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Barrie Waterfront Festival floats into town this coming weekend

Several bands lined up for event at Centennial Park, including Boneyard and The Bomb on Friday night
Young Ryder Jerschaeve was clearly having the time of his life while at the top of the Ferris wheel at the Barrie Waterfront Festival in this file photo. | Kevin Lamb/BarrieToday

The Barrie Waterfront Festival returns to Centennial Park this coming weekend, bringing live music, food trucks, vendors, a beer garden, a midway, and other attractions to the city's lakeshore.

Admission is free for the event, which runs May 24 to 26.

The music kicks off on Friday evening at 7 p.m., with Boneyard playing classic rock, followed by The Bomb dishing out '80s songs at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday's live entertainment begins at noon with classic rock outfit Crooked Zebras, leading into Jukebox Heroes, a tribute to Foreigner, at 2 p.m., Pearl Jam tribute Pearl Jamming at 4 p.m., Led Zeppelin tribute Zepology at 6 p.m., and Queen tribute Sheer Heart Attack at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, party band The Philcos hit the stage at noon, with Tragically Hip tribute band The Hip Experience taking the stage at 2:30 p.m., rock outfit Goodnight Sunrise at 4 p.m., and then The AC/DC Show Canada, another tribute act, to close out the day at 5:30 p.m.

Festival hours run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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