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7 Things to Do This Fall in Barrie

7 Things to Do This Fall in Barrie

Take In Live Music

The huge scale concerts might be in dry dock for the rest of the year. But there 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!

Hit the Barrie Film Festival

The 23rd annual festival is a scaled down version, with fewer movies and of course no galas. But the BFF has partnered with Sunset Drive In to screen a terrific selection of independent flicks over the course of four days.The festival kicks off October 1st, with the Christopher Walken led drama Percy.

Also back will be the Short Film competition, which showcases films from local directors and international productions vying for prizes.

Open Air Downtown

The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) and The City of Barrie are collaborating to bring Open Air Dunlop to downtown Barrie!

The festivities are running September 26th for four Saturdays. Dunlop Street East between Mulcaster Street and Clapperton Street will be closed from morning until midnight to vehicle traffic. Everyone is invited to bike or walk along the street to check out the downtown’s new streetscape, visit a local patio or shop, and discover local artists and their works.


If fall happens and there isn’t an Oktoberfest, did fall actually happen?

Luckily, we don’t need to solve that philosophical dilemma this year. Redline is back and hosting a socially distanced drive thru and dine in event to celebrate German beer.

On top of the terrific line of beer, there’s a German style menu which will be available for inside dining and outside! There’s also a live band, games and the release of there new line, Festbier.

Barrie Pride Halloween Pub Crawl

Join the Pride community for a socially distanced pub crawl to some of Barrie’s best establishments. Including stops at Grillicious Gourmet Tap and Grill, McReilly’s, Hooligans, Donaleighs and North Country. Prizes for Best Rainbow Halloween costume.

Learn to Write Legends, Mysteries, and Ghost Stories

Freaky Wizard Academy presents Legends, Mysteries and Ghost Stories, a four-part creativity series for Kids aged 9 to 12 years. Create a story, a comic book, a video or podcast to share with friends and family

Kids spend four Saturday morning sessions with Freaky Wizard to learn how to design a really great concept, draw storyboards create drafts, record sounds and video, and work with others to refine your stories into a creative production.

Take A Hike

The colours, they are fine at this time of year. So grace one of the city’s many walking and hiking spots before the onset of winter. It’s the ideal time to take some family photos or shoot a few insta videos. If you want to add some Halloween-esque creep to your walk, consider checking out the abandoned Splash Canyon water park in Midhurst, or one of the old Simcoe graveyards.

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3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

The official last weekend of 2020 is upon us, and the season is going out in style with some cool events, both online and IRL. We’ve got a trio of things that will break the boredom on your Friday – Sunday break from work and school. And be sure to let us know if you have a happening coming up! We will add it to our events page.

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

Online BPL Comic Con

Get your superhero costume ready!

The Barrie public library Comic Con is taking place Saturday, September 19th at 10am.

It’s a virtual event this year, but still packed with interactive fun. Make your own comic books, dragon eggs and magic wands with an instructor led session. There’s also a Cosplay Panel Discussion, and amazing art to be purchases through the vibrant community of makers. You can browse the virtual market by looking through our list of vendors on the BPL website.

2021 Boat Model Preview & In Water Boat Show @ Friday Harbour

Get a head start on next season’s marine adventures. Happening on Saturday at the HARBOUR MASTER BUILDING (South side) the boat show includes over 25 NEW boats in water & on display: including Wake boats, pontoon boats, sport boats, bowriders, cruisers and more. Be sure to take a wander along the boardwalk for great eats and shopping before you leave.

Triple Showdown DH Race @ Horseshoe Resort

The Horseshoe Triple Showdown is a mountain bike extravaganza, consisting of a variety of downhill events over three days. If you fancy your chances, sign up for one, two or all three events! An overall Triple Showdown winner will be crowned for those that race all 3 events! Throughout the weekend explore the vendor village, enjoy live music and hit the resort for some choice cuisine. Find out more and register here.

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3 Things To Try This Weekend in Barrie

3 Things To Try This Weekend in Barrie

Among the many benefits to a short work week is that it gets us to the weekend all the quicker!

And given that this week was back to school and back to work for many of us, we’ve definitely earned a few days break. Read on for a trio of fun to take away the stresses of the past week! And be sure to check our events page for more cool stuff!

3 Things To Try This Weekend in Barrie

Local Goods Market

Hit up the Barrie East End parking lot for the season’s 5th outdoor market. Showcasing local vendors and businesses on Sunday, September 13th from 10-2! This week 15 local vendors will be onsite.

Summer Slam Road Tour

Join Summer Slam Charity Events for a fun filled day of taking in the scenery on a relaxing drive through Central Ontario. From the waterfront of Lake Simcoe in Barrie, to the shores of Lake Huron on Georgian Bay, with a stop over at the beautiful Blue Mountain Village.

Entry will be $30/vehicle. Entry includes two (2) raffle tickets and a “Kickin it Oldskool” goodie bag. $20 from every entry will be donated to the RVH Foundation. These funds are going directly to the Simcoe Muskoka Cancer Centre at the RVH in Barrie.

Hula Hoop It Up

Nothing says summer like Hula Hooping! On Sunday Cairo’s Jewels BellyDance and Hipcheck Bellydance are offering a day of fabulous fun as Ilona Bella shares some awesome tribal bellydance moments. This is an introductory class on how to dance with the hula hoop.

Bonus Event! Power Free Fusion Fitness and Freedom Flow Yoga At Meridian Place.

On Saturday, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness – Barrie South invites you to take part in a free Power Fusion Fitness and/or Freedom Flow Yoga class at Meridian Place.

8:30 AM Power Fusion
10:00 AM Freedom Flow

Preregistration is required.

To register, download the Oxygen Yoga & Fitness app and search Oxygen Barrie South, or visit

Karma donations will be accepted at the door for Special Olympics Ontario.

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The Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List

The Summer's Not Quite Done Bucket List

5 Things to Do in Barrie Before Fall Arrives

Although we tend to think of Labour day as the unofficial end of summer, technically speaking the warmest season doesn’t end until September 22nd.

And given how much time we had to spend indoors in 2020, it’s our civic duty to cram as much summer fun into these last few weeks as possible.

With that, we’ve compiled a list of activities around town to generate those summer vibes one last time.

The Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List

Indulge in Ice cream & Frozen Yogurt

Keep your ears peeled for the telltale music of ice cream trucks cruising the neighbourhoods, as most will be out and about until the end of the month. And eat in destinations, like Kawartha Dairy and Swirleez, are open and serving. Plan to spend a night or two after dinner with a bowl or a cone of your favourite icy treat.

Go To The Drive In

Sunset Drive In has been a God send this year; allowing cinephiles a chance to see movies on the big screen despite theatre closures. They’ll be running movies throughout the next few weeks, including new releases Tenet and Bill And Ted Face The Music!

Picnic and Patios

Sometimes the simplest activities are the most enjoyable. Grabbing some lunch and a few blankets and heading to one of the great picnic locales around Barrie may not sound like a rager. But when we are in the midst of a January blizzard (again) this winter, a relaxing picnic in the sun will seem like an afternoon in paradise.

The same applies to patios. When they are tucked away for the fall, you’re going to miss them. So go enjoy a few frosties at your favorite pub while we still can.

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Cheers to Sunny Days! We are extremely happy to announce that we will be opening our patio on Friday June 12th. 🍻Patio will be open everyday 11 am – 9 pm, weather permitting. Guests will not be allowed to dine inside. 🍻We will not be taking reservations. Outdoor seating will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Stop in and add your name to the wait list. We will call you when your table is ready. Please avoid waiting for your table in front of the Brewpub or patio. 🍻Parties are limited up to five people per table. Do not move or join tables together. The tables are set up in a specific manner to follow proper social distancing guidelines. 🍻We ask that you limit your stay to no more than 1 1/2 hours to ensure everyone looking to dine with us have the opportunity to do so. 🍻We will continue to offer takeout of our menu for pick up from the Brewery or delivery through SkipTheDishes. 🍻Our Retail Bottle Shop is open everyday from 11 am – 9 pm as well. 🍻We will continue to offer same day beer deliveries to all Barrie/Innisfil residents. Order online before noon for same day delivery. 🍻If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We understand that these new guidelines can be limiting and confusing but we appreciate your cooperation and kindness through these times. 🍻Thank you again to everyone for your support. We have missed you. We look forward to seeing all our Barnstormer friends and making new ones❤️

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Hit The Lake and Splash Pads

It won’t be long until the waters of Lake Simcoe are too chilly to even wade up to your knees in. So dive in (while keeping your social distance)

Lifeguards will be in place at the major beaches. And while there is no barbecuing permitted, you could incorporate picnicking and some ice cream into the day and make it into a warm weather trifecta.

If swimming isn’t your thing, Happy Paddling will be doing Kayak and Canoe rentals until the end of today. And most of the big box stores will have deals on inflatable boats as they clear out the summer stock.

The splash pads at Lampman and Heritage park are both running as well if the beach isn’t your bag.

Take a Hike, Ride a Bike

A stroll through the city’s great walking paths is another easy outing. Hit up the forest covered trails of Ardagh bluffs or head to Sunnidale Park, if you are in need of a nature connection. Grabbing a few pics for your insta at The Sunnidale Arboretum ( a nature photographer’s dream – with the immense variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers) is another idea to capture summer.

And don’t let the bike sit in the garage! Even if you haven’t travailed the city’s cycling lanes this year, get the rubber on the road and take a spin along the beach.

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