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5 Sensational Summer Events in Barrie

If you’re looking for things to do this summer, you’re going to love all that Barrie has to offer. This is the perfect time to explore the vibrant waterfront, browse artisan crafts, and enjoy the excitement of world-class music festivals. Here are 5 of Ontario’s favourite summer events in Barrie.

Barrie Thunder Classics –Car Show

When: July 20, 2019: 8AM – 4PM
Where: Heritage Park

This annual car show is hosted by Barrie Thunder Classics, one of the most active car clubs in Ontario. This is a great event for car enthusiasts to come out and take a look at classic and custom cars and trucks, while also enjoying an evening in Heritage Park along the waterfront.

Big Sky Music Festival

When: July 20, 2019
Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds

They’re taking it back to the good ole’ days with a classic country music fest featuring all-time favourites like Alabama, Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio and many more. This day-long festival will also feature camping options, a craft market, and classic car show.


When: August 2 – 5, 2019
Where: Kempenfelt Bay

This is the most wonderful event of the year! Kempenfest celebrates the best that Barrie’s dynamic waterfront community has to offer. Hosted by several local not-for-profit organizations and service clubs, this festival features artisan crafts and handmade treats, an extremely popular antique show, concerts, and tons of fun for the kids…including a midway!

Boots & Hearts Music Festival

When: August 8 – 11
Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds

This is the event Canadian country fans mark their calendars for! Boots & Hearts is Canada’s largest country music festival, featuring popular headliners, young up-and-comers, and a whole host of talented musicians throughout the entire weekend.

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

When: August 24, 2019
Where: Kempenfelt Bay

The Barrie Dragon Boat Race is a popular community event which raises money for local charities, such as the Barrie Public Library. The event strengthens community spirit, encourages teamwork and fosters organizational skills. But beyond that, it’s really just a whole lot of fun. Whether you participate or simply enjoy the festivities, the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is always a “can’t miss” event!

Come Home to Lākhouse

The Lākhouse Presentation Centre is now open! If you’re planning to be in Barrie for any of above summer festivals, be sure to stop in to see us while you’re here:

140 Dunlop Street East, Toronto ON
Monday – Friday: 12PM – 6PM
Saturday & Sunday: 12PM – 5PM or by appointment
Holidays: Closed

Register with us today to learn more about Lākhouse, a luxury Lakefront Condo community, coming soon to Barrie. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.

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