Winterfest 2019 features Indigenous culture in special partnership with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre
The City of Barrie proudly presents Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario, on February 2 and 3. This year, the City has partnered with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre in celebration of their 31st anniversary.
The Barrie Native Friendship Centre helps bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together to promote culture and community in the City of Barrie. Winterfest 2019 will highlight and celebrate the local Indigenous community through a number of events and programming, including ice and snow sculptures, speakers, hoop dancing and cultural sharing.
Winterfest takes place February 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Heritage Park and Meridian Place with most activities being free to enjoy. There are also drop-in activities and events at indoor venues throughout the community all weekend.
Free Winterfest shuttle
Winterfest offers a free Park 'n Ride Shuttle on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shuttle will pick up passengers on Coulter Street behind the Bayfield Mall at Barrie Transit stop #203, stopping on Bayfield Street at the Barrie Native Friendship Centre (stop #64 & #74) to hop on or off, and will drop off at the Downtown Transit Terminal.
Parking and road closure
If you’re driving, there’s plenty of downtown and waterfront parking available within close walking distance, including the Collier Street Parkade – a fully accessible, seven-level parking facility with over 300 spots located on Collier Street between Owen and Clapperton Streets. Reminder: Barrie residents can park for free in waterfront lots when displaying a Resident Waterfront Parking Pass. Simcoe Street will be closed from Maple Avenue to Dunlop Street from 6 a.m. on February 2 to 6 p.m. on February 3.
For more information, including a full schedule of activities, times and locations, visit www.barrie.ca/Winterfest.
Time: 10am – 5pm
Dates: 02 – 03 Feb, 2019
Heritage Park & Downtown Barrie
Phone: (705) 739-4285