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5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

Enjoy Summer’s Last Gasp

Although this summer has been…unique (to say the least) we’ve been fortunate enough to have lots of socially distant events to round out the past month.

Live music returned, the libraries opened up. We even got pro sports back on TV.

And as the leaves change colour, and the nights get a little cooler, there are still plenty of summer themed experiences to be had.

Read on for 5 Things to check out in our last month of summer.

5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

Hit the Farmers Market

There is at least another month of outdoor marketing to enjoy. Packed with a wide range of fresh seasonal produce from local vendors, it’s the absolute best place to stock up on your weekend. Happening Saturdays from 8am – 12pm, right behind city hall in the parking lot.

Take In Live Music

The huge scale concerts might be in dry dock for the rest of the year, but there is are actual, honest to goodness gigs happening across town this month!

Donaleigh’s, the Queen’s, North Country BBQ, the Bull and Barrel and Common Good cafe have all rolled out solo artists and bands to accompany your food and drinks in recent weeks. Considering how fluid the pandemic lockdown regulations could be in the fall, getting out to see a show is a luxury you should not pass up. And you can find a full list of gigs in Barrie every week right here!

Play Online Bingo

Students at Georgian can get the full college experience this month…by competing in online Bingo! Seriously… it’s a thing.

Hosted by LadyVenom on Wed Sept 23 @ 7pm! 

There’s a chance to win one of eight $25 Walmart digital gift cards. There are limited spots, so if you’re interested in dabbing digitally, sign up soon via this link 👉

Try Meditation!

If ever there was a year when finding inner peace was a priority…it’s this year.

Barrie Pride and Jampa Ling Buddist Centre are hosting a free guided introduction to meditation in the park. Happening September 19th at 10am.

What did you think of 5 Things To Do in Barrie in September? Did we miss any events? Let us know in the comments!

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4 Signs of Summer (ish) in Barrie

4 Signs of Summer (ish) in Barrie

Although social distancing remains in place and the chance of a second wave remains…there are a few  signs that Barrie is slowly edging towards a bit of a summer.

While we’re going to miss warm weather staples like Kempenfest, the outdoor movie series and Boots & Hearts, but there are still some familiar sights of summer we can take comfort in right now.


4 Signs of Summer (ish) in Barrie


Ice cream trucks and frozen yogurt spots are serving up all over town

There certainly won’t be many food trucks rolling around as last season, but keep your ears peeled for the telltale music of ice cream trucks cruising the neighbourhoods in the weeks ahead, as some are out and about. And destination for icy treats, like Kawartha Dairy and Swirleez, are open.



The Farmer’s Market is Open For Pickup

The local vendors list is growing every week, and you can place orders online to ensure your locally grown and made items are ready for for pickup on Saturdays.


Basketball and Tennis courts have reopened

Golf courses, tennis courts, park amenities, basketball courts, and some off-leash dog parks are all open again, so you have the go-ahead to safely make the most of them. Keep in mind that many public washrooms are still closed.


Campgrounds are gearing up visitors

Restrictions were lifted on some daytime activities at camp sites in Ontario earlier in May. And that could extend to overnight visitors as soon as next month. Camping may in fact be the perfect social distance summer activity!


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