Check Here For An Updated List of Things To in Barrie This Weekend

May is upon us!

The bad news: You missed the CRA deadline to file your taxes.

The better news: The first weekend of month 4 2019 is packed with inspiring and interesting things to do to take your mind off owing the government money.

Keep in mind that you can find all the events listed, as well as events coming in the days ahead on our events page.


Fun Fact! We post a full calendar of concerts every week in Barrie. And we are 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!

In addition to a packed weekend of punk, alternative and metal shows at the Foxx Lounge, Sunday marks the annual Youth Battle of The Bands. It’s a great excuse to come out and support some local up and comers, with cash and recording opportunities on offer for prizes. Doors are at 4pm.

If you are feeling something a bit more cinematic, Cirque Musicale is in town on Friday and Saturday. Bravado Show Choir puts on the performance at Georgian Thearte. Think Cirque De Solei meets Riverdance.


If you are geek inclined. May 4th/Star Wars Day, is tantamount to a religious holiday.

The fact that it falls on Free Comic Book Day this year is the equivalent of Santa and the Easter Bunny teaming up to create some kind of new Mega Holiday.

As always, Barrie’s comic haven Big B Comics will be hosting the day. Anyone heading to the festivities can score 4 free comics, with additional books for anyone bringing a food donation or in cosplay.

In addition, there will be tons of colouring, crafting and prize draws. The nerdastic day kicks off at 10am.


The 2019 Rockstar Energy Arenacross series returns to Barrie for Round 4 of the circuit on Saturday. Arenacross is the first stop in the three discipline Rockstar Energy Triple Crown, and it’s a fantastic event featuring motorcross racing and local riders.

Gates open to the Rockstar Pit party @ 5:30pm
Show will start @ 7pm


The vendors of the Barrie Farmers’ Market move back out onto Mulcaster Street starting Saturday! The best local food and handmade products from local providers will be on display and available for purchase at 8am.

Plus enjoy live music from Lee & Steve all morning.

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!