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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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 Fest

August 3-7, 2022

A Community Celebration

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Upcoming events

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:00 pm
Pride Fest Flag Raising

Celebrating our 30th anniversary of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, you are invited to join us for the annual tradition that kicks off our festival each year, this symbolic ceremony brings to light why our annual festival of diversity is so important to the 2SLGBTQ2S+ community.

The ceremony begins at City Hall Square to celebrate the official opening of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest weekend, featuring performances, guest speakers along with Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Board of Directors, local dignitaries, community leaders, allies, supporters and our 2SLGBTQ+ community as we come together to show their support for this important community, cultural and tourist attraction in Windsor and Essex County.

Friday, August 5, 2022 5:00 pm - Saturday, August 6, 2022
Unplugged
Windsor-Essex Pride Fest presents "UNPLUGGED". This FREE event features exciting live entertainment that will be performing on stage for your enjoyment. The event will also feature a cash bar, food and merchant vendors and much more. Over 35 vendors will have everything from apparel to gifts, art to food and beverage

Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:00 am
Free
Pridefest Saturday Marketplace
PRIDEFEST Saturday Marketplace will feature over 35 merchant booths of unique products, food and beverage sold by individual food vendors, kids zone and various local entertainment throughout the day.

Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:00 am
Registration Required to participate in Parade.
Pride Fest Parade
Celebrating our 30th anniversary, our annual Pride Fest Parade will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11:00am beginning at Argyle Road & Ottawa Street and proceeding down Ottawa Street to the Lanspeary Park at Langlois Avenue. The parade and festival have traditionally been attended by the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their allies from Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. Our festival focuses on bringing all different segments and groups together to celebrate the accomplishments we have made but also to raise awareness of ongoing 2SLGBTQ+ issues that we still need to work on in the Windsor-Essex region and Canada as a whole.

Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:00 am
Pridefest Sunday Marketplace
PRIDEFEST Sunday Marketplace will feature over 35 merchant booths of unique products, food and beverage sold by individual food vendors, kids zone and various local entertainment throughout the day.

Sunday, August 7, 2022 12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Pride Day
SHOW YOUR PRIDE, COME OUT FOR PRIDE DAY!!! After the parade, join us for a day filled with live entertainment, special performances, presentations and much more. The event will also feature a cash bar, over 35+ food and merchant vendors, activities and much more. Donations at the gate will be collected to help fund the cost of the event.

Community News

  • WINDSOR-ESSEX PRIDE FEST RECEIVES FUNDING BOOST TO UPGRADE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

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    18 March 2022
    Originally Published on iheartradio.com Windsor Essex Pride Fest welcomed members of the public to its office on Ottawa Street Thursday to mark the Ontario Trillium Foundation's $80,1000 in funding from the Resilient...
  • Ontario Trillium Fund supports Windsor Pride Fest

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    18 March 2022
    Originally published by Blackburn News The Ontario Trillium Foundation granted Windsor Essex Pride Fest over $80,000 to improve programs and services. The funding will allow the organization to update technology, and...
  • Pride Fest receives $80K in funding for programs and services

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    17 March 2022
    Originally published in The Windsor StarThe arrival of an $80,100 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund could not have come at a better time, says the president of Windsor-Essex Pride Fest. “It...

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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]

2109 Ottawa Street, Unit 216
Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1R8

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