Barrie & Area has an abundance of cultural festivals and events, many located on the downtown Barrie waterfront!
Enjoy a live theatre performance, check out a film under the stars or browse arts & crafts and culinary delights at Kempenfest and Promenade Days. During the winter, celebrate everything we love about the snow at Barrie’s Annual Winterfest. Barrie has it all to keep you and your family entertained all year long.
Besides the wonderful events that Barrie hosts in June, there are still plenty of places you can go to enjoy with friends and family!
Visit all the local stores in downtown Barrie! There are tons of restaurants and retail stores unique to Barrie, with a great atmosphere. Also visit the Meridian Place in downtown!
Kick-off to the summer with the Celebrate Barrie festival. Join the rest of Barrie in Centennial Park along the beautiful shores of Kempenfelt Bay on Saturday, June 1st from 10am to 6pm. Experience free programming for all ages including live music, a heritage village, inflatables, educational and interactive fun, community displays & activities, and a local vendor market. After a fun-filled day at Celebrate Barrie, bring your blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie at the beach.
As one of our best attractions, come during any type of weather for a picnic, beach day, a run, or stroll through Lakeshore into downtown Barrie for food and entertainment.
Head to downtown barrie this Canada Day long weekend! Experience the longest running event and largest Canada Day celebration in the region. To locals and tourists, Promenade Days promises 3 days of exciting and fun entertainment and fun for the entire family!
Feel like taking a stroll through some trails in Barrie? Check out Wilkins Beach! Including a park, waterfront, beach and beautiful scenery. Linked at the bottom are more beaches in Barrie to visit, but this one is our favourite!
Barrie Air Show returns again for two thrilling shows over Kempenfelt Bay featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the CF-18 Demo Team, as well as aviation-themed activities and military displays.
Featuring some of the best Canadian and International Jazz and Blues artists performing in over 25 venues throughout the Barrie area!
Get your kids to experience fishing, learn about conservation, and have lots of fun!