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Celebrate Canada 150!

In 2017, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast will be celebrating 150 years as a nation. Barrie has countless reasons to join in the festivities — so let’s come together and celebrate Canada 150!

Festivals & Events

Special events and festivals add to the quality of life that we enjoy in Barrie - enhancing and celebrating our culture, showcasing our beautiful waterfront and downtown, encouraging recreation and tourism, and providing economic benefits to local businesses, tourism operators, and community organizations.

Independent Events

In addition to municipally run events, the City welcomes a variety of events managed independently.  For more information, download the Barrie Events & Culture Guide or use the links to major events below.

Event  Month
Barrie Waterfront Festival  May
Outdoor Film Series June - August
Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival June
Kids Fishing Day June
Promenade Days June/July (Canada Day weekend)
Craft Beer & BBQ Festival July
Kempenfest August (Civic holiday weekend)
Barrie Dragon Boat Festival August
Tree Lighting Celebration November
Santa Claus Parade November

Special Event Permits

All public events held on municipal property are required to have a Special Event Permit and meet City requirements to ensure a safe and successful event for all involved. Anyone who would like to plan an event must first contact the City's Special Events Office at 705-739-4285 or events@barrie.ca. Staff are happy to provide information about the Special permit process and what may be required to host an event on municipal property.

Filming

Barrie has been the backdrop of many filming projects, from feature films to television shows, commercials, music videos, and student projects. Anyone planning to film in Barrie should first contact the City's Special Events Office at 705-739-4285 or events@barrie.ca. Staff are happy to provide more information about potential locations, permits, and other requirements for your project.

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