The Arts, Culture and Tourism newsletter is a monthly publication that provides a snapshot of upcoming festivals, events and activities happening in Orangeville. Read recent issues below and subscribe to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox.  

December 2021 - The spirit of the holidays

The festive season is in full swing and there are many ways to connect with that cherished holiday spirit here in Orangeville. Find the perfect gift crafted by a local artist. Join the merriment at a holiday event. Admire the twinkling lights and colourful displays. However you choose to celebrate, we wish you the very best of the season. Read more.

Young woman hanging an ornament on a decorated Christmas tree in a store decorated for the holidays

Island Lake in November

November 2021 - Settling in

As we say so long to candy stashes and pumpkin spice, November invites us to settle in and look ahead with cozy anticipation. A visit to Bravery Park will encourage remembrance and reflection. We then look forward to the return of many local holiday events. The newest additions to Orangeville's collection of utility box artwork are also unveiled. Read more



October 2021 - The wonders of fall

Fall is a season for the senses and there are many ways to revel in the wonder of this impressive time of year in Orangeville. Hear spirited stories of historic buildings courtesy of the Museum of Dufferin (MoD) and prepare to Boo! on Broadway in downtown Orangeville. New art is installed around town, Theatre Orangeville brings live performances back to the Opera House stage, and the Arts & Culture Awards presentation celebrates our community's creative sector. Read more.

Couple walking in the tall grass in the fall

Image of the Orange Lawrence statue standing in front of the Town Hall

September 2021 – Find your way

Many of Orangeville’s most prominent landmarks are easily found, recognized, and admired. By wandering beyond the familiar routes, you will soon find more places and spaces with stories to share. With the Driftscape app the discovery of the Town’s collection of public art and historic buildings has never been easier and the newly added Top Ten Public Art Tour offers a glimpse of the diverse range of public artwork throughout Orangeville. The virtual grand opening of Bravery Park happens this month and the nominees for the 2021 Arts & Culture Awards are announced. Read more.

August 2021 - The making of summer memories

The arrival of August always offers a gentle reminder that the long days of summer are slipping away. Luckily, there is still plenty of time to soak up this glorious season. Live music is back and Theatre Orangeville returns to the stage with two in-person performances. Driftscape offers a new and interactive way to experience Orangeville and Celebrate Your Awesome returns with a virtual celebration of diversity and pride in Dufferin County. Read more.

girl laying on grass in summer

Hanging baskets with pink flowers on a storefront. Canada flags in the window.

July 2021 – The time has come

July in Orangeville presents an opportunity to experience our vibrant community in different ways and this month is bursting with arts and culture, culinary, and community events for you to enjoy. Immerse yourself in public art, historic landmarks, and recreational activities with the Town’s new Driftscape app. Enjoy an afternoon in Orangeville’s green spaces with a picnic pack created by a downtown restaurant.  You can also contribute your artistic abilities with the Community Art Mosaic Project. In industry news, learn about free business coaching available to local tourism businesses. Read more

June 2021 - That feeling of anticipation

There is a refreshing sense of anticipation as we look forward to things to come. June in Orangeville is a time for experiences. Discover local Indigenous culture at the Mino Kamik Medicine Wheel Garden. Explore the community by following a scavenger hunt. Prepare to enjoy upcoming events this summer like the drive-thru Rotary Ribfest and drive-in movie nights. An opportunity to share your views on Orangeville’s Community Improvement Plan is also included. Read more.


Downtown Broadway on a sunny day. Within the image is a waterwheel in a centre median.

Tree lined lake with blue sky

May 2021 – Finding ways to savour Spring 

The sights and sounds of Spring are upon us and this month we share six suggestions to help you make the most of it. For the green thumb,  Dufferin Garden Centre can help with all of your planting needs while birdwatchers will appreciate this helpful guide that profiles many of our local bird species. For those who enjoy a culinary indulgence, there’s a gourmet picnic basket awaiting you at Fromage or stop by Greystones Café for a scoop of gelato. Stretch your legs with a stroll down Broadway to visit our retailers or head out for a hike at Island Lake Conservation Area. No matter what your ideal version of Spring looks like, enjoying all that this season has to offer in Orangeville is effortless. Read more.

April 2021 – Put a spring in your step 

“April showers bring May flowers.” While the promise of warmer temperatures beckons us outdoors, it’s not quite time to abandon indoor activities. Fortunately, Orangeville is bursting with creative ways for families to keep busy and have fun. Immerse yourself in a book from the stacks at Reader’s Choice. Try a new recipe with unique ingredients from one of our local specialty grocery stores. Enjoy friendly competition with a round at Bowling on Broadway or a new board game from Koros Games. The younger crowd will love the opportunity to burn off some energy at Recess Play while older members of the family can test their aim at Far Shot Recreation. Also, this month Theatre Orangeville presents The Rules of Playing Risk and patio season is open for the summer. Read more.

Young blonde girl wearing sunglasses and a pink snowsuit looking up at the camera

Three adults snowshoeing in a sugarbush

March 2021 – The sweet taste of Spring 

March is fondly known as ‘maple season’ and we’re sharing just a few of the ways that you experience Canada’s favourite syrup in Orangeville. Drizzle it over breakfast at Déjà Vu Diner; taste it within Wicked Shortbread's mouthwatering maple pecan bars; savour it with organic greens at Pia's On Broadway; sip it in a mocha at Mochaberry Café; experience maple themed art at Dragonfly Arts on Broadway and more. You can also learn about the 2021 Call for Artists for the Utility Box Art Display Program and how to get involved. Read more

February 2021 – For the love of food and family

No matter what your palate desires, Orangeville’s incredible restaurants and pubs are offering a scrumptious selection of at-home dining options. Enjoy diverse dining options including Curry Mantra’s authentic Indian flavours, a pint from Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen, or a sweet treat from The Chocolate Shop. Theatre Orangeville is offering virtual productions and there’s a great opportunity to test out your problem-solving skills with our scavenger hunts. Read more.

Young woman and child sitting at table eating dinner

Couple with standing with a golden retriever dog in winter landscape

January 2021 – Experience Orangeville safely

The arrival of the new year brings a sense of excitement for what awaits us. Embrace this feeling of renewal by getting out and experiencing all that Orangeville has to offer. Head outside and enjoy the great outdoors at Island Lake Conservation Area’s new 1.17 acre natural playground, expand your culinary horizons with Orangeville's restaurants, cafes, pubs, and farmers’ market, or tap into the local creative scene with a virtual performance by Theatre Orangeville. Also, this month learn more about the Town’s new Tourism Strategy and Action Plan and how it will help shape Orangeville over the next five years. Read more.