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.  

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.