The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival took over the waterfront this weekend with paddlers showing their strength, endurance and drive. Have a look at this week’s episode of Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes.
Barrie is never short of fun things to do with the family, and you’re a fan of movies and the outdoors, this is just the event for you! Lawnchair Luminata takes place by the water and is hosted by the Barrie Film Festival. Best part is, the movie is completely free! There are still some showings this month, so mark your calendars! Wednesday, August 23 (RD Aug 24), Sing, Centennial Beach – dusk Wednesday, August 30 (RD Aug 31), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Heritage Park –Continue reading
It’s known as the Premiere Arts festival with vendors and shoppers converging on Barrie’s waterfront every August Long Weekend, but we found there is so much more to offer at Kempenfest. From food, fashion, entertainment and more, Kempenfest has it all. This week It is all about Kempenfest in the Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes. When we walked around the very crowded, very long walking path along the waterfront, we found people from all over Ontario taking aContinue reading
Sarah and Apryl don’t own cool cars. Unless you consider mini vans and suv’s cool! So, they checked out the Classics in the Park in this week’s Keys to the City, brought to you by Pratt Homes.
Barrielicious is….well, delicious! Check out the Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes, to see what some of the restaurants offer for the foodie fest in the Barrie area. The idea is you can try out a prix fixe menu, usually between $15 and $30. It’s a chance to try out a restaurant you’ve never tried before! Score for any foodie! Get in quickly though. The event ends July 23, 2017. For a list of the restaurants taking part: http://www.barrielicious.com/Continue reading
It is a feast for all the senses. The smoky smells of barbecue sauce on ribs fill the air at Heritage Park in Barrie, while the local craft brewing companies serve up theit popular and unconventional beer. The Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival was a hit this weekend for all who came down to sample the fares. Craig Stevens from Downtown Barrie said the event is in its 17th year, and there is nothing slowing down this popular weekend. “These guys take bbq veryContinue reading
This week’s Keys to the City of Barrie is all about Canada’s 150th birthday and one of Barrie’s favourite events: Promenade Days! Dunlop Street is shut down to vehicle traffic, making it the best street party of the year. Apryl and Sarah checked it out!
We’re on a boat! Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be floating on Kempenfelt Bay on one of these gorgeous boats. We went to the Barrie Boat Show, the first annual, to see what people are shopping for and a peek into some amazing vessels made of wood.
Parks are integral parts of any city, and to any mom who needs their kids to blow off some steam! Barrie has a wide variety of parks that offer a bit of everything. Some are close to the water, some bring the water to the kids by way of splash pads, others only have turtles and frogs splashing around. We asked around to find the parks the residents feel are the best of the best: Sunnidale Park: This park has one of the best playgrounds,Continue reading
The very first Keys to the City, brought to you by Pratt Homes, is a look at a foodie fest like no other. This weekend The Kempenfelt Rotary Club hosted the Taste the World event to showcase local restaurants and also raise funds for Grove Park Homes.