As the lockdown loosens, and Father’s Day approaches, we are lucky enough to have a few extra options for fun this week.

Parks, beaches and museums are open (with social distance restrictions)

And there are plenty of online happenings as well, if you prefer to stay inside. Including booze infused events!

3 Virtual (and 2 IRL) Events This Week


A Social Spacing Beer Tasting

The gang at Redline are hosting a Father’s Day beer tasting, in support of the Ontario OSPCA. You can grab tickets online, gather around the laptop, learn something, and sip some suds for a great cause. Be sure to pick up your bevvy of choice a few days in advance.

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🐶 SELLING FAST 🐶 ONLY 25 LEFT! • Join Redline Brewhouse in supporting our Barrie SPCA @barrie.ospca in a virtual Beer Tasting/ Pairing hosted via Zoom @4elements_craftbeer_podcast on June 20th at 7pm. • @4elements_craftbeer_podcast will guide you through a 4 course beer and tapas dinner and educate you on the ins and outs of craft beer! • A portion of each ticket will go directly to Barrie SPCA to support our furry friends during these hard times. The staff at the Barrie SPCA have been working extremely hard to come up with a virtual project that is both fun and educational. We are super excited they have come to us with this project as we absolutely love animals and love this project! • Pick up for this event will take place from 3:00pm-6:30pm at Redline Brewhouse where you can stop in, grab your beers and tapas to enjoy at home. You will be emailed the zoom link before the event once tickets are purcahsed so please provide your email at checkout! • We are also offering a special deal on Redline hand crafted flight boards and logo'd 4oz tasting glasses for $40 (reg. $55) for those who purchase tickets. * Must be 19+ to purchase tickets. Tickets available on now or head to our Facebook and hit the link!

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Build a Video Game with Dad

If the Dad in your clan is a gamer, this one might be right up your console.

Code Ninjas are offering FREE online video game building session all weekend. Fathers and kids can build a very cool game together then play it for real. But you have to supply your own Pizza Pockets.


Father’s Day Virtual Beer Pairing!

Are you sensing a (delicious) pattern in this week’s events? J’adore is offering up a Beer tasting event to celebrate Dad on Thursday.

In partnership with Couchching Brewery, a new brewhouse in Orillia.

The three beers featured will be paired with gourmet cheese and a selection of meats. But you do need to pick up your tasting box from J’adore by Wednesday.

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A delicious gift for DAD! BEER & CHEESE TASTING BOX Featuring: @erdingercanada @greatlakesbeer @gunnshillartisancheese @comtecheeseassociation @bulbsoffire And More! This box is full of strong flavours! Perfect for Father's Day! Enjoy three beers paired with fine food and cheese!. . Great Lakes Brewery Blonde Lager, Great Lakes Brewery Canuck Pale Ale & Erdinger Dunkel. Pair with Ontario made award winning Handeck and France's world renowned Comte. . These fantastic beers are also paired with local Milford Bay Rainbow Trout & Locally made Bulbs of Fire Garlic Jelly. Tasting box also includes: Erdinger Tasting Glass and Crackers. $89.95. . *Must order online for curbside pick up or in store pick up Wednesday to Saturday 10-2pm. *Limited quantity

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Hit The Farmer’s Market

Among the most exciting re-openings to be announced this week was the Farmer’s Market. They are back in their usual place to offer farm fresh, locally made amaze-balls treats and gifts. Vendors will be set up in the City Hall parking lot from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.

There is plenty of free, on-street parking around City Hall.


Hit the Patios!

Yes, yes.. you know that the patios are open. We know you know the patios are open. But be sure to frequent your fav this weekend, to help support them!