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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
The Kick-off will feature free art activities like collaborative mural making, community puzzling, pop-up painting, and Indian block-printing.
There will be a historic walking tour by the Town Crier and a public art tour of the Brightening Barriers exhibition.
We have an amazing line up of performances, from interactive dance and theatre, to spoken poetry, to head-banging rock.
Barrie has a full list of events for Culture Days at barrie.ca/Culture/Festivals/Pages/CultureDays.aspx
Barrie's Culture Days Kick-off
In-personDance Kids Music Poetry & spoken word Visual arts
Date and time
Meridian Place, downtown Barrie
87 Dunlop Street East
Offered in English.
Parking around, seating available, pedestrian friendly
Enjoy free, interactive performances and art activities, learn about community arts organizations, and take guided tours of downtown Barrie’s history and public art.
10am - 1pm: Interactive Mamma Mia! Performance by Kempenfelt Community Players
10am - 1pm: Indian block-printing activity by Angela Aujla
10am - 3pm: Community puzzling activity by Andrew Maize
10am - 4pm: Collaborative Mural Painting with local Metis artist Monica Loney
10am - 4pm: Pop-up painting class by Art Nation
11:30am: Poetry performance by Ty the Poetess, accompanied with contemporary dancer Jay T.G. Turner
11:55am: Hip-Hop performance by Myndset
12pm: Historic Walking Tour with Barrie’s Town Crier, presented by Heritage Barrie
12:15pm: Musical performance by Alyssa Tess
1pm - 1:45pm: Salsa Beats performance and dance lessons (no partner required!)
1pm: Brightening Barriers Public Art Guided Walking Tour
2pm - 4pm: Rock/Blues Performance by catl. presented by the Downtown Barrie BIA
4:30pm: Rock performance by Bootlegged the Band
The Kick-off will also neighbor:
- Open Air Dunlop, hosted by the Downtown BIA, where pedestrians can roam freely and enjoy the streetscape, shopping, live music, patios, buskers, and various art and family activities.
- Barrie Farmer's Market from 8am - 12noon, where you can find unique arts and crafts, delicious seasonal offerings, as well as free music and activities.
- The Barrie Pubic Library's Comic Fest and Game On events at the downtown branch from 10am - 3pm, featuring cosplaying, vendors, a gaming tournament, and more.
Find the full calendar of events for Culture Days and more information on each activity here: https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Festivals/Pages/CultureDays.aspx and keep up with Creative Barrie on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Barrie's webpage for Culture Days barrie.ca
- Keep up with Creative Barrie on Instagram instagram.com
- Keep up with Creative Barrie on Facebook facebook.com
City of Barrie
Each year, the City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration designed to catalyze and inspire public participation in arts and culture. We develop, promote and implement innovative events, programs and initiatives while fostering creatives as economic drivers for the City.