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Saturday, January 30, 2021

☀️ Open Air Dunlop ☀️

Open Air Dunlop is back for 2021! As part of the economic recovery plan for our downtown community, Open Air Dunlop was born and after such a successful fall, we've expanded it for the 2021 season. Beginning June 12th and running every Saturday throughout the summer, a portion of Dunlop Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and open for you to explore on foot or by bike!

The final Open Air Dunlop of the summer will take place on Saturday, September 11th, but make sure to stay tuned for details on for pop-ups in October!

Sunshine, warm weather and PPE will be waiting for you in downtown Barrie while you're supporting local in a safe and socially distanced environment. We don't want you to miss out! That's why we're inviting you to bookmark this page, share it with your friends and check back often for all the updated details. And if you don't already, make sure to follow us on social media @downtownbarrie!

Here's What You're Going to Want to Check Out

Open Air Dunlop includes the following exciting features that you'll definitely have to check out!

1. Barrie Farmers' Market

Each Saturday from 8am until 12pm, pop by the Barrie Farmers' Market at City Hall before or after exploring Open Air Dunlop in downtown Barrie.

2. Historic Self Guided Walking & Bike Tours

Who doesn't love exploring the history of their own downtown?
- Barrie's Public Art Tours
- Historic Downtown Barrie Walking Tours
- Barrie Bike Tours including a Downtown Barrie Art Tour by Bike!

3. Downtown Barrie's Beautiful New Dunlop Streetscape

Wider sidewalks, green infrastructure, new street lamps and more! Come see what everyone is talking about in our beautiful new downtown.

4. City Centre Patios

Also part of the economic recovery plan for our downtown community is the expanded patio season including more than just restaurants! Warm and sunny days are on their way, but if needed, bring a jacket and bundle up with your buds while enjoying some of the city's finest dining experiences.

5. Theatre By The Bay's The Ghost Watchers

New this year are exciting Augmented Realty ghost tours presented by Theatre By The Bay. Click here to get tickets!

6. Community Partners at Meridian Place

While you're downtown, pop by Meridian Place to check out the community partners who have set up as part of Open Air Dunlop and would love to see you!


Wondering where to park? Click here for a parking map of Downtown Barrie!


We can't wait to see you in downtown Barrie!