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 1st. Experience live music, heritage village, family fun zone, local vendor marketplace, community displays, outdoor film, and much more.
Don't miss the 30th annual
Barrie Native Friendship Centre Pow Wow taking place June 1st & 2nd at Sunnidale Park! Grand entry is at 12 noon and 7pm Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday. Parking is limited, so please use the shuttle service (see below), walk, bike, or take transit.
Check out the fun for all ages to be had at Celebrate Barrie:
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. Details on who's coming will be posted soon!
Check out one of Ontario's most popular family attractions where you can have some fun while learning about the science behind agriculture!
Take a journey back in time and explore life in the early 19th century. You will be amazed!
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 featured organizations include:
The City of Barrie has partnered with Evergreen Brick Works for a unique opportunity to play and learn in nature at Celebrate Barrie! Invent and build using your own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world. Come explore!
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.
Stay tuned....the awesome line-up of local bands, dancers, and performers will be posted soon!
FireGuy has a burning desire to entertain! You'll see fire juggling, fire eating, and some awesome stunts. It's his claim to flame! Kids can stick around afterwards to get the inside scoop on some of FireGuy's amazing skills and try their hand at devil sticks.
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.
This classic supernatural comedy that defined a generation is celebrating 35 years! When Doctors Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Akroyd), and Spengler (Harold Ramis) suddenly find themselves downsized from the University's parapsychology department, they decided to go the entrepreneurial route, chasing down ghastly ghosts, unappetizing apparitions, and the occasional insolent succubae. But the paratroopers of the paranormal face their greatest challenge when the beautiful Dana Barret (Sigourney Weaver) discovers her refrigerator door leads directly to the gates of hell! Now with the world watching, it's up to the Ghostbusters to keep Manhattan from becoming a madhouse in this hilariously haunting action comedy.
Action/Comedy/Fantasy - 105 minsRated PG for scary scenes, mild language, and suggestive content
Presented in partnership with the
Barrie Film Festival.
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 lots 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
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.
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