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!


Homestead Bakery Holiday Open House

Homestead’s Annual Holiday Open House happens on Saturday.

Free Cookie Decorating
Live Holiday Carols
Draw for the First 100 Customers
Cabin Calligraphy will be on site offering custom lettering on ornaments from 10-2pm.

And be sure to bring in Toy Donations, all donations will go to support the Hospital for Sick Kids.


Owl Be Home for the Holidays

Happening at Wild Birds in Barrie, this event will feature live owls and other birds of prey from the fantastic team at Mountsberg Raptor Centre. Meet the handlers of these magnificent birds, learn all birds of prey and hear about the individual stories of these fascinating creature and how they became rehab/education animals.

This is a drop in style event and you are welcome to visit the animals any time from 10 am – 2 pm for as long as you would like.


Karaoke Saturday

What better way to end off the week than with Karaoke! BB Friday’s hosts an open mic karaoke night on Saturday night, kicking off at 9. Bring your voice!


We’re always on the lookout for places and events in Barrie to check out! Send us an email or a DM on FB if you have one in mind! [email protected]