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  • Culture Days Flag blowing in the wind
    Barrie will have a full list of events for Culture Days at
  • A group of people of different ages are gathered around a large painting board to create a collaborative mural with artist Monica Loney
    Various free art and family activities will take place at Meridian Place and across Dunlop Street
  • A scene from Dunlop Street where a street performer on stilts in a bright red costume passes a ball to a young girl
    Dunlop Street will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians and bicyclers! (Image courtesy of DWNTWN)
  • The image shows a local organization, Uplift Black, set up under a tent with educational materials and activities.
    Local arts and culture organizations come out to engage with the community and provide activities.

Barrie's Culture Days Kick-off


Intercultural Interdisciplinary Visual arts Kids Youth & teens
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Meridian Place, downtown Barrie

87 Dunlop Street East

Barrie, ON

Directions: *Please note that Dunlop Street will be closed to vehicles. Drivers can park on a neighbouring streets or in waterfront parking lots.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.

Nearby parking. Seating available. Pedestrian friendly.


Join us Downtown Barrie for an action-packed kick-off for Culture Days, with FREE activities and entertainment like:

- Kick-off Concert: at Meridian Place (87 Dunlop Street East)

- Brightening Barriers Guided Walking Tour: Starting at Meridian Place, tour the original art works installed across downtown patio fencing by local and regional artists. Gain unique insight from the City's Public Art Coordinator and enjoy a walk and talk with other art-minded folks!

- Open Air Dunlop: Dunlop Street will be closed to vehicles so pedestrians and bicyclers can roam freely to enjoy the streetscape, shopping, live music, patios, and various art and family activities.

- Barrie Farmer's Market: from 9am to 1pm, at City Hall (70 Collier Street), enjoy free music, family-friendly activities, and shop unique products and delicious seasonal offerings.


City of Barrie

The City of Barrie develops, promotes, and implements innovative events and programs to support a creative community.

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