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One Act Play Festival

Held in late January

Location: Theatre Windsor at Market Square

The Annual Play Writing Competition invites local playwrights to submit a one act play for judging. The Winning plays are produced on the Theatre Windsor stage in the Annual One Act Play Festival. This is a tremendous opportunity to enjoy the performance of local ideas.


Annual Polar Bear Dip & Dinner

Held in late January

Location: Lakeside Park Pavilion/Lake Erie, Kingsville

Annual Polar Bear Dip & Dinner. Proceeds Benefit the Youth & Family Resource Network & ChildCan.




Ojibway Winter Festival

Held in early February

Location: Ojibway Park, Windsor

Enjoy cross-country skiing, skating and winter wanders through the ‘wilds of Windsor’.


Windsor Canadian Music Festival

Held in mid February

Location: Assumption University Chapel, Windsor


Chamber ensemble and solo performances of Canadian compositions.


Devonshire Mall Spring Homeshow

Held in mid February

Location: Devonshire Mall, Windsor



Heritage Day

Held in mid February

Location: Fort Malden National Historic Site, Amherst burg


Admission Free

Celebrating Canadian heritage. Refreshments for the whole family.




Annual Home Show

Held in early March

Location: Ciociaro Club, Windsor

Presented by the Greater Windsor Home Builders' Association.


Windsor Classic Indoor Games

Held in early march

Location: St. Denis Athletic Centre, Windsor


Paralympic events in Track, Field, Swimming, Boccia, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Rugby, Goalball, Powerlifting and Sled Hockey.


Maple First Taste of Spring

Held in mid March

Location: John R Park, Homestead, Harrow


Make Maple taffy in the snow; learn about the first taste of spring in pioneer times.


Colasantis March Break Madness Celebration

Held in mid March

Location: Tropical Gardens, Kingsville


Let Colasanti's show you a tropical cure for the March Break Boredom Blues. Visit the zoo featuring Animal Encounter Shows that run daily throughout the week. Create art with one of the open craft classes, enjoy a pony ride, or enter the colouring contest. Play 18-hole indoor mini golf, play on the indoor Little Tykes playground, or enjoy the arcade. Super Sleuths beware; the scavenger hunt will stump even the best of detectives.


Maple March Break

Held in mid March

Location: John R Park Homestead & Conservation Area, Harrow


Kids, accompanied by adults, try all the steps in maple syrup making and enjoy a taste of fresh sugar.


Maple Moon

Held in mid March

Location: John R Park Homestead & Conservation Area, Harrow


Join in an old fashioned sugaring off party by candlelight.


Colasanti’s Easter Extravaganza

Held around Easter

Location: Colasanti's Tropical Gardens, Kingsville


Start the Easter weekend festivities on Good Friday by joining in on the Easter Egg Hunt and then venture inside and take part in all of the activities!




Cherry Blossom Festival

Held in mid April

Location: Fujisawa Zen Garden, Essex

See beautiful blossoms of the Japanese Sakura tree, only in bloom for a short time. Many activities and cultural shows held over two weekends. Tea ceremonies performed.


Windsor Home and Leisure Show

Held in late April

Location:  St. Denis Centre, Windsor


One of the largest home shows in Windsor and Essex County featuring home renovations and improvements.




Festival of Birds

Held all of May

Location: Point Pelee National Park of Canada, Leamington


Special events, hikes and birding programs.        





Carousel by the River Expo

Held in mid June

Location: Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor


The world on your doorstep! Carousel by the River brings together cultural displays, unique arts and crafts, exotic food and live entertainment from countries around the globe...all at a beautiful riverfront location!


Carousel of the Nations

Held in mid June

Location: Varies throughout Windsor


Take a trip around the globe, as you visit the cultural "villages" set up throughout the city, each featuring cultural displays, unique arts and crafts, delicious food and exotic entertainment.


International Freedom Festival

a two-week celebration honoring the birth of both Canada and the U.S. which takes place in Windsor and Detroit in late June and early July. The fireworks display is one of the largest in North America: It is  usually held on a weeknight in the last week of June.




Canada Day Festivities

Held in early July

Location: Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada, Amherstburg


Admission Free

Fort Malden and the community of Amherst burg kick up their heels for the annual birthday celebration of the country. Music, blackpowder demonstrations and fireworks are the highlights of the birthday festivities.


Windsor Theatre Festival

Held in late July – early August

Location: CNR Park, Windsor


Live Theatre.




Devonshire Mall Fall Homeshow

Held in late September – early October

Location: Devonshire Mall, Windsor


Annual home show.




Legends of the Night

Held in late October

Location: Point Pelee National Park of Canada, Leamington


Join an interpreter at the campfire and take a walk on a jack-o-lantern lit trail.




Winter Exhibit

Held mid November – late April

Location: The Windsor Wood Carving Museum, Windsor


Included are carvings from Quebec and Michigan. Wildlife, wildfowl, historical carvings, a life-size sculpture of Tecumseh, a bust of Cadillac, and famous citizens from Windsor's last 100 years.




Bright Nights

Held early December – mid March

Location: Civic Esplanade, Windsor


This unique seasonal light show illuminates Downtown Windsor from City Hall Square through Charles Clark Square ending at the Civic Green on the waterfront. It consists of several themed areas and 175 light displays and hosts several winter events and activities.



Arts & Entertainment


Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre
121 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario N9A 5P4


Admission Charged
Community arts centre featuring a variety of performances.  The building was recently restored to an original 1920 appearance. 


Chrysler Theatre
Cleary International Centre201 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario N9A 5K4

Houses one of the largest performing arts theatre in Ontario. Chrysler Theatre features a panoramic view of the Detroit River and skyline, providing a luxurious setting to enjoy the finest entertainment offered today. A variety of performances: classical, theatrical, pop, rock and family entertainment.


Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuk’s Comedy

Telephone375 Ouellette Avenue - Upper
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7B4


Call for the latest show schedule!

Stand up comedy with dinner show packages available.


Purple Theatre Company
3277 Sandwich St.
Windsor, Ontario N9C 1A9

The Purple Theatre Company is one of Canada's premier producers of original live theatre. Since 1995, the PTC has brought quality entertainment to stages across southwestern Ontario. Often innovative, sometimes edgy, sometimes painfully hilarious and always entertaining, these shows present an outstanding alternative to the ones visitors have already seen.


Theatre Alive
5165 Halford Rd.
Windsor, Ontario N9E 4M3

Theatre Alive is an incorporated, non-profit community theatre organization that produces large-scale musicals at the Cleary International Centre. Professional shows at a great price!


Theatre Windsor
2109 Ottawa St. at Market Square
Windsor, Ontario N8X 1R8

This community theatre group produces full-length plays, murder mysteries and one-act plays. In that roster of plays have been numerous family-oriented Christmas shows.


University Players
401 Sunset Avenue University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4


Performances scheduled from September to April.
University Players is the theatre company of the School of Dramatic Art, University of Windsor. Professional-style shows found right in the heart of campus.


Windsor Light Opera Association

2491 Jos.St.Louis
Windsor, Ontario N8T 2M4

Windsor Light Opera is a community based amateur musical performance company of talented people that has thrilled Windsor area audiences since 1948. WLO produce major musicals each April and November at the Chrysler Theatre in Windsor's City Centre.


Windsor Symphony Orchestra
487 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J2

The WSO performs five major series: the flagship Premier Classics and the popular Pops Celebration are performed at the Chrysler Theatre; two chamber series, Mozart & More and Bach and Beyond are performed in Assumption University Chapel; and our series for families and a young audience, Family Jamboree.




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