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Celebrate Winter at Barrie's Winterfest: A Weekend of Frosty Fun!

Winter has officially arrived, and what better way to embrace the frosty season than by diving into the heart of Barrie's Winterfest on February 3rd and 4th? This chilly celebration takes place at Heritage Park & Meridian Place, promising two days of snow-filled excitement, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities that will make you fall in love with winter all over again.


Kick off your Winterfest adventure with a deep dive into the Fish Underwater exhibit, where the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority sheds light on the underwater wonders of our local lakes (Saturday only). For those who prefer staying above ground, horse-drawn wagon rides will take you through the scenic winter landscape of Downtown, while Snow Valley's mini tube slide promises thrills for the whole family.

Expect laughter and entertainment from talented buskers and family performers like Team T & J Kids, and NorthFIRE & Ice Circus Show. Warm up by the fire pit warming zone, enjoy marshmallow roasting on a wood-burning fireplace, and join Historical Barrie Walking Tours led by Theatre By The Bay.

Winterfest Kites

Marvel at the incredible snow sculpture crafted by artist Siggi Buhler, and look to the skies for a breathtaking Toronto Kite Fliers showcase, featuring kites of all sizes, shapes, and colors in a special winter aerial display (weather/wind permitting).

Explore the vendor market and treat your taste buds to an array of delights. From the irresistible sweetness of Beaver Tails and Lalonde’s Maple Syrup to the gourmet creations of Foodiez and the crunchy goodness of Wild Kernel Co, there's no shortage of delicious discoveries. Don't miss out on the delectable offerings from Fry’R Truck, Mr. C’s Freeze-dried Treats, Sumak Arts, The Fritter Co., and Candy Fruits Shop.

Feeling adventurous? Indulge in a helicopter ride (weather permitting, $90/person) with breathtaking views of all the Winterfest activities.

Winterfest Barrie

This frosty weekend celebration is one you won't want to miss. From enchanting snow sculptures to adrenaline-pumping tube slides, and from mouth-watering treats to mesmerizing kite displays, Barrie's Winterfest is a celebration that captures the essence of winter in all its glory. Bundle up, bring your loved ones, and join us for a weekend of winter wonders! For all programming, visit barrie.ca/winterfest


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