Check Here For An Updated List of Things To Do This Weekend In Barrie 

Ready for some harsh truths?

This weekend marks the second last in July. The kids go back to school in 6 weeks. There is less than half of 2019 left….

Where’s the emoji for OMFG?

Anyway… the point is to summon your inner Dead Poet’s Society and get out there for some major Carpe Diem. Luckily, there is loads to do this weekend in Barrie. To take your mind off that other stuff.

For instance…


Perhaps the most ambitious of this year’s productions, this weekend is the launch of Theatre By The Bay’s Cenotaph Project. The play is billed as an investigation of the legacy of WWII in 2019. Students from Eastview high school worked with the artists from TBTB to develop the script. Tickets are available online or at the Five Points Theatre.




If there’s one thing we can all agree on…it’s that is NEVER too late to open a patio.

And PLAY, the recently re-opened pub/venue on Cedar Pointe drive, is ready to add another outdoor party spot to Barrie. On Sunday they are hosting a bash with a live DJ, food and bevy’s. You can score free access just by hitting Going on their FB page.


Every Saturday through the summer, the Farmer’s Market hosts Artists and Makers. Every week has a different array of Vendors, so odds are you’ll always find something cool (and local)

This week you can find works from…

The Barrie Art Club – Original artwork from professional and amateur members of the club.

+ Crafted Spaces – Handmade rope bowls, macrame decor, and decorative fabric pieces from Oro-Medonte.

+ Dawning Collective – Handmade silver, bronze, and ceramic jewelry and totems from Barrie.


If you are up for a drive, there are a couple of way cool events happening within an hour of Barrie.

Saturday and Sunday is the Muskoka Yoga Festival; a nature festival celebrating and experiencing Muskoka’s natural beauty. It all happens at Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve in Huntsvillle. It’s a ticketed event, with online sales happening at

And on Saturday, the call for Geeks in being heard in Elmvale for their 3rd annual Sci-Fi Street Party.

It’s loaded with contests, side events, and related souvenirs from vendors. Plus…you can get your picture taken with an Imperial speeder from Return of the Jedi. ‘Nuff Said.