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August 4th-7th


Things To Do in the Barrie and Surrounding Areas This Weekend

Friday Night Flick

Family movie night anyone? Come out this Friday at 2:30 & 6:30pm to our Painswick Branch Public Library in Barrie and enjoy this week’s Friday Flick; Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (1hr 42m).

Barrie's Farmers Market

Interested in some live music, fresh local produce, baked goods and free activities for the kids? Check out Barrie’s Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-1pm. Now outside for the season.

Friday Harbour - Vendor Market Series

Friday Harbour is hosting a vibrant outdoor marketplace featuring local vendors and entertainment, open every weekend from May through September! With something for everyone, the Vendor Market offers a unique range of artisanal products, fashion and accessories, bath and body products, décor, and more. Be sure to also visit the CIBC Pier to enjoy live music and our Friday Harbour retailers located along the Promenade for more exciting finds! Free admission and parking. Events Times: Saturdays: 11am - 8pm Sundays: 11am - 6pm

Treetop Trekking At Horseshoe Resort

 Now until November 12th. Treetop Trekking is all about fun! Surround yourself in nature while exploring the forest during one of our unforgettable adventure activities. They've got something for all ages and abilities.

Open Air Dunlop

Head to Downtown Barrie to enjoy a pedestrian-friendly on select Saturday's from June to October, where you can explore local shops, restaurants, live entertainment and more. Visit the website for regular updates on event programming.
Upcoming Dates & Events:
August 12 - East Asian Ethnic Mosaic Night
August 26 - OMCI Emerging Artist Showcase
September 9 - Culture Day
September 23 - Downtown Barrie Yoga Fest
October 7 - Thanksgiving
October 28 - Halloween

Sunflower Experience at Rounds Ranch

Now until September 4th. Your Sunflower Experience includes:
- A scenic wagon ride to the back of the Ranch
- Meander through 10 acres of 60 different varieties of beautiful cut flowers and experience peace and tranquility in the quietness of a large field.
- Take loads of pictures to capture memories of your day. Unique props throughout the field provide amazing photo backdrops.
- Pick your favourite sunflower to take home. Snippers, bags and water are provided in the field tent.
- Purchase a decorative bucket and fill it to the brim of sunflowers and cut flowers
- Enjoy 25+ activities in Ranchland (included in your admissions price).
- Experience the thrill of going down the 500′ Slip’n’Slide (additional fee)
- Ride a horse or pony (additional fee). Book your ride at the gate.
Check the website for pricing.

South Bay Fields Lavender Farm

Wander through 5,000 lavender plants of 8 different varieties spread across 3 unique planting arrangements. Take a break on our garden bench swings situated in the middle of 1000+ blooming English lavender. Relax in our Muskoka chairs situated throughout the lavender fields. Take a stroll through our winding relaxation path which guides you through our canola field and wildflower field containing over 27 different wildflower species. Visit our open air shop (yes, that is a fancy way of saying tent) with all of our lavender goodies available for purchase.   In addition to our products, you can also purchase fresh lavender and sunflower bundles harvested the morning of your visit. Learn about growing, harvesting and distilling lavender from one of our friendly staff.

Kempenfest 2023

August 4th-7th. Celebrating 51 Years of Kempenfest! Kempenfest is one of the largest outdoor arts, crafts, and music festivals in North America. Featuring over 300 juried artisans and crafters, 4 days of live music on two stages, a midway, over 15 different food vendors, juried artisans, antiques and so much fun you will want to attend every day. Kempenfest has given back over $10 million to our community since its inception over 50 years ago. Kempenfest is for people all of all ages – we have something for everyone. We are located on 2kms of Barrie’s beautiful waterfront. Make Kempenfest a part of your summer tradition. Craft vendors Open: Saturday - Monday: 10am- 6pm Concerts: Friday - Monday

Celebrate the Campfire | August Long WEEKend

August 4th-10th. Let the campfire fuel your dreams. There's nothing like ending your day with a few laughs around a crackling campfire. Spend your long weekend outdoors, gathering with family and friends, eating gooey s'more cones and reminiscing about a day filled with camping fun. Summer is moving fast, so get back to basics while camping. At Barrie KOA we can help you do all this, so book now.

Pirates Of The Bay at Discovery Harbour

Explore the ‘pirate’ ships! Make a pirate hat, explore the brig! Make a paper sword, temporary tattoos for little pirates, meet the pirate captain and write your pirate name on the muster list Make a pirate hook! Meet “Skeleton Jack” the interactive, talking pirate skeleton, practice your aim with water cannons and targets! Meet the Pirate King! He may even let you sit on the pirate throne. Pirate Scavenger hunt. Make your way through the pirate-themed inflatable obstacle course. Visit the Scallywag Tavern for souvenirs, snacks and drinks. Enjoy sea shanties and pirate songs on the outdoor stage. Dates & Times: Saturday, August 5th only 10am – 5pm. Tickets available for purchase on-site Activities for Pirates of All Ages! Admission: $12.00 per person (includes tax) Kids 5 & under are free!

Summer Fun Trailer

August 4th 1–2pm -  Coulter Glen | Barrie Housing - 49 Coulter Street
August 4th 3–6pm - Peggy Hill Community Centre - 171 Mapleton Avenue

Get accessible recreation services and summer fun right in your own neighbourhoods. Back again for a third year, the Summer Fun Trailer will be travelling to various locations for the 2023 summer season (weather permitting). Equipment can be loaned out for free to use in the park on that day. Equipment is for all ages, and can be signed out by participants 12 years and older. Equipment includes, but is not limited to:
Spike ball
Ladder golf sets
Soccer balls
Arts & crafts
Mural colouring
First-come, first-served basis.

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