Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 6:00 pm - Monday, July 01, 2019 11:00 pm
This event does not repeat

June 28 to July 1 — Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival 2019. The Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival is a free family event that happens over the Canada Day weekend and features: The Festival Market with more than 200 crafters and vendors, The Made-in-Canada Music Party, The Hometown Country Concert and Corn Roast, Canada Day fireworks, tons of free Kids Activities, live entertainment, pancake breakfast and the Carnival plus a whole lot more – plus lots and lots of strawberries. Friday, June 28, 2019 6:00pm  Monday, July 1, 2019 11:00pm. Memorial Park,

Park Drive and Burkholder Street , Stouffville,

www.strawberryfestival.ca

Barrie Promenade Days

Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:30 pm - Monday, July 01, 2019 11:00 pm
This event does not repeat

June 29 to July 1 — Barrie Promenade Days. Head to Downtown Barrie this Canada Day long weekend! Experience the longest running event and largest Canada Day celebration in the region. To locals and tourists alike, Promenade Days promises 3 days of exciting fun and entertainment for the entire family. Come down and experience Downtown Barrie in a traffic-free pedestrian-only environment. Locally owned shops, restaurants and patios work together to create a street market atmosphere that’s fun, exciting, engaging and full of energy. Axe throwing, Barrie Wrestling, stilt walkers and fire artists are just the beginning. The weekend is full of live music at Meridian Place and the Heritage Park gazebo, Summer Ice Skills Tournament, Couples Skates, fun on the Greenstreet, a Midway and more.

http://promenadedays.downtownbarrie.ca/

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Mariposa Folk Festival

Friday, July 05, 2019 4:00 pm - Sunday, July 07, 2019 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat

July 5 to 7 – Mariposa Folk Festival. For more than 50 years, Mariposa has been presenting world class creators and performers of folk, roots, blues, gospel, acoustic and world music traditions in a beautiful, family-friendly setting. More than 100 artistic performances of emerging and established folk artists on 11 stages, with artists from My Son the Hurricane to Fred Penner.

There will be many activities and events going on throughout the weekend. These activities include:
– an artisans village
– hands-on experiences
– beer tents and Mariposa’s Pub tent
– Great food vendors
– yoga in the park
– the Gordon Lightfoot Trail runs through Tudhope Park, a great way to experience the scenery and area. – Studio Point Painting – CD’s and collectables from artists
– Folk play for kids – On-site Camping for audience.

Gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching.

705-326-3655; mariposafolk.com

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Orillia Scottish Festival

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 am - Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:00 pm
This event does not repeat

July 19 to 21— Orillia Scottish Festival. We look forward to seeing you at the 42nd Scottish Festival in the Sunshine City, Orillia. Whether you are new to the festival or have been coming for years, every year brings new sounds and experiences. Check out our brochure for general information on the festival. Detailed schedules will be available on festival weekend. This is a wonderful family event. We start and end the weekend with events at the Orillia Legion Branch 34. The majority of events take place at Couchiching Beach Park on Saturday as well as Mississaga St. for the parade (12 pm) and Legion. The beer tent, vendors, children’s area, entertainment and tug of war are a taste of what you will find at the Saturday festivities.

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

705-325-8442; scottishfestival.ca

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

5K Foam Fest

Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
This event does not repeat

July 27 — 5K Foam Fest. A one of kind obstacle course-based fun run. A variety of obstacles and a ton of foam, great for beginners to experts. Walk It, Charge It, Run It, Fun It. Get Filthy Clean.

8am - 6pm. All Ages | $60-$85

Dagmar Ski Resort

1220 Lakeridge Rd., Uxbridge ON, L9P 1R4

888-817-6784; https://the5kfoamfest.com/canada/locations/toronto/

Georgina Countryfest 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat

July 27 — Georgina Countryfest 2019. Family Fun Filled Day, Live Country Music all Day - Watch website for lineup details, doors open at 10am, Family Fun Zone, characters, HorseShoes, SloPitch, Car Show with Cash Prizes, 50-50 Raffle, Food trucks, vendors and lots to do. Admission is only $5 Per Car.

10am to 10:30pm

The ROC, 26479 Civic Centre Rd, Georgina

905-535-5555; georginacountryfest.ca

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Kempenfest

Friday, August 02, 2019 10:00 am - Monday, August 05, 2019 6:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Aug. 2 to 5 — 49th Annual Kempenfest. A Barrie August long weekend tradition not to be missed! This year's Kempenfest features more than 350 arts and craft exhibitors, 40 antique dealers, two beer gardens with entertainment day and night, an enhanced Family Centre, food vendors, midway and more.

Art Vendors open Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am - 6pm (various times for concerts, please visit website)

Admission: Free

Along Barrie's Waterfront

www.kempenfest.com

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Boots & Hearts 2019

Thursday, August 08, 2019 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Aug. 8 to 11 – Boots & Hearts 2019. Boots and Hearts is an annual country and camping music festival event produced by Republic Live. Held at the custom designed camping and festival grounds at Burl’s Creek, the festival will take place August 8-11, 2019. Boots and Hearts is the recipient of the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Canadian Music Week 2015 Festival of the Year.

Boots and Hearts is the largest camping and country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a four-day celebration of country music where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigours of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget.

We live out our motto. Work Hard. Play Harder. From Payment Plans, to Kids 12 & Under Free admittance, we do our best to make Boots and Hearts as accessible as possible to our fans. We hope that you’ll join us this year to experience what Boots and Hearts is all about.

Boots & Hearts 2019 line-up:

  • • Jason Aldean
  • • Miranda Lambert
  • • Cole Swindell
  • • Marren Morris
  • • Kip Moore
  • • Kane Brown

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line S., Oro-Medonte, off Hwy. 11, between Orillia and Barrie.

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Orillia Waterfront Festival

Friday, August 09, 2019 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Aug. 9 to 11 — Orillia Waterfront Festival. A weekend of fun activities and entertainment at the beautiful Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Lake Couchiching, Orillia.

The Orillia Waterfront Festival in-water boat show features new, dealer trade, select brokerage and private owner boats, and includes everything from kayaks to cruisers. Over 100 land vendors and exhibitors offer boating accessories, water sport equipment, cottage and outdoor products, great summer fashions, good food and more. Art exhibits, dog agility trials, Dock Dogs Diving Contest,exciting water ski shows throughout the weekend.

Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at Noon.

An average of 8,000-12,000 people attend the festival each year depending on weather conditions.

Fri: Noon – 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

1-888-326-4424; https://www.orillia.com/

Brock’s Big Bite

Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Aug. 10 — Brock’s Big Bite, A Festival of Food and Friends. Brock’s Big Bite is serving up another great menu of food and fun for the whole family at the ninth annual community festival. Circle Saturday August 10th on your calendar now.  Our 2019 location is Downtown Beaverton with plenty of room for activities and exhibits.  And there is still no admission fee. Join neighbours, friends and the Beaverton community from 10am to 4pm for a family-friendly celebration filled with activities for all ages… plenty to see, hear, experience and taste.  

The traditional ‘long lunch’ prepared by volunteer chefs from local business and community organizations will feature fresh local food.  The meal will be served from 12 pm to 2 pm advance ticket purchase is recommended.  See our EATS page for menu details.  Tickets will be available online through our TICKETS page as well as from a variety of Brock businesses. 

Brock’s Big Bite is proud to be a ‘green’ festival, featuring a water bottle refill station to keep festival guests hydrated, and compostable dinnerware to reduce our waste footprint.

The imagination and inspiration of local artists expressed through a variety of media is one of the festival features you won’t want to miss.  The artists will be joined in the vendor marketplace by local artisans ready to entice you with goods that they have grown, baked or created.

​Be sure to visit the Silent Auction table at Brock’s Big Bite on August 10th from 10am to 4pm. Lots of variety and some great deals to bid on. Draw prizes too. Purchase a lunch ticket or complete a short marketing survey to enter

Live music is also on the menu.  Talented entertainers will be on stage throughout the day offering a wide range of songs for your listening pleasure.  Get ready to tap your feet, dance or sing along.

brocksbigbite.ca

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Carrot Fest

Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 pm - Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Aug. 16 and 17 — Carrot Fest. Voted as one of the Top 100 events in Ontario by the Festival and Events Ontario for the past nine years, Carrot Fest returns to Bradford West Gwillimbury.

BWG’s 2019 Carrot Fest will take place in the downtown area and at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre at 125 Simcoe Road on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17.

The event includes a large vendor market with hundreds of vendors, Aqua Dogs, Professional Wrestling events, BMX Stunt Shows, Kids Zone, live stage entertainment and more.


The black organic soils of the Holland Marsh make Bradford West Gwillimbury one of Canada’s biggest carrot-producing regions and the ‘Heart of the Vegetable Industry’. Carrot Fest is a celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage, especially the role played by the carrot in the local economy. Carrot Fest is a way to bring the community together to celebrate, encourage participation and generate pride. What started as a merchant-based community has now developed into a historical event involving not only the residents, but people from the global community.

carrotfest.ca

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Every Week until August 21, 2019

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

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