Open Air Dunlop This week

Block 6th
Open Air Dunlop rolls again this Saturday, August 26th. Head downtown for a day of fun followed by an evening of great music with the Canadian Musicians Co-Operative Emerging Artist Showcase. 
8:00 am Free Yoga Class with True You Studio, meet in Meridian Place
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Visit the Barrie Farmers Market at City Hall. Stone fruit such as peaches and plums are in season, along with beautiful blooms such as sunflowers and gladiolus.
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Free Art Activity with Vivian Heliotis of Spare Room Barrie. Celebrate the last bit of summer by decorating your own popsicle. Find her in Meridian Place
10:00 am Free NoGi YoGi Family Yoga Class with Nook Yoga at Meridian Place
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Learn chalk drawing with Liz from Drawing House in Meridian Place. Drop by and try your hand at chalking
11:00 am The Expedition Project popup by artists Jocelyn Chassie, Ryley James and Kiara Edwards. Stop by over the summer to see them create a collaborative mural project. This Saturday they’ll be set up by the Fab Tray Alleyway near P_ZZA.
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Create Creatures and Monsters using chalk with Neil from Drawing House. Find him in Meridian Place. 
1:00 pm Free Pilates Class on Dunlop Street near Meridian Place with Jim from Namaste North
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Free Art Activity with Art with Purpose in Meridian Place. Explore abstract painting with Jenn
4:00 pm Free Drop by Dance Class on Dunlop Street near Meridian Place with Uptempo Dance Studio. Join in and learn salsa and merengue.
4:00 pm Free Historic Walking Tour with Fire & Mist Stories. This week’s theme is “The World Came to Barrie”. In addition to the many English, Irish and Scottish people around town, brave people from Italy, Greece, China, Russia, etc came to this small town and worked hard to be a part of the community. Hear their stories. Meet Mary near the Cenotaph in Meidian Place.
7pm The Canadian Musicians Co Operative’s Emerging Artist Showcase will be taking to the Meridian Stage for a free evening of incredible music.
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Block 11th
Stop by the Donaleighs alleyway and see downtown’s newest mural in action with Clandestinos Art. It’s a colourful and nostalgic homage to the hot air balloon festival that Barrie used to hold. We hope it’ll uplift and inspire everyone walking by.This mural’s being completed as a mentorship project, so three local emerging artists, Shailie Dubois, Monica Loney, and Tiffany Szymanski will be working alongside and learning from Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky of the Clandestinos. 
Block 13th
Downtown Barrie Yoga Fest is coming on September 9th! Bring your mat and a water bottle and join in a day of free yoga and community connection in the heart of Barrie. More details coming soon! 
Block 16th
Mon, August 28 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022) ***updated due to weather***
Wed, August 30 (RD Aug 31) – Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
 The Lawnchair Luminata season is coming to a close. It’s been a wonderful summer of movies under the stars. Be sure to catch the last couple screenings. Up next we have Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (2023)  The movie starts at dusk (around 8:30pm). Arrive to Meridian Place early for free art activities starting at 6:00pm and checkout the Barrie Thunder Classics car show across the road in Heritage Park And on Saturday September 9th join us for the Gordon Lightfoot Tribute: Sight and Sound. Enjoy a day of music inspired by the Canadian icon, performed in pubs and cafes throughout downtown, including a tribute performance by Jerry Leger on the Meridian Place stage at 5pm. Followed by a screening of Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My MindLawnchair Luminata is brought to you by; The Downtown Barrie BIA with the Barrie Film Festival and supported by Meridian Credit Union and Kool FM 
Block 19th
- The BIA Team 
93 Dunlop St. E
Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A8, Canada
Patricia Dent

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