High five from Downtown Barrie! Bringing you all the fun ways to #SupportLocal!
Starting on June 10th Dunlop Street will be closed to cars from Maple Avenue to Mulcaster twice a month, making room for community.
A Downtown Barrie tradition for over 15 years, Lawnchair Luminata brings the community together to enjoy a movie under the stars. Meet at Meridian Place on Wednesday evenings at dusk, starting on June 21st and running until August 30th.
Christmas in downtown Barrie is a feeling you just have to experience. Luckily, the Noella Festival gives you six weeks of fun to check out! Partnering with the City of Barrie, Barrie Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club and all the amazing downtown Barrie businesses, the Noella Festival brings you…
Follow the Hot Cocoa Trail for the tastiest way to warm up February. This Downtown Barrie winter tradition showcases some deliciously unique and creative hot chocolate inspired beverages and dishes by our local coffee shops, cafés, and restaurants. Every Saturday and Sunday in February, head downtown, venture along the Hot Cocoa Trail and indulge in signature cups of hot chocolate while sipping, shopping and supporting local! With each purchase of a signature Hot Cocoa Trail item, you’ll get a chance to win a $250 Downtown Barrie Prize Pack. Plus if you share your #hotcocoatrail moment on social media, you’ll earn another chance to win. Be sure to tag @downtownbarrie along with the location of your purchase.
Jane's Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Now present in dozens of countries and hundreds of cities globally, the walks return to Barrie this May.
The Downtown Barrie BIA acknowledges that the Business Improvement Area is located on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. The Anishnaabeg include the Odawa, Ojbwe and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. The Downtown Barrie BIA is dedicated to honoring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.