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Summer is in full swing and we hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are! While there’s always plenty to do around here during the summer months we thought we’d share some upcoming events that will give you even more reason to enjoy the sun! 

Thunder Classics Cruise Nights 

Date July 31st - Sept 4th (every Wednesday) 

You can get your classic car fix at Heritage Park from 6 PM to dusk, all summer long. Have your own classic car? You can join in on the fun yourself with FREE registration! Like any good self-respecting cruise-in there will be food and music too. So, don’t miss out! 

Learn more here: https://www.barriethunderclassics.ca/cruise-nights.html 

Kempenfest 

Dates: Aug 2nd - 5th 

Kempenfest is back again this year at the waterfront. Featuring musical acts like Loverboy, Jordan John and a mysterious selection of emerging artists. In addition to music there’ll be a large antiques show, bay swim, beer garden and more. Plus Tim Horton’s Family Centre is back again to keep those kiddos happy! 

Check out the official website: https://kempenfest.com/  

Boots & Hearts Music Festival 

Dates: Aug 8 - 11  

If you like country music then this event is definitely worth a look. With over 40 artists like Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert to keep you entertained all week long. Don’t forget to bring your tent or RV as this event is one super-sized campout! 

For a full list of performers and activities: https://bootsandhearts.com/ 

Fierté Simcoe Pride Festival 2019 

Date: Aug 11th 

Now in its 8th year! Join together in a show of unity, community, and fun at Meridian Place. Attractions will include family-friendly activities, local vendors and artists, and much more! Be sure to check the event Facebook page and website as new attractions are still being added at the time of writing.  

Learn more here: https://www.simcoepride.com/festival.html 

Dragon Boat Festival 

Date: August 24th  

Hosted by the Barrie Public Library since 2003, this annual tradition returns in earnest for 2019. Featuring two exciting heats of Dragon Boat action, a kid zone, live music from numerous artists and a beer tentPublic Transit and carpools are encouraged! 

For the full schedule check out their site here: https://barriedragonboatfestival.ca/about/ 

Know of some fun events we missed? Let us know in the comments!