Come express yourself and connect with others in a vibrant, supportive space.



Queer Cabaret

Queer Cabaret 2024

Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia | Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at 7:30pm, NEW SHOW ADDED Saturday, June 22 at 10pm

Mariposa Arts Theatre’s Queer Cabaret is BACK for its 2nd year and- due to popular demand- we’re bringing you 3 SHOWS. Featuring drag artists, singers, poets & more, come and enjoy our local talent and celebrate Pride Month in style! NOTE: This is a 19+ Event.



Pride Yoga

Pride Yoga at The Holding Space

The Holding Space, Orillia | Saturday, June 22 at 9:30am

Join queer yoga teacher and community leader Sarah Melody for a fun and inclusive Vinyasa Flow class. Sarah is known for her love of music and unique flows which she incorporates in her classes. Beginners always welcome.

Hosted at The Holding Space: $15 in advance, $20 cash at the door with proceeds going to Lake Country Pride



Pride Karaoke Night

Cards and coasters logo

Cards & Coasters, Orillia | Saturday, June 22 at 6:30pm

Pride Party Karaoke Night!! Be loud and Proud come Sing with Pride ! Feel Free To express yourself! Gift Card to Best Dress and Best Performance  This event is 19+

*Tickets non Refundable*



Drag Lunch

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co Drag Brunch

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. | Sunday, June 23, 12pm-2pm

Join us for our first-ever Drag Lunch, hosted in partnership with Three Birds Salon!  It is going to be a fun-filled afternoon, featuring a variety of local Queens performing live. Enjoy a delicious lunch, refreshing drinks, and incredible performances that showcase the talent and diversity of our community! $5 cover to be paid upon entry – all proceeds from the cover charge will benefit Lake Country Pride.



Pride Trivia

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co Pride Trivia

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. | Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm

Get ready to celebrate and show off your knowledge at our Pride-themed trivia night! Join us Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM for an evening of fun and learning at the Brewery, where we’ll explore topics like Queer film, music, pop culture, icons, and more! Admission is FREE – gather your friends and come to the Brewery for a chance to win fabulous prizes!



Pride March Activities

Orillia Pride March

Drop-In March Sign Making

Orillia Public Library | Saturday, June 22, 10am-12:30pm

Hosted at the Orillia Public Library, 2nd floor with Lake Country Pride. Materials available, while supplies last.

Pride March

Downtown Orillia | Saturday, June 22, 1pm

Begin gathering at the Orillia Public Library courtyard at 12pm. Three speakers begin at 1pm followed by the march. The route will run down Mississaga St, to Front St, along Centennial Drive and finishing at the large pavilion at Couchiching Beach Park.

Post-March Gathering and BBQ

Couchiching Beach Park | Join Lake Country Pride at Couchiching Beach Park’s pavilion for a BBQ and community gathering. Welcome to bring chairs, blankets, games, etc.

Specials, Activities & More!

Decoding Anne Lister: History’s First Modern Lesbian

Decoding Anne Lister exhibit

Stephen Leacock Museum, Orillia | until June 30th

Reviled and hidden away for decades because of the stories they contained, Anne Lister’s diaries and her life are the focus of a fascinating exhibit at the Leacock Museum. Now famously known as “history’s first modern lesbian” and the focus of a popular TV show, Anne Lister meticulously captured the details of her life including love affairs, business deals, and politics in a partially encoded diary that scholars have worked for decades to transcribe. The exhibit will focus on the life of this revolutionary British lesbian while exploring themes of Canadian Queer history, the art of code breaking, and the world in which Anne Lister existed.


Orillia Public Library

Orillia Public Library Pride Kits

Take & Make Rainbow Pride: Celebrate Pride Month with our fabulous craft kit. Make your own rainbow keychain, stickers and more! One kit per person.  An up-to-date library card is required for registration. For ages 18+. Kits will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, June 10th while supplies last.

Celebrate Pride Month by picking up one of our Rainbow Connection Teen Loot Bags! Each loot bag will come with a colourful array of 2SLGBTQIA+ themed YA books (checked out to your library account), a friendship bracelet making kit, rainbow treats, and a personality quiz that will recommend your next great 2SLGBTQIA+ read AND enter you to win a $15 Cineplex gift card! Available for teens ages 13-18 at the Check Out Desk beginning Saturday, June 1st at 9 a.m. While supplies last!

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co

Love Potion at Couchiching Brewing

Stop in at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co for their June cocktail – The Love Potion. 🌈

The Love Potion will be available in our taproom for the entire month of June. We invite you to join us, have a drink, and support an important cause! Proceeds going towards Lake Country Pride


Full Schedule of Events – Screenshot and save for later!

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Extend Your Stay

Mark your calendar for all of these upcoming events. Orillia is home to a variety of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts in close proximity to waterfront views and lake country experiences. Enjoy wonderful hospitality during your stay, while exploring nearby shopping and dining hubs in the historic city.



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