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10 Things To Do This May In The Barrie Area

10 Things To Do This May In The Barrie Area

Whether the flowers are blooming or not, there are plenty of things to do now that May is here!

Scroll on for a list of cool and unique happenings across the Barrie area this month…

Join a Pinball League @ Last Level Lounge

Any Tommy-esque wizards in the house? Last Level Lounge is the place for them to show off their skills! The Lounge hosts a pinball league, starting on the 29th.

With prizes and bragging rights on the line, it’s a fab way to spend your Sunday nights.

Shoot Some Pool

Speaking of leagues, Alliance Billiards has their own consortium of pool aficionados.

You can try your hand at direct competition, or just spend a few hours racking and shooting after work.

Watch a Rovers Game

Barrie’s own league 1 footie team hits the pitch three time this month, with all of their home games for both men and women happening at J.C. Massie field.

Both clubs are off to a solid start, with the men’s team holding down second place in the division.

Go For a Hike Or a Walk

The green views and the temperatures in May are the perfect combo to take advantage of the plethora of wooded walks in and around Barrie.

If hiking isn’t your thing, picnics or reading in the parks will fill your outdoor recharge quota.

Hit a Baycats Game

The seven-time IBL champs are back on May 19th.

An afternoon or evening at the ballpark is a fantastic day out for the famjam, with walk up tickets available, as well as online packages.

The team has a tune up on the 14th in support of the Barrie food bank.

Take a Road Trip

The uptick in temps makes for ideal driving weather.

And when the GPS fever grips, we’ve got plenty of enthralling destinations within range of Barrie to check out.

Attend The Waterfront Festival

The annual takeover of the waterfront returns on the 27th, as Centennial Park transforms into a festival grounds complete with food trucks, live music, a beer garden, and a midway.

Enjoy Live Music

Speaking of live music, there are an abundance of gigs this month.

You can hit up performances every weekend at the 400 Market via the Indie Distributor series, featuring artists from the Barrie and Simcoe scene, as well as regional stars.

The Queens brings in bands from across the country every week, with gigs on Thursdays.

If low key tunes while you enjoy a burger or a pint are more your jam, Perfect Szn has acoustic performers on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Patios, Patios, Patios

Downtown, you’ve got the stalwarts; The Queens, Kenzington, Donaleigh’s, McReily’s. And to the south you’ve got newer additions like Steyn House and Milestones.

Bonus idea! Pick a weekend for a craft beer patio crawl, and sample a Barrie-based beer at each of the local brewers.

Get A Free Comic Book

Geeks and collectors in the home will definitely be keen to check this out.

Free Comic Book day returns to BigB and comic stores all over the region.

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