Winterfest – Barrie

Saturday and Sunday

Winterfest Offers Cool Fun in Barrie
Annual event is one of the top 100 Festivals in Ontario
For more information, including a full schedule of activities, please visit .
The City of Barrie is proud to present the community’s annual celebration of all things winter – Barrie Winterfest. Winterfest takes place February 6 and 7 in Heritage Park, Memorial Square, and venues throughout Barrie.  The event has been named one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario by Festivals and Events Ontario.
The event includes:
Outdoor fun
Drop-in activities
Community events
  • Spectacular ice & snow sculptures
  • Lumberjack show
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Snow Valley’s mini tube slide
  • Ice maze
  • BodyZorbs, curling, and mini golf
  • Bonfire warming zone
  • Maple taffy samples
  • Helicopter rides
  • Food & merchandise vendors
  • Roaming performers
  • Winter sports demos (weather permitting)
  • Barrie Farmers’ Market
  • Pancake breakfast at Central United Church
  • Crafts & story time at Barrie Public Library
  • Tour the Grey & Simcoe Foresters Museum
  • Family fun at the MacLaren Art Centre
  • Skating at various locations
  • Polar bear dip at Centennial Park
  • Family entertainment at Holly Community Centre & Allandale Recreation Centre
  • Downtown Barrie Hot Chocolate Trail
  • February Blues Festival
  • Huronia Symphony’s Family Concert
  • Reel Stories Film Festival
  • Soup’s On!
Shuttle & Downtown Parking
Winterfest offers a free Park ‘n Ride Shuttle on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shuttle will pick-up on Coulter Street behind the Bayfield Mall at Barrie Transit stop #203 and will drop off at the Downtown Transit Terminal. Download the shuttle schedule at for all of the details.
If you plan to drive, downtown parking is available within close walking distance to the festivities. Downtown parking is free after 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and on weekends. Visit for more information and to download a parking map.
Road Closures
Road closures for the event will include:
  • Simcoe Street from Maple Avenue to Dunlop Street – 7 a.m. on February 6 to 6 p.m. on February 7
  • Fred Grant Street from Dunlop Street to Chase McEachern Way and Chase McEachern Way from Fred Grant Street to Dunlop Street – 6 a.m. on February 6 to 6 p.m. on February 7.