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The Weekend List: 3 Things To Do

Staying Connected: Remote Socializing

There’s something even more charming about a weekend in December. The holiday buzz is in the air. Most everyone is in a good mood. And the two days off from work and school lend themselves to festive activities like tree decorating and Xmas movies.

And this weekend is no exception, with plenty of Noel based fun to be had around town. If you have a holiday event or fundraiser coming up, let us know! We’re always on the lookout for cool local content.

The Weekend List: 3 Things To Do

Give Local Goods Holiday Market

We keep talking about buying local, and this Saturday you’ve got the perfect chance.

The Spare Room shared artist studio (12 Lakeshore mews) is hosting a Local Goods Holiday market at their cool space downtown. The market features goods from local artisans and their roster of in-house talent, including Prudence & Pine, Barrie Homemade, Wild Jewelry, Stamped Frosting, Oh Beehive!, Rainy Day Drawings and Sleuth Wear.

Expect warm and tasty treats from their neighbours Bohemia as well. A great opportunity to find some unique Barrie based gifts for this year’s list.

Running from 10-2pm!

Dirty Bingo @ Georgian College

Open to Georgain students from either campus, the GCSA is hosting a virtual Dirty Bingo event on Saturday night. Hosted by LadyVenom @ 7pm, there are chances to win of one of eight $20 gift cards.

It should be noted that this event is for mature audiences only, and students must be 19 or older to join the event and win prizes. It all goes down on the GCSA Barrie Facebook page.

Take in the Holiday Lights Downtown

After you’ve done at the SpareRoom, why not take a stroll through Meridian place and the lakeshore? The annual festival of trees has sprung along the lakeshore, and the Noella festivities are in full swing through downtown. You can support Hospice Simcoe by picking up a wreath or a tree at the downtown tree lot, operating every Saturday until December 12th from 11am until 3pm.

And don’t forget that you can support all the local businesses downtown through the Lifeline E-Gift Card program, run by the Downtown BIA. CLICK HERE, select which downtown Barrie business (or businesses!) you’d like your gift cards for. 100% of the funds go to the businesses you choose to support.

What did you think of The Weekend List: 3 Things To Do? Let us know in the comments!

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!

And if you are a business in Barrie interested in expanding your digital footprint, reach out and we will get you Uncovered!

Free Events The Week of Mar. 9th in Barrie

Free Events The Week of Mar. 9th


Ya know what makes life livable?

Ice cream.

Also bacon. Bacon ON ice cream.

Oh, and Poutine. And wine…whisky. Firefly reruns. Wine. Anything written by Brett Ellison. Wine.  Preferably all at once!

And things that are FREE.

Read on for more events this week you can partake in sans money.

And be sure to hit our events calendar for more events this week/month.


Free Events The Week of Mar. 9th in Barrie


Around The World In 80 Tacos Grand Opening

Tacos? AND a Food Truck? Yes please!

Around the World in 80 Tacos food truck arrives in Barrie on Saturday.

Eat up gourmet tacos from around the world, while supporting a new local business. And score some free coffee and hot chocolate!

Find them at the Centennial Beach parking lot.


 Georgian Idol – Qualifiers

GCSA Barrie is bringing Georgian Idol BACK to The Last Class! Come out and support your fellow Georgian College students and emerging artists during this Qualifying round on Tuesday.

Each contestant will be judged on:
Singing Ability
Crowd Response

FREE if you opted in to your student activity fee! Plus the first 20 tables receive FREE nachos OR spinach dip – courtesy of GCSA. Doors open at 7pm.


15th Annual Georgian College Pow Wow

The 15th Annual Georgian College Pow Wow happens on Saturday. Find it at the Georgian college campus.

The event includes loads of vendors, exhibits and demonstrations, including dance and drum competitions.

Doors open at 10:30 AM.


We are always on the lookout for events in Barrie! If you have a “happening” coming up, be sure to reach out to us!

We can add your event to our calendar, and help advertise and promote it through our wide range of podcasts, blogs and unique content. 



Outdoor Movies, Pictures With Batman and Comedy Nights: 3 Awesome Things To Do In Barrie This Weekend

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

Hard to believe that Saturday marks the 1st of June…as in, HALFWAY THROUGH 2019. The speed at which this year is passing has us wondering if Earth has drifted too close to a black hole and altered our time space perceptions.

C’mon, it’s possible! Like in Interstellar. The Christopher Nolan movie?

…anyway. The point is that we should take a page out of The Dead Poet’s Society playbook and get down to some major Carpe Diem this weekend. And as per usual, there is a ton to do in and around the city by the Lake.


Twinkies at the ready! As part of the annual Celebrate Barrie festivities, the Barrie Film Festival and the City of Barrie present a free screening of Ghostbusters. It’s happening at Centennial beach at dusk, with popcorn and soda on hand. (Although if you get down there early, you can watch the big screen go up, which is a very cool sight to behold)

This is a totally free event, so all you need to bring is a chair or a blanket. And the twinkies.


The Automotive Business School of Canada presents the annual Georgian Auto Show, which is the largest outdoor student-run automotive show in North America.

This event is a must for gear heads and auto enthusiasts, with a truck full of activities on hand. There will be dog shows, off roading car tours, motorcycle exhibits…and Batman. The Dark Knight AND his Batmobile will be there from 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday for pictures. (And it’s not one of the lame Batmobiles from the Joel Schumaker “movies”… it’s the classic Michael Keaton version) It’s a ticketed event but you can pay at the door.


It’s another jammed packed weekend of gigs in Barrie, with a ton of great bands at the Foxx Lounge and Canadian alternative legends Lowest of the Low coming to Mavrick’s on Saturday.

On Saturday, Perplexcity presents their second monthly comedy night, as Headliner Nigel Grinstead takes the mic. A veteran of the stand up circuit, he’s appeared on Just For Laughs and at the Halifax Comedy Festival. Special guests Ricardo Mejias, Arianna Pile, & Greg Enright are on the ticket as well.


Bring the clan to Minesing for a chance to see Simcoe’s fleet of emergency vehicles. This is a family-friendly event, where residents will be provided with tours of Paramedic Services vehicles, including ambulances, rapid response units, and the mobile command unit