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The Weekender – Aug. 18th

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

The Weekender – Aug. 18th 

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Happening this weekend in the Barrie area…

Dragon Boat Festival

After a two year absence, the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival happens Augusts 20th.

Hosted by the library, the annual race has raised over $2 million for a variety of local charities including supporting the Barrie Public Library.

You can watch and cheer along the teams at Heritage Park, and enjoy the on-site activities and food.

Emerging Artist Showcase @ Meridian Place

If you’re heading downtown for the Dragon Boat fun, be sure to hang around for the evening, to see some of the best young musicians in the region.

The Emerging Artist Showcase happens on Saturday night at Meridian place.

Moreover, it’s entirely free to attend.

Have a Picnic

As summer quickly dwindles, you’ve got plenty of incentive to take advantage of Barrie’s parks while the warm weather is still around.

To that end, consider a picnic this weekend.

Right in the heart of Barrie, Sunnidale Park and Arboretum is 48.6-acre of outdoor paradise to accommodate your meal. Further, there is plenty to do before and after, especially for the little ones. The Every Kids a Hero Inclusive Adventure playground was built in partnership with the Barrie professional Firefighters Association and includes a zip line.

In addition, you can end off the day with a leisurely stroll through woodland to explore the greenery and wildlife. And to walk off those big helpings of potato salad.

Trivia And Tunes @ The Queens

Of course, if you are too impatient for Friday to arrive, you can kick off the weekend early at the Queens tonight and try your hand at trivia.

Beginning at 7, it’s a chance to show off your useless knowledge skills, and earn eternal (or at least nightly) bragging rights as a quiz master.

Likewise, there is plenty of live music through the weekend at the Q.

Further, if you just don’t want the night to end, step over to the club side after 10pm, with DJs on the decks and more drink specials to be had.

What Are Your Plans This Weekend? Let Us Know In The Comments!

And Use The #barrieuncovered Hashtag To Share Your Adventures!

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