Have you noticed that people are much happier in the summer?
Who doesn’t love beautiful warm weather, gorgeous sunsets, lazy lake days and campfires with family and friends?
If you‘re lucky enough to live in the Barrie area, or are planning a getaway to Barrie, Springwater, Oro, Clearview, or Innisfil this summer here are some events you’re not going to want to miss!
17th Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival Saturday, August 24th
It’s held in Barrie’s beautiful Heritage Park with races taking place on Kempenfelt Bay. The 17th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Join the family-friendly and FREE fun including local vendors, live entertainment, exciting races, kid’s activities, health zone and a beer garden.
Over the past 16 years, the festival has raised over 1.85 million dollars for more than 60 charities including the Barrie Public Library.
Interested in joining a team?
Registration is open, visit http://barriedragonboatfestival.ca to get started.
The Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival Entire Month of June 2019
A not for profit organization dedicated to increasing tourism throughout Simcoe County, this annual Photography Festival in Simcoe is aimed at increasing tourism throughout the county, during the entire month of June by connecting local businesses with photographers. Visit mini galleries throughout the county as you explore!
For more visit www.focusonsimcoe.com
Kempenfest Barrie’s Waterfront August 2-5, 2019
The Kempenfest Committee is hard at work preparing for Kempenfest 2019. With 400+ arts crafts, antiques and sponsors this year will boast a second stage and beer gardens in Centennial Park and more parking this year!
Applications for arts and crafts exhibitors for this year are available at https://kempenfest.com/
Relax at a Spa – anytime!
Discover one of our first-class spas where and get fully pampered while visiting the city. The spa at Blue Mountain is incredible and has a spectacular setting. It features Scandinavian baths as well as a variety of massage options and award-winning therapies.
The spa at Horseshoe Resort is also phenomenal, and, like the one at Blue Mountain, is open all year long.
Embrace the summer months and create memories for a lifetime!