We Know Things To Do in Ontario!

You will never ask “What is happening north of Toronto (and in central and northern Ontario) this weekend”? again! Use our events calendar to find things to do in Ontario and even in Ontario this weekend or in the future. Whether you like to lay low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline-pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for everyone, in every season from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley!

Depending on your drive, you’ll find action anywhere from 1 hour away from Toronto to 5. Our events are not limited to highways 400 and 11 either. These are just the first two highway suggestions to travel north and find adventure in Ontario.

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Ontario’s Lake Country

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Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
705-325-9321 http://www.ontarioslakecountry.com/

Orillia & Area’s four season outdoor playground!

Just one hour North of Toronto; we are your one stop destination for information on tourism in Orillia and area including festivals, events, activities, shopping, and accommodations. Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.  Come and experience Orillia and area; our perfect shimmering lakes, rivers, and streams. In fact, some of the best boating and water sports in Canada can be found here, as Lake Country is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Just outside of Orillia is Casino Rama Resort a world class facility with non-stop excitement and international entertainment.

Ontario's Lake Country

April 2016

Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country

April 1, 2016 - April 17, 2016
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada

This time of year is marked by maple syrup production (our liquid gold)! Experience our local flavours through delicious 2-3 course set meals created by participating Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country Chefs! Enjoy a 2-3 course set-menu lunch and/or dinner at participating restaurants around Ontario’s Lake Country. Reservations recommended at some dining locations. Tune into Sunshine 89.1, Kicx 106 or the Dock 104.1 to WIN a gift certificate for dinner for two, or a gift certificate to purchase local products.…

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Chef Michael Smith

April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada

Join Chef Michael Smith for an unforgettable Interactive Gala and an Interactive Weekend full of events! Expect lots of flavours and fun, as Food Networks' favourite Canadian Chef presents local products in a unique menu offering. For more information visit, http://bit.ly/1fRPZcQ

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May 2016

Maple Cycle

May 14, 2016
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada

Get on your bike and ride the Coldwater Course! Visit Tap into Maple businesses along the route. Complete your ride at Coldwater Canadiana where butter tarts with tea, coffee or juice will be served on fine china! Reservations for dining recommended - the cost is $5.00/person For more information visit, http://bit.ly/1pu0Xeu

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October 2016

ORILLIA JAZZ FESTIVAL

October 14, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Wander Downtown to the various host locations to discover a new found love or reignite a passion for all things Jazz! There will be numerous great acts to check out most are FREE with a few paid venues. Starting with a ticketed Kick-Off at the Orillia Opera House On Thurs. Oct. 13th, 2016 with the sensational “Molly Johnson” and her superb band.

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April 2017

Roots North Music Festival

April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Roots music can refer to several styles or genres in music, but to us it’s music that is firmly rooted in a place of honest expression and emotion. It’s music that travels, shares, and connects, while honouring the past and bravely moving forward. It’s our mission to bring together a wide range of artists and people who share this vision for a weekend of great live music. Our Venues Historic Downtown Orillia, Ontario, Canada serves as the backdrop for the…

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May 2017

Maple Cycle

May 6, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
Ontario's Lake Country Tap into Maple

The Coldwater Course is perfect for those riders looking for rolling terrain, challenging climbs, with plenty of maple infused stops along the way. Start your morning off by parking at Coldwater Canadiana Museum, check in to let them know you are beginning your ride and will be back to enjoy a delicious brunch or maple treat. Begin your route through beautiful downtown Coldwater. Continue on your ride to the Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the atmosphere of the market, multiple…

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June 2017

Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Welcome to the Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show at the beautiful Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Lake Couchiching, Orillia, Ontario, Canada! New and pre-owned boats of all sizes make up this show, from inflatables to offshore performance to fishing boats to cruisers! Started in the early 1990’s for the large pre-owned boat market, this is an established trade show for the boating industry and private sector. This is one of the few shows offering private owners an opportunity…

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March 2018

Ontario Winter Games

March 1, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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2018 Ontario Winter Games

Games at a Glance: 3,200 participants 25 sports 20 facilities 4 days $6 million in estimated economic activity 600+ volunteers needed ADMISSION IS FREE The Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games is supported by the Ontario Government, through its Games Ontario program. This program delivers or supports multi-sport events, including the Ontario Winter and Summer Games for youth, the Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games, the Ontario ParaSport Games, the 2017 North American Indigenous Games and the 2017 Invictus Games. Ontario…

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April 2018

Tap into Maple – Canadian Flavours

April 6, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Enjoy a 2-3 course dining experience prepared using locally sourced products including maple at local participating restaurants.

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August 2018

20th Annual Classic Car Show

August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Orillia Classic Car Show

A jaw-dropping collection of over 400 classic cars line the Downtown streets! Enjoy live entertainment, great dining, shopping and the largest car show in the region! Join us for the Sunshine City’s Platinum Edition of the Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show on August 18. The largest gathering of car collectors and enthusiasts in the region is turning 20 this year with over 400 vintage cars, hot rods and trucks. See the 1923 La France Fire Engine, Orillia Heritage Display featuring…

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September 2018

Oro World’s Fair

September 14, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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The Oro Agricultural Society is a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote an understanding of the agricultural heritage of Oro-Medonte, as well as providing opportunities for recognition of the talents and skills of members of our local communities, through participation in the Oro World's Fair.

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March 2019

Flavours of Lake Country

March 29, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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March 29 – April 14 #FlavoursOLC Celebrate Flavours this Spring with local restaurants serving featured dishes. It’s time for our local chefs and restaurants to create some unique and authentic dishes. Experience our local Flavours through delicious 2-3 course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus created by participating Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country restaurants! Enjoy a 2-3 course prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menu at participating restaurants in Ontario’s Lake Country.  

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April 2019

Orillia Perch Festival

April 20, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Orillia Perch Festival

One of Canada’s Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus … Bonus Perch & Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws! JUST FISH TO WIN !!!

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July 2019

Big Sky Music Festival

July 20, 2019
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Big Sky Music Festival

Introducing, Big Sky Music Festival. Singalong to Alabama, Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio & more at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, in Oro-Medonte on Saturday, July 20th. We’re taking it back to the good ol’ days with a classic car show, camping, and craft market the whole family will enjoy. It’s back to the classics at Big Sky Music Festival.

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October 2019

Orillia Jazz Festival

October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Orillia Jazz Festival

There will be lots of great music to hear featuring a variety of artists at many wonderful venues. Visit www.orilliajazzfestival.com for all the information you will need to get the most out of this year’s festival!

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Fall Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country

October 18, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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Fall Flavours of Ontario's Lake Country

Celebrate Flavours this Fall with local restaurants serving featured dishes. It’s time for our local chefs and restaurants to create some unique and authentic dishes. Experience our local Flavours through delicious 2-3 course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus created by participating Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country restaurants!

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January 2020

Severn WinterFest

January 24 - January 26
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia,ONL3V 7A3Canada
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The second annual Severn Winterfest will be held January 24-26, 2020 at Orillia & District Agricultural Society (ODAS Park). Many great events are in the works including a demolition derby, dance, ice bar, roller skating, igloo village, pancake breakfast, walking trail, giant snow slide, wagon rides, and of course the polar bear dip. The schedule will be updated as details are confirmed.

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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!

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