2017 Pride Parade Information
ABOUT THE WINDSOR-ESSEX PRIDE FEST PARADE
Our annual Parade will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:00am beginning at Ouellette Avenue & Elliot Avenue and proceeding through Downtown Windsor to the Riverfront Festival Plaza. The parade and festival have traditionally been attended by the LGBT community and their allies from Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. This year’s festival focuses on bringing all different segments and groups together to celebrate the accomplishments we have made in the Windsor-Essex region and Canada as a whole.
We believe Windsor-Essex a fantastic place to live and would love nothing better than to have everyone come down to watch. Gay, straight, whatever… we don’t believe in labels, BUT we do believe in everyone having a great time together.
We really do offer something for everyone, and this family-friendly event should not be missed. Grab brunch on a patio and watch the excitement stroll by, or better, round up some friends and be a part of this terrific event. See our registration info below if you want to know more about taking part.
PRIDE PARADE PARTICIPANTS
Parade participants may begin arriving at 9:00 AM. Please be prepared to be directed to a general area in the staging area. Groups may be required to adjust their positions as final attendees join our march. Anyone may march in our parade. Please welcome all last-minute interested parties.
Parade viewers will begin to congregate on the streets of Ouellette Avenue on Sunday, August 13, 2017 around 10:00am. For those marching or have vehicles in the in the parade, we ask that you meet at the Food Basics parking lot located near the Beer Store at 888 Goyeau Street in Downtown Windsor beginning at 9:00am so that we can organize all participants.
ALL PARTICIPANTS must be in the holding in a ready queue by 10:30am. Parade participants should not throw anything into the crowds, should not taunt anyone on the sidelines and should not involve themselves with any protests occurring along the parade route.
The parade route will begin at the Food Basics at 888 Goyeau Street and Elliott Avenue and proceed to Ouellette Avenue and will proceed north on Ouellette Avenue towards Riverside Drive then crossing Riverside Drive down to Dieppe Gardens, the turning right to the final destination of Riverfront Festival Plaza where the fun continues with our Pride Day activities, featuring great food, vendors and fabulous entertainment.
If you should have any further questions or concerns regarding the Pride Parade, please free to contact: