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Date: Occurs Saturday every 1 week(s), beginning Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Location: Barrie, ON
May to October the Farmers Market is held outside and from November to April is held inside. These days, more and more people are making the healthy decision to buy locally grown produce, meats, baked goods and crafts, from farmers’ markets. A wonderful connection is made when you talk to the people who take pride in growing your food! Once you visit our market, you’ll know why the Barrie Farmers’ Market is such an extraordinary shopping and social experience.
Date: Occurs Saturday every 1 week(s), from Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:30:00 AM - Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:30:00 PM
Location: Orillia

Vendors are mostly inside for the Fall and Winter Seasons (from Thanksgiving in October to Victoria Day weekend in May.)

Vendors are then outside for the Summer Season
Parking is free on Saturdays during market hours in metered and pay machine parking lots closest to the Library in Downtown Orillia.

Date: Occurs Saturday every 1 week(s), from Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM - Saturday, December 28, 2019 1:00:00 PM
Location: Orillia
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:00 PM - Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Location: The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour
Come out to the Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour on Wednesdays this summer and learn about the great game of golf, no equipment needed! This free clinic is designed to get young golfers interested in the game of golf within a fun and safe environment. Ages 6 - 11 FREE OF CHARGE Wednesdays - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm July 3 - August 28
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:00 PM
Location: Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Explore, trek and soar! Save 10% off any guided Eco Adventure Tour from August 1 until October 27/19 if you reserve online by August 31, 2019. Discount is applicable to both 1.5 and 3-hour tours. Enter discount code august2019 at check-out. Discover history, nature + geology while treetop canopy walking, ziplining, suspension bridge + more. May not be used for previous bookings. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is located near Collingwood. Reserve here: https://sceniccaves.com/products/eco-adventure-tours
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Pier at Friday Harbour Resort - 391 Big Bay Point Rd. Innisfil
Come see Emberly performing live on stage on the Pier at Friday Harbour Resort. Enjoy fresh salads, delicious grilled burgers and sausages, and tasty wraps and snacks from the Pier Bar along with refreshing cocktails, wine, and beer! Check out the calendar on FridayHarbour.com to see everything taking place at the Resort this weekend! All are welcome to attend this event.
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Orillia
A magical evening of art! Explore Orillia's vibrant arts community & meet local artists in downtown studios & galleries. Great dining in participating restaurants & live music in galleries & streets!
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: 93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene
Wednesdays & Saturdays, from July 3 to August 28, 2019 Arrival 8:30pm Tours start at 9:00pm Stories of misfortune and eerie tales of things unexplained. Lantern light illuminates the historic site, while you tour with guides through the historic buildings at night. Admission is: $10 per person (plus HST). Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors walking throughout the historic site. The tour goes even in rain. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour. Service animals ONLY. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please NOTE: This is strictly a ghost tour and not a historic site tour. We are not planning on scaring you. We tell stories about unusual happenings associated with the historic site. We keep our Pumpkinferno & the Terror Zone for all the screams in the fall. "Call up the Spirits" Dinner and Ghost Tour package available $22.95 per person + tax. SUPER PASS HOLDERS, please have your pass with you, if you take advantage of this dinner package. Your cost is $17.95 + tax. Please call Captain Roberts' Table Restaurant direct, to reserve 705-549-0713. IF YOU HAVE PASSES, PLEASE LET US KNOW AT THE CHARTHOUSE IN ORDER TO BYPASS THE LINE. Thank you.
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Boardwalk at Friday Harbour
Join Segways of Ontario for a truly unique way of exploring Friday Harbour. Meet your guide on the west side of the Boardwalk (in front of FH Fit) to set out across the Resort taking in the beautiful views and everything the Resort has to offer. Registration required. Please book ahead through the calendar on fridayharbour.com. Maximum four(4) people per tour. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and weigh between 100 and 280lbs. This event is open to the public. https://www.fridayharbour.com/?month=August%2001,%202019#calendar $80
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: The Pier at Friday Harbour Resort - 391 Big Bay Point Rd. Innisfil
Come see Pilot Light performing live on stage on the Pier at Friday Harbour Resort. Enjoy fresh salads, delicious grilled burgers and sausages, and tasty wraps and snacks from the Pier Bar along with refreshing cocktails, wine, and beer! Check out the calendar on FridayHarbour.com to see everything taking place at the Resort this weekend! All are welcome to attend this event.
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Pier at Friday Harbour Resort - 391 Big Bay Point Rd. Innisfil
Come see Cary Shields performing live on stage on the Pier at Friday Harbour Resort. Enjoy fresh salads, delicious grilled burgers and sausages, and tasty wraps and snacks from the Pier Bar along with refreshing cocktails, wine, and beer! Check out the calendar on FridayHarbour.com to see everything taking place at the Resort this weekend! All are welcome to attend this event.
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Harbour Master Building at Friday Harbour Resort
Meet local photographer Helen Grose at the Harbour Master Building and head out to capture the beauty of Friday Harbour. Helen will give instruction on a variety of topics, techniques, and camera functions, as well as advice on how to get the most out of your camera whether it be a smartphone or a DSLR. Registration required. Please book ahead through the calendar on FridayHarbour.com. All are welcome to attend this event. https://www.fridayharbour.com/?month=August%2001,%202019#calendar $30
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:30 PM - Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:30 PM
Location: 61 Park St. Barrie, ON, L4N 1H7
Burro'd Theatre, Barrie's indie Shakespeare company, is proud to present... Macbeth When Macbeth, a Scottish Lord, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches, he and his wife are consumed by ambition leading to bloody consequences. Performed in the unique and intimate setting of the backyard of 61 Park St., this production will be unlike any other you have seen! For tickets and info, check out: https://barriemacbeth.eventbrite.com PLEASE NOTE: On August 30th, we will be performing at Friday Harbour Resort and there will not be a performance in our backyard (of course)
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: 93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene
Wednesdays & Saturdays, from July 3 to August 28, 2019 Arrival 8:30pm Tours start at 9:00pm Stories of misfortune and eerie tales of things unexplained. Lantern light illuminates the historic site, while you tour with guides through the historic buildings at night. Admission is: $10 per person (plus HST). Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors walking throughout the historic site. The tour goes even in rain. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour. Service animals ONLY. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please NOTE: This is strictly a ghost tour and not a historic site tour. We are not planning on scaring you. We tell stories about unusual happenings associated with the historic site. We keep our Pumpkinferno & the Terror Zone for all the screams in the fall. "Call up the Spirits" Dinner and Ghost Tour package available $22.95 per person + tax. SUPER PASS HOLDERS, please have your pass with you, if you take advantage of this dinner package. Your cost is $17.95 + tax. Please call Captain Roberts' Table Restaurant direct, to reserve 705-549-0713. IF YOU HAVE PASSES, PLEASE LET US KNOW AT THE CHARTHOUSE IN ORDER TO BYPASS THE LINE. Thank you.
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019 1:00 PM - Sunday, September 1, 2019 1:00 PM
Location: 40 Mosley St., Beach Area 1, Wasaga Beach, ON
Experience the largest gathering of amusement inflatables for all ages to climb, bounce and play! Giant inflatables include traditional bouncy castles, obstacle courses, enormous slides entertainment and interactive games for all ages! Cash only ticked event. Volunteers needed! For details contact sec@wasagabeach.com or call 705-429-3321 x 2203
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: The Pier at Friday Harbour Resort - 391 Big Bay Point Rd. Innisfil
Burro’d Theatre presents MacBeth live on stage at the Pier at Friday Harbour! This Shakespearean classic sees a military hero and his devoted wife conspire to take power over Scotland. Check out the calendar on FridayHarbour.com to see everything taking place at the Resort this weekend! All are welcome to attend this event.
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:00 AM - Monday, September 2, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Highlands Nordic
Spartan is BACK at Highlands Nordic and we couldn't be more excited! Spartan Race is the leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove. The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan Race provides a proving ground for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways across the world. Sign up as a team or meet new friends on the course. 5, 13, & 21km options. Bring the family and enjoy the Kids race or hang out in our awesome Festival area and take in all the action. Interested in getting involved? Email us at volunteers@spartanrace.ca to become a Spartan Volunteer. Snag a sweet t-shirt, exclusive access to our community and best of all, a free race!
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:00 PM
Location: Port of Orillia
Ahoy matey! Join us at the Port of Orillia on the Labour Day Weekend for this fun-filled annual event, featuring live music, entertainment and a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia. Prizes awarded for the Best Pirate Boat and Best Pirate Crew! Landlubbers in pirate garb expected!
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: 93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene
Wednesdays & Saturdays, from July 3 to August 28, 2019 Arrival 8:30pm Tours start at 9:00pm Stories of misfortune and eerie tales of things unexplained. Lantern light illuminates the historic site, while you tour with guides through the historic buildings at night. Admission is: $10 per person (plus HST). Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors walking throughout the historic site. The tour goes even in rain. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour. Service animals ONLY. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please NOTE: This is strictly a ghost tour and not a historic site tour. We are not planning on scaring you. We tell stories about unusual happenings associated with the historic site. We keep our Pumpkinferno & the Terror Zone for all the screams in the fall. "Call up the Spirits" Dinner and Ghost Tour package available $22.95 per person + tax. SUPER PASS HOLDERS, please have your pass with you, if you take advantage of this dinner package. Your cost is $17.95 + tax. Please call Captain Roberts' Table Restaurant direct, to reserve 705-549-0713. IF YOU HAVE PASSES, PLEASE LET US KNOW AT THE CHARTHOUSE IN ORDER TO BYPASS THE LINE. Thank you.
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie
Simcoe County is home to a thriving community of artists, artisans, and makers. For four special events this summer, these creative entrepreneurs who are committed to making their own products will find a home at the Barrie Artists and Makers Markets. Co-hosted by the Barrie Farmers’ Market, the Barrie Arts Committee, and the Creative Economy Department of the City of Barrie, these events will take place next to the farmers’ market on Saturday mornings. With a different array of vendors at each event, you’re sure to find something unique and special for yourself, your friends, and your family. On September 21, check out these amazing artists and makers: Astilbe, the Barrie Art Club, Crafted Spaces, Dawning Collective, Green by Hand, J Lim Jewellery, Jessie Milan, Lazy Goat Ceramics, Leizer Leathers, Meraki Creations, Oh Beehive, Robin's Nest, Rock Paper Poison, Sola Soy Candle Co., Steel House Custom Designs, Studio 194, Studio Wendy Ceramics, and The Little Merchant Shop. On September 21, the Barrie Arts Committee will host a kids' arts and crafts activity and local singer-songwriter Wendy Whelan will be performing. Plus if the weather is dry the folks from Shift Happens AcroYoga will be on site with demonstrations (and your participation if you want to join them). So much to enjoy! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/683215358765470/ or https://barriefarmersmarket.ca/event/barrie-artists-and-makers-market-4/
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, September 29, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie
Organized by the MacLaren Art Centre In partnership with Simcoe Contemporary Dancers and the Barrie Public Library Presented in conjunction with Culture Days Carnegie Days draws on the origins of the MacLaren Art Centre’s building as a 1917 Carnegie public library in Barrie and celebrates the legacy of Scottish-born American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who built over 2,500 public libraries in the English speaking world. This annual arts festival offers great events for visitors of all ages that explore the role language plays in contemporary art. Special exhibitions, performances, readings, artists’ talks, screenings, guided tours and hands-on family workshops take place at the MacLaren and in downtown Barrie. Carnegie Days coincides with Culture Days, which highlights free, cultural attractions in downtown Barrie. This year’s festival theme is Book Club, which focuses on book clubs and book sharing. For a detailed listing of events, visit us at www.maclarenart.com
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Multiple Ontario Locations
Ontario Culture Days announces 10th anniversary edition with kaleidoscope of free cultural activities and events across the province from September 27–29, 2019. Encompassing visual art, theatre, cinema, dance and beyond — this vibrant weekend of expression will explore the intersections of creativity, the arts, and well-being. Highlights will include a special province-wide, interactive art exhibition, DO BLUE BUTTERFLIES EAT PARTS OF THE SKY?, coupled with Culture Trek — a series of three made-to-measure travel itineraries highlighting Ontario’s diverse regions with tips on the best places to eat, sleep, and bask in culture. Additional events will engage some of the most iconic cultural institutions in Ottawa and the GTA from the National Gallery of Canada to the Royal Ontario Museum and beyond. For a detailed overview of Ontario Culture Days and this year’s expansive 10th anniversary events in your community, visit: culturedays.ca/on
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East, Tay, ON
Enjoy an evening in the Marsh with a delicious locally sourced dinner, guided sunset canoe tour, Birds of Prey Demo or guided hike. There will be local brews, wines, and ciders on hand as well as a silent auction bursting with great prizes. Please join us and help to support the Wye Marsh's educational programming.
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 29, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery Barrie Location
Encompassing all things “great outdoors”! If you're into hunting, fishing, ATV's, outdoor recreation then this is the show for you! We have a live lumberjack show and interactive activities for kids as well as special guests including Amanda Lynn Mayhew, Wil Wegman, David Chong, and John Whyte! We are located at 4346 Highway 90 (4 kms west of Hwy 400 on Dunlop) FREE PARKING
Star Struck Art Show and Customer Appreciation Event
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:01 PM - 1:07 PM
Location: SouthShore Recreational Center
Brentwood Marine of Barrie invites you to the Star Struck Art Show and Appreciation Event at the SouthShore Recreational Center on Sunday September 29th from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Free admission, 16+ talented artists, live music, prizes, appetizers, cash bar, 2 canvas classes (register at dancerlou01@gmail.com)
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, October 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Oro Medonte, Severn, Orillia
This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 23 different studios. Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and assorted mixed media – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided tour roams from Moonstone through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend. To navigate our site you can use the 'ARTISTS' link in the drop down menu above to surf specific media like painters, 3 dimensional art, photography, other media or all artists in the show. You can also use the individual artist links found at the bottom of all pages on our site to surf to a specific artist on our tour. Enjoy our site and see you on the tour weekend!
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
ARTISANS / CRAFTERS / ARTISTS GOURMET FOOD / FARM PRODUCTS October 12-13, 2019 10 am to 5 pm $8 admission fee (children 5 and under are free) Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities for the family, access to the historic site and museum and outstanding artisans, crafters, local artists and food vendors. The event is a regional favourite and includes both new and returning vendors.
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1724 Mosley Street
The 2nd Annula Hootenanny celebrates Fall in Wasaga! Check out great bands, family entertainment with piles of country and folk flavours. Hope to see ya'all there! Details to follow. Contact sec@wasagabeach.com or call 705.429.3321 x 2203
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
ARTISANS / CRAFTERS / ARTISTS GOURMET FOOD / FARM PRODUCTS October 12-13, 2019 10 am to 5 pm $8 admission fee (children 5 and under are free) Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities for the family, access to the historic site and museum and outstanding artisans, crafters, local artists and food vendors. The event is a regional favourite and includes both new and returning vendors.
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:30 PM
Location: 4230 Crossland Rd, Tiny, On L0L 1P1
Grimm Grounds is a full blown large linear maze which features theatrical lighting/fx, big sound, realistic horror props/sets and live scare actor's. The attraction has been praised for it's unique theming and unexpected jump scares along with it's horrifying soundtrack. Grimm Grounds will be opening in it's new location at the Georgian Bay Park for the 2019 Hallowe'en season. It is a must visit destination for Hallowe'en fans of all ages. Check out our website for the family friendly Day Time walkthrough for kids 10 and under.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Heights of Horseshoe
Self-drive tour of 5 holiday decorated homes plus Unique Boutique/Tea Room. Tickets $35.00 avail. mid-October on-line (service fee will apply) or at retail outlets. All funds raised to charitable needs. Volunteer run by the May Court Club of Barrie.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.

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