Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival returns to concerts

After two years of virtual festivals, the Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival Committee is pleased to announce a return to the stage at St. Paul’s Center.


While many local music festivals across Canada have been canceled for 2020 and 2021, the Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival (OKMF) organizing committee has decided to continue with a virtual format. Participants submitted videos which were seen by the referees who then provided valuable comments and encouragement.

Although this allowed the Festival to continue, the participants lost the experience of performing on a stage, in front of an audience. New COVID protocols have allowed the OKMF to revert to the live performance format.

The St. Paul Center will be the site of the 64th anniversary of the festival. Details of the requirements to participate, volunteer or be part of the public will be updated on the OKMF website as the start date of April 11, 2022 approaches.

The committee has worked hard to revise the program to make it easier to get into the most suitable class for a participant. The OKMF is open to all residents of Orillia and the townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Rama and Ramara as well as the district of Muskoka. Adults, family groups and mixed age groups of all types are encouraged to participate in this fun, non-competitive event.

The 2022 festival will run from April 11 to 29. If you would like to be a part of the Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival as a performer or as a volunteer, visit our website at orilliakiwanismusicfestival.com. The registration deadline is January 31st.

The Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival offers music lovers of all ages the opportunity to meet, demonstrate and share their musical achievements and creativity.

If you are interested in volunteering at OKMF 2022, contact [email protected] Address general inquiries to [email protected] Visit our website orilliakiwanismusicfestival.com and be friends with us on Facebook.


Kenneth T. Shippee