City looking for community groups, vendors, performers for Celebrate Barrie

(Barrie, ON) Plans are underway for the City of Barrie's 21st annual Celebrate Barrie event, which will take place on Saturday, June 6 at Centennial Park. The search is on for community groups, businesses, and performers from Barrie and the surrounding area that are offering unique experiences and helping to create an exciting, inclusive, and dynamic city.

For local performers, Celebrate Barrie is an opportunity to showcase their talent and entertain thousands of residents and visitors. Performers of all kinds are invited to submit, including bands, individual musicians, choirs, dance groups, theatre companies, and more.

For community groups and local not-for-profit organizations, Celebrate Barrie is an opportunity to connect with the community in a fun environment and to create awareness for the programs and support they provide. To be eligible to participate, groups must provide a free, unique, and engaging activity. Special consideration will be given to organizations offering new experiences and those providing activities for people of all ages and abilities. The City is also looking for local businesses, artisans, innovators, and food vendors to participate in this year's local marketplace.

Submissions from community groups, vendors, and performers will be accepted until Friday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Barrie began in 2000 as a one-time celebration to commemorate the new millennium and was so popular that it has continued as an annual community event. It has evolved over the years and is now considered Barrie's kick-off to the summer festival season featuring live entertainment, a heritage village, family fun zone, community displays, local vendor market, outdoor film, and so much more. More than 10,000 residents and visitors attended last year's event.

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Media Contact
Scott LaMantia
Senior Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529