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Barrielicious 2021

Barrie’s premiere food festival returns! Beginning April 9th, Barrielicious will be running for 17 days to bring you the longest-ever Barrielicious event. This means more time to explore the incredible menus and more time to support local, independent restaurants.

On Thursday, April 1, Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario will be going into lockdown for 28-days beginning Saturday, April 3. Please note that this will not interfere with the event and you are still able to enjoy the incredible dishes provided by the talented chefs of each participating restaurant by ordering curbside pick up and takeout! 


April 9th – April 25th, 2021


Showcasing these restaurants and their incredibly talented chefs has always been the mission of Barrielicious and this year is no different. Brought to you in partnership with the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA), the City of Barrie and Tourism Barrie, this year’s event is also about further supporting these local, independent restaurants as they continue to adapt to and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special prix fixe Barrielicious menus will be offered at each participating restaurant for curbside pick up or take out only. Menus generally include an appetizer, soup or salad with an entrée and dessert.

Barrielicious has become such a success that this year, the event presents LocalLicious, an extension of the event that will include restaurants in Barrie and surrounding areas.

While this year’s event is set to move forward on April 9th, your dining experience may vary depending on applicable Provincial health and safety restrictions for Simcoe-Muskoka. If we continue under the current Red Control Public Health Measure Zone, limited indoor dining (and perhaps even outdoor patio dining) will be available during the event, so consider making a reservation in advance or order your meal to go!

All restaurants participating in Barrielicious will be following mandated health and safety protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Regulatory updates will be communicated, and those interested in the event are welcome to call any participating Barrielicious restaurant to determine dining options.

Funding for Barrielicious 2021 has been provided in part by the Government of Ontario.

For a list of participating restaurants and more information, please visit






*indicates Barrielicious / LocalLicious participant