Moonlight  Magic & Tractor Parade of Lights to kick off holiday season in Orangeville

Santa will be stopping in downtown Orangeville during his pre-Christmas tour!  Santa will light the Town Christmas tree during Moonlight Magic and the Tractor Parade of Lights on Friday, November 16.  From 6-9 p.m. enjoy great family fun.  The event starts outside Town Hall with David Nairn’s reading of the Twas the Night Before Christmas, …

2018 art submissions selected for utility boxes

Orangeville’s Arts & Culture Committee has selected five pieces of art created by local artists to be featured on utility boxes throughout Orangeville. The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The program launched in 2016…

2018 Arts & Culture Award winners announced at Celebration of the Arts

This marks the ninth year that the Town of Orangeville has held an event to celebrate the arts and announce the recipients of arts and culture awards. The evening celebration at the Town Hall Opera House serves as a kick-off to Culture Days in the community. Opening remarks were provided by: The Honourable Sylvia Jones,…

Electric vehicle charging station introduced downtown

Electric vehicles have been gaining popularity due to their environmental benefits and many electric vehicle owners make their travelling decisions with the availability of charging infrastructure front of mind, especially in rural areas of Ontario. To encourage visitations to the community while demonstrating the Town’s concern for our environment, the Town of Orangeville has installed…

Nominations now open for Arts & Culture Awards

Do you know an individual, business or organization that contributes to arts and culture in Dufferin County?  Nominations are now open for the 2018 Arts and Culture Awards presented by the Town of Orangeville. Since 2010, 30 awards have been presented in eight different categories: Established Artist of the Year: honours an established artist in our…

EQUUS Film Festival comes to Headwaters

From July 20 to 22, the Headwaters region will host the exclusive Canadian stop of the highly acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival. For three days, the historic Town Hall Opera House in downtown Orangeville will serve as the mainstage venue for 19 films from across the world, celebrating the horse and the art of film-making. Founded…

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival returns June 1 to 3

The award-winning Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival will take place from June 1 to 3 in downtown Orangeville and will feature over 90 acts on 3 stages and in local pubs, restaurants and event venues with several pop-up bands performing on Broadway and Mill Street. The festival starts on Friday night at 5 p.m. with…

Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival named Top 100 by FEO

The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival proudly announced that it has once again been recognized by Festival and Events Ontario as one of the 2018 Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario. The Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. This award represents the seventh year that the Orangeville Blues…

Headwaters Tourism celebrates excellence in tourism

The Orangeville Town Hall Opera House was filled with tourism and community leaders on the evening of Tuesday, January 16th for the annual Headwaters Tourism Awards. The building was still abuzz after a full day of learning at the first provincial Rural Tourism Symposium that brought together rural tourism organizations and businesses from across Ontario,…

Rural Tourism Symposium to be hosted in Orangeville

Headwaters Tourism, in partnership with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, invites rural tourism stakeholders, destination marketing organizations and tourism businesses to attend the first Rural Tourism Symposium: Where Tourism Gets Real. Taking place at Orangeville’s Town Hall Opera House on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018,  this one-day event is designed to raise the profile of rural tourism as an integral…

Award winners announced at Celebration of the Arts

This marks the eighth year that the Town of Orangeville has held an event to celebrate the arts and announce the recipients of arts and culture awards. Formerly known as the Mayor’s Breakfast for the Arts, the event transformed this year into an evening celebration entitled “Celebration of the Arts” which serves as a kick-off…

Orangeville’s public art collection continues to grow

Four art submissions have been selected by a jury of Orangeville’s Arts & Culture Committee to be featured on utility boxes throughout Orangeville. The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The program launched in 2016…

Nominations for Arts and Culture Awards now open

The Town of Orangeville is currently seeking nominations for the arts and culture awards. The awards recognize businesses, organizations and individuals who have contributed to arts and culture in Orangeville.  Arts and culture includes visual, music, dance, film, theatre, written word, culinary, parades, festivals and community events, design, and much more. A simple online nomination…

Orangeville celebrates Tourism Week

Councillor Sylvia Bradley has proclaimed May 28 to June 3, 2017 as Tourism Week in the Town of Orangeville. Sitting near the Mantis Queen, a unique sculpture by artist Ron Baird, at the Visitor Information Centre, Councillor Bradley expresses appreciation to Klaus Tiessen of Glen Echo Nurseries Inc. for the donation of plants at the…

Headwaters Food Charter endorsed by Town of Orangeville Council

The Headwaters Food Charter and Action Plan, presented by the Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance, has gained the support of Orangeville Town Council. A project of the Headwaters Communities in Action initiative, Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA) focuses on creating a healthy and sustainable food system. As part of this mandate, the organization has…

Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival volunteers contributed 62 years of service!

Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival contributed 62 years of Volunteer service! Festival volunteers were invited to join the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards at the Mississauga Convention Centre on Wednesday. Larry Kurtz, Festival founder says, “We are proud of our many volunteers who work tirelessly to create the Festival every year, and pleased to see them…