Summer of Fun at the Port of Orillia

Summer of Fun at the Port of Orillia

Port of Orillia aerial drone of boats docked

Just 90 minutes north of Toronto, the Port of Orillia is an oasis of summer fun. Every summer thousands of boaters dock at the Port of Orillia. For many, the Port is a destination; for others, a special stop on a voyage through the historic 386 km Trent-Severn Waterway. Adjacent waterfront parks offer scenic trails, sand beach, picnic areas, and free Saturday and Sunday evening band concerts. The Port is steps away Downtown Orillia with its excellent restaurants, pubs and shopping.

Operated by the Orillia & District Chamber of Commerce, the Port offers loads of fun for all kinds of visitors.  We’ve got your guide to fantastic events happening at the Port of Orillia this summer!


Sunshine Festival

June 7, 8, 9 2024

Port of Orillia Sunshine Festival

Get ready for a weekend of sun-soaked fun as the Sunshine Festival takes over Orillia! This vibrant event is a celebration of all things outdoors and features in-water boat displays, live music, an outdoor market, and art experiences. Don’t miss the Sunshine Beer Garden, hosted by Couchiching Craft Brewing Co.



Christmas in June

June 22, 2024

Christmas in June at the Port of Orillia with lights on the water

This event features winter holiday fun without the winter weather! Vendors provide holiday goodies and souvenirs. Come out to the Port of Orillia and check out the boats lights that are sure to make your weekend bright!



Mardi Gras

July 27, 2024

Mardi Gras at the Port of Orillia

Join in for a spectacular celebration as the Port of Orillia transforms into a vibrant and colourful Mardi Gras extravaganza! Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, where the spirit of New Orleans comes alive on the shores of Lake Couchiching. This event features fun, shenanigans and celebration.



Waterfront Festival

August 9-11 2024

Waterfront Festival at the Port of Orillia

The Orillia Waterfront Festival Features entertainment, food, a vendor market, new and used boat sales, a Cardboard Boat Race, and a dog diving dog contest! The festival will feature a vendor market with a wide range of unique vendors showcasing everything from hot tubs to one-of-a kind clothing and decor items.



Port of Orillia Pirate Party

August 31 – September 1, 2024

Pirate Party at the Port of Orillia

On Labour Day Weekend, the Pirates of Lake Couchiching storm the Port of Orillia. This amazing family fun-filled weekend features in- water Pirate displays, a Pirate Village with live re-enactors and demonstrations and a “plank walk” where the pirates send local politicians and business leaders into the water.



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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