From The Publisher – City Of Windsor June 2024 Events

Each year we publish our annual Essex County tourism stories for the July/August summer edition. However, this year there is so much going on so we have expanded our coverage to the June issue.

Our cover story profiles events associated with the Municipality of Leamington’s 150th anniversary celebration and The Parenting Biz fills you in on the Canada Day activities at towns in Windsor Essex and Chatham-Kent.

Of course the City of Windsor is included in our Canada Day coverage, but there are many Windsor events planned for June that I must tell you about now.

To start, June is Recreation & Parks Month at various locations and activities. Throughout the month, Windsor community centres are offering daily activities and engagement opportunities.

For a list of exciting activities please visit online.

In addition you won’t want to miss the full weekend of all-ages fun and activities planned from June 7 through June 9, 2024.

A special Explore Your City Passport is available to download, or for pick up at the City of Windsor Birthday Celebration at the WFCU Centre on June 8. Explorers who visit at least two of the activities listed below and submit their passport at any Windsor community centre by July 1, 2024, are entered into a draw for a chance to win a Celebration Prize Basket!

The June 7 to 9 festivities include . . .

  • Windsor International Film Festival — WIFF Under The Stars, June 7 to 9, various times at the Vision Corridor green space (alongside the Chimczuk Museum and Art Windsor-Essex, 401 Riverside Drive West). To kick off WIFF’s milestone 20th anniversary celebrations, WIFF Under the Stars returns to downtown Windsor for a weekend of free outdoor community screenings of a variety of family classics, blockbuster hits, and new Canadian titles. See the schedule here.
  • City of Windsor’s 132nd Birthday Celebration, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh Street. The party includes free admission and birthday cupcakes (while supplies last); a ceremonial cutting of the birthday cake with Mayor Drew Dilkens and members of City Council; performances by local musicians and cultural groups; information booths and family-friendly activities. Find further details here.
  • Meet-A-Machine, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WFCU Centre parking lot. The free event features opportunities to “meet” an amazing array of machines of all shapes and sizes, and their operators, including emergency vehicles, construction equipment, military trucks, buses, forestry trucks, race cars, tow trucks, and more. With the goal of raising awareness of physical literacy components in the world of machines, there are literacy activities and free activity books, as well as a KidZone with games and activities and free children’s train rides. Learn more here. (Note: A sensory-friendly hour from 9 to 10 a.m. is available with pre-registration required).
  • Free admission to Museum Windsor’s Chimczuk Museum and Art Windsor-Essex (AWE), June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 401 Riverside Drive West.

For a complete, up-to-date description of the events please visit online.