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September 8th-10th


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; The BFG (1hr 57m).

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:
September 9 - Culture Day
September 23 - Downtown Barrie Yoga Fest
October 7 - Thanksgiving
October 28 - Halloween

National Police Dog Competition

Join the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Barrie Police Service on Saturday, September 9 at the Sadlon Arena in Barrie for the National Police Dog Competition. This free event features police canine teams from across Canada showing off their skills in such competitions as fastest dog, agility and obedience.Showtimes beginning at 9am and 1pm, with vendors and activities for the entire family. Cheer on your favourite teams as they show off their skills! Please note that we ask that family pets stay home for their safety.

Better Late Than Never Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Easter Bunny on September 9th -10th for a hoppin’ good time! There are 6 trails to hop on:  Bunny Patch Hunt, Bunny Trail, Rabbit Trail, Mystery Trail, Glow in the Dark trail, and the Resurrection Trail – a trail for every age group. Lots of great photo ops with the Easter Bunny.ander 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.

Holly Community Library First Anniversary

Saturday September 9th, 10am-1pm. Our Holly library location has been open for one year and you're invited to help us celebrate! ??
We're celebrating BIG Time with family fun activities that include an outdoor Discovery area! Explore our outdoor Discovery Area with
• Big Block Build Challenge
• Button Making Magic
• Toss & Win Games
• Big Size Board Games
• Tech Toy Obstacle Course
• Crafts, Mural Painting & More
Join us in the library for:
• Facepainting (10:30-11:30)
• Balloon Animals (11:30-12:30)
• Character Visits
• Tinker Tech Lab
• VR Station
• ...and more!

Hosting a community event? 

Send us a message - we'd love to help spread the word!

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