Hold onto summer with these outdoor August events

Hold onto summer with these outdoor August events

Can you believe August is already here? Don’t let the summer pass you by, make time to soak up the sun with these seasonal outdoor festivals and events!

See You on the Patio

Downtown Orillia
Friday and Saturday nights, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

One of the best ways to soak up the summer is to spend it on the patio. See You on the Patio brings select street closures to downtown Orillia every Friday and Saturday evenings for extended patios, late night shopping at participating restaurants, and art walks in the Orillia Arts District!

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Coldwater Presents: The Magical World of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Downtown Coldwater
Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

This annual outdoor event transforms the historic streets of Coldwater Village into a magical place for witches and wizards to explore! Come dressed in costume to shop the special vendors, enjoy live entertainment, get sorted into your wizarding house, and discover hidden gems in every corner.

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Farm to Table at Glen Oro Farm

Glen Oro Farm, Oro-Medonte
Friday, August 18 from 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm

On August 18th, 2023, Glen Oro Farm will be hosting a one-of-a-kind Farm to Table event featuring an all local menu, prepared by top local culinary minds. Bring your walking shoes, attendees will be travelling across the property on foot to experience 5 different food stations, a beer tasting, and live music by The Carl Bray Duo. Limited seating – act fast to reserve your spot!

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The Orillia Farmers’ Market: Friday Night Markets

Downtown Orillia
Friday, August 18 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Orillia Farmers’ Market returns for their final evening market of the season. Explore Downtown Orillia’s quaint, historic streets during See You on the Patio’s street closure event and shop the locally-sourced and freshly made goodies from regional growers and makers.

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23rd Annual Classic Car Show

Downtown Orillia
Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 am to 4:00 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!

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Pets and Pints Day at Quayle’s

Quayle’s Brewery, Oro-Medonte
Saturday, August 19 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

On Saturday August 19th we encourage you to bring your pets, dogs, horses, pygmy goats… you name it! Quayle’s will be hosting a jam packed agenda which includes contest and photoshoots for your animal friends! The grounds will have water coolers, dog bowls, and pet pools available to make sure your fur babies stay hydrated and cool.

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Passport to Nature: Fascinating Forests

Adam’s Nature Reserve, Washago
Sunday, August 20 at 11:00 am

Register the entire family for this unique experience to learn about Orillia & Lake Country’s local forests! This educational tour will take attendees through Adam’s Nature Reserve in Washago.

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SUP n’ Sip at FARE

Leacock Museum National Historic Site, Orillia
Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a one hour guided paddle excursion on Lake Couchiching then head to FARE Restaurant for drinks/apps on a scenic patio overlooking Old Brewery Bay! Board rentals require reservation online or RSVP to info@sunriseyogastudio.ca to BYO-board. Canoes/kayaks welcome.

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Rama Pow Wow

John Snache Memorial Multi-purpose Grounds, Rama First Nations
Saturday, August 26 to Sunday, August 27

Rama Pow Wow is one of the biggest and best pow wows in Ontario, featuring dancing, music, great food, and more!

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Pedals, Pints, & Pubs Cycling Tour

Humdinger Bicycle Tours, various locations
Saturday, August 26 to Sunday, August 27

Take the scenic route through Orillia & Lake Country and enjoy this two-day cycling and brewery tour! Itinerary includes historic sightseeing in Orillia, lunch and beer tasting at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co., a cycle through Oro-Medonte’s rolling hills, and lunch and beer tasting at Quayle’s Brewery!

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Looking for more?

Festivals and events are aplenty during the summer months in Orillia & Lake Country. Visit our Events Calendar to see what else is on during your stay.

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