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Barrie Music Festvals and Events

Music Fests, Rib Fests and Geek Fests: 5 Fun Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend

Although we pretty well wrote off summer after Labour day, TECHNICALLY it ends on Monday. Which means this weekend is the last official one of the warmest season.

And fortunately, there is a boat load of outdoorsy and indoorsy stuff to ensure summer 201 goes out with a bang, and not a whimper.

Happening in Barrie This Weekend…


Troubadour festival arrives at noon on Friday, and if you still haven’t heard about Troubadour then OMFG go listen to our podcast interview with the founder Chas Hay. This is two straight days of live music at awesome venues across Barrie featuring the likes of Cowboy Junkies, Bedouin Soundclash and Matt Andersen. And loads of local artists as well.

There’s also the Rising Star finals at Ferndale Banquet Hall. Local performers will sing their guts outΒ  for prize money and trips.

If you’re in need of a laugh to wind up the week, Laffy Taffy hits up Fionn MacCool’s on Sunday night. Ian Fergus hosts with headliner Rahil Shaik.



For those about to geek out…we salute you.

Nerdism takes over the downtown branch of the library on Saturday, with vendors, cosplayers, VR and tons of other genre infused fun. Totally free and ideal for the kids.

Just be sure not to mention anything about Greedo shooting first.



Speaking of costumed heroes, on Saturday Candelighter’s Simcoe hosts their annual Superhero Stomp to walk, run, skate and scooter to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer. It happens at Heritage park at 3.


Celebrate International Day of Peace by treating yourself to a moment of connection, stillness and peace.

Meet on the rooftop at Hooligans and immerse yourself in the experience of meditation and yoga, followed by a light breakfast. Hosted by Lulu Lemon



If you are less yoga and more…barbecue inclined, there’s a fiery feast just down the road from Barrie this weekend.

The Ontario Ribfest Tour returns to Alliston, ON Sept 20-22, 2019 held at Riverdale Park. Featuring 4 of North America’s Best Rib Teams travelling from Florida, Alabama, BC and Ontario. These “Pitmasters” are ready to serve you and your friends Award-Winning Mouth-Watering BBQ Smoked Ribs.

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