Summertime in Orillia, Barrie and Muskoka is always busy with tons of fun family events to enjoy! To ensure you’re aware of all the exciting things taking place in our region this summer, Lake Country Doulas has put together a helpful list of events for your reference.
Every Saturday - The Orillia Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday at the Orillia Public Library. The Market is a perfect spot to purchase locally made goods and foods, including farm fresh produce, gift items and more! Lake Country Doulas plans to host a booth at the Market sometime this summer, so stay tuned for more details about that in the weeks to come! For more information about the Orillia Farmers’ Market, click here.
Here in Orillia we are fortunate to have two farmers markets on Saturday mornings! Our families often make a morning of it and check out both. The other Saturday market is located at ODAS Park. More information about that market can be found here.
Saturday, June 10 and 17 - Lake Country Doulas will be hosting our Dive Deep Into Birth childbirth class. This class is perfect for couples considering a natural childbirth, and costs $150 for the weekend. For more information on this class, click here.
Friday, June 9 - Saturday, June 10 - Spring Boat, Cottage and Outdoors Show is an exciting festival for every outdoor enthusiast! Taking place at the Port of Orillia, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, June 24 - A tribute to the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas in June! Boats decorated in Christmas gear? Sign us up!
Saturday, June 24- Canada and Orillia's 150th Birthday Celebration at ODAS Park! This FREE event is from 11am-3pm and will involve children's activities, a free BBQ, free roller skating and more!
Saturday, July 1 - Happy 150th birthday, Canada! Enjoy live entertainment, free cake and parade at the Orillia Canada Day Celebration!
Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16 - 40th Annual Orillia Scottish Festival is a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. Enjoy a parade through downtown, pipe and drum competition, live entertainment, vendors and more! Taking place at Couchiching Park.
Saturday, July 29 - A street festival like no other featuring food food, shopping, live music and more at Downtown Orillia’s Summer Block Party!
Friday, August 4 - Monday, August 7 - Celebrate the long weekend by taking the kids to Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest featuring midway, games and vendors!
Friday, August 11 - Sunday, August 13 - Orillia’s Waterfront Festival has lots to see and do, including an in-water boat show and lots of great shopping. Taking place at Couchiching Park.
Saturday, August 19 - The Annual Classic Car Show is a great event for car lovers of all ages, with over 400 classic cars on display!
Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27 - The 3rd Annual Orillia Rib Fest has a lot to offer: live music, great shopping and, of course, some of the world's most delicious ribs. (Oh, and try “The Blooming Onion”, you’ll be glad you did!)
For more information on any of these events, click here.
Sunday, June 25 - Kids Fishing Day is hosted by Kempenfelt Rotary Club and is a day devoted to teaching kids to fish! It's free and lots of fun, so be sure to check it out!
Wednesday, June 28- In Celebration of Canada 150, there will be a FREE Air Show featuring the Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet over Kempenfelt Bay. Canadian Forces Base Borden will be set up all day in Heritage Park with displays and a kiddie commando course. The air show will take place at approximately 6pm.
Sunday, July 1 - Canada Day festivities taking place at Barrie's waterfront!
Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7 - Kempenfest is a Barrie long weekend tradition and features something for everyone, with over 300 artisans, an antique show, food vendors, midway, children's activities, and an amazing line-up of live entertainment.
For more information on these exciting events, click here.
One of our favourite farmers markets is located in Gravenhurst every Wednesday from 9am to 2pm down at the Wharf.
Sunday, July 1 - Canada Day celebrations are taking place all around Muskoka. To check out the celebration taking place in your city, click here.
Saturday, July 22 - Santa Fest is coming to Bracebridge! A celebration of Christmas taking place in July, enjoy a Santa Claus parade, food vendors, entertainment and, of course, photos with Old Saint Nick himself!
Saturday, August 5 - The Urban Slide is coming to Huntsville! Register ahead of time by clicking here and ride this amazing 1000 foot Slip N' Slide down main street Huntsville!
Something to enjoy anywhere is the 2017 Parks Canada Discover Pass! To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday you can enjoy free admission to national parks and historic sites across the country. To get your pass visit the government site here.
Any other exciting family events and festivals happening this summer? Let us know in the comments so we can add them to our list!