Celebrate Barrie, the city’s annual community festival, kicks off the summer June 1 at Centennial Park.

Highlights of the festival include Heritage Village, live music, lots of family fun and a variety of community groups who provide a hands-on activity.

The partnership continues with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and its Pow Wow which this year will be held on June 1-2 at Sunnidale Park. Grand entry is at 12 noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday. Parking is limited, so please use the shuttle service.

Activities range from a rock climbing wall to an outdoor film, featuring Ghostbusters, at dusk.

Visit Science North or check out the ‘Sciensational Sssnakes’ and the wildlife or the Barrie Fire & Emergency Service’s display of vehicles, equipment, special activities, and safety information.

Live entertainment showcases a non-stop lineup of local talent and it can range from theatre groups to dance schools, magic acts, and music – bands and singer-songwriters.

The Fireguy returns this year with performances to entertain all ages.

Celebrate Barrie runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some activities run into the evening. See https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Festivals for a complete lineup.

photo: The Fireguy performs at Celebrate Barrie this year.

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