If you’re looking for fun this winter, Barrie, Ontario has you covered! Whether you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, try new foods or find fun for the whole family, you’ll find what you’re looking for throughout the winter in Barrie.
Located only 45 minutes north of Toronto, Barrie is a great location for the whole family to enjoy. So, what’s happening this winter in Barrie? Barrie is proud to host Hello Winter! Taking place throughout the month of February, this town offers events almost every day.
We’ll highlight some of the top events taking place over the next few weeks. You won’t be disappointed with the variety of things to do!
Barrie Winterfest (February 1-2, 2020)
Voted as one of the top 100 festivals and events in Ontario, Barrie Winterfest has something for everyone. You’ll enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities and family fun: shows, artwork, vendors and more are all hosted at Heritage Park and Meridian Place. General activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, mini-golf, a winter cookout and bonfire warming stations. You’ll find ice sculpture displays, lumberjack shows and lots of great food.
Click here to view the full weekend schedule event locations.
The February Blues XXIII (January 30 – February 2, 2020)
The annual February Blues Festival takes place within various bars, restaurants, libraries and concert venues in town. Featuring Canadian artists, you’ll enjoy live jazz music and a great overall atmosphere. To view the full list of artists and locations, click here.
Mamma Mia (February 6 – 16, 2020)
The timeless music of ABBA is brought to life onstage in the Mamma Mia musical! If you enjoy live theatre, this is one show you won’t want to miss. The story of a young girl in search of her birth father is told through dialogue and your favourite ABBA songs. Taking place at the Georgian theatre, it’s fun for the whole family.
Family Day at Sportsplex (February 17, 2020)
Barrie Community Sports Complex hosts a Family Day of fun. You’ll enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating, hockey and much more. The event takes place in Midhurst from 10 am – 2 pm.
Reel Stories Film Fest (February 20 – 23, 2020)
Entering into its 16th year, this annual film festival showcases 10 films at the Uptown Theatre over 4 days. Experience documentaries and independent films inspired by everyday life. Tickets are available for $10. To view the list of featured films, click here.
Hot Cocoa Trail (Every Weekend in February)
You’ll get to enjoy this warm winter treat along a trail in Downtown Barrie. You’ll experience 20 different hot cocoa varieties along your stroll, and you’ll have the opportunity to support Seasons Centre for Grieving Children at this event. To learn more, click here.
Beyond the Hello Winter event, you can enjoy other winter fun in Barrie, including skiing and snowboarding fun, Barrie Colts games, and more. To take a look at a full list of things to do, click here.
As the weather gets cooler, we suggest looking into switching your tires to maximize your driving safety. Check out our deals on Winter Tires here.
Get out this winter and have fun with friends and family in Barrie!