Ya know what makes life livable?

Ice cream.

Also bacon. Bacon ON ice cream.

Oh, and Poutine. And wine…whisky. Firefly reruns. Wine. Anything written by Brett Ellison. Wine.  Preferably all at once!

And things that are FREE.

With all of that in mind, we present the Freebie: A weekly guide to events in Barrie that require zero money.

Click on the headline for each to find out more!


 Free Events in Barrie For the Week of Nov. 11th


Public Tour of Art Auction Highlights At The MacLaren


Hit the MacLaren on Wednesday, November 13 from 6 to 7 pm for a free tour of the fabulous artwork available in their 29th annual Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction.

Generate your watchlist and gain an insider’s guide to auction highlights from MacLaren Curator Emily McKibbon, Kalaman+Demetriou Art Consultant and Collector Carol Ann Ryan and Artist/Curator Jill Price.


Barrie’s Tree Lighting & Santa Claus Parade

Kick-off the holiday season with the Noëlla Festival and Barrie’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration & Santa Claus Parade! Catch the parade from anywhere along the route or gather downtown to take in the Tree Lighting as well. As the parade concludes downtown, Santa will return to Meridian Place for the lighting of the tree followed by the Rotary Club of Barrie Festival of Trees in Heritage Park, a fantastic fireworks show presented by The City of Barrie, and a special visit with families!


Pipe Night

Gear heads will eat up this event from Harley Davidson on November 14th. A Pipe Night Demonstration! If you’ve ever been curious of how your Harley-Davidson motorcycle would sound with an upgraded exhaust system, than this event is for you!

The crew at Harley-Davidson will be lining up as many models as they can with a variety of different exhaust system offerings so you can hear the difference between them all. Bring your appetite for a bit to eat before-hand and bring your hearing protection, because it will get a little loud!


Looking for more events in Barrie? Be sure to check our calendar!

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