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Weekend Happenings: 3 Things To Try

Weekend Happenings: 3 Things To Try

As we hurtle to the holidays, things to do around town become distinctly more festive. We’ve already got a great selection of drive through and walk through events, happening around Barrie. But this weekend there’s also some fun non Xmas related occurrences. Of course, we are always on the lookout for cool, local events, and if you are involved in one, let us know! We can post it to our events calendar.

Weekend Happenings: 3 Things To Try

Cornhole Tournament @ The Kage

Barrie Cornhole League has put together a two day event this Saturday and Sunday. Specifically, this is a special event to recognize men’s health through the Movember fundraiser.

The event includes competitive doubles, a blind draw, mixed doubles, recreational doubles and a live DJ

It’s a pre- registration event, and you can sign up here. Be sure to also check out the Kage’s baseball training facilities when you’re there!


The Barrie Curling Club isn’t just for curling…at least this weekend. On Saturday night the club converts into an art gallery. It’s called Winter Work of Art, and anyone wanting to take part, can have their portraits included. Tickets are $40 each, and includes all supplies. The painting gets started at 7pm.

Keep in mind that the curling club is open during Covid, for rentals and league play. And their kitchen serves food for dine and takeout.

Hit the Farmer’s Market

Finally, make it a mission as we head closer to the holidays to incorporate some local into your shopping lists. The long winter is coming, and many of our smaller backyard businesses are going to be hit hard by restrictions and lockdowns.

You can start with a trip to the Barrie Farmer’s market, happening at City Hall on Saturday mornings. With over a dozen providers, you can help support local vendors and artisans and find some of the freshest produce and food in the region. Keep in mind they offer pre-ordering and pickup if you prefer!

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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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3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

We got an incredibly unseasonal scorcher last weekend, but it was a rarity. Although it was fun to hit the streets in shorts in early November, we can be sure that it was the last time in 2020 temps will hit 20+. (Although given how much other craziness has befallen us this year, anything is possible.

So even though the summer clothes are well and truly gone, there are plenty of fun events to take in this weekend. Read on for more! And click the headline for links to each event!

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

Barrie Pop Up Wedding Dress Sale @ Liberty North

If nuptials are on your to do list next year, this event is for you.

Liberty North is hosting a one day only pop up Bridal Sale, selling only New Wedding Dresses and accessories (veils, belts, tiaras etc) for the bride. The event includes over 600+ Designer Wedding Gowns, priced between $199 – $999. It’s free admission, no tickets required and the show runs from 9am – 4pm, with last admittance at 3pm.

Masters Weekend @ LINX

Take in the Masters at one of the city’s coolest new venues.

The premiere Golf event of the year will be playing on all TV’s, with raffle prizes up for grabs. The raffle is open to anyone who has booked a round or dined at Linx recently.

Besides the Masters, there will be a long drive competition and closest to the flag contest. And if you haven’t had a chance to check out Linx yet, have a follow on their Insta.


We say this often in this space, but it’s been a brutal year for musicians. So if you are heading out to support a local restaurant or pub this weekend, consider going to one of the joints in town that provides live music (with social distancing in effect)

Barstool Confession is at the Queen’s on Friday, while Look Out Nelson comes in on Saturday.

Donaleigh’s, North Country BBQ, Flying Monkey’s and Common Good Cafe all have live music Thursday – Saturday. And you can always check out past episodes of Uncover The Music to hear interviews with local talent!

What did you think of 3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie? Did we miss any events? Be sure to let us know! And if you are a local business that is open during Covid, reach out today! We want to help spread the word about Barrie success stories.

3 Things To Do This Weekend

3 Things To Do This Weekend

A glorious weekend of warmer temps means you have absolutely no excuse for staying in. This time next week we could be looking at snow and ice, so get out and get active when Friday hits! We’ve got a trio of events you can try.

3 Things To Do This Weekend

Cup Of Cheer Movie Premier – Sunset Drive In

A outdoor movie this late in the year? You bet. And it’s a local film! The premiere of the made-in-Orillia feature comedy CUP OF CHEER happens on Friday. The show runs through the whole weekend in socially-distanced screenings. The Friday screening includes a live Q&A with the cast and crew. All screenings include a double feature with BAD SANTA.

Paint Your Tree – Creative Cafe

Speaking of holiday cheer, you can create a Ceramic Xmas Tree at the Creative Cafe. The art studio hosts their annual ‘PAINT YOUR TREE’ event on Saturday at 5:00 pm. The day includes activites for the whole famjam, Xmas Music and Hot Chocolate. Reservations are needed, so be sure to hit the link to get your spot.

Barrie Ski Swap

Snow Valley is partnering with Volunteers of the Canadian Ski Patrol to bring you the Barrie Ski Swap and Open House. It’s also a pre-booked and Covid friendly event. But in addition to the swap, the Wideload Chair will be running, and the Kidz Village Carpet will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. You can enjoy a chairlift ride and take in the fall views. Hit the link to register!

What did you think of 3 Things To Do This Weekend? Any cool events we missed? Be sure to let us know!

And if you have a special Xmas or holiday related event in support of a local cause, let us know that too! We want to help spread the cheer this year.

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

The last weekend before Halloweekend is upon us. Which means you should practice telling your creepiest stories and load your streaming platform playlists with Halloween movies and every Treehouse of Horror the Simpsons ever produced. (Even the lame second season one)

But for those not eerie inclined, there are alot of fun events that have nothing at all to do with the scary season. Here’s a few to check out!

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

The East End Shop Local Market + Sonder’s 1 Year Anniversary

Sonder Studio celebrates their first anniversary and hosts another Shop Local market this Saturday. The day includes live music performances from BKnox and Olivia Grace. Over 23 Vendors will be on hand, all from the Barrie area.

Online Geology Fair

Interested in your family history and ready to move beyond what you can learn from your relatives? This Friday you can (virtually) meet a few ancestory experts at the library.

This 2-day online event invites curious beginners and experienced genealogists to discover how DNA can provide clues to uncover your ancestors.

The virtual Genealogy Fair features expert speakers and relevant topics, as well as Library resources. The Keynote Speaker is Mags Gaulden from Grandma’s Genes who will be presenting ‘The Power of DNA’.

Learn more and register online:

YMCA Open House

Take a tour of the Barrie Y before it’s closing. The Y will be hosting an Open House on Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm for the public, members, staff, and volunteers to tour the facility one last time in a safe, socially distanced manner.

Bonus Event! Join The Circus

Well, not quite. But any young trapeze enthusiasts in the house might be interested in this! Students can learn aerial apparatuses including aerial silks, lyra and aerial hammock as well as ground circus such as Hula hoop.

The course run Sundays and require online registration. Hit up their website for more!

What did you think of 3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie? If we missed any cool happenings, let us know in the comments! Or email us!