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.

Read on for more events this week you can partake in sans money.

And be sure to hit our events calendar for more events this week/month.




The Northern Appeal: Issue 7 Launch

Head to Homestead Artisan Bakery + Cafe on Friday from 7pm until 10pm to celebrate the launch of a new issue of the Northern Appeal.

The bi-annual publication is a not for profit literary magazine focused on Simcoe County and the Muskokas.

Join the bash and enjoy snacks, drinks, poetry readings, a silent auction, the new issue for sale, AND, a live musical performance by David James Allen.


The ‘East End’ Shop Local Market

This Saturday Sonder Studio hosts another SHOP LOCAL MARKET.

The Studio will be home to 11 local entrepreneurs, with ‘Outdoor Pizza Ovens’  in the parking lot cooking up some pies! Vendors include

Laura Ford Designs | @lauraforddesigns
Blueberry Moon Yoga | @blueberrymoonyoga
The Lasting Past | @thelastingpast
The Hunter Co. | @thehunterco
Gutsy Girls | @gutsy
Georgian Chocolate Co. | @georgianchocolateco
Aestas | @aestas705
Jenna Stewart Artist + Author |
Oh My Goodies |
Unearthed, Catherine Kenwall Author |
Wild Jewelry |

Happening from 12-4pm.


Code Ninjas Barrie Grand Opening

Attend the grand opening of the new location of Code Ninjas, where kids can learn to code by building video games.

Happening Saturday from 1 – 4pm at their Big Bay location.


We are always on the lookout for events in Barrie! If you have a “happening” coming up, be sure to reach out to us!

We can add your event to our calendar, and help advertise and promote it through our wide range of podcasts, blogs and unique content.