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Local Listings; What’s happening in Barrie for August 2016

July 29, 2016


Summer is at midpoint, how did that happen?

The event that marks the turning of the calendar from July to August for Barrie residents and visitors alike is the amazingly popular and well known attraction that is Kempenfest. Now in its 47th year this power packed weekend has something for everyone; arts and crafts, antiques, entertainment, music, kid friendly activities and more. Kempenfest runs Friday July 30- August 1.

Event details can be found at:


Barrie is known for its beautiful and accessible waterfront area, with biking and walking trails, beaches that cradle the downtown core, where a vast array of shopping, dining and entertainment awaits. In the midst of summer, pedestrians are traversing patio areas and while we might not be thinking hockey, hockey is still an option! Travel to the south end of the city on August 11th to the Barrie Molson Centre and lend your support to the Simcoe Hospitals at the ninth annual Hockey Night event!

Find out how to score your tickets here:


Billed as ‘Barrie’s first truly multicultural and interactive festival’, Rhythmfest rolls around town on Friday, August 12 at the Holly Community Park and then on Saturday August 13 downtown at Heritage Park. Drumming and dancing of all types and styles, contests and lessons, even an after party at Escrow Restolounge.

Definitely an all ages, hands on, let’s do this event, details on the city website:


Erin Corcoran Re/Max Chay Reality Inc. Sales Representative and enthusiastic owner operator of Barrie’s Simcoe County Shop Local is a dynamic woman who actively supports local businesses and gives back to her community. Erin will dip her paddle in Kempenfelt Bay, as a COPE team member in the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival taking place August 27th.

Learn all about this splashing summer event at:




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