Summer is in full swing in Windsor-Essex. To help plan your summer in the city, here are some festivals and events that are worth checking out!
Essex Fun Fest – July 7-10 – Essex Sports Complex, Essex
Enjoy food, games, and rides
Lakeshore Art and Culture Festival – July 9 - Lakeview Park Lakeshore
Enjoy artisan vendors, live music and a variety of delicious food!
Belle River Sunsplash - July 14-17 - Lakeview Park, Belle River
This year's 25th Sunsplash Festival on July 14th to the 17th contains four days of action packed activities for all ages! Classic cars, food, vendors and live music.
Urban Wine Fest – July 15 - Lanspeary Park, Windsor
Urban Wine Fest will be showcasing local wineries alongside international wines, live music, great food and an interactive art component.
Leamington Rib Fest – July 21-24 – Leamington Agricultural Society
Satisfy your rib craving with Rib Fest!
Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy – July 24 – Downtown Amherstburg
Live Entertainment, Fire Trucks, Jeeps, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, and more.
Tequila Expo and Taco Fest – July 24 - Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor
2022 Can-Am Police Fire Games – July 25- 31 - Windsor
The Can-Am Police-Fire Games are a biennial, multi-sport event that take place inWindsor. The event occurs in the summer months over a 6 day period.
Hogs for Hospice – July 29-31 - Seacliff Park, Leamington
Epic concerts, the best organized registered ride in Ontario, Freestyle Motocross Show, Custom Bike Show, Bike Games, Vendors, Beer Garden, Axe Throwing and much more.
Windsor – Essex Pride Fest August 3-7, Lanspeary Park, Windsor
Every August, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest hosts a massive outdoor festival called Pride Fest that features entertainment, activities, vendors, speakers and more. Every year, Pride Fest is attended by nearly 5,000 people, making it one of the largest 5-day events in our region. And, we are hard at work to ensure that the festival is bigger and better every year.
Comber Fair – August 5-7, Comber Fairgrounds, Comber
Since 1859 the Comber Fair has been proud to bring to you family entertainment while promoting agriculture through competition and exhibition.
Whiskeytown Festival – August 6 - Walkerville, Windsor
Greenway Jam – August 12-14 – Kingsville Brewery, Kingsville
Offering a lineup of local and Canadian performers with a diverse range of musical styles, enjoy the music and sunshine during the day with a wide array of free concerts and musical workshops. End the night at the main stage (ticketed) located at Kingsville Brewery for an unforgettable time watching headlining acts like Steven Page, Kathleen Edwards, and more!
Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show – August 12-14 – Co-An Park, McGregor
Tour Di Via Italia – August 13 – Via Italia – Erie Street, Windsor
The Tour di Via Italia bicycle races are a treasured tradition (60 plus years) in Windsor’s original Italian community. Every year fans attend Erie St. and recapture some of the magic of bike racing from European homelands. The competitors, of all ages and experience levels, do not disappoint.
An Epic Afternoon – August 14 – Viewpointe Estate Winery
You’ll indulge in wine tastings from 13 different EPIC Wineries while also enjoying food from local vendors, live music and of course incredible views!
Dropped on Drouillard – August 20 – Drouillard Rd. Ford City, Windsor
Join the Ford City BIA for a day of Arts, Cars, Eats Jumps & Jams!
Arts by the River – August 27- August 28 – Fort Malden National Historic Site, Amhersburg
Stroll the beautiful grounds of Fort Malden National Historic Park and select arts and crafts from the outstanding variety and quality of work. 160 talented artists and artisans from Essex County and across Ontario come together to make this an outstanding Arts and Crafts Show & Sale. Enjoy the history of the Fort and the wonderful ambiance of this great summer festival.
End of Summer Bonfire & Fireworks September 1 Lakewood Park, Tecumseh
Head to Lakewood Park in Tecumseh for the End of Summer Bonfire and Fireworks! A fun way for the whole family to say farewell to summer.
Harrow Fair – September 1-4 - Harrow Fairgrounds, Harrow
Highlights include a Midway, bingo tent, pie tent, crafters alley, Mom Calling contest, Teddy Bear Parade, Children's Entertainment, Tractor-pull, Lawnmower races, Horse show, Pie auction and of course nightly musical entertainment.