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Barrie & Area has an abundance of cultural festivals and events, many located on the waterfront. Enjoy a live theatre performance, check out a film under the stars or browse arts & crafts and culinary delights at Kempenfest and Open Air Dunlop. Barrie has it all to keep you and your family entertained all year long.


Kempenfest 2023

  • Dates: 04 Aug - 07 Aug 2023
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Waterfront & Downtown Barrie
  • Website:

Celebrating 51 Years of Kempenfest!

Kempenfest is one of the largest outdoor arts, crafts, and music festivals in North America. Featuring over 300 juried artisans and crafters, 4 days of live music on two stages, a midway, over 15 different food vendors, juried artisans, antiques and so much fun you will want to attend every day. Kempenfest has given back over $10 million to our community since its inception over 50 years ago. Kempenfest is for people all of all ages – we have something for everyone. We are located on 2kms of Barrie’s beautiful waterfront. Make Kempenfest a part of your summer tradition.

Craft vendors Open: Saturday - Monday: 10am - 6pm
Concerts: Friday - Monday

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