2022 Canada Day Long Weekend Events in Windsor-Essex

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Canada Day activities are back and bigger than ever in Windsor-Essex on July 1, 2022 as the country celebrates its 155th birthday.

PARADES

There are several Canada Day parades in the area, including in Amherstburg, Lakeshore and Windsor. Residents can wear their red and white, stroll the streets, see the parade floats and hear the sounds.

WINDSOR

The City of Windsor is hosting a range of events, including Hiram Walker’s 206th birthday celebration, with a two-day festival, sculpture unveiling and exhibition, July 1-2, 2022.

Windsor Museum

The Chimczuk Museum and Maison François Baby locations are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 1, 2022. In honor of Canada Day, we are offering free admission to both sites on July 1 and fun activities on the theme of Canada Day. Stop by and check out our new Windsor Hand Made exhibit, featuring local artwork made from common work gloves. Also, this is one of your last chances to see the COVID-19 Community Quilt before the artifact returns to storage on July 4th.

summer festival

The Windsor Summer Fest takes place on the shores of downtown Windsor until July 1. Don’t miss the world’s best Midway Shows, Tug Race and Kidz Zone.

AMHERSTBURG

Canada Day in Amherstburg is a fun day for the whole family.

The Municipal Mighty Machines will be all around Toddy Jones Park for children to explore, a community mural legacy project will be set up for all to participate. Superheroes will roam the park with a stunning magician, free cupcakes, sports and food trucks ready to serve you. All of this will take place around the amazing (recently updated) Amherstburg splash pad.


Windsor Summer Fest 2018 will take place from June 15th to July 1st in Windsor ON. Don’t miss the world’s best Midway Shows, Tug Race, Kidz Zone and Fireworks

Stay for the Buck Twenty Band concert in King’s Navy Yard Park with the famous fireworks finale along the Detroit River. The Fort Malden NHS will also be open at 8:00 p.m. for overflow fireworks viewing.

*Please note that there will be road closures that day to accommodate crowds, activities and the 5K race. A full list of activities is online.

LAKE SHORE

Residents and visitors are invited to a full day of family fun at Millen Park.

The Municipality of Lakeshore’s Canada Day celebrations return to Millen Park (1925 South Middle Road) after a two-year hiatus. The event, which is organized by the Lakeshore Canada Day Committee in partnership with several community organizations, will begin with a parade on Friday, July 1 at 3 p.m.

The day begins with a Canada Day Parade at 3:00 p.m. from Woodslee United Church. The parade will head north on Belle River Road (County Road 27), then turn east on South Middle Road, ending at the Libro Community Center and Millen Park.

At 5 p.m., the festivities will continue with the raising of the Canada Day flag followed by the official inauguration ceremony of the Joe Croson Pavilion. Richard Joseph (Joe) Croson was a pioneer in helping secure the land and funding for Millen Park. His efforts and contributions have helped pave the way for recreation within the community.

The festivities will continue with family activities starting at 5:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a horse show, face painting, vendors, exhibits and demonstrations by local groups, and more! At 7:30 p.m., the Johnny Cash Tribute Band “Paying Cash” will take the stage with musical entertainment. Food and drink vendors will also be available throughout the event.

Canada Day will end in style with a fireworks display starting at 9:50 p.m.

LEAMINGTON

The Municipality of Leamington will host a free Canada Day celebration featuring two evening concerts produced by The Bank Theater and a waterfront fireworks show.

On Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., the SUNSET® Amphitheater in Leamington will set the stage for musical acts Leave These Kids alone followed by Mary Newland & The Blue Bayou Band at 8:30 p.m.

Mary Newland and The Blue Bayou Band revisit popular songs from one of music’s greatest eras. The Blue Bayou Band was created to pay homage to the definitive songs of an era that produced some of the most prolific and beloved singers and songwriters we know today. Founded by Mary Newland and Richard Baker, they are joined by five local musicians to bring this great music to life.

Leave These Kids Alone features five talented teenagers (including a tween!) playing note-for-note renditions of classic rock favorites.

After the concerts, a fireworks show will be launched from a barge on Lake Erie beginning at approximately 10 p.m.

All are welcome to attend this free, ticketless outdoor event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit out on the lawn for the show.

TECUMSEH

Join Tecumseh Community and Recreational Services at Lakewood Park South on July 1 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate Canada Day. The free event will feature family-friendly activities, including a great lineup of live entertainment.

There will also be dancing, jumping rope, cheerleaders, tying balloons, a dog show, music and much more! Get to the event by bike and take advantage of the on-site Bike Valet service.

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