Step into a weekend of boundless excitement as Simcoe County unveils a tapestry of events that promise to captivate all interests. This weekend promises an eclectic mix of festivities, from the adrenaline-pumping thrills of the FRZN Rail Jam to the soul-stirring melodies of the February Blues Festival or dive into the frosty fun of Barrie Winterfest, where icy adventures await! Embrace the spirit of community and celebration as Simcoe County opens its doors to a weekend brimming with entertainment and creativity.

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Barrie Winterfest

Bundle up and get ready to embrace the winter wonderland at Barrie Winterfest on February 3 and 4, 2024! Revel in the enchanting ambiance as spectacular ice and snow sculptures come to life, showcasing the artistic prowess of talented creators. The festivities extend beyond the visual delights with thrilling lumberjack shows, captivating family entertainment, and many drop-in activities that promise to keep everyone engaged. Lace up your skates and glide across the ice, or bask in the joy of winter with an array of snowy escapades. Barrie Winterfest is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of the season, inviting all to partake in the magic of winter fun. To learn more, click here.

February Blues Festival

Indulge your senses in a soul-stirring experience at the February Blues Festival, where the warmth of jazz and blues will melt away the winter chills. Join us at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library’s Cookstown Branch for an unforgettable musical journey featuring live performances by renowned artists. The spotlight will be on The Barrie Saxophone Quartet, a captivating ensemble comprised of Greg Hardy, Robert Heppelle, Graham Hilliam, and Andrew Mitchell. Be prepared for an afternoon filled with memorable tunes that transcend generations, promising to create an atmosphere of joy and appreciation. Best of all, the February Blues Festival is free for all ages, inviting the community to come together and immerse themselves in the timeless magic of blues and jazz. For more information, click here.

FRZN Rail Jam

Prepare for the return of Ontario’s longest-standing Rail Jam as FRZN Rail Jam returns with a bang! Athletes are gearing up to compete for an impressive prize purse, doubling the stakes with over $4,000 in cash and fantastic prizes from brands like K2, Line, Ride, Full Tilt, Smith Optics, and Darn Tough. The event promises high-energy action and fierce competition, making it a must-attend for snowboarding enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. Get ready to witness top-tier talent and incredible tricks as riders vie for prestige and exciting rewards at FRZN Rail Jam! To register, click here.

Winterfest 2024

Celebrate the inaugural Town of New Tecumseth Winterfest Event, a day of winter fun for all ages! Enjoy free outdoor activities like live ice sculpture demos, weather-permitting outdoor skating, and entertaining performances by the “Trulee Odd Show” and “The Fireguy.” Warm up by the fire with s’mores, engage in family-friendly games, and experience the thrill of a family tug of war. Kids can hop on train rides and, weather permitting, try snowshoeing. Explore a Touch a Truck exhibit featuring a Zamboni, snowplow, and OPP police vehicles. Enjoy free public skating on ice pads 1 and 2, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club. There is something for the entire family to enjoy! To learn more, click here.

Whether you’re drawn to thrilling competitions, soulful tunes, artistic expressions, or winter festivities, this weekend offers a kaleidoscope of experiences for everyone to enjoy. Embrace the spirit of community, creativity, and celebration, making memories that will warm your heart long after the snow has melted. Don’t miss out on these unforgettable moments – it’s a weekend to savour in the embrace of winter’s charm.

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