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Weekend Guide to Barrie

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Looking for something to do around Barrie this weekend? Here’s a few ways you can stay local and have a great time!

Downtown Barrie Craft Beer & BBQ Festival

This is Downtown Barrie's backyard BBQ! It’s a family friendly event filled with musical entertainment, craft beer and BBQ treats. The weekend of fun, food and beer runs from July 3rd to 6th and is is open each day from 11am to 11pm.  Don’t forget to check out the “best of” competition, which will be showcasing the best sauces, ribs and pulled pork from the event. See you at Heritage Park!

DirectBuy's Community Charity & Lifestyle Event

On Saturday, July 5th from 10am-3pm, DirectBuy is hosting a fundraising event in support of Barrie’s local Habitat for Humanity. You can join the fundraising efforts for a fun day that has something for everyone! The event will have specialists conducting free home workshops including colour coordinating a room, space planning in your home, flooring 101 and cabinet design. There will also be a charity BBQ, games, raffles with some great prizes – with all proceeds going to the Habitat for Humanity! The event will take place 520 Bryne Drive, Barrie from 10am to 3pm.

Mariposa Folk Festival

Check out the 54th annual Grande Dame of Canadian folk festival happening this weekend from July 4th to 6th at Tudhope Park in Orillia. The event features a wide range of folk and roots artists and many different performances. Enjoy 11 stages of music and dance! For full details go to

Summer is in full swing – stay tuned for more great events happening around Barrie! 

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