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

There is no scientific measurement to corroborate the following statement.

Yet we imagine that of the lazy days of summer, the absolute pinnacle laziness occurs between late July and mid August.

School is still a ways from returning. Everyone and their dog are on vacation. TV programming is so lame the original Knight Rider seems cutting edge by comparison.

So…we can’t blame you for not wanting to do much of anything besides sit in a hammock with a wobbly pop. But we would be remiss in our duty if we did not at least offer a few ideas for your Barrie weekend!

For instance…


In addition to the great lineup of live tuneage in Barrie, there’s a gig just up the road featuring a whack of up and comers from the Barrie circuit.

Absolutely You, The Saydes, Crowfööt, Gøra, and Cudbear take the stage at the Midhurst community centre for an all ages event on Friday night. It’s $10 at the door.




Well…perhaps war is a bit strong. Let’s call it a spirited contest. With paint loaded weapons.

Barrie Paintball hosts the annual War of the Worlds 8 hour scenario game on Saturday. It’s a full day event of alien fighting and paintball dodging, with prizes. Sign in Starts at 8am, with the at 10am. It’s a ticketed event and tends to sell out, so you’re best to buy entrance in advance.



If defending the earth from interstellar hordes isn’t your bag, there are more leisurely options. Including Creative Barrie’s new walking tour series!

This is a free educational walking tour downtown Barrie, where you can experience internationally renowned artists from across Canada. It runs this Saturday, and every Wednesday beginning at 7:00 PM at Meridian Place, until late August.

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