Special Events Office
56 Mulcaster Street
Phone: (705) 739-4285
The City of Barrie presents Celebrate Barrie, our kick-off to the summer festival season! Join us at Centennial Park along the beautiful shores of Kempenfelt Bay on Saturday, June 2nd. Experience live music, a heritage village, family fun zone, local vendor marketplace, outdoor film, and much more.
This year, the 29th annual Barrie Native Friendship Centre Pow Wow is being held in partnership with Celebrate Barrie. It takes place June 2 & 3 at Red Storey Field and the theme is Honouring Our Founders. Grand Entry is at 12 noon and 7pm on Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday.
Enjoy an exciting variety of inflatables and activities from Party Tyme Treats & Amusements, including a 25 foot rock climbing wall!
Check out the frogs, geckos, turtles, and more....you may even get to touch a snake!
Get up close and personal with Speaking of Wildlife! Meet and learn about some of our wild friends from right here in Ontario.
Browse talented creatives doing amazing work locally and enjoy a variety of food vendors, including:
Check out one of Ontario's most popular family attractions on tour with their Feel the Rush program featuring the science behind extreme sports!
Made possible with support from:
Take a journey back in time and explore life in the early 19th century. You will be amazed! Heritage Village Schedule
Face painting, arts and crafts, demonstrations, games, giveaways, contests, and so much more - all offered for free by local community groups. Visit them on-site and see what they have to offer! This year's feature organizations include:
Barrie Fire & Emergency Service will be on hand from 10am to 4pm with vehicles, equipment, special activities, and safety information. Test your fire safety skills and check out the inside of a fire truck.
Kids 6-12 are invited to try out skateboards and scooters with Evolve Skate Camp on a fun trial course. Skateboards, scooters, and safety equipment provided.
11:10am - Bravado! Show Choir
11:50am - Miller School of Irish Dance
12:20pm - John Anderson
1:05pm - The Classy Wrecks
2:05pm - City of Barrie's Emerging Musicians Program Showcase
2:35pm - Melina Melle
3:20pm - Cousin Jack
4:20pm - Megan Anne
4:55pm - Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
5:35pm - The Noolands
Truelee Odd has amused audiences around the world with his unique blend of charm, zaniness, and amazing feats. From the time he makes his entrance on a tiny motorcycle until his heart-stopping finale, you won't want to miss a second. Kids are invited to stick around after his show to learn all about juggling!
After a fun-filled day at Celebrate Barrie, experience the soft glow of the silver screen as you enjoy an outdoor film at the beach! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a movie under the stars. Presented in partnership with the Barrie Film Festival.
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the time machine created by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and finds himself in a time-shattering situation that jeopardizes his future.
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Rated PG, 110 min.
Park at the Bayfield Mall, easily accessed off of Highway 400, and take a FREE ride to Celebrate Barrie and the BNFC Pow Wow! The shuttle bus is accessible and parking at the Bayfield Mall is free. The shuttle stops will be located at:
There's a variety of parking lot and on-street parking available throughout downtown Barrie and along the waterfront. Waterfront parking is $3/hour ($15 daily maximum) or free with a resident pass. Downtown parking is free on Saturdays and within walking distance of Centennial Park along Barrie's waterfront trails. For more information and maps of waterfront and downtown parking, visit www.barrie.ca/parking.
Additional accessible parking will be available to those with a valid pass on a first come, first served basis at the Centennial parking lot. The free shuttle service as also accessible - see Shuttle Service above for details or download the schedule.
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