Things To Do in the Barrie and Surrounding Areas This Weekend
Friday Night Flick
Family movie night anyone? Come out this Friday at 2:30 & 6:30pm to our Painswick Branch Public Library in Barrie and enjoy this week’s Friday Flick; The Bad Guys (1hr 40m).
Barrie's Farmers Market
Interested in some live music, fresh local produce, baked goods and free activities for the kids? Check out Barrie’s Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-1pm. Now outside for the season.
Friday Harbour - Vendor Market Series
Friday Harbour is hosting a vibrant outdoor marketplace featuring local vendors and entertainment, open every weekend from May through September! With something for everyone, the Vendor Market offers a unique range of artisanal products, fashion and accessories, bath and body products, décor, and more. Be sure to also visit the CIBC Pier to enjoy live music and our Friday Harbour retailers located along the Promenade for more exciting finds! Free admission and parking. Events Times: Saturdays: 11am - 8pm Sundays: 11am - 6pm
Treetop Trekking At Horseshoe Resort
Now until November 12th. Treetop Trekking is all about fun! Surround yourself in nature while exploring the forest during one of our unforgettable adventure activities. They've got something for all ages and abilities.
Open Air Dunlop
Head to Downtown Barrie to enjoy a pedestrian-friendly on select Saturday's from June to October, where you can explore local shops, restaurants, live entertainment and more. Visit the website for regular updates on event programming.
Upcoming Dates & Events:
September 9 - Culture Day
September 23 - Downtown Barrie Yoga Fest
October 7 - Thanksgiving
October 28 - Halloween
Sunflower Experience at Rounds Ranch
Now until September 4th. Your Sunflower Experience includes:
- A scenic wagon ride to the back of the Ranch
- Meander through 10 acres of 60 different varieties of beautiful cut flowers and experience peace and tranquility in the quietness of a large field.
- Take loads of pictures to capture memories of your day. Unique props throughout the field provide amazing photo backdrops.
- Pick your favourite sunflower to take home. Snippers, bags and water are provided in the field tent.
- Purchase a decorative bucket and fill it to the brim of sunflowers and cut flowers
- Enjoy 25+ activities in Ranchland (included in your admissions price).
- Experience the thrill of going down the 500′ Slip’n’Slide (additional fee)
- Ride a horse or pony (additional fee). Book your ride at the gate.
Check the website for pricing.
South Bay Fields Lavender Farm
Wander through 5,000 lavender plants of 8 different varieties spread across 3 unique planting arrangements. Take a break on our garden bench swings situated in the middle of 1000+ blooming English lavender. Relax in our Muskoka chairs situated throughout the lavender fields. Take a stroll through our winding relaxation path which guides you through our canola field and wildflower field containing over 27 different wildflower species. Visit our open air shop (yes, that is a fancy way of saying tent) with all of our lavender goodies available for purchase. In addition to our products, you can also purchase fresh lavender and sunflower bundles harvested the morning of your visit. Learn about growing, harvesting and distilling lavender from one of our friendly staff.
Carnival Barrie - Latin food & Music
A celebration that has a full representation of all Latin cultures through authentic displays of Music, Dance, Food, and Culture. Highlighting the people and countries in a positive and sharing perspective. The goal of this festival is to bring an exciting experience that will create awareness and appreciation to the variety and uniqueness of Latin culture and becoming a flagship event that celebrates our great City of Barrie.
Olive Oil Co. Grand Opening
The grand opening of Olive Oil Co. Inc. Olive Oil Tasting Bar will take place at 10 am on Saturday, September 2 at 112 Mississaga St. E. in beautiful Downtown Orillia. To celebrate the occasion, the first 50 guests will receive a complimentary tasting flight, giving them a glimpse of the diverse flavours and traditions represented in our collection. Join us in celebrating the arrival of Orillia's premier Olive Oil & Balsamic Tasting Bar, where the essence of olive oils awaits to captivate your senses and inspire your culinary adventures.
Yo-ho! It's time to batten down ye hatches, because the "Pirates of the Orillian Sea" have their sights set on the City's Downtown Waterfront. They are expected to make landfall just in time for the Labour Day weekend, and are bringing with them a weekend of fun and entertainment for all ages!
The Orillia Pirate Party features:
• Life-sized "pirate" ships crewed by historical re-enactors
• Fencing, tactical, and artillery demonstrations
• Pirate encampment village featuring a blacksmith demonstration, costumed re-enactors, and historical prop
• Live musical entertainment
• Downtown scavenger hunt