Double dose of Open Air Dunlop Canada Day weekend

Family-friendly activities July 1 at Meridian Place

News release from Downtown Barrie BIA

Downtown Barrie’s Open Air Dunlop celebrates Canada with Canada Day Pop-Up this weekend

Open Air Dunlop is in full swing in downtown Barrie and continues every Saturday all summer long!

This is a special weekend!

Canada Day – Downtown Barrie partner’s with the City of Barrie’s Canada Day family-friendly activities on Friday July 1st in Meridian Place starting at 2 pm including a Canada Day CupCake Ceremony at 5 pm and ending with fireworks at 10 pm over Kempenfelt Bay.  Visit the for details.

Pro Wrestling – kicking off Thursday, June 30th in Meridian Place with Barrie Wrestling’s ‘Time for Some Action’ Live free Pro Wrestling match at 7 pm. Wrestlers will continue to hit the ring Friday, July 1st & Saturday, July 2nd starting at 12 noon.

‘Open Air Dunlop’ along Dunlop Street-  10 am to midnight continues Saturday, July 2nd with a full road closure that includes inflatables, kids activities, street performers, patios and more!

‘Open Air Afternoons’ Meridian Place Stage 2 pm Toronto Alt-Rock Band Birds of Bellwoods perform live. Produced by 2-time Grammy Award-winner Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Haim, PUP), the work combines foundations of 2000s alternative with new school indie-pop.

Visit for details.

New this Saturday at 9:45 am –  Join ‘Pilates for Pets; supporting our local Barrie Humane Society at the Flying Monkeys Brewery for a fun Pilates movement class facilitated by Kelly Patterson McGrath, a Certified Pilates Teacher. Bring a Mat, bring your dog (kind and gentle ones!) and either a monetary donation or pet food for the shelter.  

Of course, our local businesses will be open with arms for you to browse and shop at your leisure and then top off a great visit with a patio snack and bevy.