As the city awakens to the vibrant hues of spring, Barrie transforms into a hub of excitement and celebration. This weekend, from March 23 to 25, 2024, the city is bustling with unique events that promise fun, frolic, and unforgettable memories for all ages. Whether you’re a local artisan aficionado, a family in search of Easter adventures, or someone who relishes the sweet tradition of maple syrup, Barrie has something special for you.

Barrie Artisan Market: A Showcase of Local Talent

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Allandale Rec Centre, 190 Bayview Dr

Start your weekend with a visit to the @barrieartisanmarket, where the Allandale Rec Centre transforms into a bustling hub of creativity and community. This market is more than just a place to shop; it’s an experience that brings together families, art lovers, and the curious. Enjoy the craft zone for kids, dive into a ball pit, and meet the Easter Bunny during an exciting egg hunt. It’s a day where local artisans and their unique crafts take center stage, offering something special for everyone.

Explore more artisan events on Barrie Uncovered.

Moon Cafe Alcona: Spring Fun for the Family

  • Experience: A day filled with spring activities at Moon Cafe
  • Date: Saturday, March 23

@mooncafealcona invites you to a special day of spring celebration. Perfect for families looking to add a dash of fun to their weekend, the cafe will host an array of activities from egg hunts to face painting. It’s a cozy, engaging event that promises smiles and laughter for kids and parents alike. Remember, spots are limited, so book your timeslot and make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

Chappell Farms Spring Festival: Outdoor Adventures Await

  • Dates: March 23 – 24, March 29-31, April 1, 6 – 7
  • Time: 10am to 4:00pm (Last admission at 3:30pm)
  • Admission: $15.00 per person plus HST; Children 23 months or less: free

Embrace the great outdoors at the Chappell Farms Spring Festival, a celebration of nature, play, and discovery. This event offers a variety of activities for both children and adults, making it the perfect getaway for families seeking adventure and relaxation. From exploring the farm to engaging in spring-themed activities, there’s plenty of room for fun and exploration in the fresh air.

Find more outdoor activities on Barrie Uncovered.

Maple Festival: A Taste of Tradition in Barrie

  • Experience: Traditional maple sugaring activities and pancake breakfast
  • Admission: $17.50 per person – includes pancake lunch; Children 2 and under – Free

The Maple Festival is a highlight of the season, offering a glimpse into the sweet tradition of maple syrup production. Visitors can enjoy sugaring demonstrations, sugar bush tours, and a delightful pancake breakfast. It’s an event that celebrates the heritage of our region, inviting everyone to partake in the sweetness of spring. Don’t miss this annual tradition that brings together the community for a taste of Barrie’s local flavors.

As you plan your weekend in Barrie, these events offer a rich tapestry of experiences that celebrate the essence of spring, community, and local craftsmanship. Whether you’re drawn to the creativity of artisan markets, the joy of family-centered activities, or the tradition of maple syrup, Barrie has something special in store for you this weekend.

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