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Guide to the Best Summer Festivals in Windsor-Essex

Author: Alaina Nicholson
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The summertime is when schedules start to clear up and we start grasping at straws trying to find things to keep us busy. I promise you that the long endless weekends of no plans or repeating the same outings every weekend ends now! Fear not, because this summer festivals list across Windsor-Essex has you covered!

Who Let the Dogs Out?? 

From the Greatest Great Dane to the tiniest miniature poodle, there is something there for every breed to participate in! The Woofa-Roo Pet Festival is coming to a Sports complex near you. 

The Libro Sports Complex is hosting a pet and family-friendly festival where you can showcase some of the best tricks from your pups! The best part is that there will be a guest appearance from another four-legged friend… horses! 

Where: The Libro Sports Complex – 3295 Meloche Rd, Amherstburg  

When: Saturday, June 22nd & Sunday, June 23rd  

Essex Fun Fest is Here to Stay! 

Back again for four days of jam-packed fun! The Essex Fun Fest welcomes you to celebrate 35 years of hosting this spectacular event. 

Essex Fun Fest has a large agenda that includes events such as a 5k walk, booze tents, Princess parties, food vendors, and many other activities and forms of entertainment! Essex has you covered no matter what your interests are! 

Where: 60 Fairview Ave W, Essex 

When: Thursday, July 4th – Sunday, July 7th  

I’ve Got a Pocketful of Sunsplash! 

The beach + food trucks + local vendors + carnival rides = a weekend that you won’t want to miss! Belle River Sunsplash is a local beloved fair that takes place in the heart of Belle River. 

Take a lovely afternoon, stroll in the park, and see what Belle River has to offer you this summer! 

Where: Lakeview Park West Beach – 419 Notre Dame St, Belle River 

When: Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th

It’s Time for the Pro Rodeo in Kingsville! 

Giddy up because this rodeo is for more than just the pros and there are events that you can participate in too! Between the rodeo, the mechanical bull competition, the dance party, and the beer tents you can take your pick of sitting back and watching or joining in for yourself. 

Lasso your group of buckaroos and get them on down to Kingsville! 

Where: Trimble Farms – 383 County Road 27 E, South Woodslee 

When: Friday, July 26th & Saturday, July 27th  

Calypso Plans to Steal Another Heart at The Greek Revival Fest

The Greek Mythology story of a beautiful nymph trapped on an island trying to gain the love of the only other man there: Odysseus. Based on the film The Odyssey with a musical track added, Calypso will make its debut and the beginning of its tour across Canada and America. Hosted at the Pelee Quarry.

Unlike Icarus, this performance will surpass the sun and you won’t want to miss it! 

Where: The Quarry – 20 East-West Rd, Pelee Island 

When: June 29th, 6 pm  

Hogs for Hospice

Giving back is always a rewarding and gracious act that benefits the community and boosts your spirits. Take a chance to give back in the best way possible by attending the Hogs for Hospice event! 

This event showcases motorcycles, live music, and food trucks so you can enjoy the events whilst supporting a good cause! 

Where: Seacliff Park – 12 W Ln, Leamington 

When: Friday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 4th 

Kingsville Music Festival 2024 

There is nothing better than a live music show! But what’s even better is a whole line-up of musicians! 

Kingsville is getting together an exciting lineup of local artists who are ready to put on a show for the people of Windsor-Essex. Support the community and enjoy the outdoors with the Kingsville Music Festival

Where: Mettawas Park and Garden – 85 Park St, Kingsville 

When: Friday, August 9th – Sunday, August 11th  

It Was a Tale as Old as Time… 

Rich in agriculture, YQG love, and older than the confederation itself: It’s the Comber fair! For three days, Comber holds their festival to celebrate the farming community with various forms of entertainment and activities! 

Check out the event list for full details. 

Where: Comber Community Centre – 6211-6213 McAllaster St, Comber 

When: Friday, August 9th – Sunday, August 11th  

Windsor International Diaspora African Festival 

WIDAFEST is more than just your average festival, it celebrates and shares the deep history of African Canadian culture. Get the full experience with their traditional costumes, dances, food, art, and many other ways to honour African customs. 

WIDAFEST will only be here for three days, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss! 

Where: Armouries Theatre – 353 Freedom Way, Windsor 

When: Friday, August 16th – Sunday, August 18th  

An A-maize-ing End of the Summer Festival!

Popped, boiled, or grilled with heaping amounts of butter, that’s right I’m talking about corn! The corn fest has been such a wonderful tradition put on in Tecumseh and it is always a perfect way to round out the summer. 

Stay up-to-date on the Corn Fest by checking out the Optimist Club

Where: McAulliffe Park – 2991 Shields Street, Tecumseh  

When: Friday, August 23rd – Sunday, August 25th  

Hopefully this list of Festivals across Windsor-Essex will give you something to look forward to every weekend this summer. There will never be a dull moment if you come out and visit these exciting events!

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