July 2012 Events in Barrie and Collingwood


July 5th – 8th

Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

Memorial Square

The 11th Annual Craft Beer and BBQ Festival is set for another tasty weekend. Scheduled for Thursday July 5th 2012 to Sunday July 8th 2012. A great line up of Rib Teams and Craft Brewers will surely tempt your taste buds.

June – August

Lawnchair Luminata

Heritage Park and Centennial Park

Now in its fifth year, this summer series brings a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrieā€™s beautiful waterfront and downtown.
This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film, literature and more. Presented at Heritage park or at select downtown locations, this series is scheduled on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer months.

July 21st

New Music Fest

Heritage Park

Featuring Treble Charger, USS, illScarlett, Golden Gate Graves and Mic Lordz. Gates open 3pm, tickets are $19.95 in advance or $25 at door, if available.


Jazz at the Station

45 St. John St., Collingwood

Enjoy live music in the park on the beautiful Station grounds Wednesday evenings. There is no charge for these events. Please bring your own lawn chair.

  • July 11,
    Canadian Blues veteran Bobby Dean Blackburn will be joined by sax legend Steve Kennedy of Lighthouse.
  • July 18,
    The marvelous Heather Bambrick joins the Mike Grace Quartet on July 18.
  • July 25,
    Chuck Jackson, vocalist/harp player of the Downchild Blues Band brings his band on July 25 featuring keyboard great Michael Fonfara.
  • … and that’s a few things to keep you busy in July.