ARTISAN MARKETS, CONCERTS AND MAPLE SYRUP GALORE HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BARRIE THIS WEEKEND
The best thing about getting to the first weekend in April is that we are now almost an entire year away from April Fool’s “festivities”.
Although the annual rite of pranking did provide some epic events across Barrie and Canada, it’s also a stress inducing day when you must believe nothing and trust no-one to survive.
So celebrate being free of having to be on guard 24/7 by checking out these shindigs!
(Editor’s note…we promise never to use the phrase shindig again)
Keep in mind that you can find them all listed, as well as events coming in the days ahead on our events page.
SIP, TIP AND SHOP @ GEORGIAN COLLEGE
The school year is winding down, and the students of Georgian’s culinary program are going out with a bang…and a ladle.
12 teams of soon to be graduates will showcase a variety of creations that reflect the cuisine and lifestyle of the Central Ontario region. The evening event offers students a chance to pitch their dishes, and to receive feedback from guests. There will be free samples on hand as well as items to take home, with free admission.
Keep in mind that we post a full calendar of concerts every week in Barrie, and we’re always on the lookout for local artist performances. If you are playing anywhere in town, fire the deets to [email protected] We’ll be sure to post your gig!
It’s another jammed ticket at the Foxx Lounge, with electro grunge acts from Toronto (electro grunge is a thing…honest) as well as punk, hardcore and even progressive sonic poetry on offer Friday and Saturday. Doors are at 8pm both nights. It’s always cash at the door, so be sure to bring some bills.
Elsewhere, My Son The Hurricane hits the stage at Mavrick’s on Friday night. The group is a multi-person mix of jazz, funk and hip hop that really has to be experienced to be believed.
Donaleigh’s is hosting an open mic on Saturday at 2pm, with the Barriers and The High Drive also playing at the Temple Lounge.
And B Knox takes up his usual post in the backroom of Painters Hall on Saturday.
SPRING TONIC MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL
A great day out for the family that is liable to be a little sappy (oh c’mon, you KNOW we had to use that pun) this is a tradition in the area with plenty to do and plenty to taste.
On top of the maple deliciousness, costumed re-enactors will be on hand to demonstrate pioneer and First Nations methods of making maple syrup, and Tiffin’s sugar shack will be open for visitors to see how syrup is made today. It’s happening all day Saturday and Sunday at the Tiffin Conservation Area.
BONUS UNCOVERED EVENT! ARTISAN MARKET @ REDLINE BREWERY
You might not immediately associate beer with art, but on Sunday Redline is offering you the chance to indulge in both with their first even Artisan Market.
It’s totally free and it’s a great opportunity to showcase some of the best of local Barrie businesses and vendors. It all begins at 11am!
Have an event in Barrie that you want to promote? We want to hear about it! Send an email to [email protected] and we may post it!