As the May long weekend approaches, Barrie comes alive with an array of activities perfect for residents and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly events, unique shopping experiences, or new dining spots, Barrie has something to offer. Dive into our curated guide to make the most of this exciting weekend.

Bayside Variety: Your Weekend Essentials

Before heading out for the weekend’s adventures, stop by Bayside Variety. Located conveniently in Barrie, this local gem offers everything from snacks and beverages to last-minute necessities. Whether you need sunscreen for the sunny days or a quick snack before hitting the events, Bayside Variety has you covered.

Iron Skillet: A New Culinary Delight

If you haven’t yet visited the newly opened Iron Skillet on Bayfield Street, this weekend is the perfect opportunity. Known for its eclectic menu and welcoming atmosphere, Iron Skillet is quickly becoming a favorite among locals. From hearty breakfasts to savory dinners, their dishes are crafted with care and creativity. Don’t miss out on their grand opening highlights here.

Cornhole & Mario Kart Tournament

Date & Time: May 18, 2024, at 3:00 PM

Location: The Wheeled Brew Bottle Shop, 9 Clapperton St, Barrie, ON

Get ready to showcase your competitive spirit at the Cornhole & Mario Kart Tournament. This fun-filled event at The Wheeled Brew Bottle Shop is perfect for teams of two. Enjoy a day of beer, delicious food, and epic games as you compete in two of humanity’s greatest pastimes: Cornhole and Mario Kart. It’s a fantastic way to kick off the long weekend with friends and family.

The Oddity Market

Date & Time: May 19, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Eastview Arena, 453 Grove Street East, Barrie

Step into a world of wonder at Barrie’s extraordinary Oddity Market. This unique event promises an array of spooktacular and peculiar gifts and trinkets that will ignite your imagination. From haunted artifacts to astonishing two-headed cows, there’s something to fascinate everyone. Enjoy captivating performances from mesmerizing sideshow performers and live music that keeps the atmosphere lively. This market is a must-visit for the curious and adventurous.

Live at The Loft

Date: May 16 – May 20, 2024

Location: Quayle’s Brewery, 4567 12 Line North, Coldwater

Experience the charm of live music at Quayle’s Brewery with the Live at The Loft series. Running from May 16th to 20th, this event offers a fantastic lineup of musicians in a cozy, intimate setting. Enjoy a craft beer while listening to talented performers, making it a perfect evening out in Barrie’s scenic surroundings.

Conclusion

Barrie’s May long weekend is packed with exciting events and activities. From the Cornhole & Mario Kart Tournament and the Oddity Market to the live music at Quayle’s Brewery, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to visit Bayside Variety for your essentials and indulge in a meal at the Iron Skillet. Embrace the vibrant community spirit and make unforgettable memories this weekend in Barrie.

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