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May 26th-28th


Things To Do in the Barrie and Surrounding Areas This Weekend

Friday Night Flick

Family movie night anyone? Come out this Friday at 6:30pm to our Painswick Branch Public Library in Barrie and enjoy this week’s Friday Flick; A Dog's Journey.(1hr 49m).

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

Barrie Waterfront Festival

The Barrie Waterfront Festival is back to bring Centennial Park to life with amazing musical acts, food trucks, vendors, beer garden, midway and more!

The annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table. Don't miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.

Festival Hours:
 Fri. May 26th 5pm-10pm
Sat. May 27th 12pm –11:30pm
Sun. May 28th 12pm - 6pm

Live Entertainment Line-up:
 Friday, May 26th
6:30pm - Crooked Zebras
8:30pm     Reckless Bryan - Tribute to Bryan Adams
 Saturday, May 27th
12pm - Toronto All Star Big Band
2:30pm - K-Man & The 45's 4:30pm - Jukebox Heroes - Tribute to Foreigner
6:30pm -Floydium - Tribute to Pink Floyd
8:30pm - Sheer Heart Attack
 Sunday, May 28th
12pm - Boiler Beach
2pm - Aeroforce - Tribute to Aerosmith
4pm - AC/DC Show Canada - Tribute to AC/DC 

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.

Native Tree and Shrub Sale

Living Green Barrie is having a Native Tree and Shrub Sale to help us raise money to plant more trees and grow our environmental programs. Pre-order online and pick up on Saturday, May 27th (9am-4pm), or Sunday, May 28th (10am-3pm). You can also purchase at the sale from the stock that is left. We will be joined by Pollinate Barrie. Talk to the tree and native plant experts about what to plant in your garden. Thank you for your support! *Please note that pick up is ONLY May 27th and 28th at a different location than last year (6 Cumberland St. Barrie, Beacon Environmental Office). For any questions, please email: [email protected].

Lampman Garden Party

Free community event at the Lampman Lane Park (near the community garden) on May 27th from 11am-2pm. Free seedlings grown by students and community groups. Gardening activities by Barrie Public Library and more. Food demonstration and free samples by CMHA Urban Pantry.

Communities in Bloom Purple Day

 Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery presents Communities in Bloom Purple Day in association with the City of Barrie! We're hosting this event to encourage people to plant purple flowers in their garden this year as it is the Communities in Bloom colour of the year!Enjoy a charity BBQ in support of Roots For Youth, a kid's scavenger hunt, and a meet & greet with Frankie Flowers from 11am–1pm.

2023 Barrie MS Walk

Let’s celebrate the power of the MS community at the 2023 Barrie MS Walk!
Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Southshore Community Centre. We are so excited to connect with the MS Community and would like to welcome you to the 2023 MS Walk. Here are some important details you will want to know:

Event check in time - 10am
Opening ceremonies - 11am
Route distance(s) - 5km
May 28th - 10am - 4pm

Barrie Canoe & Kayak Club Open House

BCKC is hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 27th from 9am- 1pm. Come see Barrie’s best kept secret, the Barrie Canoe & Kayak Club. Get a tour of the boathouse, learn about all the activities that the club has to offer including courses, clinics trips, etc.

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