Celebrate the Summer in Downtown Orillia: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Celebrate the Summer in Downtown Orillia: Upcoming Festivals & Events

Summertime in downtown Orillia means streets are bustling with live entertainment, cultural experiences, and a variety of fun festivals and events. This season presents a hefty lineup of theme-days and activities for you to enjoy, check out what’s coming up!

See You on the Patio, all summer long

June 30 to September 2
Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

It’s not summertime in downtown Orillia without the much-awaited return of See You on the Patio. Take in the fresh, lake country air while you dine at some of the Sunshine City’s most wanted culinary hotspots. This popular, weekly event sees select downtown Orillia streets closed for extended patios for an alfresco, European-style dining experience.

Visit the See You on the Patio event page for details.


Sweet Summer Dessert Festival

June 24, 10 am to 5 pm

A festival in celebration of all things sweet! On June 24 downtown Orillia streets will be closed from 10am to 5pm with some of the best local dessert vendors you can find, featuring an array of bakers, live music, and a sweet treat competition!


Orillia Farmers’ Market Night Market

July 7 and 21

By popular demand, The Orillia Farmers’ Market returns with three summer evening markets during downtown Orillia street closures. Shop for the unique, homemade, and freshly made goodies while you enjoy open-air, extended patios and storefronts during See You on the Patio. The night market takes place July 7, July 21, and August 18. For more information, please visit the Orillia Farmers’ Market website at orillia.ca/ofm

Mariposa Folk Festival Downtown Stage

July 7 and 8, TBA

Orillia’s largest festival is once again featuring Mariposa Folk Festival’s showcase winners on the FREE Downtown Stage! Come check out the Showcase Winning Acts, bring the kids, and enjoy the live music and activities to get into the Mariposa Folk spirit in Downtown Orillia. For more information, visit Mariposa Folk Festival.

Merchants & Makers

July 22, 10 am to 5 pm

This event will be filled with interactive demos, handmade goods, unique products, live music, street animation, and interactive activities for the entire family, courtesy of our featured vendors and downtown Orillia businesses!



Orillia Farmers’ Market Night Market

August 18, from 5 pm to 9 pm

The final night market of the summer season! Don’t miss this last chance to explore our incredible local vendors while you enjoy live music, extended patios, and late-night shopping. To learn more about the Orillia Farmers’ Market, please visit their website at orillia.ca/ofm

23rd Annual Classic Car Show

August 19, 9 am to 4 pm

A jaw-dropping collection of over 300 classic cars line the Downtown streets! Enjoy live entertainment, great dining, shopping, and the largest car show in the region! Pre-registration for those who wish to feature their vehicles is available now at downtownorillia.ca.

Cinema in the Courtyard

August 23

Night number two of Cinema in the Courtyard! Enjoy a free movie with confection and food options from local downtown merchants, a family craft with the Orillia Public Library, and free popcorn! The movie titles are TBD, so stay tuned on the downtownorillia.ca and social media channels for the announcement!

And many more!

Downtown Orillia is busy year-round! Keep up to date with upcoming events and activities on the downtown Orillia events calendar.

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