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December 2016

Family Sunday Holiday Workshop (all ages, ideal for children ages 3 to 8)

December 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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$5.00 per child/ Free for Friends of the MacLaren (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren and Sundays in December highlight the holiday season. Regional artist Christyn Grampola will lead holiday-themed creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop, as space is limited. Visit our website for more information!

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Downtown Barrie Tree Lot

December 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Square/ Meridian Place, 65 Dunlop Street East
Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A4 Canada
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If a Christmas tree is what you need, look no further than Downtown Barrie. Located in the Memorial Square/ Meridian Place, the Downtown Tree Lot will feature Christmas trees and wreaths available for purchase every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But that’s not all – when you purchase a tree you will receive a gift coupon worth $40 as a ‘Thank you’ from Downtown Businesses!

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New Years Countdown

December 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 12:15 am
Barrie City Hall and Collier Street, 70 Collier St
Barrie, L4M 4T5
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Presented by: The City of Barrie in partnership with Rock 95 and 107.5 Kool FM  Ring in the New Year in Downtown Barrie with a free evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family! Festivities include skating on the Circle at the Centre rink, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, food vendors, and two fireworks spectaculars – one for the early revellers following the family show and the other at the stroke of midnight. This year’s line-up will be announced…

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May 2017

May Days – Unpack Spring

May 1 - May 31
Participating retailers in Downtown Barrie

#MayDays, formerly known as #FreshAirFridays, was developed in order to encourage people to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather spring brings. It is all about encouraging people to head downtown and support local, as well as supporting a local, community-based charitable organization.

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June 2017

Curb Appeal Dining Series

June 16

The Curb Appeal Series brings together Barrie’s best chefs, delicious food, and a secret location for an unexpected dining experience in the heart of the city.

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Barrie Boat Show

June 16 - June 18

The industry’s best in casual and family boating all in one place! The first annual Barrie Boat show is coming to Heritage Park on Father’s Day weekend! Get a view from the water at Barrie’s first in-water boat show on June 16-18th

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Promenade Days & Canada Day

June 30 - July 2

Come experience the longest running event in Downtown Barrie. First held in 1974, Promenade Days has become a summer tradition for locals and tourists alike. Barrie’s largest street festival features live entertainment, midway, street performers & market, patios, food and fun.

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July 2017

Craft Beer & BBQ Festival

July 7 - July 9

We’ve scoured the province to bring you the best of the best in craft breweries including a few from our own backyard. Come down and sample their wares and taste the best that craft beer has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!

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October 2017

October Tasting Trail

October 7
Participating retailers in Downtown Barrie

Taking place every Saturday in October, The October Tasting Trail is a great opportunity to sample offerings from many of the great restaurants located downtown, as well as support locally-based charitable initiatives.

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October Tasting Trail

October 14
Participating retailers in Downtown Barrie

Taking place every Saturday in October, The October Tasting Trail is a great opportunity to sample offerings from many of the great restaurants located downtown, as well as support locally-based charitable initiatives.

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