Barrie’s waterfront | JULY 30TH - AUGUST 2ND, 2021

Celebrating 50 Years of Kempenfest

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of giving back to community. Kempenfest is Ontario’s biggest and best waterfront festival featuring over 400 vendors, live music, a youth village, midway, antiques, great food and memories that will last a life time. Access schedules, maps and more click below. Learn More

Get your tickets for Kempenfest’s evening headline acts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.



One of the main attractions to Kempenfest are the arts and crafts exhibitors. Featuring over 350 jury selected artisans.


One of the biggest draws to Kempenfest – the annual antique show. Attracting exhibitors from all over Ontario.


Another way that Kempenfest celebrates the arts. All genres of music or represented on the RBC stage.


Make sure you visit the Robertson travelling theme park. Sure to thrill the family for hours.

Bring your Kids!

Make sure you spend time in the Youth Villages. Fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, dancing, yoga, interactive games, face painting, create art and have fun.

  • Listen to live music
  • Try Yoga
  • Learn new dances
  • Meet licensed characters
  • Play interactive games
  • Entry is free
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Free Shuttle Service

To help you get around, Kempenfest provides FREE shuttles servicing the waterfront, as well as park ‘n ride locations in the north and south end of Barrie easily accessed from Highway 400. Shuttles operate on a 15-30 minute frequency depending on traffic and stops are indicated with a Kempenfest Shuttle sign. Service starts at 9:00am and finishes with the last return trip to each park ‘n ride location at 10:00pm on Saturday/Sunday and 6:00pm on Monday. The shuttles operate on a continuous loop between the Bayfield Mall as its north terminus and the Barrie Molson Centre as its south terminus connecting to the Downtown Transit Terminal and Kempenfest at the waterfront. Hop on or off at any of the stops located on the northbound and southbound sides of the waterfront to get from one end of the event to the other easily or take the park ‘n ride from the Allandale Recreation Centre, Barrie Molson Centre.or Bayfield Mall. Stop locations include:
  • Bayfield Mall -Coulter St. at Barrie Transit stop #203
  • Downtown Transit Terminal – Mary St. across from platform #5
  • Centennial Park- Victoria St.
  • Centennial Park- South Parking Lot
  • Allandale GO Station – Lakeshore Dr.
  • Southshore Centre
  • Lakeshore Dr. – Minet’s Point Rd.
  • Barrie Molson Centre -north parking lot off Bayview Dr.
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Free Shuttle Service in 2021
Kempenfest Maps
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