8 Things To Do In Barrie This Weekend: April 12th-14th

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1. Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival

Little Ray’s Nature Centre is coming to Barrie this weekend and they’re bringing some pretty neat friends with them. There will be a number of shows at Holly Recreation Centre featuring animals such as a bobcat, sloth, alligator, armadillo and more. Stop by for a unique, interactive experience!

Buy your tickets ahead of time to save on cost. For more info and tickets, click here.

Image courtesy of Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Animal Centre

2. Chappell Farms Spring Festival

Celebrate Easter early with the Chappell Farms Spring Festival. Candy hunts will be done every hour and you can collect as much as you like. When you’re not looking for sweets you can enjoy meeting farm animals, going on wagon rides, watching a magic show or bouncing on the jumping castle.

The festival will run from 10 am-4 pm April 13th & 14th, as well as next weekend.

Image courtesy of Chappell Farms

3. Donaleigh’s Easter Market

Another Donaleigh’s Pop-up Market is back! This lineup features some familiar vendors with a few new additions. Drop by between 11 am-3 pm for good eats, “Caesar Sunday” and some great local shopping.

Vendors: Two Sisters Naturals, DoTerra, Wild Jewelry, SweetLegs with Cassandra, Churchill Farms – Maple Syrup, Turtle Rock Designs, Boat Life Apparel, Blondie and The Beard, Smash House Clothing, Cork & Bottle

4. Rock Climbing

Switch things up this weekend with something new, fun and maybe a little challenging. Alt. Rock climbing gym is a great place to pencil into your weekend plans.

There is over 6000 ft. worth of climbing in the gym. Most of the climbing available is bouldering style, (no harness, ropes or partner needed) making it easy to get started. There is also a Kids Zone on-site where kids can climb safely using harnesses and auto-belays.

A full day of climbing costs just $20. Make sure to fill out your waiver online prior to your visit.



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5. Art Battle Barrie

Five Points Theatre is hosting an exciting, one-of-a-kind event this Saturday, April 13th called Art Battle. And yes, it is as cool as it sounds.

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Groups of artists will compete in 3 twenty-minute rounds of live painting for the chance to named Champion. Audience members will vote to determine the winner. This event is a part of the Art Battle Canada National Tournament, and the winner will ‘move on’ for the chance to compete nationally. For tickets, click here.

Image courtesy of Creative Barrie via Twitter

6. Comedy Night at Perplexcity

Enjoy a night of laughter in the newly renovated event space at Perplexcity. The lineup features 5 great comedians including headliner Nick Reynoldson, a regular performer across North America. Tickets are just $15!

The event is 19+. For tickets, click here.

7. Game Of Thrones Viewing Party

Season 8 is almost here! What better way to kick off the final season, than watching with friends on the big screen?

Stevenson Farms, located in Alliston, will be hosting viewing parties to watch the final 6 episodes of Game of Thrones starting this Sunday, April 14th. The events will include prediction games, prizes, special themed drinks and photo-ops on their very own “Iron Throne”. Up to 20 guests can be seated in the private theatre, where each episode will be played on a 15 foot screen. Additional seating will be available in a pub viewing area on a slightly smaller screen.

Admission is free but you must reserve your spot ahead of time, here.

Homemade replica Iron Throne

8. “Springlicious” in Blue Mountain

The snow is melting and the Blue Mountain Village is transforming into the perfect place to enjoy a spring day. Enjoy meal deals at 10 delicious eateries in the village from now until May 17th with “Springlicious”.

Each participating restaurant will have a specialty prixe fixe menu to choose from. View Springlicious menus here.