Barrie-Muskoka Orillia Festivals Listing

Folks living in Barrie, Orillia, along Georgian Bay or in the Muskokas (and those visiting)love festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout the year, over 100 different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups. There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival.

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Orillia Winter CarnivalEarly FebDowntown & Waterfront
Franklin Carmichael: Our Native SonEnd April to mid -JulyPhone: 705-326-2159
Annual Orillia Perch Festivalmid April - early MayThe 24th Annual Orillia Perch Festival the largest fishing derby of its kind in North America! Waterfront.
Annual Orillia Spring Blues FestivalLate April
9th Annual Busker FestivalLate MayLakefield: 705-652-6936
Christmas In JuneEnd JuneDecorated Boat Contest & Lighted Boat Parade, free to viewing public. Turkey Buffet dinner with proceeds to local charity. Port of Orillia
Coldwater & Area Studio TourEnd JuneProfessional area artists & artisans open their studios to the public, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 325-6094 or 835-2076
Annual Orillia Arts For Peace FestivalEnd JuneA celebration of peace & social harmony for all ages, live music, story-telling, face painting, arts & crafts activities & more, Noon - 5:00 pm, Leacock Museum, 329-2333
Canada DayJuly 1community celebration with parade through Downtown at Noon, opening ceremonies with Legion Band & Colour Guard, live entertainment on three stages, children's village, Citizenship Court, waterski show, craft/food vendors & more, giant fireworks display at dusk, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-2333
Sunday Evening Band Concert,July & AugustRotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, 329-7250 (rain location Orillia Community Centre)
Orillia Guild Arts & Crafts ShowEarly JulyJuried display of arts & crafts by local artists & artisans, Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366
Mariposa Folk FestivalEarly JulyNorth America's longest running folk festival, featuring an incredible weekend of music with great artists, emporium, artisan's village, folkplay area for kids, food, beer tent & more, Tudhope Park, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, 329-2333 or 1-877-504-4415
Annual Orillia Scottish Festivalmid JulyCeilidh at Legion Friday; parade downtown, pipe & drum competitions, Highland & Scottish Country dancers, craft & vendor booths at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday; church service & kirkin' of the tartan, entertainment at Legion Sunday, 325-8442
Coldwater Stampede - Dodge Series RodeoLate JulyBull & bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, Saturday parade & Saturday night dance, Coldwater Fairgrounds & Arena, 686-7558
Leacock Summer FestivalLate JulyF eaturing the best in contemporary fiction & poetry, Annual Reading Series, Leacock Lecture & Tea, silent auction & children's activities, Leacock Museum, 329-1908
Leacock Sunshine Sidewalk Sale,Late JulyTwo great days & ten walking blocks of the best bargains of summer! Music, entertainment, attractions & events, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261
Rotary-Lions Annual FunfestEnd JulyMidway, vendors, bingo, games of chance, fun for the whole family, Couchiching Beach Park, 327-0479 or 327-3210
Annual Tribute Artists WeekendEarly AugTop tribute artists perform live tributes to Elvis, Buddy, Dean, Connie & others, preliminary, semi-final & final competitions, memorabilia vendors, Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 325-1266 or 325-8442
Corn/Midsummer FestivalEarly AugOrillia Farmers' Market, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm, Market Square, Downtown Orillia behind Opera House, 325-8272
Annual Carden Fair,Late AugFarm olympics, horseshoe tournament, ATV pull & more, Carden Community Centre, Lake Dalrymple Road, 833-2713
155th Orillia & District Fall Fair,mid SeptThree fun-filled days packed with events for all ages, including midway, live entertainment, demolition derby & tractor pull, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road, 325-0353
Harvest Festival, - Orillia Farmers' Marketmid Sept7:30 am - 12:30 pm, Market Square, Downtown Orillia behind Opera House, 325-8272
153rd Oro World's FairLate SeptMidway, antique power show & tool display, truck & tractor pull, horse & pony shows, demolition derby & more, Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, 7th Line & 15/16 Sideroad, 487-1753
Ramona Fall FairLate SeptHorse show & pull, ATV display, crafts, live entertainment & more, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 169 South, Washago, 689-2862
Coldwater Fall FairLate SeptThree action-packed days include Friday evening demolition derby; Saturday tractor pull, agricultural show & cattle judging; Sunday horse pull & goat & sheep show, Coldwater Fairgrounds & Arena, 686-7847
Thanksgiving Market, - Orillia Farmers' MarketEarly Oct7:30 am - 12:30 pm, Market Square, Downtown Orillia behind Opera House, 325-8272
Mnjikaning First Nation Annual Thanksgiving Pow WowA Thanksgiving celebration in the Native tradition, featuring a spectacular display of Native arts, crafts & contemporary Pow Wow style dancing & singing, MASK Arena, Mnjikaning/Rama First Nation, 325-3611, Ext. 1294
Annual Orillia Jazz Festivalmid OctWeekend of great jazz at the inns, restaurants & lounges throughout Orillia, free shuttle bus service, 327-1036 or 326-4424
Electric Light Parademid NovOfficial tree lighting ceremony for the "Wonderland of Lights", free candles for the first 500 children marching in the parade, Mississaga Street from waterfront to Opera House, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Parade: 6:30 pm / Tree Lighting: 7:00 pm)
4th Annual Christmas Open HouseLate NovA great day of shopping as merchants welcome everyone Downtown to start the festive season, treats & live music at various locations, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261
Orillia Santa Claus ParadeEnd NovOver one hundred floats & bands, & of course, Santa himself! 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 326-4424 (Non-perishable foods collected for Orillia Food Bank by Big Brothers along parade route)