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Into the Green & Blues Street Festival
May 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Come celebrate all things spring at this newly re-branded Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale beginning with the Downtown Dewey Dash, a one mile fun run down the main street followed by a community pancake breakfast at St. James Anglican Church from 7 am – 11 am. This Street Festival will highlight spring and showcase all things local while integrating our community gardens, community partners, service groups and many more into the festivities. Experience live on-stage demo’s, giant outdoor board games, new kids features and bike rentals offered by Velocity Cycle & Ski. Enjoy spring sidewalk sales, delicious food trucks, kid & adult activities, contests and giveaways.
Get your Into the Green & Blues Program here! Check out what’s happening in Downtown Orillia this weekend!
Come join us at this fabulous new Night Market as part of Into the Green & Blues Street Festival in Downtown Orillia! Enjoy the ambiance, see the treetops glow and listen to the sound of blues on the street. Grab a treat from your favourite vendor or artisan, get your produce for the weekend, meet up with friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Meet us on the street in the Orillia Library block from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday, May 27!
Are you a vendor, artisan or farmer at a Farmers Market? Would you like an opportunity to sell your products at Downtown’s Night Market on Friday, May 27 from 6 pm – 9 pm? If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of give us a call at 705-325-3261, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply complete the Night Market Vendor Form and drop it off at our office or send it in via email or mail. Don’t delay, spaces are filling up fast! Here’s a list of participating Night Market Vendors.
Orillia Spring Blues Festival
Downtown Orillia is pleased to announce that the Orillia Spring Blues Festival has come on board as a partner for this year’s festival. Visit their blues stage located on the main street between Peter and Matchedash on Saturday beginning at 11:30 am.
11:30 am – Tobin Spring
1:00 pm – Matt Weidinger
3:00 pm – Wayne Buttery & The Groove Project
Don’t miss OSBF artists that will be performing on Friday evening in downtown venues. Stay tuned for a list of participating venues and the blues stage line-up. For more details on the line-up visit http://orilliaspringblues.com/.
The Downtown Dewey Dash is an all-inclusive 1 mile fun run down Orillia’s main street on Saturday, May 28. The run will start and finish in front of the library, running the length of Mississaga to Front and looping both North and South on Peter Street so that participants get a full downtown tour. To purchase tickets visit www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-orillia-public-library-board/events/downtown-dewey-dash/. Would you like to help out? They would love to have you and need course marshals and volunteers to help with registration and to hand out refreshments after the race. If you’d like to volunteer email email@example.com.
Renowned for their soaring vocal harmonies, instrumental prowess, and fun-loving, down-to-earth stage presence, The Barrel Boys are a unique staple of Toronto’s bluegrass scene. The Boys combine the rich traditions of bluegrass, country, and old-time with their own unmistakable sound to create an exuberant and deeply soulful musical experience. To learn more about The Barrel Boys visit https://barrelboysbluegrass.com.
TEAM T&J are a fresh dose of active and uplifting family entertainment. They set an environment where kids can explore and express their creativity and imaginations through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction! They have fun with audiences by inspiring everyone to be true to who they are, to believe in themselves, and to follow their dreams. Tonya & Jory (T&J) have been seen on national tours performing with some of the biggest brands in children’s entertainment, such as Thomas The Tank Engine, Dora The Explorer, Bob The Builder and My Little Pony to name a few. For more information on TEAM T & J visit www.teamtandj.com or like them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/teamtandj.
Visit the main stage on Saturday, May 28 for an on-stage demonstration by Orillia Community Gardens. Get information on how you can begin seeding our city, on seed libraries, community gardens and other community food growing initiatives. Learn the basics of growing food in Orillia and how to participate in Growing Orillia’s Food Future! There will also be sign painting for the kids. For more information on Orillia Community Gardens visit https://orilliacommunitygardens.wordpress.com/.
Stay tuned! More features and information to come.
If you are an Artisan, Outside Vendor, Food Vendor or a Community Partner and would like to come be a part of this awesome new Street Festival experience, be sure to fill out your vendor forms and return them to us ASAP. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a fun filled weekend in Downtown Orillia.