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What’s the plan for Holiday Monday?

Holiday Monday is knocking at the door – do you have a plan? How about heading over to Kempenfest to try some belly dancing with Cairo’s Jewels! Kempenfest will still be going strong with live music featuring The Martels & Dreamboats. Lots to look at and see. Bring a refillable water bottle with you as there are filling stations all around. We like being Earth-friendly!

Maybe what you are thinking is to take advantage of the daytime to catch up on all the chores that you have been putting aside. (ho hum!  Adulting, blah blah!)  We think that is a great idea! *rolling our eyes. So why not have the ultimate family adventure in the evening and take off to Sunset Barrie Drive-in?

If you are thinking opposites, and prefer to do something in the day to have a night chillaxing at home, well you could always catch a movie at either of the Galaxy Cinemas in Barrie.

Seems like we are trying to send you to the movies, doesn’t it? Well, we think we gave you outdoor options (Kempenfest) and indoor ones too!

Here are a few more

#1 Harbourfest at Friday Harbour Resort. Barrie Uncovered already went by to check out the Luxury Vehicles and boats. Make sure to taste the Italian Inspired food and entertainment!

#2 X-Play! You can Laser Tag, Trampoline, foam pit, silk line, battle beam…..take the kids and let them run and play until they can’t no more!

#3 Alt. Rock ! Challenge yourself on one of their many courses! You got this! Take a look at our previous article HERE. FYI: They are opening at noon!

Life pretty much goes on as normal with the exception being the banks, library’s, Barrie Rec Centres and many daycares. You can still hit up the Barrie Malls but most will be closing by 5 pm. Oh and just one last pic….we had to show you these yummy nummies from Friday Harbour….Mmmmmm…  GET IN MY MOUTH!

Okay, we’re good now. There, we helped you figure out a few things! Whatchya gonna do?

3 Things to Try This August Long Weekend

Things To Do This Summer in Barrie

The good news is that we are on the cusp of a long weekend.

The less good news is that it’s the second last long weekend of the summer.

The even…gooder?…news is that there is a ton of events and merriment on hand in Barrie to celebrate Simcoe day. Hit up the embedded links in the headlines to learn more about each!

For instance….


We could go on about this…but you know how awesome it is. And how much food/fun/music/water happens every year. And how amazing the music lineup is.



Like luxury cars? Like luxury cars by the water, with wicked food and fireworks?

Head to Friday Harbour on the edge of Barrie to enjoy all three! (Not all at once though…THAT would be a bit much)

Viva L’Italia runs Friday to Monday, with plenty of vendors and exhibits. And it’s open to everyone.



If you have any burgeoning Stan Lee’s in the house, this is the perfect program to get them into! Saturdays through August, the Drawing House is running cartoon drawing classes for kids. It’s a ticketed workshop, with a maximum of ten students, so your best bet is to register in advance.





Strong Mom Bootcamp will help you regain your strength safely, banish brain fog, alleviate aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and learn to move your body in healthy sustainable ways. And it’s outdoors!





Property of the Week: 3772 Mangusta Court

Barrie Real Estate Property of the Week - 3772 Mangusta Court

The Barrie real estate market sure does have some gems just waiting to be snatched up. This Sunday’s Property of the Week takes a quick jog out of downtown to Big Bay Point and a beautiful townhome located in Friday Harbour’s resort community.

Barrie Real Estate Property of the Week - 3772 Mangusta Court

Located right on the waterfront, this 1993 sq. ft. townhome has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and your very own 30 foot boat slip. Spend your days on Lake Simcoe fishing, water skiing, and exploring everything this beautiful area offers.

Your main floor includes a front deck ready for summer lounging, a dining room open to the second floor, and a custom built kitchen. A massive island, and floor to ceiling glass and metal shelving create a kitchen ready for a gourmet meals. The entire front of of the home is glass, which looks out into the channel.

Behind the scenes is a large garage/storage space where you can put all your outdoor toys. This property is located in Friday Harbour after all, which boasts over 600 acres of space which includes 200 acres of nature preserve and trails. Also nearby is The Nest, a 18-hole golf course designed by award-winning golf course architect Doug Carrick.

With this home you’ll also have access to North America’s largest inland marina, and the Friday Harbour Lake Club which offers a pool, hot tubs, and a wellness/fitness center. Along the boardwalk are shops, restaurants and your very own local Starbucks.

Imagine spending your summer afternoons laying in the sun on one of your two waterfront decks, then when evening comes you can stroll along the boardwalk to one of the three Friday Harbour restaurants.

Take a virtual tour of this lovely waterfront townhome, or visit the two open houses this weekend: March 30th from 12-2 PM, and Sunday March 31st from 12-2 PM.


3 Great Things To Do In Barrie This Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Barrie


Check out the current weekend events happening in Barrie here!


Adios February. Granted, you played host to a plethora of sensational events in Barrie during your 28 day stay. But the fact that you relentlessly pelted us with snow and ice means we’re not terribly upset to see you go.

As the calendar clicks over to March on Friday, the city by the Lake welcomes the first month of Spring with a number of exciting indoor and outdoor attractions.

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

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