Schools officially out for the summer! Ontario’s Lake Country has a fun packed summer filled with tons of events the whole family can enjoy.

Mariposa Folk Festival; July 8th, 9th, 10th; Tudhope Park

The festival is a celebration of music, dance, story and craft, and so much more. Taking place in a beautiful lakeside setting, Mariposa features some of the most renowned artists on the North American and international scenes, as well as emerging artists for you to discover. It is a 3-day getaway with 150+ performances on 12 stages.







Summer Block Party; July 22nd & 23rd; Downtown Orillia

Downtown’s Summer Block Party promises to be a street festival like no other! Showcasing a fusion of on-street art, live funk music by Turbo Street Funk, children’s entertainment, karaoke, an interactive photo booth, food trucks, kids zone, contests, giveaways and more!

Leacock Summer Festival; July 19th-24th; Leacock Museum

Ontario’s largest summer literary festival! Come celebrate Stephen Leacock with readings, performances, dinners and special events happening all week long.

Coldwater Steampunk Festival; August 4th, 5th, 6th; Coldwater Canadiana Museum and Heritage Mill

Time travel to Coldwater for the 6th Annual Steampunk Festival. Support local flavour, music, and artisans and don’t forget to enter the costume, photography and art competitions. Be sure and bring your camera, your goggles and your friends!

Orillia Waterfront Festival; August 5th, 6th, 7th; Port of Orillia

A weekend of fun activities and entertainment at the beautiful Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Lake Couchiching! The festival features an in-water boat show with space for 250 boats, over 100 land vendors and exhibitors offering everything from boating accessories to great summer fashions! Exciting Water Ski Shows throughout the weekend, and hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at Noon!

Summer 2016 in Ontario’s Lake Country is sure to be a good one! These are just a few of the number of events happening this summer in the area, to find out more information on upcoming events visit our page;