Barrie’s Waterfront | July 29 to August 1, 2022

Experience the Fun

Kempenfest 2022

Experience the Community

Celebrating 50 Years
of Kempenfest

Kempenfest (Barrie) Inc is a not-for-profit event. It is one of the largest outdoor arts, crafts, and music festival in North America. Featuring over 400 vendors, live music, a midway, over 40 different food vendors, juried artisans, and one of kind purchases that will keep you coming back. Kempenfest has given back over $10 million to our community since its inception over 50 years ago. Kempenfest is for people all of all ages – we have something for everyone. We are located on 2kms of Barrie’s beautiful waterfront. Make Kempenfest a part of your summer tradition.


Our Amazing Stages


Fours days of live music kicking off on Friday night and keeping the crowd dancing all weekend. Enjoy free concerts during the day and ticketed events at night. Multiple genres of music over four days.


The Youth Village is fun for all ages. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The vibe in this area is like no other. You do not want to miss your visit here. Admission is free.



Live Music

Live music all weekend long. Local bands and DJ’s take the stage to keep you dancing all weekend long. Bringing community together through music.

Interactive Games

Fun games for everyone of all ages. This area has face painters, shade, yoga in the morning, learn to dance, learn to sing and more. You will want to keep coming back all weekend long.

Food Trucks

A variety of food vendors to choose from, with delicious and interesting foods.

Youth Focused Vendors

The vendors in the Youth Village are all interactive. You won’t want to miss the free arts and crafts provided by the MacLaren Art Centre.