Looking for things to do in Barrie this weekend? You’re in for a treat with a range of exciting events and local hotspots ready to make your weekend unforgettable. From festivals to unique dining experiences, here’s your guide to the best activities in Barrie this weekend.

Barrie Waterfront Festival

Dates and Times:

  • Friday, May 24: 5 PM – 10 PM
  • Saturday, May 25: 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Sunday, May 26: 11 AM – 7 PM

Get ready for the Barrie Waterfront Festival, an annual event that brings Centennial Park to life. This free-admission festival features amazing musical acts, a variety of food trucks, local vendors, a beer garden, and a midway. Whether you’re in the mood for great music or some delicious local eats, this festival has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the fun and festivities that showcase the vibrant community spirit of Barrie.

Learn more about the Barrie Waterfront Festival on their official website

Dine at North Country

After enjoying the events, why not treat yourself to a meal at North Country? Known for its hearty and delicious dishes, North Country offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a day full of activities. Their menu features a variety of options, from savory mains to delightful desserts, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Check out their menu and more on North Country’s website.

Coldwater Lions Duck Race

Date:

  • Saturday, May 25

The Coldwater Lions Club is hosting their annual Duck Race this Saturday. Purchase your duck race tickets from local downtown stores or from Lions members at Foodland Thursday through Sunday. This fun and exciting event is a great way to support the local community and enjoy a bit of friendly competition.

Find more information on the Coldwater Lions Club website.

Meet Your Local Farmers at Barrie Hill Farms

Dates:

  • Saturday, May 25
  • Sunday, May 26

Head over to Barrie Hill Farms this weekend to meet some of your favorite Ontario farmers and artisans. Hear their stories and learn about where your food and favorite local products come from. After meeting the farmers, enjoy a wagon ride out to the asparagus fields to meet Farmer Morris and pick your own fresh asparagus. This family-friendly event is a perfect way to spend a sunny weekend day and get in touch with local agriculture.

Visit Barrie Hill Farms for more details.

Relax at British Arms Pub

For those looking to relax with a drink and some great pub food, British Arms Pub is the place to be. Located in the heart of Barrie, this pub offers a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits along with a menu full of classic pub fare. Whether you’re meeting friends or just looking to unwind, British Arms Pub provides the perfect setting.

Discover more about British Arms Pub on their website.

Brunch at Dunlop Street Diner

End your weekend with a delightful brunch at Dunlop Street Diner. Known for its delicious breakfast and brunch offerings, this diner is a local favorite. From fluffy pancakes to savory eggs benedict, their menu has something to satisfy every craving. Enjoy a leisurely meal in a friendly atmosphere before heading into the new week.

Explore the menu and more on the Dunlop Street Diner website.

Barrie is bustling with activities and local gems this weekend, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re enjoying the Barrie Waterfront Festival, meeting local farmers at Barrie Hill Farms, cheering on your duck at the Coldwater Lions Duck Race, or dining at one of Barrie’s fantastic local spots like North Country, British Arms Pub, or Dunlop Street Diner, you’re sure to have an unforgettable weekend. Get out there and explore all that Barrie has to offer!

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