Open Air Dunlop is back on October 29 for a Halloween Pop-Up! 

A bike parade, celebration of bats, pumpkin carving demonstration, and more

from Downtown Barrie BIA

How about a Hallowe’en treat downtown this weekend?

A Hallowe’en pop-up Open Air Dunlop featuring:

Roll & Stroll Parade Enjoy a day full of fall fun in Downtown Barrie, kicking off with a Bike Parade at 9 am. Kids of all ages (and grownup kids too) are invited to bike, skate, skoot, roll or stroll in our parade along Dunlop Street.  Meet at Meridian Place. We’ll have a bike decorating station for the occasion and the parade will be followed by a costume contest and scavenger hunt.  

Catch World Renowned Artists Clandestinos Creating in Meridian Place

After a summer of being well played our public piano is ready to be replaced. Stop by Meridian Place after 10 am to see creative duo Clandestinos painting the new piano. Also, stay tuned for their new mural on Maple Avenue, coming this November. 

Celebrate Bat Week! The City of Barrie’s Parks Program will be joining us at Meridian Place from 10 am till 1 pm.  Learn about bats with a true or false guessing game, get a closer look at a bat house, and create a brown bat to bring home. 

Kids Bat Craft Kids can also make a fun flapping black bat on a stick with Art By Alexandra. Find her set up at Meridian Place from 9 am till 1 pm. 

Linda LaForge Art will be giving a 3D and Relief Pumpkin Carving Demonstration. Get some inspiration for your jack o lantern.She’ll have samples and carving tools on hand. Catch her at Meridian Place from 10 am till 2 pm. 

Last Outdoor Market of the Season Enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes of autumn at the Barrie Farmers Market at their last outdoor market of the season. Come in costume for their contest at 10:30 am, categories are best-dressed pet, best zombie, and best kids costume. 

HallowFest with UPlift Black from 10 am till 4 pm in Meridian Place. Drop by for yoga and fitness classes, spoken word and musical performances, art activities, and more. Bring your yoga mats and water bottles, and dress comfy and warm. Check UPlift Black’s Instagram or Facebook for the full schedule. 

Decorate a Sugar Skull with The Mexican House! Enjoy a free activity on Dunlop Street West between 12 pm and 4 pm. Drop by and learn about Dia De Los Muertos and personalize your own mini sugar skull. All ages and abilities welcome. All materials provided.  

West End Family Fun – Located across from the Pratt Homes Theatre, enjoy free access to fun interactive games.  Join us from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for some family fun in the West end!

Make a Marbled Paper Skull with Art with Purpose. Join Jenn on Dunlop Street West, near Mexhico Restaurant, between 12 pm and 4 pm. All ages and abilities welcome. All materials provided. 

Open Air Afternoons Enjoy an afternoon concert from 2 pm till 4 pm at Meridian Place with indie rock band Reay. Hailing from Orillia, their sound features stylistic and songwriting nods to everyone from Pink Floyd to the Verve, Death Cab to War on Drugs, all topped with singer Sean Murray’s soulful rasp and poetic lyrics. 

And of course, the businesses of Downtown Barrie will be open for you to shop, eat and explore. Local Licious is on until November 6th, so it’s a great occasion to try a bite at someplace new or visit an old favourite. 

And if you’re in need of more fall fun, return to Downtown Barrie on Sunday October 30 for the first Mews Fest! It’s a community-oriented celebration of the Lakeshore Mews, Barrie’s best-kept secret. Drop by the block party between 10 am and 2 pm for shopping, eating, and gathering. There’ll be live music, pumpkin decorating, a photo-taking station, an artisan market, and more. 

banne image: Downtown Barrie BIA