Barrie will bid farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020 with The Trews, singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff, emerging local band The Hillbirds, and family favourites Splash ‘n Boots.
“In partnership with Rock 95, 107.5 KOOL FM and Barrie 360, the City is excited to welcome The Trews as this year’s Downtown Countdown headliner,” said Arin Donnelly, Community Events Coordinator. “This will be an amazing night of entertainment and fun for all ages. And best of all, it’s all free.”
As always, there will be two fireworks displays – an early set for the kids and another to kick off the new year.
This year’s free New Year’s Eve celebration outside City Hall in downtown Barrie also includes skating at the City Hall rink, horse-drawn wagon rides, fun family activities, roaming street performers, food vendors, and two fireworks displays. The festivities get underway at 6 p.m. on December 31st.
Barrie Transit service will be free on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. If driving, there is plenty of free parking within walking distance of the event. For more information about the event, visit www.barrie.ca/DowntownCountdown.
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