Current & Upcoming Events


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: November 25, 2017

Location: Gazebo in Children's park

Join us in Children’s park for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Gazebo. 3:30 pm – 5 pm meet Mrs. Claus and reindeer as she strolls through downtown. 5:30 pm Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. Featuring: ‘Shop with a Hero’ donation – Jordan Knudsen of Knude Products Caroling provided by the Orion Art Center Lighting of […]

Holiday Lighted Parade

Date: December 2, 2017

Lake Orion is the home of one of the only nighttime holiday lighted parades in Michigan. In fact, it’s the second largest lighted holiday parade in the nation!! The event—sponsored, planned and coordinated by the Orion Area Parade Group (OAPG) — takes place starting at dusk, the first Saturday each December.

Hometown Holidays

Start date: November 25, 2017

End date: December 28, 2017

Location: Downtown Lake Orion

Lake Orion is a special place. A downtown filled with radiant restaurants, blissful boutiques and an incomparable shopping experience.  Feel good about where you shop this holiday season!  Small Business Saturday – November 25, 2017 Kick off the Holiday Season shopping in downtown and get rewarded for supporting your local businesses!  On Saturday, Nov. 25th […]

New Year’s Resolution Run

Date: January 1, 2018

Time: 9am

Location: Downtown Lake Orion

The 19th annual run through downtown Lake Orion begins at 10am on Monday, January 1, 2018. This event raises funds for the Lake Orion DDA and its projects and programs. For more information about how those monies are used, click HERE.      REGISTER ONLINE by December 30th for $25 (5k) and $20 (fun run […]

Winterfest Outhouse Races

Date: February 3, 2018

Time: 2 - 4 pm

Ready…Set…Go ! The event is coordinated by the Lake Orion Lions Club.

Lake Orion Jubilee

Start date: June 21, 2018

End date: June 24, 2018

Location: at the corner of Flint and Broadway

The annual Lake Orion Lions Club Jubilee carnival & fireworks features midway rides, games, live entertainment, fireworks on Saturday night, a beer tent and more. Unlike anywhere else, this festival is located right in the heart of downtown Lake Orion!   Lake Orion Jubilee 2018 Carnival Thursday, June 21, 2018 Friday, June 22, 2018 Saturday, June […]

The event is coordinated by the Lake Orion Fireworks Association.

Past Events


Halloween Parade

Date: October 25, 2017

Time: 6 pm

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and anyone else who wants to venture into Downtown Lake Orion! This annual event is a Lake Orion tradition!  Children of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and walk in the parade through historic downtown Lake Orion. The parade line up will begin at 5:45p.m. at the Ehman […]

Babes on Broadway

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 5:30 - 9 pm

Location: Downtown Lake Orion, MI

This past October 12th, Simply Marcella partnered with the Lake Orion DDA to host a Ladies Night Out and it was a huge success!  All of the profits from this event, $3200, went to Humble Design. “…a non-profit helping families transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services. We turn their empty house into a […]

Orion Township Firefighters Run with Fire 5k

Date: October 7, 2017

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

A 5k Run/Walk and free kids run to promote Fire Prevention Month and Fire Safety/Awareness hosted by the Orion Twp Fire Dept. The 5k will start and finish in front of Orion Fire Station #1, will proceed thru Children’s Park and along the Paint Creek Trail. Medals to top finishers in age groups. Special trophy […]

Zombie Walk and Poker Run

Date: September 16, 2017

Time: 8 pm

Location: Downtown Lake Orion

We are on a hunt for Zombies to celebrate Ed’s (Lloyd’s) 603rd birthday by lumbering down Broadway in a Zombie Walk fundraiser presented by Ed’s Broadway Gift & Costume. The fun begins Saturday, September 16th at 8 pm. Meet at Ed’s (2 S. Broadway) and for a $5 donation, the “Herd” will drag themselves into CJ’s Sandbar, Lockhart’s BBQ, […]

Gazebo Concert Series

Start date: July 9, 2017

End date: September 3, 2017

Weekly Sundays 2 pm – 4 pm in Children’s Park Starting July 9th –  Finishing September 3rd Sponsored by the Lake Orion DDA, Oxford Bank, the Lake Orion Review, M&B Graphics and 20 Front Street music, this free concert series is open to people of all ages. Everyone attending the concerts will be eligible to win a different prize […]

Dragon on the Lake

Start date: August 24, 2017

End date: August 27, 2017

Downtown Lake Orion comes alive during the Orion Art Center’s annual Dragon on the Lake Festival! We’re celebrating art, music and dragons with an event for all ages.

Collaboration and coordination Working with Orion Township supervisor, Chris Barnett, the Orion Veterans memorial group and Bob “FastBob” Busquaert, the Lake Orion DDA put on the very first Orion Veterans Memorial Day 5K race, on Monday May 29, 2017. The goal of the race was to bring in more participants to the Veterans Memorial Ceremony […]

Lake Orion Flower & Art Fair

Start date: May 12, 2017

End date: May 13, 2017

We had a PHENOMENAL event this year!  Mother Nature smiled and the weather for both days was a very comfortable 65 degrees with a light breeze and just enough clouds to make the sky interesting. Looks like all the hopes and prayers of the staff, vendors, businesses and volunteers paid off!  We had approximately six […]