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5 Things To Try in Barrie This Weekend

Band Battles! Documentaries! Rock Climbing! 5 Things To Try in Barrie This Weekend



We are now less than a month away from the official arrival of Spring. And naturally…we got a pile of snow from Mother Nature to remind us that the bleary bluster of winter has no intention of leaving the party early.

Luckily, the final vestiges of February are replete with for the entire fam-jam to distract from the cold and ice.

Hit the headline on each event to learn more!


5 Things To Try in Barrie This Weekend


Battle of the Bands

The Ranch plays host to one of Barrie’s most celebrated music events of the year on Friday.

Battle of the Bands returns for an electric evening of live music, cowboy hats and fundraising. Proceeds from the night (which last year included the Mayor going full Young MC) support KICX 106 & 104.1 The DOCK‘s Radio for Cardiology, Kempenfelt Rotary Club and the MacLaren Art Centre.

This year’s lineup features The Bailouts, Bunker, Code Blue, Sonic Coalition, Steve’s Garage and Table Nine.

Doors at 7 pm.


Reel Stories

The Barrie Film Festival’s Reel Stories festival returns to the Uptown theatre today, running through Sunday

The 4 day film event aims to discover extraordinary things about the world through documentaries and dramas inspired by true events and real people.

Reel Stories will screen 10 films over four days at Uptown Theatre.


Clothing Swap

Swap out that hoodie you’ve had since Paul Martin was Prime Minister and help keep textiles from going to the landfill! Living Green Barrie hosts this event in partnership with SwapaholicsCanada and Spool Lounge

Join the clothing swap on Saturday, February 22nd from @10:30- 11:30 am at the Painswick branch of the library.

Cost for everyone: Up to 10 items of clothing (adult sizes only, must be clean and in good condition.


Ladies Night at Alt. Rock

Grab the gal crew and scale the (indoor) heights of Mount Alt. Rock. Friday night they are offering facility passes for just $10.

First Responders Snow Tubing Night

In celebration of all first responders, Snow Valley hosts a fun night of snowtubing on Sunday February 23rd from 6pm-9pm!

Bring your 911 responder badge or id card, you and your family can tube from 6pm-9pm for just $10. Extended to all emergency workers and their immediate families.



We are always on the lookout for cool and unique events happening in Barrie. Let us know about your event and we’ll add it to our calendar! Email us at [email protected] 



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