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Hello Winter!

The City of Barrie proudly presents Hello Winter! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter with us all February long!  Follow @creativebarrie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram​ for exciting announcements and as more programming is announced!

February 1

Winterfest

February 1st & 2nd, 2020 – Heritage Park, Meridian Place and Multiple Barrie Locations

The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. Grab your mittens and celebrate winter! For full details on all Winterfest programming visit www.barrie.ca/Winterfest

The February Blues XXIII

January 30th – February 2nd, 2020 – Various locations

Shake off cabin fever at the 21st annual February Blues Festival.  Visit many great restaurants, bars, bistros, libraries and concert venues in Barrie and area to enjoy Blues and Jazz music performed by some of Canada's most brilliant artists.  For full artists listings and performance locations visit www.barriejazzandbluesfest.com

Hot Cocoa Trail

Weekends in February – Various Downtown Locations

Warm up your heart and soul by following along Downtown Barrie's Hot Cocoa Trail every weekend in February. With over 20 unique takes on the traditional winter favourite, the Trail provides a fun winter activity as well as an opportunity to support a local charity. For a full list of locations, visit www.downtownbarrie.ca

Herringbone and Yalta

January 23rd – February 1st, 2020 - Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West

Herringbone is a delicious musical blend of genres that transport the audience to the early days of the Great Depression. This darkly twisted vaudevillian journey is centered on our protagonist, George, who finds opportunity in performance to provide for his family with sinister consequences. For tickets visit: www.barrie.ca/theatretickets

February 2

Winterfest

February 1st & 2nd, 2020 – Heritage Park, Meridian Place and Multiple Barrie Locations

The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. Grab your mittens and celebrate winter! For full details on all Winterfest programming visit www.barrie.ca/Winterfest

The February Blues XXIII

January 30th – February 2nd, 2020 – Various locations

Shake off cabin fever at the 21st annual February Blues Festival.  Visit many great restaurants, bars, bistros, libraries and concert venues in Barrie and area to enjoy Blues and Jazz music performed by some of Canada's most brilliant artists.  For full artists listings and performance locations visit www.barriejazzandbluesfest.com

Hot Cocoa Trail

Weekends in February – Various Downtown Locations

Warm up your heart and soul by following along Downtown Barrie's Hot Cocoa Trail every weekend in February. With over 20 unique takes on the traditional winter favourite, the Trail provides a fun winter activity as well as an opportunity to support a local charity. For a full list of locations, visit www.downtownbarrie.ca

Mariposa School of Skating - Learn to Skate

Sundays in February, 12noon-1pm – Circle at the Centre Skating Rink, 70 Collier Street

Mariposa School of Skating presents a demonstration of their Beginner to International competitors. Bring your skates and join them on the rink after the show for a Learn to Skate session led by Mariposa's Professional Coaches and Program Assistants. Mariposa runs Skate Canada's Canskate program, which is the only nationally recognized learn to skate program in Canada and it teaches the fundamentals of skating. Mariposa's coaching staff are among the best in the world and have produced Provincial, National, World, and Olympic Champions in figure skating as well as professional hockey players. Come learn to skate with the best!

February 6

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 7

Jazz & Blues at the Speakcheasy

6:00-10:00pm Fridays in February – The Speakcheesy, 123 Dunlop Street East

Come listen to the sweet sounds of local Blues and Jazz artists in our quaint Speakcheasy every Friday 6-10pm *Reservations Recommended

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 8

Hot Cocoa Trail

Weekends in February – Various Downtown Locations

Warm up your heart and soul by following along Downtown Barrie's Hot Cocoa Trail every weekend in February. With over 20 unique takes on the traditional winter favourite, the Trail provides a fun winter activity as well as an opportunity to support a local charity. For a full list of locations, visit www.downtownbarrie.ca

Indigo Pop-up Shop

Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 11am-5pm - Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West

The City of Barrie and Indigo Barrie present the Indigo Pop-Up Shop! Skip the traffic and visit the Five Points Theatre in Downtown Barrie to check out this family-focused pop-up shop.  Browse for your favorite titles, visit the concession for our specialty book-themed snacks and get comfy in our young-readers lounge.  Surprise guests and special live-readings to be announced!

Dueling Weapons Academy of Renaissance Fencing (DWARF) Renactment

Saturday, February 8th, 2020, Time TBD – Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West

Dueling Weapons Academy of Renaissance Fencing (DWARF) is a small non-profit group dedicated to maintaining medieval and renaissance combat arts. DWARF's fighter's face-off using the spear, dagger, longsword, and sword and shield, for your amusement and approval. Fighter's arms represents periods ranging from the viking age, through to modern cutting edge fencing equipment to give the audience a sense of the advantages and disadvantages of different armour types. Ever wonder who would win between a Viking and a Templar Knight? Of course not, who would?...WE DID, and now we wanna show you...

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 9

Jazz & Blues at Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill

2:00-5:00pm Sundays in February – Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill, 3 Mulcaster Street

Come listen to the sweet sounds of local Blues and Jazz artists at the Grill every Sunday 2-5pm

Indigo Pop-up Shop

Sunday, February 9th, 2020, 11am-3pm - Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West

The City of Barrie and Indigo Barrie present the Indigo Pop-Up Shop! Skip the traffic and visit the Five Points Theatre in Downtown Barrie to check out this family-focused pop-up shop.  Browse for your favorite titles, visit the concession for our specialty book-themed snacks and get comfy in our young-readers lounge. 

Mariposa School of Skating - Learn to Skate

Sundays in February, 12noon-1pm – Circle at the Centre Skating Rink, 70 Collier Street

Mariposa School of Skating presents a demonstration of their Beginner to International competitors. Bring your skates and join them on the rink after the show for a Learn to Skate session led by Mariposa's Professional Coaches and Program Assistants. Mariposa runs Skate Canada's Canskate program, which is the only nationally recognized learn to skate program in Canada and it teaches the fundamentals of skating. Mariposa's coaching staff are among the best in the world and have produced Provincial, National, World, and Olympic Champions in figure skating as well as professional hockey players. Come learn to skate with the best!

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 13

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 14

Jazz & Blues at the Speakcheasy

6:00-10:00pm Fridays in February – The Speakcheesy, 123 Dunlop Street East

Come listen to the sweet sounds of local Blues and Jazz artists in our quaint Speakcheasy every Friday 6-10pm *Reservations Recommended

Fireside Ice Lounge

Friday, February 14th 5:00-7:00pm – Meridian Place

Stop by Meridian Place to enjoy a fireside ice lounge, featuring specialty hot chocolates a warming bonfire and some special acoustic performances. 

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 15

Hot Cocoa Trail

Weekends in February – Various Downtown Locations

Warm up your heart and soul by following along Downtown Barrie's Hot Cocoa Trail every weekend in February. With over 20 unique takes on the traditional winter favourite, the Trail provides a fun winter activity as well as an opportunity to support a local charity. For a full list of locations, visit www.downtownbarrie.ca

Fireside Ice Lounge

Friday, February 14th 5:00-7:00pm – Meridian Place

Stop by Meridian Place to enjoy a fireside ice lounge, featuring specialty hot chocolates a warming bonfire and some special acoustic performances. 

Nature In Winter

Saturday, February 15th, 2020, 1-8pm – Sunnidale Park

The City of Barrie proudly presents Nature In Winter, a one-day event showcasing all the amazing natural beauty that the Winter in Barrie has to offer! The day will feature nature-based Winter Play, nature crafts, a guided Owl Prowl and much more. Dress for the weather and come prepared for fun!

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 16

Jazz & Blues at Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill

2:00-5:00pm Sundays in February – Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill, 3 Mulcaster Street

Come listen to the sweet sounds of local Blues and Jazz artists at the Grill every Sunday 2-5pm

Mariposa School of Skating - Learn to Skate

Sundays in February, 12noon-1pm – Circle at the Centre Skating Rink, 70 Collier Street

Mariposa School of Skating presents a demonstration of their Beginner to International competitors. Bring your skates and join them on the rink after the show for a Learn to Skate session led by Mariposa's Professional Coaches and Program Assistants. Mariposa runs Skate Canada's Canskate program, which is the only nationally recognized learn to skate program in Canada and it teaches the fundamentals of skating. Mariposa's coaching staff are among the best in the world and have produced Provincial, National, World, and Olympic Champions in figure skating as well as professional hockey players. Come learn to skate with the best!

Mamma Mia

February 6-16th, 2020 - Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

 ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed delight for your evening out. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

February 17 (Family Day)

Family Day at Sportsplex 

Monday, February 17th, 2020, 10am-2pm – Barrie Community Sports Complex, 2100 Nursery Road, Midhurst

The City of Barrie's Recreation Services is hosting its 6th Annual Family Day at the Barrie Community Sports Complex. Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating, hockey, broomball, snow fort building and more 10am - 2pm.

                      

February 21

Jazz & Blues at the Speakcheasy

6:00-10:00pm Fridays in February – The Speakcheesy, 123 Dunlop Street East

Come listen to the sweet sounds of local Blues and Jazz artists in our quaint Speakcheasy every Friday 6-10pm *Reservations Recommended

Reel Stories Film Fest at Uptown Theatre

February 20-23, 2020 - Barrie Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Tickets: $10

Discover extraordinary things about the world from this thought-provoking film festival which includes documentaries and dramas inspired by true events and real people. In its sixteenth year, Reel Stories will screen 10 films over four days at Uptown Theatre. For more details about REEL Stories visit www.barriefilmfestival.ca

February 22

Hot Cocoa Trail

Weekends in February – Various Downtown Locations

Warm up your heart and soul by following along Downtown Barrie's Hot Cocoa Trail every weekend in February. With over 20 unique takes on the traditional winter favourite, the Trail provides a fun winter activity as well as an opportunity to support a local charity. For a full list of locations, visit www.downtownbarrie.ca

Reel Stories Film Fest at Uptown Theatre

February 20-23, 2020 - Barrie Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Tickets: $10

Discover extraordinary things about the world from this thought-provoking film festival which includes documentaries and dramas inspired by true events and real people. In its sixteenth year, Reel Stories will screen 10 films over four days at Uptown Theatre. For more details about REEL Stories visit www.barriefilmfestival.ca

February 23

Jazz & Blues at Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill

2:00-5:00pm Sundays in February – Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill, 3 Mulcaster Street

Come listen to the sweet sounds of local Blues and Jazz artists at the Grill every Sunday 2-5pm

Reel Stories Film Fest at Uptown Theatre

February 20-23, 2020 - Barrie Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Tickets: $10

Discover extraordinary things about the world from this thought-provoking film festival which includes documentaries and dramas inspired by true events and real people. In its sixteenth year, Reel Stories will screen 10 films over four days at Uptown Theatre. For more details about REEL Stories visit www.barriefilmfestival.ca

Mariposa School of Skating - Learn to Skate

Sundays in February, 12noon-1pm – Circle at the Centre Skating Rink, 70 Collier Street

Mariposa School of Skating presents a demonstration of their Beginner to International competitors. Bring your skates and join them on the rink after the show for a Learn to Skate session led by Mariposa's Professional Coaches and Program Assistants. Mariposa runs Skate Canada's Canskate program, which is the only nationally recognized learn to skate program in Canada and it teaches the fundamentals of skating. Mariposa's coaching staff are among the best in the world and have produced Provincial, National, World, and Olympic Champions in figure skating as well as professional hockey players. Come learn to skate with the best!

February 28

Jazz & Blues at the Speakcheasy

6:00-10:00pm Fridays in February – The Speakcheesy, 123 Dunlop Street East

Come listen to the sweet sounds of local Blues and Jazz artists in our quaint Speakcheasy every Friday 6-10pm *Reservations Recommended

February 29

Hot Cocoa Trail

Weekends in February – Various Downtown Locations

Warm up your heart and soul by following along Downtown Barrie's Hot Cocoa Trail every weekend in February. With over 20 unique takes on the traditional winter favourite, the Trail provides a fun winter activity as well as an opportunity to support a local charity. For a full list of locations, visit www.downtownbarrie.ca

Rainbow Fish

February 29th, 2020 – Geogian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive

“The sparkling story that became an international publishing phenomenon!" Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's elegant new show, The Rainbow Fish, will include an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's colourful story as well two of the author's companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar ), Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You). These widely-travelled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.  The Rainbow Fish features these same elements.

The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this award-winning book about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings The Rainbow Fish to life with their enchanting puppetry. For tickets visit:  www.barrie.ca/theatretickets

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