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Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe at Georgian Theatre

Event Start Date:04/03/2014 7:00 PM
Event End Date:04/03/2014 9:00 PM


Date: April 3, 2014
Location: Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive
Contact: 705-739-4228

Stuart McLean is known as “Canada’s favourite storyteller” and his hit radio show The Vinyl Cafe is now heard by 1.5 million people each week. The show is broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, on close to 100 public radio stations in the USA and on around the world on Sirius Satellite Radio and podcasts.   In addition to the popular Dave & Morley stories, the show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians.

Show Time: 7pm
Admission: For tickets call 705-739-4228 or visit the box office at 1 Dunlop Street West

Spring Tonic 2014

Event Start Date:04/05/2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:04/06/2014 3:00 PM


Date: April 5-6, 2014
Location: Tiffin Centre, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

Contact: (705) 424-1479; 

Bring the family for pancakes and sausage with Tiffin's own maple syrup, tour the sugar shack, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy music, crafts, face painting, a Zoo-to-you animal show and more.

Event Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Admission: Adults $10; Children 12 & Under $5.00; Infants are Free

Women's Health & Beauty Show

Event Start Date:04/05/2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:04/05/2014 5:00 PM


Date: April 5, 2014
Location: Mapleview Community Church Campus, 300 Mapleview Dr. West
Contact: 705-220-8045;

A show dedicated to everything for women including cosmetics, jewelry, health, fashion and more. Great giveaways, information seminars and demos, and a Fashion Show.

Show Time: 9am - 5pm

2nd Annual Fashion Show & Sale

Event Start Date:04/05/2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:04/06/2014 5:00 PM


Date: April 5 - 6, 2014
Location: Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club, 4730 Sideroad 25, Thornton

Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for this season’s trend setting designs at this boutique style event: apparel, beauty products, hair accessories, handbags, jewellery, scarves, and so much more. Celebrity Presentations See and talk to the expert’s one on one about what’s hot & what’s not this season! LYNN SPENCE Citytv's Cityline expert: Saturday, April 5, 2014 Lynn Spence really knows fashion. She acts as a regular style expert on Citytv’s Cityline, Around the House and Fashion Friday. Through her passion and enthusiasm for style and design, she creates inspirational ideas and solutions to appeal to the viewer’s lifestyle. For more see website.

Event Time: 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adults: $6.00; Children 10 & under: Free

Barrie Spring Arts & Craft Show

Event Start Date:04/05/2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:04/06/2014 4:00 PM


Date: April 5 & 6, 2014
Location: East Bayfield Community Centre, 80 Livingstone Street East
Contact:; (705) 436-5066

100 booth at this years juried Barrie Spring Arts & Craft Show.

Event Time: Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Admission: Adults: $5; Seniors: $4; Children 12 & Under: Free with an adult

Downtown Barrie Art Crawl

Event Start Date:04/05/2014 7:00 PM
Event End Date:04/05/2014 11:00 PM


Date: Saturday April 5, 2014
Location: Downtown Barrie, Various Venues
Contact: ArtCrawl

Come and explore your downtown core. Experience the latest local arts scene featuring galleries, studios and musical venues --all in one night!

Event Time: 7pm

TIFT Present 'Floyd Collins'

Event Start Date:04/11/2014 12:00 AM
Event End Date:04/19/2014 12:00 AM


Written by: Adam Guettel (Music and Lyrics ) and Tina Landau (Book and Additional Lyrics) Directed by: Peter Jorgensen In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. One of the most acclaimed in recent years, this revolutionary musical tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer. In co-production with Patrick Street Productions (Vancouver).

For tickets and show times visit or call (705) 792-1949.

Date Change: Opening night Friday April 11, 2014

Chappell Farms Spring Festival

Event Start Date:04/12/2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:04/20/2014 4:00 PM


Date: April 12-13 and 18-20, 2014
Location: Chappell Farms, 617 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie
Contact: (705) 721-1547; 

The ultimate way to enjoy Spring! Candy Hunt, Baby Animals, Free Face Painting, & more.
Event Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bradford Greenhouses Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Event Start Date:04/18/2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:04/18/2014 5:00 PM


Date: Friday April 18, 2014
Location: Bradfrod Greenhouses,  4346 County Road 90, Barrie
Contact: (705) 725-9913; 

Hop into Garden Gallery to find sweet treasures! 

Event Time: Beginning at 9am (until supplies last)

Rounds Ranch Easter Egg Hunt (Wknds Only)

Event Start Date:04/18/2014 11:00 AM
Event End Date:04/19/2014 5:00 PM


Date: April 18-19, 2014
Location: Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92, Elmvale
Contact: (705) 322-6293; 


April 18 & 19 enjoy all things Easter at Rounds Ranch in it’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Follow the Bunny Trail, Hop on the Rabbit Trail or Solve the mystery of “The Cotton Tail Caper” Trail & our biblical Resurrection Trail. Each trail awards egg hunters candy treats. visit the Easter Bunny. $10.95 per person HST Hop begins from 11 am 5 pm

Event Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: $10.95 plus HST per person

49th Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Event Start Date:04/26/2014 8:00 AM
Event End Date:04/26/2014 5:00 PM


Date: April 26, 2014
Location: Elmvale Main Street
Contact: (705) 322-6613; 

Every year the sleepy town of Elmvale explodes in a celebration of Nature's rites of Spring - the running of liquid gold - Ontario's Pure Maple Syrup. The town transforms into a shoppers' mall. Vendors line the streets with offerings of maple syrup, food galore, book sales, collectible sales among other country treasures. Don't miss the Sugar Shack at the east end of town where you can get information, directions, tickets for the bus to the sugarbush tours.

Event Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: Various prices for each event, please see website

Barrie Spring Art Tour

Event Start Date:04/26/2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:04/27/2014 4:00 PM


Date: April 26 - 27, 2014
Locations: Various venues throughout Barrie - See Website
Contact: (705) 309-1122;

Fifty area artists will be presenting their original, extraordinary artwork in fifteen Barrie locations.  Meet the talented artists and learn how they create their masterpieces.  Special guest artists AGC Artify Toronto Artist Group.  This is a free event.  Visit downtown Barrie during the spring season and enjoy the hand painted, original designed banners displayed on lamppost.   

Event Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Admission: Free

Savour the Flavours Show

Event Start Date:04/26/2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:04/27/2014 5:00 PM


Date: April 26 & 27, 2014
Location: Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club, 4730 Sideroad 25, Thornton

Awaken Your Senses at this Tastefully Delicious Event!  Mark your calendars now - April 26 & 27, 2014 as you won’t want to miss the ultimate foodie experience at the first annual Savour the Flavours Show. Sip, savour, sample and shop your way through forty five carefully selected company's showcasing the latest in decadent gourmet pleasures. More than just good food and drink the show will also host a number of demonstrations and celebrity chefs including Canada’s favourite baker, Anna Olson host of Food Network Canada’s Bake with Anna Olson. Presented by United Lumber Home Hardware on Bayfield Street, Anna will be whipping up some awesome recipes and taking time to chat with the audience. Visitor’s won’t want to miss Celebrity Chef Robert Rainford is a Canadian chef, author and television host of shows that have aired on stations including Food Network Canada, Discovery Home in the United States and Asian Food Chanel throughout Asia.

Event Time: 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adults: $8.00

Fleetwood Mac - Rumors at Georgian Theatre

Event Start Date:04/26/2014 8:00 PM
Event End Date:04/26/2014 10:00 PM


Date: April 26, 2014
Location: Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive, Barrie
Contact: 705-739-4228; 

A Classic Albums Live show is unique.  More like a recital than a tribute band.  Note for note, cut for cut, Fleetwood Mac’s legendary 1977 album, ‘Rumours,’ will be presented in its entirety. This legendary album features awesome tunes like ‘Go Your Own Way,’ ‘Dreams,’ and ‘Don’t Stop.’ ‘Rumours’ is one of the biggest selling albums of all time, with more than 45 million sold. For more info go to

Show Time: 8pm
Admission: For tickets call 705-739-4228 or visit the box office at 1 Dunlop Street West