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 7 Things to check out in our last month of summer.
7 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, TacoAlley 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 in our newsletter!
If ever there was a year when finding inner peace was a priority…it’s this year.
Jampa Ling Buddist Centre are offering introduction courses to meditation in September, both online and in person (with restrictions)
Patios, Patios, Patios!
With the news that Barrie city council has extended patio hours until 2am, there is literally no excuse not to patronize the amaze-balls outdoor eating locales.
Hit Up The Barrie Film Festival
Barrie’s annual celebration of all things film returns to the Sunset Drive In theatre later this month. In addition to the cool selection of edgy movies you won’t find in the big box cinemas, the festival features the Short Film Showcase, with short movies from local filmmakers.
Beaches and Splashpads
The temps have already started to dip as autumn creeps into the air, but you can be sure that there are at least a few more scorchers on the way. When the near radioactive heat does hit, get yourself to a beach or a splashpad! And let Mother Nature cool you down.
In partnership with the Barrie Public Library’s Comic Con Event, at the Five Points Theatre and Barrie City Hall Rotunda. Re-live the nostalgia of retro video games from your childhood with an arcade cabinet and pinball machine courtesy of Last Level Lounge and also try out some exciting new VR experiences!
Vendors will be on site showcasing video games, artwork, technology and more! Meet game developers and learn what it takes to create your own video game. Happening Sep. 21st.