Calendar of Events

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.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Sainte-Marie

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system. It’s a day to honour the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors and remember the children who never came home.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons invites you to join them on a journey of self-reflection: observing, learning from, and connecting with Indigenous speakers and cultural specialists, in the spirit of education and awareness, about the path to truth and reconciliation. You can visit the historic site for a day of commemoration, or you can connect online for free virtual learning.

Dates and times:
In-person: September 30, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Online: Live September 25 as of 10 a.m. and on-demand until October 5, 2023

In-person: $12 tax included for in-person event
First Nations, Métis and Inuit people eligible for free admission with valid ID
Children five and under are free
Online: Free  *Registration required 
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