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The Weekender: 3 Things To Do

And just like that, we switch from +25 patio weather, to blowing snow and icy streets. (#BarrieInNovember)

But, regardless of the inevitable approach of winter, there are plenty of fun things to do and experience as we ramp up to Xmas and the holidays.

Read on for a few ideas to energize your weekend! And if you have an event or happening in Barrie you want to promote, let us know and we can post it to our events calendar!

The Weekender: 3 Things To Do

Take a Holiday Road Trip

There are quite a few holiday inspired drive through and walk through happenings around the region, including a few starting this weekend.

Blue Mountain kicked off Enchanted Forest this week; the entire Village will be decked out in garlands and bows. Ideal for a family trip full of festive sights and sounds.

Aside from the festive décor, there will be fire pits to warm by, holiday music and carolers and horse drawn carriage with Santa every Saturday. At night, you can take the one kilometer pedestrian pathways through the Village and around the Mill Pond to discover interactive Christmas light displays.

There’s also the Bluffs Winter Wonderland in Scarborough, and Holiday Light show in Vaughan. Hit up our Winter Wonderland Road Trip blog for more on each!

Free Santa Photos | The 400 Market

Santa will be back at The 400 Market starting this Saturday, and every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm until Sunday, December 20th, 2020! 🎅

Santa will be a bit different this year to ensure COVID-19 safety measures for Santa and visitors. Instead of the regular Santa costume (open-faced), the Market will have a professionally designed, fully-masked costumed Santa.

The Santa photos are “Free” so please bring your own cameras and or phone cell phones. There are no costs and/or donations required.

And while you’re there, why not get a start on your holiday shopping?

Live Music

As always, there is plenty of tunes to be heard, if you know where to go. Musicians and restaurants have been among the hardest hit vocations in this pandemic, so if you can get out to support both while being safe, you should!

Playing this week; John Anderson at Flying Monkey’s, Big Furry Tractor at the Queen’s and Bill Nadeu at Malone’s Pint House. You can also hit up North Country BBQ for live music Thursday – Saturday from Owen Riegling, The Beresford’s and Rob Watts.

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4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now

5 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now

GIVE THANKS THIS WEEKEND FOR THESE 4 THINGS IN BARRIE

Barrie has a bit of a reputation as a city that likes to complain (occasionally)

And yet, when you take stock of all the good things out there that are often overlooked or taken for granted, it paints a vibrant picture. Despite the pandemic.

In honour of Thanksgiving, dive into our meandering list of things to give thanks for in Barrie right now.

4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now

SELF CARE

Now, having said all of that, we might might need some maintenance on their nerves by the end of the year.

Luckily Barrie is packed with a growing number of options for self care and general health improvement.

Keep in mind that of course, there are plenty of restrictions due to Covid in place. So be sure to check the requirements before heading out.

If it’s the body you’d like to work on, hit up Jeevanaya Wellness or one of the many other yoga spots across the city. Or a gym.

And if the diet is dogging you, visit a few of the healthy eating restaurants in town. And don’t forget about Nutrition Plus downtown for organic bulk foods, herbs and spices, free range and organic meats, and gluten free foods.

THE WATERFRONT

It’s a no-brainer. And we tend to overlook what’s in our own backyard.

Yet we are fortunate to live in a city with a waterfront that produces daily breathtaking views and walking spaces. And at this time of the year, the fall colours just make it all the more inviting.

BACKYARD NATURE

And speaking of our own backyards, the Ardagh Bluffs, Sunnidale Park, Heritage trail and Wilkin’s Walk are just a few options to get the most out of in-town nature.

There simply are not many cities in Canada that can make similar claims. Get out there and revel in it.

LIVE MUSIC

C’mon, you KNOW we are going to use every opportunity to brag up the local music scene.

Barrie is fortunate to have a terrific assortment of venues that offer live music throughout the week including Flying Monkey’s, Common Good cafe, Donaleigh’s and North Country.

What do you think of our 4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now? Did we miss anything you are thankful for? Send us an email or a msg to our FB page to let us know!

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

October’s first hurrah arrives today…yes, we’re almost done with 2020.

Despite the battering we have all taken since March, weekends still hold a special place in the week to relax and replenish. And the Friday – Saturday break this week offers plenty of fun distractions. Read on for more! And if you have a socially distant event you’d like to publicize, let us know! We can add it to our events calendar.

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

The Barrie Film Festival

The festival actually kicks off tonight, and runs through to Sunday. It’s a scaled down event, happening at Sunset drive in with feature films each night. On Saturday, the short film showcase is on deck, featuring short movies from local filmmakers and the annual awards.

Oktoberfest @ Redline

You didn’t think a pandemic would stop the Oktoberfest, did you?

Redline’s annual tribute to Bavarian beers is a dual inside and outside event, complete with games, live music and of course, beer and food! Taylor Abram be performing at 6pm, and they’ve got a Cornhole Tournament happening in the parking lot.

Redline’s annual German inspired lager, Festbier also makes it’s return. It all kicks off on Saturday at 11am.

Live Music

The gigs, they are a happenin;.

North Country plays host to live tunes Thursday – Saturday, including country talent Rob Watts and Dean James. Over at Donaleigh’s the High Drives and Those Handsome Hooligans take the stage on Saturday. Peasant Kings are also on the mics and guitars over at the Queen’s.

You can also hit up the Common Good Cafe for Sunday morning jams.

What did you think of 3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie? Any cool events that we missed? We want to hear about ’em in the comments.

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Live Music in Barrie This Week: Sep. 14th

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Gigs, Concerts and Events in Barrie

Live Music in Barrie This Week: Sep. 14th

The Common Good Cafe

Saturday – Shawn Steinhart

Sunday – Jakob Pearce

Park Place

Thursday – Memphis Mudd

Sunday – Jessica Sevier

Tangents/30 going on 13/Flight 97 @ Domes

Don’t forget; if you are a local artist playing gigs in town, we want to hear from you! Send an email to [email protected] with the deets and we’ll add your show to our weekly blog!

And be sure to check out our playlist options for more tunes from the local music scene!

Live Music in Barrie This Week: Sep. 7th

Barrie Concerts This Week

Gigs, Concerts and Events in Barrie

Live Music in Barrie This Week: Sep. 7th

THE QUEEN’S

Saturday – BARSTOOL CONFESSIONS

PARK PLACE

Thursday – Summer Concert Series w. Vincent Therrien

COMMON GOOD CAFE

Sunday – Jakob Pearce

Don’t forget; if you are a local artist playing gigs in town, we want to hear from you! Send an email to [email protected] with the deets and we’ll add your show to our weekly blog!

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