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Join us Friday, August 12 at Holly Community Park and Saturday, August 13 at Heritage Park as the City of Barrie celebrates 7 years of Rhythmfest, Barrie’s first truly multicultural and interactive festival. Grab an instrument and be part of the celebration!

Friday, August 12th - 5pm-10pm

Featuring an Educators' Drumming Workshop and head liner, Modus Factor, bringing their electro-ambient improvisational bedlam to Holly Community Park! More acts to be announced. 

Saturday, August 13th - 10am-10pm

Drumming, dancing, workshops and jams on three stages in Heritage Park featuring 2015 JUNO nominees Sultans of String, a drum kit clinic with Chris Lesso, a cojon clinic with Joe Garrisi and many more performances to be announced soon. 

Calling All Vendors for 2016

Do you offer an interesting, unique or international product or food that you want to share with the Rhythmfest audience? If so, we want to hear from you! Please call or email the Special Events Office at (705) 739-4285 or Please be sure to include details about your product offering and where necessary, photographs.

Partnership Opportunities Available for Rhythmfest 2016

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. If your business is interested in becoming a Rhythmfest partner, please contact the Special Events Office at (705) 739-4285 or

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:


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