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Culture Days


The City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration designed to catalyze and inspire public participation in arts and culture.

Culture Days programs invite the public to get behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. Kicking off September 25 and running until​ October 25, Culture Days encouraged Canadians to participate in and show appreciation for arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide.

In an effort to keep the community safe, much of this year’s Culture Days programming was hosted online. That has created the opportunity for performances and workshops to be viewed by more eyes over more days!

​​Culture Days After Party

The celebration lives on with the Culture Days After Party! Every Tuesday and Thursday in November, tune in at noon on the Creative Barrie Facebook page for new videos produced during Culture Days!


​Tuesday, November 3
  • The Feelin’ Good Band
  • Jules

Both presented by Making Change

 Thursday, November 5
Tuesday, November 10 

Ethically Sourced Textiles Webinar hosted by SHILANGO

Thursday, November 12 

Emerging Musicians Showcase: Melina Melle​, presented by Ontario Musicians Cooperative, Inc.

Tuesday, November 17 

Carnival Spice​, a Caribbean Carnival performance presented by Making Change​​​​​

Thursday, November 19
Emerging Musicians Showcase: Tkaia Green​, presented by Ontario Musicians Cooperative, Inc.

Thursday, November 24

A South Asian video compilation for all to enjoy!

Thursday, November 26
Emerging Musicians Showcase: Jessica Spurrell​, presented by Ontario Musicians Cooperative, Inc.​​

Programming to Enjoy Anytime!

Ongoing Programing

​Tourism Barrie Creative Business Listings

​Explore creative businesses with Tourism Barrie! All month long and beyond, find Barrie's creative entrepreneurs hard at work city-wide. From crafting activities to art supplies, to musical instruments, you'll find it all, right here in Barrie.

Butterfly and Strawberry Creations Online Workshops with ArtWonderfull

Following along with the video provided, and using materials you can typically find at home, make your own special butterfly or strawberry alongside Jenny Chen from ArtWonderfull. These workshops are available all month long and appropriate for all ages.

Public Ar​t Tour

Using the City of Barrie Public Art Guide or the new Public Art in Barrie Story Map​, you can visit all 18 of the works of public art within Barrie’s city limits. Don’t forget to check out our newest piece, The Horn and The Heart by John McEwen, installed in Meridian Place in honour of community leader Bob Hunter.

Heritage​​​ Tours 

Heritage Barrie offers a variety of self-guided tours showcasing the many heritage sites within the community. Learn about Barrie’s historic areas, including Allandale, the downtown, the waterfront and more!

Union Cemetery Heritage Tour  

Union Cemetery Heritage ​​​Tour 

Explore Barrie’s Union Cemetery and famous Barrie residents of yore virtually, alongside Town Crier, Steve Travers. This is not a ghost tour, but a respectful historic tour of the graves of some of the most prominent pioneers of our historic city of Barrie.

Kempenfelt Community Players Performance

Enjoy a compilation performance video of shows past from Kempenfelt Community Players, who have been making community theatre in Barrie for over 38 years!

​Want to Get Involved?

You can still participate as an artist and/or business!


Miss in-person markets and vendor stalls at festivals? Us too! Register your creative business on this online marketplace focused on providing businesses a simple platform that connects and encourages local consumers to shop consciously and conveniently. In place of in-person artisan markets, HeyLocal brings local creative businesses together in one place for the consumers’ convenience. Check out their website for how they can support your online store. Don’t have an e-commerce site yet? Check out our other partner, ShopHE​RE for the opportunity to get a free online store!

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