Events

ORILLIA’S GOT TALENT: 

CANCELLED THIS YEAR – look for it to return in 2023.


THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST: From 8:30am – 11:00am (or we run out of pancakes) there will be a pancake breakfast down along the loop at Couchiching Park. Come have a great breakfast in the beautiful park with friends and family.


THE PARADE: Marshalling takes place on Albert and Mississauga Street at 11 AM. The Parade starts promptly at 12 PM and goes down Mississauga Street and along Centennial Drive and disperses at the north park entrance (Jarvis Street).

This parade celebrates Canada’s Birthday and Heritage. We encourage red and white, music, bands, flats, dignitaries, walking groups and animals (insurance certificate required).

We also encourage local award winners i.e. Citizen of the Year, Fair Ambassador, Woman of the Year, etc. to submit a parade application. Please go to Forms Tab for application and information.


Wheely Great Parade: Decorate your wheels to take part in the Wheely Great Parade. Bicycles, tricycles, wagons, skateboards, wheelchairs and scooters can take part in this annual event. The parade begins at 10:30 AM on July 1st. Participants of all ages can register between 9:00am and 10:20am in the park. Just look for our sign at the Park Entrance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Immediately after the parade, the Children’s Village will be officially declared open. Children’s Village activities will provide something for every child, from demonstrations, inflatables, crafts and face painting.


CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: All children’s activities are free NOT INCLUDING the midway. There will be an inflatable kids village FREE July 1st from 11am-4pm. The Children’s Village hours for all other activities (excluding the inflatable village) will be 11am-5pm. The activities will provide something for every child, from demonstrations, inflatables, crafts and face painting.


BIG CANADA DAY CAKE: This has become an annual tradition for the Orillia Canada Day festivities. There will be a large Canada Day cake made and decorated by Mariposa Market. Cake cutting starts at 2pm in the Lower Pavilion. It is first come first serve.


ENVIRONMENTAL DISPLAYS: All of us treasure the natural beauty, resources and expansiveness of our country. We’ve become more aware of how precious they are, and of the need to use them wisely. There will be several groups participating at Orillia Canada Day this year. They will inform and entertain all ages.


MIDWAY: Have fun with the whole family and all ages at the Midway which will have a variety of children’s and all ages rides. Plus games and carnival food. This year the Midway is running June 30 to July 3.


BEER GARDEN: This year the Orillia Canadian Legion will be hosting the beer garden in the same location as previous years. You do need to be 19 years or older to enjoy the garden. Hours are 11am-11pm. Last call is 10:30pm.


MORE EVENTS TO COME: Stay tuned for more events to be announced each day. Everything from various sports demonstrations to story telling.


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