Although summer officially arrives on June 20th, in Canada it really doesn’t crank up until after July 1st. And pardon our Spanish…but now that our national birthday antics have concluded, it’s time to GET THIS MOFU STARTED.
As always, the city by the lake is replete with warm weather options for your enjoyment. For instance….
CRAFT BEER AND BARBECUE GALORE
A wise person once said…”Annual traditions are the lifeblood of a city”.
Ok it wasn’t anyone wise. We said it. Yet it’s true!
And one of the great annual get-togethers in Barrie is the Craft Beer and Barbecue festival, taking over Heritage park this Friday.
12 local beer producers, including Flying Monkey’s, Redline Brewhouse and Side Launch will be on deck handing out the suds. Complimented by a plethora of foodie providers to ensure you get your fill of noms, and live music throughout the weekend.
And as is if you needed more excuses to go all in on grilled delights, the Barrie Farmer’s Market is getting into the act with their own BBQ fest on Saturday. Ready to Eat Pulled Pork, beef on a bun and burgers and coolers full of other tasty meats will be available from all the local vendors. Make a morning of it by bringing the kids for arts and crafts with the Barrie Arts Committee, and enjoy live music from singer-guitarist Jakob Pearce Music on the main stage.
NINJA WARRIOR COMPETITION
Finally, an opportunity to determine once and for all who would win in a battle between GI Joe’s Snake Eyes and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Well…maybe we’re exaggerating a bit. But on Friday Jack’s Urban Jungle will be hosting an actual Ninja Competition. The limits will be tested with three rounds of 3 physically and mentally challenging activities. And prizes are awarded for each round. You can register onsite between 4 pm to 5 pm.
You can see more about Jack’s Urban Jungle in our featured piece from earlier this year!
FLOAT TANK OPEN HOUSE
And finally, you know that term “whatever floats your boat”?
You can learn more about floating your own boat in one of Barrie’s float tank providers. If you’ve never experienced a sensory deprivation float tank, or have been curious about what exactly it entails, this is your time to learn.
On Saturday, Float Tank Barrie is hosting a 3rd anniversary Open House, with staff on hand to answer questions and tours available. It runs from 9 – 5pm.