MacLaren Art Centre Festivals

Winterfest Family Workshop. Photo: Andre Beneteau
Pow Wow at Springwater Provincial Park
Carnegie Days Family Sunday Workshop
MacLaren @ Community Festivals
The MacLaren is committed to fostering the growth of arts and culture in this region, to building a creative future for our community and to making a positive impact on the well-being of community members. Look for us at community festivals across the region. We offer free, hands-on art activities for children and families during Winterfest, Celebrate Barrie, Kempenfest, Simcoe County Heritage Fair, Dragon Boat Festival, Barrie PowWow, Springwater Provincial Park, Barrie Fair, Culture Days/Carnegie and at Barrie Farmers’ Market, with help from our Ambassador Volunteers. Special thanks to Casino Rama Cares for their continued support for MacLaren @ Community Festivals and its Ambassador Programme.

This summer, join the MacLaren Education team for free art activities!

August 5-7, 10 am to 6 pm
Barrie waterfront. Free

The Gathering of the Classics
August 12, 10 to 4 pm
Edenvale Aerodrome, Stayner. Free

Rama Pow-Wow
August 19, 10 am to 5 pm
John Snake Memorial Multipurpose Grounds, on the territory of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Rama. Free

Barrie Fair
August 24-27, 10 am to 6 pm
Essa Agriplex, 7505 10th Line, Essa. Free

Dragon Boat Festival
August 26, 9 am to 1 pm
Heritage Park, Barrie. Free

Illuminate Barrie
September 2-3, 12 to 7 pm 
Southshore Centre, Barrie. Free