Town of Orangeville | Arts, Culture & Tourism Newsletter | June 2019
Connecting you to the creative side of Orangeville
In the News
The much-anticipated Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2 in downtown Orangeville. The award-winning event will feature over 90 acts with performances on four stages and in more than 15 venues around the community.

The festival kicks off with the popular Blues Cruise on Friday night featuring over 250 classic cars and 10 bands performing on Broadway. Performances on the TD Main Stage in Alexandra Park start at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the live music starts at 12 p.m. in the TD Local Stars Tent and the Opera House and at 2 p.m. on the TD Main Stage. Broadway Ramble runs from 1 to 5 p.m., offering a pedestrian-friendly festival environment with 10 bands performing in various outdoor locations along the street. New this year, the Family Zone will feature free activities, workshops, lessons, and more. Don't miss workshops in the Mill Street Library, and 'no tax' shopping at participating local businesses.

The festivities continue on Sunday with performances on stages and in venues around Orangeville. The increasingly popular Blues & Bikes event has a new day and location this year. Hundreds of motorcycles will be showcased on Broadway from 1 to 5 p.m.

To make getting to and from the festival easier, a free shuttle is available courtesy of the merchants and businesses of downtown Orangeville.

More information about this year's impressive list of performers and events is available at . Check the calendar for a full schedule and make sure to follow the festival on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram to stay connected.
Upcoming Events
June 21 and 22
Alexandra Park
June 22
Mill Street in downtown Orangeville
Classes offered five times per week
See class schedule for details
Island Lake Waterfront Amphitheatre
Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beside Town Hall
Select Saturday afternoons
Throughout downtown Orangeville
Mark your calendars for these popular
summer events
in Orangeville!
Town Hall Opera House Performances
June 6 to 8
Every dreamer has a 'fork in the road' moment when they question their dream and their purpose. The Creative Partners on Stage (C.P.O.S.) Dreamchasers will prove that every dream is worth chasing.
June 14 to 16
Follow enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.
June 21 to 30
Grease tells the classic good girl/ bad boy story set in the fabulous 1950s. Danny and Sandy have had a summer fling, but as cool fall air begins to blow, their romance fades. Magic happens when Sandy turns up on the first day of school, surprising Danny and all this friends. These guys and gals have a lot to learn in their senior year, but their friends will help them along. 
Things to Know
There is still time for local artists to respond to the Call for Artists for the 2019 Utility Box Art Display Program. Submissions are being accepted until Friday, June 14 . Up to five utility boxes will be added to this growing collection of public art. Winning submissions will be selected by jury and those artists will receive $500 for their work.

Artists must reside in Dufferin County and be at least 18 years old. For complete submission requirements, visit
Nominations for Orangeville's Arts & Culture Awards have opened earlier this year to offer nominators more time to recognize deserving recipients. Nominations are being accepted for eight award categories including Student Artist and Arts Educator. Since 2010, Orangeville has celebrated the arts by presenting the local awards as part of Orangeville's kick off to Culture Days.

Full details and a simple nomination form are available at and can be submitted until August 28.
Connect with us!
Do you have an upcoming event or news to share about arts and culture in Orangeville? Submit details by email or connect with us online.
You are receiving this monthly newsletter because you have indicated interest in events and news related to Arts, Culture and Tourism in Orangeville. If this is no longer the case, you may update your profile below.