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Canada Day

Celebrate Canada Day in downtown Barrie!  Every Canada Day, Barrie features live entertainment and family activities in partnership with Promenade Days, Downtown Barrie's street festival, and this year we are excited to get our community involved in celebrating Canada150!

Kick-off Canada150 with the Snowbirds

The City of Barrie is excited to welcome the Canadian Forces Snowbirds to kick-off Canada150 celebrations here in Barrie! On the evening of Wednesday, June 28th, they will perform their thrilling aerobatic show over Kempenfelt Bay - a rare and exciting spectacle. This project is possible with generous support from CF Base Borden and Georgian International. Planning for this exciting kick-off to a weekend of Canada150 festivities is under way, so stay tuned for updates as they're confirmed.

Partnership & Vendor Opportunities Available for Canada Day 2017

As an event partner, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign, including radio and print advertising, website, and printed materials. Engage with thousands of participants through on-site recognition and brand activation. Our partnerships are valued and contribute directly towards providing a variety of exciting activities at absolutely no cost to participants. Opportunities are available starting from $500, including a limited number of outdoor spaces available to promote your business.

Engage with thousands of participants, primarily Barrie and area residents, through on-site recognition and brand activation. Our vendors are valued and contribute directly towards providing a variety of exciting activities at absolutely no cost to participants. Outdoor vendor spaces are available starting from $200. If your business is interested in becoming a Canada Day vendor in 2017, please contact the Special Events Office at (705) 739-4285 or

2017 Event Details

Family Fun Zone in Heritage Park 1–9pm

The following family fun activities will take place in Heritage Park: 

  • Inflatables and games from Party Tyme Treats & Amusements 
  • Free face painting with Clarabella the Clown - presented by White Cedar Dental
  • Vendors, including furniture, accessories, jewelry, sweets, hot food, cold drinks, clothing and much more
  • Free exhibits and activities including Canadian wildlife displays, kids dance and more
  • Fire and Glow performance by Scarlet Black from Dispatch Talent at 8:30pm.

Fireworks over Kempenfelt Bay

Friends and neighbours are invited to gather around the bay to take in the fireworks spectacular at 10pm. 

Entertainment on the Promenade Days Stage

Rain or shine, free entertainment will take place all day on the Promenade Days stage at Dunlop Street East near Memorial Square, including a special lineup of local and regional talent reflecting Canada’s Heritage.  2017 Performers will be announced shortly!

Canada Day 2017 is generously supported by




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