11 Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Summer!

11 Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Summer!

Barrie Automotive Flee Market

Spring: June 7-10
Fall: September 6-9

The 36th annual spring automotive flee market starts on the first Thursday in June at Burls Creek Event Grounds. Browse the aisles for rare collectables, hard to find car parts, and classic cars. A collection of must-see vendors gather all at one location, from classic signs to car tires, you will find it here.

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Cottage Country Comic-Con

June 23 – 24

Cottage Country Comic Con is coming back and bigger than ever. This two-day event is changing locations and is being held at the Orillia Rotary Place because of the increase in popularity. Meet your favourite comic book creators, professional wrestlers, and check out classic cars like the General Lee, K.I.T.T, and Herbie.

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Mariposa Folk Festival

July 6-8

Orillia’s largest festival is back again from July 6th to 8th. Enjoy the festival in full force at Tudhope Memorial Park with vendors, live performances, and activities for the kids. And don’t forget about the free downtown stage in Orillia and enjoy music, arts, great food and drink, stores and vendors.

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Car Shows

Ramara: July 14
Orillia: Aug 18

Coming July 14th, experience, the 8th annual Ramara classic car show. Enjoy vendors, music, amazing vehicles, and a BBQ. Or, enjoy another car show in downtown Orillia on August 18th. This year is the 20th anniversary with over 400 classic cars, live entertainment, great dining, and shopping available.

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Orillia Scottish Festival

July 20-22

The 41st annual Orillia Scottish Festival is back again from July 20th to 22nd. This event celebrates Scottish culture and heritage at Couchiching Beach Park. Bagpipes and Drums will be returning this year along with the Scarborough Shrine Club and the Orillia Shrine Club.

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Boots & Hearts

August 9-12

Welcoming back Canada’s biggest country music festival, Boots and Hearts! This is a four-day long festival at Burls Creek Event Grounds that includes an amazing lineup of country artists with the main headliners being Thomas Rhett, Alan Jackson and Florida Georgia Line. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now with different camping options available.

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Coldwater Steampunk Festival

August 9-11

The Coldwater Steampunk festival is a unique kind of art festival with a Victorian, industrial, and retro futurism theme. This festival is popular with local artists and creative people coming together over the course of a weekend spreading across the historic village of Coldwater.

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Orillia Waterfront Festival

August 10-12

The Orillia Waterfront festival is family friendly and fun for all ages. This event includes an in-water boat show, a variety of vendors, water ski shows, and lots of fun activities throughout the weekend.  This festival takes place at the Port of Orillia with different shows and events taking place including a cardboard boat race.

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I Love The 90’s Tour

August 18

The ‘I Love The 90’s’ Tour is coming to Ontario’s Lake Country this summer at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. Enjoy performances from Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Montell Jordan, Young MC, Rob Base and Black Sheep. General admission and VIP tickets are available along with meet and greet packages.

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Starry Night

August 25

Starry Night is an annual studio and gallery tour in Downtown Orillia. Explore shops and restaurants while meeting local artists as they display their beautiful and unique artwork under the starry sky.

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Summer Shows at Casino Rama Resort

All Summer

Casino Rama Resort offers world class entertainment with artists such as, Bryan Adams, The Beach Boys, Reba, ZZ Top, and many more! Pair your show with excellent food at one of the many world-class restaurants and top it of with a stay at their top-notch hotel!

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Ontario’s Lake Country is known for its many festivals and events make sure to check our website for more events in the region!

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