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Canada 150 in our Community

Celebrate Canada150 in Barrie! Check out the many events, exhibits, and festivities taking place in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial year throughout the city.

In addition to celebrations hosted by the City of Barrie, there will be many other events hosted by community organizations to celebrate Canada 150. With all of these great events going on, Barrie will be the place to celebrate! We encourage you to participate in as many ways as you can. For more information about each these events, please click on the links provided.

May 6 The Coronation of King Edward VII
Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street
In celebration of the King Edward Choir's 65th anniversary and Canada's 150th birthday, take a joyful look into history with a dramatic musical re-enactment of the coronation of Edward VII.
June 3

Made In Canada
Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne Street North
Music has helped put this country on the international stage and secure its place in history. In this special concert for Canada's 150th, the Barrie Concert Band will feature many must-hear Canadian composers and the music that makes Canada great.

June 30–July 2

Promenade Days
Dunlop Street, Downtown Barrie
Barrie’s largest street festival featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, street performers, patios, food, and fun. Downtown merchants showcase their fantastic products at the street market.

July 1

Barrie Canada Day Races
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe Street
A Canada Day tradition during Downtown Barrie's Promenade Days. Beautiful 5K and 10K run/walk and Kids 1K along Barrie's waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay. Tech tee and race medal for all finishers.

July
22–29

The Five Points
Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West
Meet the people of Barrie and hear our stories in this new documentary-style play created by ten actors who interviewed real Barrie residents over the course of several months.

Aug.
5–7

Kempenfest
Waterfront Parks
One of the largest outdoor arts and crafts festivals featuring over 300 artisans, an antique show, food vendors, midway, children’s activities, and an amazing line-up of live entertainment. A long weekend tradition not to be missed!

Aug.
24–27

Barrie Fair
Essa Agriplex, 7505 10th Line (Thornton)
The 164th annual fair celebrates Canada 150 and our agricultural heritage with livestock, home craft shows, vendors, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, midway, and live entertainment.

Aug. 26

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe Street
The Barrie Public Library is proud to host exciting races, kids' activities, live entertainment, and beer garden celebrating the festival's 15th anniversary and Canada 150!

Sept. 23

Celebrating Canada's Music
Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne Street North
In honour of Canada’s 150th, the Barrie County Chordsmen will celebrate our musical heritage with songs of Canadian origins and connections.

Oct. 28

A Cultural Experience
Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne Street North
Experience the Huronia Symphony perform a new work celebrating the history and culture of the Indigenous Peoples of our region. Local piano soloist, Thomas Torok, will also perform Mozart's Piano Concerto #9 in E Flat Major.

Nov.
1–18

We Must Have More Men! Barrie and The Great War
The sold out sensation of their 2016 season will return as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary Remembrance Day celebrations. This production is based on the stories of real Barrie soldiers and their families. 

Nov. 11

Remembrance Day Ceremony
Memorial Square, 65 Dunlop Street East

Annual parade and ceremony at Barrie’s Cenotaph to honour the sacrifices made by those in military service, past and present. Form-up at 10:30am.

Dec.
1–2

A Canadian Christmas Eh!
Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street
Bravado Show Choir celebrates Canada 150 with a presentation of seasonal favourites highlighting the diversity of Canadian music and holiday traditions.

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