We're More Than Just a Festival

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest (WEPF) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization in the Province of Ontario. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, WEPF brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and Two Spirit (LGBTIQ2S) community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of our community by providing advocacy and producing inclusive and safe events, initiatives and social programs. WEPF strengthens the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTIQ2S individuals in Windsor-Essex.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s goal is to empower LGBTIQ2S individuals through it’s social and recreation programs and facilitate opportunities for connection and belonging to reduce social isolation. This is done through age-specific activities, peer-facilitated groups, workshops and special events/initiatives.

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Community Resources Directory

Our Community Resources Directory is provided as part of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s mandate to contributes to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of persons in the LGBTTIQ of Windsor-Essex and surrounding communities. This directory serves as a guide to community groups & associations, recreation & leisure pursuits, as well as social services and helping agencies in and around the region of Windsor-Essex. 

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Windsor-Essex Pride Festival

August 6-11, 2019

Every August, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest hosts a massive outdoor festival called Pride Fest that features entertainment, activities, vendors, speakers and more. Last year, PrideFest was attended by more than 6,600 people, making it one of the largest 6-day events in our region. And we're hard at work to ensure that the festival is bigger and better every year.

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Upcoming events

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:00 pm -9:00 pm
Two Spirit Group

Two Spirit Group of Windsor-Essex will hold a Two Spirit Circle the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Revive Wellness Night

A weekly fitness journey to a better quality of life together!

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Gaymes Night

Like board games, or just love having a gay ol' time? Maybe you're just BOARD and have nothing to do? Come to Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s weekly LGBTQ2S GAYMES NIGHT! GAYMES Night is a FREE social event for anyone who likes playing games and meets every Thursday night from 6pm-9pm at The Sandwich Shop located at 1311 Tecumseh Road East.

Friday, December 6, 2019 7:30 pm -9:30 pm

WYC (GSA) welcomes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Asexual folks each Friday evening from 7:30pm - 9:30pm to gather together at the Windsor Youth Centre located at 1247 Wyandotte Street East.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:00 pm -3:30 pm

A peer facilitated social support group focused on creating a sense of community and socialization in a safe space. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:00 pm -3:30 pm
T2: Families In Transition

A peer facilitated social support group run in partnership with WE Trans Support for partners, friends, families, and allies of the Trans community.

Community News

  • Windsor-Essex Pride Fest receives donation in support of social programs

    05 June 2019
    Mary Riley, Vice President, Caesars Windsor and David Lenz, President, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest are shown at a press conference on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The Caesars Windsor Cares group donated money to Pride Fest to...
  • Caesars Windsor boosting PrideFest programs

    05 June 2019
    Mary Riley of Caesars Windsor, fourth from left, and David Lenz of Windsor-Essex PrideFest, centre, join representatives from both on June 5, 2019. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News. Blackburn NewsJune 5, 2019 6:00pm The...
  • Caesars Windsor Cares Supports Pride Fest

    05 June 2019
    Photo: Windsor-Essex Pride Fest President David Lenz, June 5, 2019 (by AM800's Peter Langille) AM800June 6, 2019 10:37am Caesars Windsor Cares is giving support to Windsor Essex Pride Fest. The organization is donating...


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We are a powerful statement of our region's commitment to equality and diversity as well as to strengthen the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTIQ2S people in Windsor-Essex. Your help ensures that this continues to be a number one priority for our community and your organization.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is a non-profit organization that depends on the annual support of sponsors and donors to provide the services and programming to the LGBTTIQ+ community of Windsor-Essex.


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Windsor Essex Pride Fest

Phone: (226) 348-3378
General Inquiries: [email protected]

536 Pelissier Street
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4L1

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