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Wine Tasting, Car Shows and Volleyball: 3 Great Things To Do In Barrie This Weekend

Barrie Things To Do This Weekend

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Now that the Raptors have (gloriously) dispatched the Warriors to capture their first ever NBA Championship, we can all get back to our regularly scheduled programming.

And in Barrie, that means getting out and enjoying the first day of summer! Which clocks in on Friday…is there a better way to start a weekend?


Yup, we know…Dad’s Day was LAST Sunday.

But due to the bucketing skies that overtook the weekend, Redline Brewhouse had to move their car show aimed at gear head Papas to this Sunday. It goes from 12-3pm, with plenty of vintage and classic autos on display and prizes to be won. Oh yeah…and the awesome craft beer.



If beer isn’t your thing, there is a… grape… way to sample some wine and cocktails on Saturday (Get it, GRAPE…instead of Great??)

Chillz Lounge is hosting an afternoon with trained wine educator, writer and scientist Trent Mayers of Wine Journeys and their in house mixologist Ryan Megson.

This should be a… spirited…(ok, we’ll stop) event to meet new people and expand your knowledge of food and beverage. It’s a ticketed event, so you’ll need to connect with Chillz Lounge before the day to secure a spot.





Volleyball is summer’s unofficial favourite sport (sorry Baseball) and there are plenty of beach based leagues in and around Barrie.

This Saturday, Invado Volleyball and  Rotaract Club of Barrie are delivering the ‘8th Annual Rally for the Kids’ beach volleyball tournament at Horseshoe Resort! Proceeds will go to support the Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka.

The day is expected to run from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm (approx) and features an on-site fully licensed beer tent to help make your day that much brighter! Registration is closed, but spectators are welcome.


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Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie June 10th-16

Social Recap

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…



Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

Here’s what went down in Barrie last week…


Did you hear? The Toronto Raptors won a basketball game of some significance on Thursday, and Barrie was in full celebration mode. Our friends the Noolands took in the reaction at McReily’s.



And Denistry By The Bay got into the act too with some fun bulletin board action…


From the “Bathroom Mirror At a Concert” File, @1fesityredhd showed some sticker love to @choicesmadeto when they played the @foxxlounge on the weekend…


And speaking of artists, the Barrie Artist and Maker event happened at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, and @luminuzcandles were there among the vendors…


Yeah, we show alot of pics and images of the waterfront in this blog every week. And when you see a stunning snap like this one from @sherswood of the Spirit Catcher, you can see why…



And finally, it was a very solemn and special ceremony at Meridian Place on Thursday, as company members laid a wreath to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

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On Thursday we had the honour of producing and hosting a commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landing and the Battle of Normandy. It was a moving ceremony with musical performances from Olivia and Paul Everett, a letter read by Trudee Romanek, speeches from @imoggach, LCol Shane McArthur, Padre Michael Cassidy and MPP representative Miles Wilson from @andrea_khanjin’s office. . Pictured above are cast members of The Cenotaph Project laying a wreath. We are committed to remembering our veterans and those who paid the supreme sacrifice. Thank you to all who attended and participated. . 📸: Cpl Nathan Moulton, Image Tech, 16 Wing HQ Imagery. #barrieproud #downtownbarrie #barrie #veterans #ww2 #rememberance #ontario #dday #theatre #cenotaph

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Show Your Spirit For Barrie Soccer


This weekend soccer comes to Barrie. Hosted by your very own Barrie Soccer Club.  It is being held at Barrie Community Sports Complex over the weekend. The age groups or Divisions will consist of U13 up to U18 Competitive Male and Female teams!  Barrie SC will be heavily involved in all these age group competitions, so come out and support our stars of tomorrow.

4 Boys Blue who won the Muskoka Early Summer Tournament this past weekend, come into this weekend as one of the favorites.


Barrie SC has helped generations of youth over the 50 years they have been in existence.  Over the last few years, they have been very successful ( scroll down to see just how successful at the bottom of the page)  They have nurtured many excellent soccer players over the years. Some who have been offered scholarships in some of the top universities. This can only happen due to the dedication of all the coaching and background staff.  The parents are also active participate in the running of the club.

Big Congratulations to the U14 and Under 18 boys blue teams winning the Orangeville Stormfront 2019 Tournament


This weekend they get to showcase their talents against the best teams from far and wide.  Spiritfest has been run in Barrie for 13 years, it has been continuously growing, it now has 65 teams competing his year, making this the biggest competition yet.  In the run-up to the competition, some of the Barrie SC teams have already been successful in 2019.


U16 Girls Blue Team. These dedicated group of athletes have big plans this year! Coming off back to back seasons where they won the Provincial Championship and All Ontario Regional Championship, they have recently been inducted into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame. They look determined here but I can ensure they have lots of fun, well winning is fun!


So come out this weekend and support Spiritfest and witness for yourself the home grown talented soccer players we have in Barrie.  Watch the coaches as they enthusiastically urge their teams on to victory.


For more details and so you can follow Barrie SC over the year go to their Facebook page:


Some of Barrie SC accomplishments over the past few years:

2001 U18 Blue Boys

Central Soccer League Cup Semi Finalists


2002 Girls Blue

Pickering Indoor Tournament Champions

Ontario Cup Provincial Quarter Finalists

Central Soccer League Cup Semi Finalists.


2002 Boys Blue

Ancaster Heritage Days Tournament Champions


2001 Girls Blue

York Region McGarrigle League Cup Champions


2003G Blue

Player Paradise New Year Tournament Champions

Oshawa Frank Sobil Tournament Champions

Robbie International Tournament (3x consecutive Champions – only female team to have accomplished this)

All Ontario Regional Champions

Central Region League & Cup Champions

Barrie Hall of Fame Inductees

Ontario Provincial Champions 2017


2003G White

Frank Sobil Oshawa Tournament Champions

York Region Champions

Promotion to CSL in 2019



The Week That Was

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…



Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Week that was in Barrie…

There is never a shortage of gigs and live performances in town, but this week featured a real treat at the Five Points theatre. Legendary Hip Hop photographer and journalist Ernie Paniccioli took the stage with a selection of stories and images spanning decades, and @greenbyhand was there.

And just down the street the Foxx Lounge welcomed another well known artist along with a first timer on the stage, as captured by @53rdand3rdShow.

Some will say that a city doesn’t really come alive until patio season arrives. And by “some” we mean, ya know… us. So it was invigorating to see the tables and chairs finally come out downtown and in the south end restaurants. And one of the city’s best rooftop hangouts is open again!

In addition to the patios returning, we had the long weekend arriving to celebrate. And @smartmovesplayplace was getting into the mood…

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Who else is this happy that it’s a long weekend? 😃

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And when it comes to long weekends, Barnstormers reminded us that a canned adult beverage is an ideal companion for the extra day off of work/school.

Barrie has to be among the most photogenic cities in the province (if not the country) as @sharpesteye showed with this stunner from the lakeshore.

And how about this for star power! On Saturday one of the great play by play callers of the last 30 years Dan Shulman joined his son Ben to call the balls and strikes for the Baycats game! (Better still, the ‘Cats won 11-8)

When you are out about in town, use the hashtag #BarrieUncovered,   and/or tag us on Twitter, Instagram and FB! We’ll feature your “stuff’!

Baseball, Brunches, and Makers: 3 Great Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Barrie

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

Mother’s Day is upon us.

And while you may be among the thousands ( ah, let’s be honest…among the millions) of guys scrambling all over town to find the perfect gift for that perfect woman, let us save you the trouble.

It’s wine. Get her wine. We asked…she wants wine.

And if that isn’t enough, there are plenty of brunches and outings to spoil her rotten. Read on to find out where and when!

Keep in mind that you can find all the events listed, as well as events coming in the days ahead on our events page.


As mentioned, Barrie has a plethora of intriguing outings to celebrate Mom this weekend.

High Tea? Check

Brunches? Check

Extravagant Event? Check

And if you want to tie in some shopping, there’s also a lunch and bazzar sale happening at the Barrie Manor on Saturday.

But again…just be sure to include the wine.


The boys of summer are back! And the best part is they don’t play on ice…so unlike the Colts and the Leafs, they won’t break your heart at it’s most vulnerable point! Uhh…sorry. Still processing all those hockey losses.

Barrie’s minor baseball team throws out the first pitch on Sunday, taking on the London Majors at 2pm. The ‘cats are coming off their fifth straight IBL championship season, and tickets are just $5.


Fun Fact! We post a full calendar of concerts every week in Barrie. And we are ALWAYS on the lookout for local artist performances. If you are playing anywhere in town, fire the deets to [email protected] We’ll be sure to post your gig!

Although it’s always busy on the live music circuit in Barrie, this weekend is particularly packed.

The Foxx Lounge welcomes a host of punk, metal and hard rock acts when the doors open on Friday. The big one this week is a group out of the UK called The Human Project, making their Barrie debut on Saturday. Fans of Brit based punk and bands like Bad Religion should get a charge out of these guys.

Elsewhere, Georgian Theatre hosts a 70s pop song love-in with Abbamania on Friday night. Mavrick’s has country star Granger Smith.

And The Kempenfelt Community Players take over Ferndale Banquet Hall for their production of The Wedding Singer.


Saturday marks a first for the library. The 1st annual Maker Expo happens at 10am, and if you have a few creatives in the family this is right up their alley.

The event includes maker demos, speakers, a robot marketplace and green screen studio time. Local vendors will be on hand as well!


Although Spring isn’t exactly blowing the doors off so far, warmer weather is bound to arrive soon…right?

And with it comes Beach Volleyball season. There are leagues in Barrie, although signup was in the winter. But Horseshoe Resort has drop in days and ongoing registration which is open this weekend.

Have an event in Barrie that you want to promote? We want to hear about it! Send an email to [email protected] and we may post it!