Kempenfest 2020 Satellite Edition

While festival goers won’t be able to enjoy Kempenfest’s 50th anniversary celebrations this year, there is still a way to celebrate!

Barrie’s marquee festival and the community groups it supports need your help. Kempenfest has launched a new website and will be showcasing local musicians, vendors, partners and more through their social media channels from July 31 to August 3. The organizers are asking for donations to help support the festival’s future and the community groups they support. Kempenfest is a major fundraiser for the service groups involved in the event

Join our Facebook Page and share your best memories of Kempenfest while listening to live music, do some yoga and most importantly visit your favourite vendor’s website and go shopping.

Visit for more information or to get involved

Kempenfest is comprised of a number of 6 local not-for-profit organizations and service clubs who join forces to create the amazing weekend you enjoy each year for the past 50 years. The weekend represents thousands of hours of volunteer planning and execution of the event. In the past 50 years, it is estimated that Kempenfest has helped raise over ten million dollars for these local organizations.

Kiwanis Club of Barrie, Rotary Club of Barrie,The Optimist Club of Barrie, Barrie Chamber of Commerce, The Knights of Columbus and the Barrie Art Club.