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Did you just move to Barrie or are considering a move away from the hustle and bustle of Toronto? Well you’re coming at a great time of year. Barrie comes alive in the Summer with festivals, concerts and more.  Below are our top 5 favourite things to do in Barrie this summer.


The Barrie Hill Farms Strawberry Festival

1.    The Barrie Hill Farms Strawberry Festival, June 23-24 2012

Barrie Hill Farms, 2935 Barrie Hill Road

Call: (705)728-0571,

Enjoy the harvest season at the Strawberry Festival. Ride a wagon out to the field to pick your own fresh strawberries and enjoy live music. Festivities also include a clown for the kids, hot dogs and strawberry shortcake.



Canada Day Fireworks during the Annual Promenade Days in Barrie

2.    The 36th Annual Promenade Days & Canada Day, June 30-July 2 2012

Dunlop Street, Downtown Barrie

Call: (705)734-1414;

Downtown Barrie’s longest standing Canada Day family weekend includes live entertainment, vendors, midway, petting zoo and more. Downtown merchants showcase their products from 10am-7pm. A Barrie tradition for 36 years.


Celebrate Canada’s birthday with Barrie annual firework show over Kempenfelt Bay.



The 11th Annual Ribfest & Craft Beer Show

3.    The 11th Annual Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, July 5-8 2012

Memorial Square, Downtown Barrie

Call: (705)734-1414;

The Annual Ribfest & Craft Beer Show includes live entertainment, a rib competition and display of craft beers. A tasty weekend you’ll surely enjoy!



Jim Cuddy performs at Kempenfest, 2011

4.    The 42nd Annual Kempenfest, August 3-6, 2012

The Barrie Waterfront

Call: (705)739-4216;

Over 400 exhibitors showcase art, crafts, antiques and more. Admission is free and art vendors are open from 10am-6pm.



The Caribfest – Barrie’s Annual Caribbean Festival

5.    Caribfest – Barrie’s Annual Caribbean Festival, August 17-19, 2012

Centennial Park & Downtown Barrie


Caribfest combines vibrant sounds, sights and tastes of the Caribbean. The festival features live entertainment, food and merchandise, a costume parade and more!