It's March and that means that spring is that much closer!  How will you be spending your March break? Going away?  Or taking in the upcoming festivals and events in Barrie?  Here's what's happening this month.

Horseshoe Open Ski & Snowboard Festival

The Horseshoe Open is Canada's newest and Ontario's largest ski and snowboard festival! This March Break festival will host some of North America's best skiers, snowboarders, DJ's, concerts, Junior Riders and the coolest pro rider after parties of the year.

Tiffin Center -
 March Break Monday

Kids love kicking-off their March Break at Tiffin! Take a tour of our maple sugar bush and sugar shack, try snowshoes and kick-sleds, and explore with a geo-caching scavenger hunt.

Event Time: 10am - 3pm
Admission and registration information call 705-424-1479 x263

Sweetwater Harvest Festival

  • Dates: 28 – 29 Mar, 2015
  • Event Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Midland, Canada
  • Address: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Hwy 12
  • Phone: (705) 526-7809
The Annual Sweetwater Harvest Festival happens Saturday and Sunday, with all day activities happening throughout the Marsh. Come out and see how maple syrup is made, roast some bannock on the fire or enjoy our delicious pancake breakfast! Think you can tell the difference between real and fake maple syrup? We will put you to the test. This event sure is SWEET!

Chappell Farms Spring Festival

  • Dates: 28 Mar – 05 Apr, 2015
  • Event Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Weekends Only)
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Chappell Farms, 617 Penetanguishene Road
  • Phone: 705-721-1547

Description:The ultimate way to enjoy Spring! Candy Hunt, Baby Animals, Free Face Painting, & more.

March 16 - 20, 2015 - 9:00 am

(705) 721-9696

Join us for artist-led classes and camps at the MacLaren! Get inspired by the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions and create art in a large, fully-equipped, sunlight-filled studio space on the Gallery’s main floor. All classes are taught by professional practicing artists from the region, who are experienced teachers. 

Try something new this month:  How about Ice Fishing?

For ice huts on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie visit:

FREE ideas for the family:

Ice Skating at City Hall
Cost: Free
Hours: 10am - 10pm, weather permitting (generally December - March)
Location: Circle in the Square, City Hall, 70 Collier Street

Spring Home Show

  • Dates: 28 – 29 Mar, 2015
  • Event Time: Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 10am - 4pm
    Admission: Free
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Barrie Molson Centre, 555 Bayview Drive
  • Website:
  • Phone: 705-734-1728
  • Description:
Exhibitors will include home renovation ideas, new kitchens, fall gardening tips, update your floors, hot bathroom trends, energy efficient windows, home décor, colour consultations and more.

Base Borden Military Museum
Cost: Free

Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 3pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm - 4pm
Location: 27 Ram Street, Borden

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